Overnight oats made with summer fruit

Overnight Oats Summer Parfait

Overnight oats are so easy and convenient. This recipe can help elevate this breakfast staple into a Sunday brunch worthy dish with the addition of a rich Cashew Cream Frosting. Does frosting seems a little indulgent for breakfast? Not when it’s made out of wholesome ingredients like cashews and fruit – this versatile frosting can be used for a rich creamy topping on anything.

Yield: 
4-6 Servings

Updated: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 9:01pm

Ingredients: 

Overnight Oats

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened milk or non-dairy milk + more if needed
  • 2 cups diced summer fruit
  • 2-3 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice (i.e. agave, honey, etc.)

Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup natural cashew butter
  • 1 ½ cup summer fruit (i.e. diced strawberries, blueberries, diced mango, etc). 
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons liquid sweetener of choice (i.e. agave, coconut nectar, etc.) 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Water, if needed

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced summer fruit 
  • ¼ cup toppings: coconut flakes, chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds, etc. 

 

Instructions: 
  1. Mix together all Overnight Oats ingredients in a small bowl. Be sure that all ingredients are wet and well incorporated. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours up to overnight.
  2. To prepare the Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. You will need stop the machine a few times to scrape down the sides. If the mixture is too dry, add a couple Tablespoons of water at a time until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You can also prepare this frosting the night before as well. Scrape frosting into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. This frosting can stay in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  3. When ready to serve, use large glass jars or parfait/sundae cups to serve your parfait. To create parfait, divide half of the Overnight Oats between each jar, followed by a few spoonfuls of Frosting and then layered with a couple spoonfuls of additional diced summer fruit. Repeat layers and garnish with topping of choice. Serve immediately and enjoy!