Sweet Potato Tahini Overnight Oats

with cinnamon candied walnuts

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Last year, I made SO many overnight oats. As someone who tends to make a lot of egg dishes in the morning, I’m always looking to find foods that help me fill up, but that don’t contain eggs. I’ve found overnight oats to be one of the few sweet dishes I can tolerate in the morning.

I like to add things like nut butter and chia seeds to add more fiber and fat and help the dish be more filling. I am now a tahini in oats convert with this recipe!

Sweet Potato Tahini Overnight Oats with Cinnamon Candied Walnuts

Ingredients (serves 2-3)


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk of choice

  • 3/4 cup sweet potato puree (I used canned, but you can also roast a sweet potato of your own and mash it up)

  • 3 tbsp tahini

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Candied Walnuts

  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup walnuts

1. The night before you want to eat your oats, add all the oat ingredients to a large bowl. Mix together, cover, and refrigerate overnight (or for 7-8 hours).

2. In a medium pan, heat maple syrup over medium heat. Add the cinnamon and the walnuts, and mix together. Let simmer for 2 minutes or so, stirring the walnuts so everything coats evenly. Remove from pan, and transfer to a sheet of parchment paper to let cool. Set aside for the morning.

3. When you’re ready to eat your oats, top them with the candied walnuts, and enjoy!


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Last week, I shared with paid subscribers an epic Egg & Cheese Waffle that I believe converted some serious sweet-toothers into savory people.

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Savory Egg & Cheese Waffle
Hello and Happy Thursday! Today is my last newsletter before I leave for Italy next week! Don’t worry — I will still have newsletters sent to go out on Tuesdays and Thursdays while I’m gone, so you’ll still have plenty of recipes to hold you over. This week’s savory waffle recipe is incredibly easy, but tastes gourmet af. Get yourself a waffle iron if yo……
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