Ahh! Back to my Friends by Recipes Challenge! Today, I am sharing a new overnight oat recipe from a new friend who has a new blog! Her name is Emily Elizabeth, and her blog is called Kisses for Breakfast (cute!).
Emily suggested I try this overnight oat recipe called a Marathon Mud Pie. I jumped on this recipe because I know that overnight oats are super easy to make! Just whip it up the night before, and let it thicken overnight. This is perfect when you know you will be having a busy morning. I also LOVED this recipe because I got to be creative! I love layering oats, fruit, and peanut butter to make a beautiful breakfast parfait. The peanut butter+chocolate+banana combo ain’t too bad either 😉
Recipe: Marathon Mud Pie
Summary: A creamy chocolate peanut butter pudding parfait for breakfast… and before a long run? Why not? Take a couple minutes to toss the ingredients together the night before and it’s ready first thing in the morning! Loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats and a little caffeine from the cacao, it’s the perfect breakfast to sustain you through a long workout. I love to have this first thing in the morning before I head out for a long run.
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (just peanuts, no sugar and just a touch of sea salt)
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 dash fine sea salt
- In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients and put in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. That’s it!
- TO MAKE A PARFAIT (highly recommended!): After the pudding is set, spoon 1/3 of it into a fancy dish and top with a dollop of greek yogurt and 3 banana slices. Repeat 2 more times and drizzle a little peanut butter on top.
My beautiful masterpiece:
This was so good, Emily! I loved the combination! It was perfectly filling, and satisfying. I would even eat this for dessert 🙂
Thought-provoking, mind-prodding question of the day:
Do you ever make yourself, or someone else, healthy sundaes? I remember waking up early for my mom or dad’s birthday, and creating a yogurt parfait for their breakfast in bed! I would always layer fruit, yogurt, and grape-nuts! They are so much fun to make because you get to be creative with your food!
Also, did you ever make your mom/dad/grandparents/siblings breakfast in bed for their special day?