Breakfast is important. You've hear it a million times. Make that a million and one because I am about to tell you AGAIN! When we are asleep our bodies go into fasting mode. That's literally why it is called "breakfast" you are actually breaking the fast. Have you ever thought about it that way? It's also natural to want to eat carbs in the morning, because after fasting overnight your readily available energy stores (carbs) are depleted. Confused on what exactly to eat in the morning in order to re-fuel and give your body the energy to carry you through the day? I've got you covered with these overnight maple pecan cauliflower oats!
These overnight maple pecan cauliflower oats are on repeat in my house right now for a few reasons:
- They're totally delicious
- They are a one stop stop for breakfast providing LOADS of nutrients
- They're totally meal prep friends
I can easily grab a container of these and rush out the door in the morning without wasting a second worrying about what's for breakfast- or worse, skipping it!
Adding riced cauliflower to oats is a sneaky way of adding in a serving of veggies at breakfast, something that can be super tough for a lot of people myself included! Doing this gives your breakfast a fiber boost, which will help to keep you full, and also give you 38% of your daily vitamin C needs (per 1/2 cup), which could help boost immunity!
I added in a chopped NuGo Egg White protein bar, which I am LOVING lately. These bars are made with whole foods that you recognize with ZERO added sugars. Plus, there is the part about them being FREAKISHLY delicious. Adding this bar to the recipe also helps with keeping you full, too! See ya later mid-morning hanger!
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Pin this recipe to your Pinterest board so you can meal prep these overnight maple pecan cauliflower oats to make your week a little (okay, a LOT) easier!
- 1/2 cup Gluten-Free old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup riced cauliflower (fresh or frozen)
- 2/3 cup milk or water
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Nugo Maple Pecan Egg White Bar, diced
- 1-2 tbsp pecans, chopped
- Combine oats, cauliflower, water, maple syrup and vanilla in a small bowl or container. Mix well.
- Fold in chopped Maple Pecan Egg White Bar
- Top with chopped pecans
- Store in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 2-3 hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 15gProtein: 17g
Give them a try and let me know what you think!!
**This post has been sponsored by NuGo. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own*