Yesterday was exhausting.
It flopped. You might be setting yourself up for failure if you attempt to make a vegan, gluten free angel food cake in the wrong pan and with expired cream of tartar and also if you have a strong feeling your oven temp is off…Just saying. It tasted like marshmallows, but the texture was…well…icky.
We went out for dinner, that was nice:) The restaurant gave us free house made grapefruit popsicles since they found out it was my ‘birthday’ and I was vegan. They were good! But they were very melty.
Did I mention yesterday was hot?
This was almost 10 o clock pm. And its the same today. uuugghh…
So it stands to reason that I wanted something easy and cold for breakfast this morning. Let’s give it up for overnight oats!
I made the oats and cream the night before, so in the (also hot) morning, all I had to do was assemble!!
Sometimes my parfaits would prefer to be mixed and mingled, not all separate layers. And thats okay too 😉
Birthday Cake Parfait
Overnight Oats layer
- 1/3 C. old fashioned oats
- 1 T. chia seeds
- 3/4-1 C. nondairy milk of choice ( I used toasted coconut almond milk)
- 1/2 T. cashew butter
- 1/2 T. coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- touch of maple syrup plus additional sweetener to taste (optional)
- optional: pinch (1/8 tsp) turmuric, for color
Vanilla Cream layer (this makes extra)
- 1 package silken tofu
- 1 1/2 T. vanilla extract
- 1 T. cashew butter
- 1 T. lemon juice (counters the ‘tofu’ flavor)
- dash salt
- sweetener of choice, to taste
- 1 batch Overnight oats
- a few spoonfuls of Vanilla Cream
- fruit (I used strawberries)
- cereal (Nature’s Path Vanilla Sunrise)
For Oats: Mix liquid ingredients well, then mix everything together in a tupperware container and put in fridge overnight
For Cream: Blend everything in a food processor until creamy, keep in fridge overnight.
For parfait: Layer oats, cream, cereal and strawberries as you please:) Top with sprinkles, take a spoon and enjoy!!
Sometimes effort is the last thing you want to use in the morning.
Especially if it’s hot.
And especially on your birthday 🙂
There is only one more day of Birthday week!!!