Here Come the Overnighters! – {Banana Cream Chia Delight}

by Stephanie Tulman on September 25, 2013

Banana Cream Chia Delight better single Remember the overnight oat fad?  It may still be around at full strength, but I prefer overnight oats in the Fall and Winter.  I love ‘fix it and forget it’ meals…  and I refer to them as Overnighters!  Breakfast is really not my favorite meal…. the usual breakfast foods like omelets, toast, cereal, etc, just don’t do it for me.  BUT, I was super excited to wake up this morning and eat this delightful little overnighter!

Banana Cream Chia Delight 3 It totally reminds me of Bestie’s Mom, Liz.  Back in the day when Liz lived here in Arizona, she was always talking about Chia seeds.  She’s a smart cookie!  Chia seeds are a popular superfood that provide health benefits such as protein, fiber, calcium, antioxidants and omega-3s! (See you can have your omega-3s without eating eggs for breakfast!)  Boom!  Anyways, when I think of chias, I think of Liz, and then I smile : )

This Banana Cream Chia delight is like a healthy pudding that you can have for breakfast!  Or you could have it for dessert!  It has great flavor and I love the bites with bananas and toasted coconut!  In fact, after the photo shoot, I ate the dish on the left and added more banana and coconut ; )

Banana Cream Chia Delight Final This is a fantastic vegan dish – I’m sure Vegan Ashley is already prepping it in her kitchen!  I’m not going to provide a carnivorous modification for this recipe because I think banana cream chia and sausage would be weird….. as would banana cream chia and smoke salmon.  Don’t you think? ; )

Thanks again for the 1,000 likes for my birthday!  It was a special day!  Have a great week everyone!

xo, This Chick

Banana Cream Chia Delight

Banana Cream Chia Delight

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, divided
  • 13.5 fl oz. coconut cream (can or box)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Put 2 bananas, coconut cream, almond milk and vanilla extract in a blender. Blend well.
  2. Pour into a jar or bowl for storing and stir in the chia seeds. Store in the fridge overnight.
  3. To serve, spread the coconut flakes in a toaster oven/smart oven, and toast for about 2 minutes or until they start to brown on the edges (your nose will know!)
  4. Cut the third banana into slices to put over the individual servings and top with some toasted coconut flakes. Should make about 3 servings. (Or I just overindulged and should make 4 servings!)
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Tara | Treble in the Kitchen September 26, 2013 at 2:15 am

I am a HUGE overnight oats fan, but never thought to use coconut cream!! I will for sure have to give it a try!

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Stephanie Tulman October 2, 2013 at 10:28 am

Hi Tara! The coconut cream tastes amazing! Let me know what you think!

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Susan September 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Hi Steph… Any idea of the calorie count in this?

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Stephanie Tulman October 2, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hi Sue! I’m not really sure of the calorie count – most of the calories are coming from the coconut cream. You can use coconut milk in the can, the ‘light’ variety, but the consistency will be VERY thin. I was concerned at first with the calories in the can of coconut cream, but remember that you’re not eating the whole can;) AND, there is so much more nutritional bonus in this from the chia seeds that it was a equal balance for me!:)

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Lauren September 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

I am allergic to coconut. Is there any good substitutions? TIA

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Stephanie Tulman October 2, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hi Lauren! You could try almond milk but the consistency will be very very thin. I have heard of people using dates in the blender with the milk to try to make it thicker. Let me know what you try!

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Ashley September 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Coconut!? Bananas!?! Chias!?! My favorite of everything- can you bring me some right now?:)

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Stephanie Tulman October 2, 2013 at 10:31 am

On it’s way!;)

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