Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Vegan Overnight Oats

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 24, 2010

Good morning!

Yesterday I realized that I hadn’t shown you our first food photography collage that we put up. My mother-in-law was over and we consulted her opinion on what we wanted to do (she is an interior designer!) and she loved our ideas.

For hanging, she suggested that we use cardboard to line up all the pictures and trace them onto the cardboard. Then we measured the back of the pictures from the top to the hook and then plotted the hook onto the cardboard with a pencil. After that we taped the cardboard onto the wall, making sure it was level + centered, before drilling holes directly through the cardboard into the wall. This ensured that the drill holes were exactly where we wanted them to allow for the collage we had in mind. Then you carefully rip off the cardboard and your nails are where they should be!

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Clear as mud?

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Ta-da!

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We went with option C in our poll- It won with 31% of 848 votes!

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We are mostly happy with it! Our only concern is that the frames are quite reflective. I wonder if this could have been prevented if I got matte prints? We are thinking about making some of our shots into canvas prints, but we need to do some pricing on those. Right now the large collage is in stand-still until we decide!

Now back to my breakfast this AM!

Nothing beats how fast Vegan Overnight Oats are when you are rushing around in the morning. Last night I threw together a new spin on them…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Vegan Overnight Oats

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2-1 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.25 cup Almond milk
  • 1-1.5 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 sliced banana (optional)
  • Pure maple syrup, to drizzle on top
  • Raisins, to garnish (optional)

 

Directions: In a bowl, add the oats, chia seeds, walnuts, cinnamon, and raisins. Whisk for 5 seconds or so until mixed. Add Almond Milk and whisk until the clumps are gone. Add chopped or mashed banana if desired. Place in fridge overnight or for 1-2 hours. In the morning, remove from fridge and drizzle with a bit of pure maple syrup.

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Yum, these were great! I loved the cinnamon, walnut, and raisin combo. A good option when you don’t have time to make banana soft serve and make it into a parfait!

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noooooooo….

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I caught these right before bloom!!!!

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and….we are off to the market!! It looks like it is going to rain….rain, rain, go away!!!! =(

Have a great day everyone!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg July 24, 2010 at 7:05 am

How lucky to have a mother-in-law who’s an interior designer!! I would always be asking for her help!

Love the photo arrangement!

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Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 24, 2010 at 7:06 am

The pictures look beautiful! I love the setup of the frames. Enjoy the market!

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haya July 24, 2010 at 7:23 am

that is such a neat picture hanging trick!! i’m totally holding onto it for my next wall project.

hope your day at the market is excellent!

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[email protected] July 24, 2010 at 7:40 am

The pictures look great on the wall. Have a great day at the market!

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Kate July 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

Those pictures look awesome there! You are a beautiful photographer! :)

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs July 24, 2010 at 7:48 am

That breakfast sounds like a dream!!
Have fun at the market :)

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Carla July 24, 2010 at 7:51 am

I was trying to get off the computer when I saw Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Vegan Overnight Oats pop up on my blog as your latest post. I couldn’t log off before I saw these magical overnight oats (I love everything oatmeal raisin!!!) All I have to say is YUM!!!! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!

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Little Bookworm July 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

Love the sound of you breakfast. Hope the market goes well!

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Krystina July 24, 2010 at 7:59 am

I recently tried Grade A maple syrup for the first time and it’s SO good! I can’t believe what I’ve been missing.

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Heather @ Side of Sneakers July 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

I LOVE how well your photo collage turned out!!! Beautiful!! :)

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Camille July 24, 2010 at 8:09 am

I love how the photos turned out!

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Neen July 24, 2010 at 8:18 am

great pics! they look awesome up on your wall, such a lovely collage! have fun at the market!

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Rhea (Greek Feaster) July 24, 2010 at 8:29 am

i love those balloon flowers! i used to pass some on my morning commute before i moved and it was so fun to watch their progress.
the fuschia flowers are also very purty :D
i’m hosting a green monster tasting party at my apartment this afternoon!!!! i will be sure to take pictures and email you.

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Lizzie July 24, 2010 at 8:32 am

Those photos look amazing!!!

For the oatmeal raisin oats – any suggestions on an alternative to cinnamon? Not a huge fan :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hmmm…maybe nutmeg?

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Lizzie July 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

That was my next guess :) Thanks!!

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Amy August 30, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Hi–

Just curious if you have the calorie, fat and fiber count on the Oatmeal Raisin VOO? Mine is marinating in the fridge for tomorrow morning. Can’t wait.

