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Coco-Banana Overnight Oats

This make-ahead family breakfast option takes the stress out of the morning rush. Packed full of nutrients to keep energy up during a long day, this new spin on oatmeal is sure to please.

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Coco-Banana Overnight Oats

Coco-Banana Overnight Oats

This make ahead family breakfast option takes the stress out of the morning rush. Packed full of nutrients to keep energy up during a long day, this new spin on oatmeal is sure to please.

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Passive Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened rice milk
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup cherries, pitted, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 banana, sliced

Instructions

  1. Combine rice milk, oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, cherries and coconut in large mixing bowl until just incorporated. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, stir in pecans and banana. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 11.5gProtein: 20g

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Lesley Daniels

About the Author

Lesley Daniels

Lesley got her first taste for the food industry over 10 years ago at Heinz. Her finance and communication skills gave her an opportunity to explore many roles within their supply chain and procurement teams. Years later, she took her passion for creating and marketing food to Giant Eagle to source and develop their private label brands. At Produce for Kids, Lesley serves as the keystone between our retail partners and growers. As the mom of two daring boys and the wife of a passionate outdoorsmen, Lesley is always searching for healthy and delicious ways to fuel their next family biking or hiking adventure.

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