Aug102017

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I partnered with Almond Breeze for this recipe. As always, my opinions remain my own.

Overnight oats are a healthy, easy way to start your day, but let’s face it – plain oats in any form are boring! That’s why, for my last recipe in a series for Almond Breeze, I’ve come up with a vegan peanut butter and banana version of overnight oats that’s sure to be your new fave.

I’ve taken peanut butter and chia for protein, rolled oats for a rough, hearty texture, vanilla Almond Breeze for flavor, and caramelized bananas – yes, you read that right – browned, coconut-scented, brown sugar-crusted melty delish bananas – and thrown them together in a lightning-fast, make-ahead recipe. One great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it in terms of servings and add-ins – so if you’d like to throw some fresh raspberries in there, or a few cacao nibs (or, okay, chocolate chips!), you can go right ahead and do that.

I wrote the recipe to show one serving – and you can multiply the ingredients by as many servings as you want. Only want one or two? Perfect. Want to eat these all week? I don’t blame you! Multiply the recipe by three or four (any more is probably overdoing it in terms of food safety and quality).

**VERY IMPORTANT** You can eat these oats cold or warm, but I must let you know that when they’re warmed, the peanut butter melts and OMG. OMG. OMG. Just try it.

My video will show you how to prepare these oats and how fast they come together:

My recipe makes one serving (letting you multiply it by as many servings as you’d like):

 

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Vegan Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Sweet caramelized bananas, creamy peanut butter...this scrumptious, easy, make-ahead recipe will be your new go-to. 

Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter or any nut butter
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. In a frying pan over high heat, melt the coconut oil.
  2. Sprinkle the brown sugar and pinch of salt over the melted oil, wait a few seconds until the sugar melts, then add the banana slices and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Cook the banana, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Put spoonfuls of peanut butter into each jar or bowl, then add the oats, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Pour in the Almond Breeze and stir to combine.
  5. Layer the bananas on top of the oats and cover the container.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for minimum of 4 hours and up to overnight.
  7. Eat cold or warmed up. Enjoy!

 

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