It was very late after midnight, while I was scrolling through our Instagram, when I came across this recipe. I couldn’t believe my eyes, and best of all, I had all the ingredients available in my home.
BROWNIE BATTER Overnight #ProOats! Do this tonight‼️ Imagine an ooey gooey brownie turned into your morning breakfast…and it's actually good for you! ❌No Sugar, ✅Low Fat, & SUPER high in protein! I am always finding healthy alternatives so you will never feel deprived (biggest reason "diets" fail – I for one NEVER "diet", just make healthier choices) 🍫Tag your friends! . Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup water 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt (or vegan alt.) 1 scoop (30g) chocolate protein powder (I like @tryabouttime's Non-GMO, sugar free powder. Use "lilsipper" for 25% off) . 🍫Mix all ingredients and place in fridge overnight (if you can wait that long!). Mixture will be thick, like a batter, in the morning! *If you need it sweeter, you can add stevia/honey to taste, but if your protein powder already has a sweetener (@tryabouttime uses stevia) then you probably won't need it. . Top w/ a few chocolate chips & splash nut milk of choice to seal the deal. .
Only because I was too tired did I not stand up and make it right there in that moment. However, I was determined to try it.
After multiple tries, I’ve perfected and personalized the original recipe from Lilsipper, a health, food and fitness Instagrammer.
Brownie Batter Breakfast
- 1/2 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of water or almond milk
- 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (or any yogurt)
- 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- Sweeten with honey to your liking
- You can add 30 grams of protein powder or as I’ve tried, Chia seeds to your liking
- Maria cookies/biscuits; 3 cookies are enough to add that crunch to the recipe
You need to prepare this the night before you plan to eat it. Mix the oats, milk, yogurt and cacao the night before. Be cautious with the cacao, I made the eager mistake to add two FULL tablespoons of powder instead of two adequately filled tablespoons. If you exaggerate, it ends up tasting too bitter or strong. Another thing, the thicker the makeup of your yogurt, the more firm your batter will be the next day (which is a good thing but not ultimately important). I recommend that you add the Chia seeds and Maria cookies right before you eat it in order to add a delicious crunch to the recipe. The brownie batter without these things will turn out more gooey and liquidy.
And don’t be fooled, this breakfast is actually very filling, at least for me. Obviously, my modified recipe defies the initial purpose it of being very healthy, however, it is still a better option (and much easier) than many other things. I will definitely continue to prepare myself and my family this recipe because it is THAT good.
I REALLY hope you try it, you won’t regret it! 😀