Last updated on November 16th, 2020 at 03:35 pm
Make these easy overnight oats with cherries, banana and nuts tonight and wake up to a vegan breakfast that tastes like dessert tomorrow morning! This is the perfect on the go healthy breakfast recipe.
Been a while since I made overnight oats to be honest with you.
Probably because 2 years ago I couldn’t get enough of them. I was eating those soaked oats every single day and not just for breakfast!
No, no no.
Lunch, dessert, sometimes even a quick snack.
And I didn’t get sick of them. But then…
Winter came and all my overnight oats eating just stopped.
And the habit faded.
This summer, it came back and I’ve got a real easy and healthy overnight oats recipe to share.
It’s creamy overnight oats with banana, cherries, peanut butter and walnuts and it tastes like dessert. But it’s healthy. I love EVERYTHING about this recipe.
Oh the cherries… I’ve been having so many delicious sweet sweet cherries.
With peanut butter & banana this is definitely not the lightest recipe, but it’s healthy, high-fibre, high-protein and will keep you full longer.
Better some creamy vegan overnight oats with chia, peanut butter, fruits and nuts than what I usually eat when I have a sweet tooth – cappuccino or chocolate bars (not even the ones that pretend to be healthy and high-protein.)
Overnight oats are good for losing weight, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, improving gut health and keeping your skin healthy.
Oats are a good source of vitamins (folate, vitamin B1 & B5), minerals (magnesium, zinc, iron), fiber, protein and special antioxidants called avenanthramides that are unique to oats.
Chia seeds are very nutritious. Loaded with fiber, antioxidants, protein and omega-3’s these tiny seeds are pretty much perfect.
Cherries are also a good source of antioxidants and they have anti-inflammatory properties. Some sources suggest they can help with arthritis pain and support better sleep (which, okay – not what you want in the morning – but they didn’t make me sleepy)!
Banana we know will help you get your potassium and fiber.
Peanuts – some don’t like peanuts because they have a lot of omega-6’s, but here we’re evening it out with two omega-3 rich foods (walnuts and chia). Hate them or love them, peanuts like tree nuts do have many health benefits and can help you lose weight. Peanuts contain a good amount of vitamin E, B3, B6 and folate and protein.
Walnuts are a great food for brain health, they can boost your mood and are a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3’s, the antioxitant vitamin E. According to some research they can help prevent certain types of cancer, Type 2 diabetes and lower blood pressure.
If you don't have any time in the morning, you can also add the toppings in the evening (it's a personal preference to add them right before breakfast). Using frozen cherries will keep the oats cold for longer, which makes this breakfast perfect for on the go. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
If you don't have any time in the morning, you can also add the toppings in the evening (it's a personal preference to add them right before breakfast).
Using frozen cherries will keep the oats cold for longer, which makes this breakfast perfect for on the go.
Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
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I hope you enjoy this easy recipe for vegan overnight oats, if you do have any questions – let me know!
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