pecan banana bread overnight oats

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A Dessert-Like Meal That Won't Wreck Your Stomach

You can avoid sugar, refined flour and dairy and still have a breakfast that tastes a lot like banana bread. How? Oats. In research published in The Journal of Nutrition, participants saw a drop in an inflammatory marker when they ate foods that were low on the glycemic index, one of which is oats. This indulgent-tasting breakfast combines oats, milk, bananas, yogurt, coconut, honey, chia seeds and vanilla. You refrigerate the mixture overnight, warm it in the morning, and top with bananas, pecans, figs, honey and pomegranate seeds.

Get the recipe: Pecan Banana Bread Overnight Oats