Grain-Free Overnight ‘Oats’ Parfait
These Grain-Free Overnight ‘Oats’ are the perfect breakfast any day of the week. They take just a few minutes to prepare and are loaded with nutritious ingredients! This recipe is naturally sweetened with a bit of banana and contains cinnamon and crunchy cacao nibs for additional flavor.
Grain-free Overnight ‘Oats’ are made with shredded coconut and one other unexpected ingredient: riced cauliflower. The riced cauliflower and shredded coconut give these Grain-Free Overnight ‘Oats’ the texture you look for in traditional oatmeal.
The cauliflower ‘oats’ for these parfaits are layered with coconut yogurt, cacao nibs, and toasted shredded coconut for a stunning AIP breakfast. They’re dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and oh-so-good!.
So start your day off right with delicious AIP (reintroduction phase!) overnight ‘0ats’ The Myers Way®!
Grain-free overnight ‘oats’
The trick to making grain-free ‘oats’ is getting the texture right, and I perfected it with riced cauliflower and a few other ingredients.
I start by blending together banana and coconut milk with cinnamon. Then I add steamed riced cauliflower and unsweetened shredded coconut and pulse for a few seconds.
This results in ‘oats’ that have a really nice texture similar to regular cooked oats.
This cauliflower ‘oats’ mixture can be enjoyed right away, or placed in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to thicken slightly.
If you prefer a thicker breakfast parfait, you can use coconut yogurt instead of coconut milk in the ‘oats’ mixture.
Assembling your breakfast
You can assemble your Grain-Free Overnight ‘Oats’ as you would a parfait. Prepare your parfaits at night for a quick, ready-to-eat breakfast in the morning. Alternatively, you can make your ‘oats’ look like a parfait the morning after letting the grain-free ‘oats’ sit in the fridge overnight.
To assemble the parfaits, just layer the cauliflower ‘oats’ mixture with coconut yogurt, cacao nibs, and toasted coconut.
This breakfast is one of my favorites because not only is it easy to make and absolutely delicious and satisfying, but it is also loaded with nutritious ingredients.
These overnight ‘oats’ are naturally sweetened with banana, which also adds fiber, potassium, and Vitamin B6 to start your day off right. These nutrients help regulate our digestive tract, produce red blood cells, maintain a healthy nervous system, heart, and blood pressure.
Cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse, and cauliflower ‘oats’ are a great way to add some vegetables to your breakfast.
Cauliflower is high in fiber, which assists with digestion and satiety and can help promote a healthy weight.
Cauliflower is also high in choline, an essential nutrient for memory and learning that must be obtained from your diet. In addition, cauliflower is high in vitamins C, K, and B6. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that can help strengthen the body’s immune system and manage high blood pressure. Vitamin K helps improve bone health and helps with the absorption of calcium. Vitamin B6 may help reduce depression and improve your mood.
This recipe uses coconut yogurt and shredded coconut. Coconut is high in electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. These electrolytes help maintain normal heart, muscle, and nerve function. Coconut milk is also high in iron, which helps keep the blood cells healthy and prevent anemia.
Cacao nibs add a wonderful chocolate flavor and crunch to these parfaits. Cacao is loaded with flavanols, which are antioxidants that have been shown to reduce fatigue, improve heart health, cognitive function, and regulate blood pressure. In addition, cacao nibs also add a bit of fiber to this healthy breakfast!
I hope you love these grain-free overnight ‘oats’ as much as I do! They are a great way to add healthy vegetables, nutrients, and fiber to your breakfast.
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Grain-Free Overnight 'Oats' Parfait
- 1 large banana, broken into 4-5 pieces
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or coconut yogurt for thicker consistency, see notes)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup riced cauliflower, steamed or cooked
- 1/2 cup plus 2Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
- 2 Tbsp cacao nibs
- You can buy riced cauliflower in the produce section or the frozen aisle of most large grocery stores or specialty food stores. Steam the riced cauliflower in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, or in a double boiler for 3-4 minutes. You can make your own riced cauliflower by grating cauliflower on a grater.
- If you prefer a thicker consistency, use ½ cup coconut yogurt instead of ½ cup coconut milk to puree with the banana. You might not need as much shredded coconut in this case.
- You can let the cauliflower 'oats' mixture sit overnight and assemble the parfaits in the morning, if you prefer.
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