Soaked Oats in PB Date Cream

What happens when you mix peanut butter, coconut oil, and dates in the blender, then top that with banana over soaked oats? Something really incredible tasting, but you’ll need to actually enjoy this yourself to know. 1-2-3 you could be having this for breakfast all week. Soaked oats are one of my favorite breakfast foods. I pre-soak a large amount of chia and steel cut oats every week and store them in the fridge so I can make bowls quickly. Steel cut oats are raw and unprocessed, healthier than rolled (the quaker version), and require some time to soften during soaking which takes overnight. They are more nutritious and digestible in this state, and good if someone is on a raw diet or cleanse. This bowl is extremely filling, high in protein, heart healthy fats and will provide you with energy. Peanut butter and date cream is also one of those addictively decadent creations I made to cure a wild craving for peanut butter-banana, one of my go-to combos for many years now. I used to eat peanut butter banana sandwiches when I was a kid, and then as I got older I starting making smoothies with them. The only problem is that you need a lot of peanut butter to make the smoothie thick, but the dates achieve that easily and deliciously while adding sweetness. You can also use almond butter, or any other kind of nut or seed butter, if you’re not keen on peanuts.

Oats are loaded with vitamins and minerals making them a great and convenient source of nutrition. They are loaded with manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, folate,  silica, calcium, potassium, vitamin B1, B5, B6 and B3, protein, complex carbohydrates, and fiber. Also an incredible source of heart healthy, nutrient packed, energy.

Soaked Oats in PB Date Cream

Soaked Oats in PB Date Cream

Yields: 2 servings

  • Soaking Oats
  • Soak any amount of raw steel cut oats in twice the amount vegan milk overnight (1 cup if you are following this recipe, will make 2 cups). If you are using rolled oats, just soak or cook them in twice the amount vegan milk until they have absorbed the liquid, adding more oats if needed for desired consistency.
  • Bowl
  • 2 cup soaked oats
  • 1-2 sliced bananas
  • PB Date Cream
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews (soak overnight in 1/2 cup water then rinse)
  • 1/3 cup vegan milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter, or almond butter (if you are using salted then don't add extra salt unless desired)
  • dates, Medjool with pits, remove the pits yourself (if they are not moist and already pitted then soak them in warm water for 5 minutes until soft and juicy and drain them of excess liquid before blending)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • optional; maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar for added sweetness

Start the night before soaking the cashews and steel cut oats. I suggest making a large amount of both and keeping it in the fridge for future bowls during the week, so double or triple the recipe as needed. The PB date cream will stay good for 2 weeks or more in the fridge.

Blend all the PB date ingredients in the blender until it's rich and thick.

Pour the oats in the bowl, add a large dollop of the cream, and then a sliced banana on top.

  • Preparation time: overnight
  • Total time: 5 minutes
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