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Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats

It is day number 2 of my 5 days of overnight oats and I am sharing my current favorite—Sweet Potato Maca Oats! Yesterday I shared a classic (Banana Bread Overnight Oats) recipe and today I am sharing a more unique recipe.

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats

As many of you already know, I love sweet potatoes and mixing them in my morning oats has been game-changing. I love the earthy flavor that sweet potatoes add to my oatmeal—not to mention their lovely, vibrant orange color.

 

I find that many breakfast recipes are heavily grain and fruit focused—which is totally fine, but lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into my morning meals. Adding a sweet potato to my oatmeal was a perfect solution to this since sweet potatoes are naturally soft and sweet. I also threw maca into this recipe. Maca has great nutritional benefits, but also has a nutty flavor that I think pairs great with the sweet potato. (See notes section for more on maca)

 

Don’t be intimidated by the sweet potato in your oats. Give this recipe a try and I bet you’ll love it as much as I do! As always, if you try these overnight oats, be sure to take a picture and tag me in it on Instagram @thelocalsprout. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats
 
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This Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats is easy to whip up, naturally sweetened, earthy in flavor, and a healthy way to get some nutritious veggies in first thing in the morning!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free
Serves: 1
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Instructions
  1. Prick your sweet potato a few times on each side with a fork. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave on high for about 6 minutes (flipping halfway through) or until soft, tender, and beginning to fall apart.
  2. Cut the sweet potato in half lengthwise. Set one half aside (store in sealed container in refrigerator for later use) and scoop out the inside of the other half and place in quart-sized mason jar.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the jar. Mix and mash (a fork works well to mash the banana and combine the sticky almond butter). Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours). Enjoy warm (microwaved for 1-2 minutes) or cold—I prefer these overnight oats warm, though they are not bad cold.
Notes
*Maca root powder is an excellent source of protein, fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, copper and iron. It has an earthy and nutty flavor that I love, but if you don’t have maca on hand, easily sub your favorite nut butter or omit all together. You can find maca in most health foods stores of you can order maca online.



**Collagen Peptides are a flavorless source of extra protein. Choose a high-quality, brand.



***I add riced cauliflower when I’m feeling like getting extra veggies in. Only add when you’re planning on microwaving and eating warm. You can find riced cauliflower in most grocery stores, or you can make your own in a food processor.

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats

 

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats

Sweet Potato Maca Overnight Oats – The Local Sprout



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