Banana Split Overnight Protein Oats
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Creamy chocolate protein oats topped with caramelized banana, strawberries, yogurt, crushed nuts, shredded coconut and a hot dark chocolate drizzle. These overnight oats have all the components of a decadent banana split, yet are naturally vegan, gluten-free, rich in both protein and fiber and contain no added sugar.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ extra ripe banana, mashed
  • 1⅓ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop (21 gm) Sunwarrior Chocolate Classic Protein
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt - sub for vanilla Greek yogurt if not making vegan
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp stevia
  • **Toppings (optional):
  • Remaining half of banana, sliced into thick pieces + 1 tsp coconut oil, pinch of sea salt for caramelizing
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp crushed nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc)
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if making vegan) + ¼-1/2 tsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Pour almond milk, protein powder and vanilla extract in a shaker cup or a jar with a lid. Shake to thoroughly mix.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl or a large jar with a lid, combine oats, mashed banana, yogurt, chia seeds and stevia, stir to combine. Pour in milk/protein mixture and mix everything to thoroughly combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 5-6 hours.
  3. The next morning, remove oats from the refrigerator and begin preparing toppings, if desired.
  4. For caramelized banana, heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add banana slices and pinch of sea salt. Saute for ~2-3 mins per side, or until the flesh appears caramelized. Place on top of oats.
  5. For chocolate drizzle, combine dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Nook for ~20 seconds, stir, and nook again for 10-15 seconds, or until chocolate has melted.
  6. Once all desired toppings are on oats, use a small spoon to drizzle dark chocolate on top. Serve!
Notes
To assure oats are gluten-free (if necessary), use certified GF rolled oats (Bob's Red Mill)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ of prepared oats, toppings not included Calories: 294 Fat: 7 gm Saturated fat: 2 gm Carbohydrates: 42 gm Sugar: 6 gm Sodium: 148 mg Fiber: 8.5 gm Protein: 16.5 gm
Recipe by Dishing Out Health at https://dishingouthealth.com/banana-split-overnight-protein-oats/