By Jennifer Provenza at Good Food From The Heart
Whole food plant based, oil free, sugar free, gluten free, soy free
These overnight oats with pb2 are hands down the best overnight oats you’ve ever eaten! With raspberries and coconut whipped cream, this healthy breakfast tastes as good as dessert.
Start Your Day With A Healthy Breakfast
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts! Why? Because they are so easy to make, so healthy, so yummy, and they require almost no work in the morning! Mornings around here are hectic between packing lunches, getting everybody breakfast, and making sure the kids are dressed with hair and teeth brushed. And shoes? Guys, why does it take asking them 25 times each before they put their shoes on?? Just put your shoes on, already! Anyway, anything that makes breakfast easier is a big yes! The only problem I have is remembering to make these before bed. Anyone have any tips? I may need to set an alarm on my phone!
I also love these oats on a hot day because you eat them cold. When it’s going to be 100 degrees (as it often is here even in autumn) the last thing I want is a steaming bowl of oatmeal.
Now, I am not kidding when I tell you these are the best oats ever! The raspberry and pb2 combo reminiscent of pb&j in the very best way! Not only that, but there is whipped cream on top! I mean, why not right? You deserve it! Yes, you!
Q and A
Do these really have to be in the refrigerator for 8 hours? No, they don’t! You can make them at breakfast and refrigerate until lunch. You will need at least 4 hours though.
Can I leave these on the counter? I wouldn’t. Bacteria grow after two hours at room temperature, so you will definitely want to put these in the fridge.
Can I use steel cut oats or quick oats? You can definitely use quick oats. Steel cut oats will be very chewy, so I would not personally use them for this recipe.
What is PB2? PB2 is powdered peanut butter that you can add to recipes or reconstitute with water. I’m a huge fan because it is lower in calories and fat (meaning I can eat twice as much)! PBFit is another brand that is also great!
Can I use regular peanut butter or another nut butter? You definitely can! I use pb because it reduces the calorie content quite a bit, but I often use regular peanut butter too. You can substitute any other nut butter you want if you don’t like peanut butter or are allergic.
Can I use another fruit besides raspberries? Definitely. Any berry would be good, but I think raspberries taste the best in this recipe.
Can I use frozen raspberries? That’s what I do, but feel free to use fresh or frozen depending on what you have on hand.
What kind of plant based milk should I use? Any kind you want is fine, but I prefer unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
What kind of plant based yogurt should I use? The healthiest options I have found are Nancy’s Oatmilk Yogurt and So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Yogurt. Feel free to use your favorite kind though.
Which sweetener should I use: The liquid stevia is calorie free and totally sugar free, so it’s best for diabetics or others who want a lower calorie or sugar free option. The maple syrup tastes a little yummier and is still refined sugar free, but definitely does contain calories and sugar.
Can I use store bought whipped cream? You definitely can, but you can make it without refined sugar if you make it yourself.
Why do I add the raspberries in the morning? If you add them the night before, the overnight oats will turn pink and it doesn’t look quite as appetizing in my opinion. You can add them the night before if you prefer though. I also add the whipped cream in the morning because I like to stir it up before topping with the whipped cream.
How To Make These Overnight Oats With PB2
The night before, simply mix the oats with the plant milk, the plant yogurt, the pb2 powder, and the liquid stevia or maple syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least four hours).
To make the coconut milk whipped cream, simply take the coconut cream from the top of a can of full fat coconut milk. Whip in a stand mixer, using the whip attachment. Then, just add either liquid stevia or coconut sugar to taste. If you use liquid stevia, try just a few drops and then adjust to taste. I would add about a tablespoon of coconut sugar and adjust as needed. Some people like very sweet whipped cream and some like it unsweetened, so just adjust it to your personal preference. If you make the whipped cream the night before, be sure to refrigerate it overnight. You could also make it in the morning just before you use it.
When you are ready to eat, add the raspberries and stir. Then, top with whipped cream, and enjoy your breakfast! These would taste delicious served with my Cinnamon Spice Mocha Latte or Matcha Green Tea Coconut Latte.
Overnight Oats With PB2
- stand mixer
- 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten free if necessary
- 1/2 cup plain plant based yogurt
- 1/2 cup plant based milk
- 1 tablespoon pb 2 or peanut butter
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia or 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup coconut milk whipped cream
Coconut Whipped Cream
- coconut cream from the top of a can of coconut milk
- liquid stevia or coconut sugar to taste
- In a small bowl, mix the oats, plant based yogurt, plant based milk, pb2 or peanut butter, and liquid stevia or maple syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours.
- Take the coconut cream off the top of a can of coconut milk. Whip it in a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment. Add your sweetener of choice to taste.
- The next morning, remove the overnight oats from the refrigerator. Add the raspberries and stir. Top with the coconut milk whipped cream and enjoy your breakfast!
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