Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banana Peanut Butter Pecan Overnight Oats

A perfect blend of oats, cinnamon, almond milk, bananas, maple syrup , the super chia seed, and toasted pecans for a healthy breakfast. This delicious combination will keep you going for the day with all of these amazing flavors.

For those of you who do not buy chia seeds, please do, they are the super seed that has so many health benefits and a small bag will last you a while. They do not really have a flavor and sneak them into your kids food, they wont even know they are in there, I try to use them in baking often and in making breakfast recipes.

  • ¼ cup oats old-fashioned, but quick cook works also
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • A splash of vanilla
  • ½ ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • A small handful of pecans, toasted*
  1. In a small bowl or jar, combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk, and vanilla. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight, at least 8 hours.
  2. Before serving, microwave sliced bananas and peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 20 seconds, or until bananas are soft and peanut butter is melted. Add to chilled oats.
  3. Drizzle in maple syrup and top with pecans; stir until combined. Enjoy!
*To toasted pecans: Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350⁰F for 5-6 minutes until fragrant. 

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