Sunday, August 10, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oat Parfait

Oh peanut butter and chocolate, a classic combination, and one of my favorites. I seem to have a mild addiction to peanut butter (and when I say mild I mean somebody help me. Actually never mind, I'm happy sitting in the corner in a Gollum-like fashion clutching my peanut butter jar and crooning "Prrreeecciooouuss".), and seeing as how I am a die hard chocolate fan, combining the two makes magic.
Seriously, any more magical-ness and I'll be pooping out rainbows over here. To make it even better, I combined my two favorite foods, oatmeal and nana ice cream, to form a ginormous, amazing, rainbow-poop inducing parfait. Seriously people, it has peanut butter, chocolate, and it makes people excrete rainbows, how can you resist? To top it all off, it's super easy to prepare. All you have to do is make your peanut butter nana ice cream in the morning, layer it in a jar with the already finished overnight oats, and voila! It's stuff your face time.  :0)

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oat Parfait with a layer of fresh figs (that dark stuff in the middle), and topped with Raw Walnut Brownie Bites. 

Peanut Butter Overnight Oat Parfait
For the overnight oats layer:
-1/2 c old fashioned rolled oats
-3/4 c milk of choice
-1 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
-1 tbsp maple syrup
-1 heaping tbsp cacao/cocoa powder

For the nice cream layer:
-1-2 frozen bananas (depending how much nice cream you want)
-1 heaping tbsp peanut butter
-milk of choice

The day before, peel, chop and freeze your banana(s). Then, in a bowl, combine all the overnight oat ingredients, and whisk together until well combined. Put the overnight oats into the fridge, and let sit overnight. When you are ready to make your parfait, take your frozen banana(s) and peanut butter, and add them to a food processor or a high speed blender. Starting with about 3 tablespoons add your milk, and process/blend until completely smooth. If needed, add more milk, a little at a time. Once your nice cream is ready, take your overnight oats out of the fridge and give it a quick stir. Then, layer your overnight oats and nice cream in a jar, and add toppings of choice. If you don't want to layer, feel free to dump everything into a bowl.

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