|8 h 10 min||1 min||1|
|1/4 cup||Quick oats, gluten free, dry|
|1 tbsp||Chia seeds, ground|
|3/4 cup||Almond milk, vanilla, unsweetened, Silk (unsweetened)|
|1 tsp||Maple syrup|
|1/4 tsp||Vanilla extract, pure|
|1/2 medium||Banana (s) (ripe, sliced)|
|1 tbsp||Peanut butter, chunky|
1. In a small bowl or mason jar, combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, almond milk, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir vigorously or close and shake well if using a mason jar.
2. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight, at least 8 hours.
3. 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. Alternatively, you can simply slice and place on top.
4. Optional: top with walnuts, pecans, berries or any other raw nuts/ seeds/fruits.
You can make a double or triple batch. Overnight oats are good for 3 days in the fridge.
Choose Ceylon cinnamon that is safer for consumption. It's also known as true cinnamon. It can be found in health food stores, and also on Amazon.
Contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan that helps to reduce bad LDL cholesterol, balance blood sugar and keep you regular.
High in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps to improve insulin sensitivity.
Contains healthy fats, B vitamins as well as vitamin E.