Monday, July 19, 2010

Overnight Oats with a new toy

So we got this yesterday!

Not the mixer or the ipod, the food processor! The first one I've ever had. We always have recipes that call for one and have to use a blender or hand blender so we figured we'd use up some gift cards and get one of the things we've been dying to get...before we lose the gift cards, which more than likely would happen in my world.

But alas, with lasagna in the oven when we finally ventured to take it out of the box, we had no use for our pretty shiny new food processor. The fiance was sad.
Since I consider Angela the blogging queen of overnight oats and she uses a food processor practically daily, I figured this was a good opportunity to let the fiance process and for me to try overnight oats....again.

We didn't have frozen bananas but I tried making a form of her PB&J overnight oats with some banana mush? In an attempt for it to be similar to her banana soft serve. I'm learning though the more I try to adapt recipes with what we have, the messier they turn out.

Rumor had it that putting overnight oats in the food processor made them thicker, and my biggest problem with them is how runny they are. So in went...
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond breeze original milk
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 heaping tbsp of strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp maca powder
It made it a ton thicker, I actually had to add a little more almond milk.

Then this morning...

I whipped up 1 banana with a quarter scoop of strawberry whey protein powder. It made like a banana frosting almost.

I tried to layer it all pretty, as Angela would do, but the oats were too heavy for the banana mush. Topped with a few blueberries, because they make everything better.

Voila! Banana AB&J overnight oats! Sort of. Well I tried. As in good Angela fashion, it even flowed over the edges a bit when I dove in spoon first.

The verdict....the banana, almond butter and jam are the flavors that stand out the most. Which is good! and the texture of the oats is completely gone from being processed, sitting overnight, and mixed in with a whipped up banana. 

Oh and fiance thinks the new food processor is amazing. He wants to process everything now. We may have to hide it from him.

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