Feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast with these creamy maple walnut overnight oats!
To me, there’s no better breakfast than oatmeal. Yes, I love a short-stack of blueberry pancakes and breakfast tacos are so my summer jam, but no matter how great those breakfasts taste I’m always beyond excited to dig into a jar of overnight oats the next day. Plus, there are so many flavor combinations of oats you can try – including these maple walnut ones!
Walnuts + pure maple syrup + rolled oats = breakfast dream team. While I’ve had walnuts as a garnish on top of oatmeal before, I really wanted them to be the star of this recipe. So, rather than just sprinkling them over the oats, I ground up ¼ cup of walnuts in the food processor and substituted them in for half of the rolled oats. Not only does this give your oatmeal a wonderful crunchy texture, but it also provides a serious nutrition boost.
Just 1-oz of walnuts contains 2.5 grams of essential plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – important for brain and heart health! – 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of filling fiber. Needless to say, walnuts are a great addition to a healthy diet! Plus they are so versatile – roast them for a snack, bake them into cookies, blend them for a smoothie, puree them for a creamy nut butter, stir-fry them with veggies, or sprinkle them over a bowl of Thai peanut noodles – you can’t go wrong!
So here’s a toast to dessert flavors in a heart-healthy breakfast!
“I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
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This “dream team breakfast” recipe is literally perfection! I’m sure it tastes like french toast in oatmeal form! YUM!
Thanks Rachel! Yes that’s a perfect way to describe it 😀
I love overnight oats, and maple and walnut is such a great combination! This looks like a perfect breakfast.
Thanks Courtney! I know, after years of eating overnight oats I’m surprised I had never put the two together. Definitely a cozy and filling breakfast.
These look amazing! Great photos, too!
Thank you Rachel! I hope you give them a try 🙂
Maple is always such a comforting flavor! What a wonderful healthy breakfast!
I agree, it always makes me feel cozy inside 🙂 Thanks Rebecca!