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AngelaOSG August 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I dont off hand, but the VOO is generally around 300-450 calories depending on what goes in it! :)

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Laura July 24, 2010 at 8:37 am

You take the best photos–I love looking at your garden, food, surroundings, etc. Very beautifully done. Have a great day at the market :)

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Lalla July 24, 2010 at 8:42 am

Wow, the photos on the wall are super cute, love how you disposed it. :) it suits the green of the wall. And the flowers and leaves pictures are very pretty, there is like a blue undertone, nice!

Did you ever try to do your VOO with some grated apple? The swiss-german make the Bircher Müesli like that (oats, grated apple, cinnamon, resins, soy milk or yogurt, grains and fruits). Taste delicious

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2010 at 11:24 am

grated apple is a ‘great’ idea!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) July 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

That food makes great art. I just took a ton of pictures of my little town and I really want to frame them now to make fun art too.

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Meaghan July 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

YUM!!!!!

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Chelsey July 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

i need to buy some maple syrup.. sadly, I don’t have any!!!

Rain, rain go away is RIGHT!! It hasn’t rained for almost 2 weeks, and now it’s raining on moving day.. booo!

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Jessica @ How Sweet July 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

The pictures look great! I loved C too.

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Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine July 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

Those blue flowers… :( They’re called “bells” in my place of birth and there are full fields of them, fields and fields of blue. I miss home!

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Sebrina July 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

Angela this is my absolute favorite place to get canvas and they are crazy cheap and amazing quality!! http://www.giclee-factory.com/ I recently got 1 3/4 inch for $60 and that was taxes and shipping included. It works out just as cheap as prints when you factor in the frame. And they look so classy! Also I always get my print for clients done in matte. It minimizes glare.

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Wei-Wei July 24, 2010 at 9:37 am

It’s so awesome that your mother in law is an interior designer! I’ve always been quite interested in interior design. Fancy telling us more about what she does??

Wei-Wei

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Wendy July 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

Your photos are beautiful! I especially love the flower ones – just gorgeous!

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Tina July 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

I’ve been having oats that taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie the past couple days. It’s so good.

Love the collage! And what a great tip with the cardboard.

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Maria @ Oh Healthy Day July 24, 2010 at 10:33 am

The collage looks amazing! Great choice and thanks for the tips for hanging them. I always eyeball mine and you know how that turns out…

Umm, can I come live in your backyard? Its an oasis back there!

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Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana July 24, 2010 at 10:38 am

Photos look fab on the wall!

I have done several canvas prints in my own home and love them. Snapfish actually does quite a good job and they are CHEAP! Check them out ;)

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 24, 2010 at 10:41 am

Oooh, I like the collage that you chose!! Great job :-D

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Michelle July 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

That was my favorite collage too! I love how you used your own photography in your home. So much better than a random poster, IMO. :)

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Amber K July 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

I love the photo collage!

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Erin @ Swan Lake Eats Her Cake July 24, 2010 at 11:12 am

I always admire your photography skills! So beautiful! Plus your photo arrangement on the wall looks grand.

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter July 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

I’m thinking the reason its shiny is because of the glass on the prints. When my mom and I were framing artwork, we had to choose between cheaper, reflective glass or expensive, “matte-like” glass.

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Candice @ ChiaSeedMe July 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

Love the collage – great job!

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Taylor S. July 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

The pictures look really good! May I ask what kind of camera and lens you use? :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) July 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

tks! Canon 30D :) Macro 50 mm lens

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Tyrah July 24, 2010 at 11:40 am

Your images and the collage are beautiful!
Are they framed with regular glass? If you have non-glare/museum/uv glass cut for the frames that will most likely solve your problem. If you don’t already have a company that you order canvas from here are a couple that I like White House Custom Color (I believe you need to set up an account with a tax id#) and Canvas on Demand. We’re in the US so not all together certain they ship to Canada, but I’m in love with WHCC and their printing. (I’m a part-time photographer;)

mmmm, oatmeal raisin overnight oats!!!

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Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun July 24, 2010 at 11:49 am

Your prints look gorgeous! You are great at photography!

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Lana July 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Love the way the collage turned out!!! The new VOO recipe is definitely going on my ‘make’ list!! Hope you have a fabulous time at the market!!!

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Allison @ Food For Healing July 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm

i love the collage.

And yum oatmeal raisin cookies are the best, especially if you can have it in a more filling form with the VOO, yum

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Your new handmade wall art looks great!!

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bitt July 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

love the layout and great tips too.

i am was thinking of getting some canvas prints made too. i usually go with snapfish for picture stuff. let us know if you find something that is a good deal!

