My Maple Walnut Overnight Oats are such a quick, simple, healthy breakfast! Overnight oats come together all on their own in your fridge and are ready for you when you wake up in the morning. I wholeheartedly believe that breakfast should be bursting with flavor as well as nutrition, so I’ve loaded this recipe with bold flavor, protein, omegas and my favorite collagen supplement too.
Hi all! I’m just popping in real quick with a super simple recipe! I guess oatmeal recipes are my trend for first posts after having a baby…
Thank you for all of your sweet comments on the arrival of our sweet Easton. They warm my heart. And since I’m currently typing this all with one hand while holding that little stinker with the other, I need all the positivity and grace in the world.
So overnight oat recipes have been my savior. My 2 year old will eat them too which makes them a double-win. And because we’re snowed in with no fresh berries, a recipe bursting with flavor, nutrition, and a touch of mischief is perfect.
Say hello to my Maple Walnut Overnight Oats. I love the naturally sweet maple and how it goes perfectly with bananas. I’ve upped the protein and omegas by choosing chia and walnuts and a scoop of collagen too. It’s delicious, super easy to throw together and toddler approved (score).
The maple walnuts on these oats are so darn amazing. Let me pat myself on the back real quick. I quickly candied the walnuts in a skillet with a touch of butter and maple syrup. They’re almost too simple! The result is a crunchy sweet topper for your oats, almost like brittle!
I’ve been obsessed with my collagen supplement over the last year. I add Vital Proteins collagen to my coffee every morning (you’ve seen on Instagram), but I also love adding it to oats or smoothies. It helps with bones, joints, hair, skin, nails and gut health, and has zero fillers or artificial ingredients. Can you tell I’m obsessed??
Anyways, I added a scoop of collagen to this recipe, which adds 10g of natural protein. If you want to omit or use a vanilla protein powder, feel free to do so.
I’ll just say, too, oatmeal recipes are GREAT for breastfeeding moms. If you fall into that category, this one’s definitely for you. You’re welcome. I forever bow down to the amazingness that is the female body.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Maple Walnut Overnight Oats
Recipe by Melissa @ Treats With A Twist
Makes 2 portions
1 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 Tbs. maple syrup (depending on your desired sweetness)
2 Tbs. chia seeds
1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen (optional)
1 whole banana (for serving)
For the walnuts:
½ Tbs. unsalted butter
heaping ½ cup walnuts (raw)
2 Tbs. maple syrup
pinch of salt
Make your maple walnuts: IN a medium skillet over medium low heat, melt the butter. Add the walnuts and the maple syrup and stir to coat. Then let the ingredients bubble and come together, swirling occasionally to prevent burning. This should take just 5-8 minutes or so, until the excess liquids in the pan are gone (you’ll want them all caramelized onto the walnuts, although they’ll look “wet”). Sprinkle with a TINY pinch of salt. Pour the walnuts onto a sheet of parchment to cool. When cooled, they’ll have a glazed candied texture.
IN a medium bowl, stir together all of the overnight oat ingredients (leaving out the banana and the candied walnuts). If you’re adding the collagen, add 1-2 scoops, depending on your preference. If you want to add a scoop of vanilla protein powder, add it now. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge overnight.
Assemble your oats: IN the bottom of two jars or bowls, slice the banana and divide evenly. Next, divide the oats between the two portions. Finally, top with walnuts. Eat, enjoy!
You can make your oats up to 3 days in advance. You can keep candied walnuts in a jar on the counter for a few days too.
For a creamier oat texture, add ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt to the overnight oats before you place in the fridge to set.
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