Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats with Apple & Roasted Hazelnuts
I love breakfast. And I like to take my time for it. I sit down, turn on some lovely Norah Jones or classical music, brew fresh coffee, read my book, light a candle and enjoy the food that I start my day with. Usually I eat granola with vegan yoghurt, banana pancakes, fresh fruits or porridge. On busy days on which I wake up early and still want to squeeze in some yoga stretches before leaving the house, I like to take my breakfast with me. And what’s better (and easier) than overnight oats? Especially when you enrich them with peanut butter and banana? Exactly, that’s what I thought!
roll roll roll your oats
Oats are whole-grain, which is what we love because compared to refined grains, they are a much better source of fiber and nutrients. Additionally, oats are higher in protein than many other grains and provide you with antioxidants that help control your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, isn’t that fantastic? There seems to be some confusion about their gluten-content (which is only relevant to those who are intolerant to gluten. Gluten is a protein and not a mystified enemy!) and here is the answer: oats are usually gluten free BUT they are often handled in factories where there are also products containing barley, wheat and rye. Hence, contamination may cause for gluten to be present in the oats we buy UNLESS they are labelled glutenfree. Makes sense? Anyhow, either gluten-free or slightly gluten-contaminated oats are good for you and provide you not only with many minerals, nutrients and fiber, but they also offer a HUGE variety of ways to prepare them (more recipes will follow, of course). Alright, let’s stir these babies and make some breakfast!
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min
For this recipe you will need:
½ cup oats
½ cup plant-based milk of choice
1 tsp chia seeds
½ tsp cinnamon
½ banana, mashed
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp maple syrup
½ apple, chopped
2 tbsp yoghurt of choice
1 tbsp roasted hazelnuts, chopped
- In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for your overnight oats. Place them in an airtight jar and cool in the fridge overnight.
- In the morning, give your overnight oats a good stir and top ith yoghurt of choice, chopped apple as well as roasted hazelnus. Enjoy and have a wonderful, exciting, delicious and nutritous day, my fellow foodies! ♥