Mud Pie Overnight Oats

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Mud Pie Overnight Oats
Have you ever dreamed of waking up to a big slice of Mississippi Mud Pie for breakfast? Full of delicious cocoa fudge, pecan pieces and a touch of mocha flavour, this dessert is a chocolate lover's idea of pure heaven. That is until you realize that just one piece packs in a third of the calories you need in an entire day. So to keep my dream alive of a breakfast oozing with all of that chocolatey goodness, but with a much healthier nutrition profile, I came up with the Mud Pie Overnight Oats recipe. This recipe gets a ton of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat from the peanut butter, fibre from the oats and chia seeds plus heaps of potassium from the banana. And with the added bonus of a little bit of caffeine (57 mg), this recipe can easily double as both breakfast and your morning brew - now that's a time saver!
Serves: 1 serving
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Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup large flake oats
  • ⅔ cup skim milk or unsweetened soy beverage
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp, instant coffee powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed graham cracker (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 9 ingredients into a 2 cup (16 oz) container (ie. plastic food container or Mason jar). TIP: To prevent unwanted lumps, I like to whisk the peanut butter, spices, sweetener and chia seeds into the milk before adding the other ingredients.
  2. Mix well. Place top on container and store in the refrigerator overnight (or for a minimum 3 hours).
  3. Give a quick stir and add a little extra milk or yogurt if needed.
  4. Add toppings and enjoy!
Notes
*Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 3 - 5 days, though best eaten within the first 12 - 36 hours (depending on preferred texture).
**Nutrition Information analyzed using Eatracker.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 447.4 Fat: 14.8 Saturated fat: 2.5 Unsaturated fat: 12.3 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 66.9 Sugar: 21.7 Sodium: 75.7 Fiber: 12.5 Protein: 18.2 Cholesterol: 0

 

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