Ginger and banana overnight oats
Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfast items to make. Although oats contain some fiber, it is soluble fiber which I find easier to digest.
Although some people have issues with oats, I find I am fine with gluten-free oats but you can choose which kind to use that suits you. Overnight oats, in which you soak oats in milk and/or yogurt make them mushy and soft; so it makes for a lovely gentle breakfast.
You can add almost anything to overnight oats but I find things like strawberries and dried fruit too high in fiber. I find adding some chopped banana and grated ginger a better option for me; hence these ginger and banana overnight oats.
Chia seeds and peanut butter are both optional here depending on if they're triggers. They're both really good sources of fats but I only use chia seeds in very very small quantities as I find they can have a laxative effect in bigger quantities (they're high in fiber)!
I am fine with peanut butter so I will stir some in for an extra creamy taste.
Ingredients: ginger and banana overnight oats
- 1/2 cup of oats (gluten-free or regular)
- 1/2 cup of almond milk
- 1 banana
- 1-2 inch piece of ginger
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds (optional)
- 2 tablespoon of dairy-free yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of nut butter (optional)
Directions for ginger and banana overnight oats
- Pour the oats into a mason jar container.
- Pour over milk and spoon over yogurt (the above are my measurements but it depends on the size of your jar-the key is just to completely cover the oats so there are no dry oats left).
- Peel and chop the banana and add to the jar; stirring with the milk and yogurt.
- Now add your peanut butter and chia seeds (if using) and mix so the banana, oats, liquids, peanut butter, and chia seeds are all evenly distributed.
- Make sure there are no areas of dry uncovered oats clumped at the bottom!
- Seal/put the lid on the mason jar and refrigerate overnight.
- Enjoy straight from the fridge the next day or heat up gently on the hob for a few minutes.
- calories: 387
- cholesterol: 0mg
- dietary fiber: 6.5g
- potassium: 657mg
- protein: 11.2g
- saturated fat: 2.3g
- sodium: 249mg
- total fat: 14.6g
Disclaimer: Everyone with inflammatory bowel disease is different. We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.
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