Last updated on March 3rd, 2019 at 04:29 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.
These overnight oats with cherries and banana are an easy and healthy vegan breakfast recipe that tastes like dessert!
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup almond milk or water
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 5 cherries, no seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp peanut butter
- 3 walnut halves
- In the evening: mix in a small tupperware/jar oats, chia seeds, almond milk or even plain water. Make sure that all parts are combined well, stirring around 1 min. Close lid and leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 5 hours.
- In the morning top with bananas, cherries, peanut butter and chopped walnuts. Enjoy!
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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