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Hummingbird Cake Overnight Oats have all the sweet fruit flavors and crunchy nuts from the classic southern cake recipe, but in a dairy free and protein packed breakfast. This wholesome overnight oats recipe will make you think you are having dessert for breakfast.
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post I am writing on behalf of Silk. As always, all opinions and text are my own.
My kid doesn’t have radar. He has food-dar.
We walk in to his little brother’s preschool to drop him off, and he beelines straight for the table of pastries for “Moms and Muffins”.
The clock ticks 7:30 and he comes looking for his nighttime snack.
He is eating a granola bar, a tiny piece breaks off, and he can instantly find it on the floor and pop it in his mouth (I can’t even, you guys! So gross!). Oh, but mind you if he drops broccoli, that stays there. So food-dar can be selective.
His little brother quietly asks for a snack and I offer him some mango. Big brother races up the stairs from the basement where he had been totally engrossed in Legos, and says “I want some mango too!” How much you want to bet that if I were asking him to come clean his playroom, I’d be on my fifth time calling down to him, progressively getting louder each time, and he would tell me he couldn’t hear me? But the mere mention of food, and he’s like Superman.
If he is watching TV or his tablet, there’s basically one thing that can draw him away without resistance, and that’s the promise of a meal.
Especially when I tell him breakfast tastes like cake…
Hummingbird Cake Overnight Oats is like having dessert for breakfast!
I’ve made a gluten free Healthy Hummingbird Cake before, and I love the combination of flavors in this classic southern dessert. There’s the natural sweetness of bananas, the juicy bits of pineapple, and the crunch of pecans, plus a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. All of those elements are actually quite good for you, but since cake first thing in the morning is not always the wisest choice, I figured it was time to get those nutritious and delicious flavors into a breakfast you can feel good about. By stirring them all together into a batch of overnight oats, you get enough sweetness from the banana and pineapple without needing any additional sweetener. That’s something that makes this mama happy, whether she is making breakfast for herself or the bottomless pits that are her children.
And you can’t have cake without frosting, so I’m giving you two options that you can easily choose dairy free options for – vanilla yogurt or a cream cheese topping. Both give you the sweet tang of classic cream cheese frosting that is typically paired with hummingbird cake, but without the cloying sweetness and extra calories.
But the best past about having your cake and eating it too is that in this case, it’s packed with goodness like whole grains (from the oatmeal), omega 3s (from chia seeds), and plenty of protein, thanks to Silk Protein Nutmilk…
Silk Protein Nutmilk is packed with 10g of protein, but it’s completely soy-free and plant-based. It’s actually pea protein that’s blended into a combination of the almond and cashew milks that you already know and love from Silk. That means it’s a creamy and delicious way to add even more goodness, whether you just pour it over cereal, add it to overnight oats, or incorporate it into other recipes. Get more ideas on the Silk website, and by following them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Make up a batch of Hummingbird Cake Overnight Oats for breakfast tomorrow…
Hummingbird Cake Overnight Oats
- 1 small over ripe banana mashed
- 1 cup Silk Protein Nut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats certified gluten free, if needed
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits or chopped pineapple
- 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
- optional sugar maple syrup, or no calorie sweetener, if needed
- optional 2 Tablespoons vanilla Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative or 2 Tablespoons dairy free cream cheese and a teaspoon or two of powdered sugar blended until smooth
- In a bowl, stir together the mashed banana, Silk Protein Nutmilk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, pineapple, and pecans, and stir together until evenly distributed. Sweeten to taste, if needed.
- Divide into two bowls, jars, or containers, cover and store in the refrigerator overnight.
- Before serving, stir in additional Silk Protein Nutmilk, if desired to achieve preferred consistency. Top with yogurt or cream cheese topping, and additional pineapple or pecans, if desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.