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Diana @ frontyardfoodie July 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Your photos look amazing against the color of your wall! Beautiful arrangement.

We did the market for the community garden I help to run this morning and I’m about to crash! I hope you did really well!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) July 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

you should put more tips like that from you MIL on here…that little one is going to be HUGE for us!

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Jackie (Peaces of Earth) July 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

What a GREAT idea with the cardboard! Totally going to use that one one day. I love the arrangement of the photos. I wonder what is causing the reflection…whether it’s the pictures themselves or the glass. Hmm, the canvas definitely wouldn’t do that, but they are quite expensive. Worth it though in my opinion!

Oatmeal Cookie VOO!! YUM! Good luck at the market today. Oh, how I wish you were close. Hope the rain stays away!!

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Olga July 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Hi Angela, I hope it won’t rain today and you’ll have a fantastic day of sales! (Such a pity when so much effort put in the stall setting up process goes to waste because of the rain).

Just wanted to tell you that you’ve inspired me to order Organic Veggie Box delivery in my town. And I’m so happy I did as it makes my vegetarian diet more versatile than before (when I’m in a veggie shop, I get scared of the vegetables I’m not familiar with and end up buying the same sorts every time).

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Liza (Health Nutting) July 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Hi Angela! My name is Liza, nice to meet you! I love reading your blog!!!
Oatmeal cookie everything is one of my favorites so I must try that recipe! Looks yummy :)
Beautiful pictures too! Isn’t taking pictures of flowers the best?

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Charlie July 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

This VOO looks amazing!
This morning I had Green Monster VOO!! It was so good – I just blended 2 cups of spinach with my almond milk before adding it to the oats!

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holly @ couchpotatoathlete.wordpress.com July 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

What beautiful photographs! I imagine your house being surrounded by beautiful nature. I am so jealous! I think the collage turned out very nice and I can’t wait to see the big collage when it is complete! Great idea about nailing the cardboard, etc, sounds tedious but I’m sure the results will be amazing.

I can’t wait to try your oatmeal raisin cookie VOO! It looks so delicious!

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Lissi @ livelearnrun July 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm

That collage is beautiful! I think that VOO recipe will go into my book as well. One question though, where do you get your chia seeds? I’ve been looking for them, and either I don’t know where to look or my local natural foods store doesn’t have them, so I was curious. Also, all the flower pictures are beautiful!

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Megan July 24, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I just love your photo collage! What a great idea. And love the olive green color of your wall.

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Dawn July 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm

The idea with the cardboard for hanging the collage is fantastic! I never would have thought of it, but it makes perfect sense.

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Heather McClees July 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Hi Angela! Love the new VOO recipe! I have a great homemade spice I like to use for my VOO! You can check it out on the blog, www.millieskitchen.blogspot.com ! I’m giving away a sample of the spice this week too! I also love your food collage you made! What a great idea!

Cheers to Health

Heather

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Tanya Kummerow July 25, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Your photos are beautiful! I have not tried VOO but I am looking forward to them. I have to go buy chia seeds first. This week for sure! Thanks for all your fantastic recipes and ideas!

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Anna July 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

What a great idea to map out your collage on cardboard to help hang the pictures! I always just use the “trial & error” method, which results in lots of extra holes in the wall! :)

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WildernessLady August 6, 2010 at 9:55 am

My wonderful husband has gifted me quite a few canvas prints over the years, mostly done at print shops in our local area. The owners (when self employed) tend to work with us on price and I mount them myself. If you go to your local Artmart or artist shop and by canvas stretch bars- sold in every length imaginable and priced at around $2-3 per side- you can easily put them together yourself! (Art stores are better than craft stores for the canvas bars/stretchers because they tend to be more accurately cut and stronger.) All you need is a staple gun and an extra set of hands! This link shows the process–>
http://www.cheapjoes.com/art-instruction/art-lessons/tip-007-how-to-stretch-canvas.asp
Don’t worry about stretching it extremely tight because you already have the picture on the canvas. Fold the corners with the skill of a present wrapper and you are set!
Hope this helps you feel more comfortable with canvas prints because they are wonderful!!

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Annette May 8, 2012 at 6:24 am

Made this recipe last night and had an incredibly delicious breakfast this morning. Thanks!

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Leigh February 25, 2014 at 5:24 am

Tomorrow morning, you will be mine! A little late to oatmeal raisin cookie overnight oats party, but better late than never! Can’t wait for this yummy breakfast!

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