Banana bread has got to be one of the most versatile quick breads on the go (a bread leavened with baking powder and/or baking soda vs. yeast is considered a “quick” bread). Countless recipes and variations proliferate on Pinterest and elsewhere on the internet. And rightfully so! Banana bread is healthy, nutritious and downright delicious! The natural sweetness of bananas means that often no other sweetener is needed (as in this recipe) and bananas’ binding properties make them great in gluten-free baking as well. Plus, there’s something so comforting and appealing about the smell of banana bread baking in the oven. I figured it couldn’t hurt to add yet another easy, healthy recipe to the mix. High in protein (as always), this recipe is also gluten-free, low fat (no added oils or butter) and features super-trendy, delicious, high-fiber coconut flour!
I don’t think my undying love for overnight oatmeal can be questioned (I’ve literally lost count of the number of flavour variations in my Breakfasts section). But just in case I haven’t yet won YOU over with this nutritious and delicious option, I will keep providing new and exciting (!) concoctions until I find the combination that floats YOUR boat. In that spirit, I humbly submit for your consideration: Raspberry Cheesecake Overnight Oatmeal (and yes, I admit that this particular inspiration hit me right in the middle of writing my post for Healthy Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake – another candidate for breakfast, as far as I’m concerned). Like all of my other (many) options, it’s gluten-free, high in protein and is a quick and easy breakfast option. Oh, and it’s delicious! Did I mention delicious?
Oh peaches, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…first there was just the perfectly fresh, ripe fruit with its fuzzy skin, tempting me from the produce bin. Then there was my summery sweet cool treat Simple Peach Protein Soft Serve. And NOW, with my love of overnight oatmeal and high-protein meal ideas how could I NOT make this easy, healthy recipe for Perfectly Peachy Overnight Oatmeal? Of course – there was no way I could not make it (enough double negatives for you?). Grammar and recipe to follow!
I LOVE oatmeal – especially Overnight Oatmeal, as evidenced by all of the delicious flavour combinations of my go-to breakfast. And I LOVE pumpkin pie. So, taking a page out of my Cinnamon Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal, I made Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oatmeal. And just like all of my other overnight oatmeal, it’s also high in protein (and flavour) and in this case also low in fat. Here’s yet another way to “eat dessert first.”
Rich, moist, dense, chocolatey, fudgy goodness. This baked good can’t decide if it’s a brownie or a cake, but it is clearly delicious no matter what you call it! This recipe is a no-fail crowd-pleaser every time and a Golden Graham Family favorite. I hope it quickly becomes a favourite in your family, too!
Peanut butter and chocolate. No one really knows whether peanut butter’s first love is truly jelly or whether it’s chocolate. They just go together. It’s really a no-brainer, isn’t it? And oatmeal for breakfast is a wholesome, natural choice. Make it overnight oatmeal so there’s no standing and stirring over a hot pot in this easy, healthy recipe. And why not make it high in protein? I hope you’re not still thinking about it! Let’s get to it RIGHT NOW!
Just in time for National Chocolate Chip Day (May 15, 2015, in the U.S. anyway, in case you didn’t know – I didn’t either, until it showed up in my Facebook news feed), I present Triple Chocolate “Chocoholic” Overnight Oatmeal complete with chocolate chips! I couldn’t very well take care of the peanut butter lovers of the world without also thinking about the chocolate lovers of the world, too. And don’t the two go hand in hand? And if I can make an easy, healthy high-protein recipe, of course I will. And of course you will, too. Right?
Peanut butter lovers, unite! I’ve made an overnight oatmeal just for you. This recipe has not just one, not two, not three, but FOUR, count ’em FOUR peanut products in it to bring you maximum peanut flavour and the ultimate peanut butter experience. (My apologies if you have a peanut allergy; please check out my Nut-free recipes – and yes, I know that technically peanuts are not nuts, but legumes – I’ve got you covered! Also, my condolences if you are a Paleo adherent and you’re avoiding peanuts, not to mention the dairy in the whey protein powder and the oats as well; this post clearly is not for you, but please check out all of my Paleo goodies instead). Now, back to the PB love. I really don’t think it’s possible to cram more peanutty goodness into one bowl, but be sure to let me know in the comments if you find a way! So, what all is in there? Let’s find out!
Tired of overnight oatmeal yet? No, of course not! Me neither! We’re just scratching the surface of flavour ideas (let me know if there’s anything specific you want me to tackle in the comments). And can you really go wrong with dessert for breakfast? No, I think not. So, I humbly submit for your consideration: Date-Pecan Pie Overnight Oatmeal. Even people who don’t like oatmeal like THIS oatmeal, and even people who don’t like pecan pie (yes, I see you. Both of you.) like this spin on pecan pie. And like all overnight oatmeal, it just can’t be any easier!
Now that I’ve convinced you that overnight oatmeal is one of the fastest, easiest, and most delicious things to have for breakfast, whether at home or on the go, and can be surprisingly high-protein, too (wait a minute, what’s that? You haven’t read my Cinnamon Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal post yet? You’re missing out! Check it out after this one – you won’t regret it, I promise), let’s kick up the flavour possibilities. How about the classic breakfast flavour that’s undeniably Canadian and adds just the right touch of sweetness to your morning meal? Maple! Throw in some walnuts to add a serving of healthy fats (they’re packed with omega 3 fatty acids) and boost the fiber AND flavour of this dish. There you have it: Maple Walnut Overnight Oatmeal. You can thank me later.