Overnight Protein Pudding Oats

Overnight Protein Pudding Oats

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I love overnight oats!!! You may have noticed how much I love this amazing breakfast if you have already checked out the oatmeal section of the blog…
I love overnight oats because they are so easy to make (it takes 1 minute to prepare), there are so many fun ways to make overnight oats delicious (you can browse the oatmeal section for more yummy ideas) and it takes little effort to turn overnight oats into a healthy & well balanced breakfast!

I created this overnight protein pudding oats recipe because I wanted to make a high-protein version of overnight oats and combine my love for chia pudding & flax seed pudding with my love for overnight oats!

This breakfast recipe is full of healthy plant-based protein from nuts & seeds (and therefore full of healthy fats too), it’s delicious, it’s nutritious, it’s full of healthy minerals and vitamins and it will keep you going for hours! It’s a well balanced, healthy breakfast.

This easy recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and raw vegan.

Just stir a few ingredients together in a jar, soak them in the fridge overnight and enjoy a ready made breakfast in the morning!

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Why are soaked oats better than cooked oats?

Soaked grains are easier to digest when soaked and therefore the nutrients in them are more easily absorbed.

Becauseā€¦ when you soak (culture) grains, the antinutrients, phytates and hard-to-digest parts in the grains are broken down.

Why protein pudding oats?

I like to add nut butter, flax seeds, chia seeds and raw nuts to my oats pre-soak because they are full of healthy fats & protein and are so delicious when soaked. Seeds and nuts are also easier to digest when soaked just like grains.

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Ingredients:

-1/2 cup rolled oats
-3/4 cup water
-1 tablespoon unsweetened nut butter (I like to use peanut butter or almond butter)
-2 teaspoons flax seeds
-2 teaspoons chia seeds
-20 to 30 raw almonds
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 teaspoon ground vanilla powder/ pure vanilla extract
-2 to 4 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup (or to taste)

(serves 1)

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Instructions:

-mix the oats, water, nut butter, flax seeds, chia seeds, raw almonds, cinnamon & vanilla together in a jar and stir until well blended

-place a lid on the jar and pop into the fridge to soak overnight (at least 8 hours)

-once soaked, add the pure maple syrup to personal taste

-eat and enjoy!

Suggested toppings:

-fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
-fresh banana slices

How to eat overnight oats:

-eat out of the jar with a spoon

-pop the sealed jar into your bag with a spoon and eat on-the-go

-pour soaked oats into a bowl and eat

-warm soaked oats on the stove in a pot (like you would cook regular oats) for a few minutes until heated

Made with love by Liezl Jayne xo

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