These pistachio overnight oats are my current favourite breakfast. Creamy blended overnight oats flavoured with pistachio & packed with 29g protein & 8g fibre per serving! Topped with pistachios and pomegranate for some crunch + extra goodness.
In the world of breakfast options, overnight oats have gained immense popularity for their convenience as well as health benefits. To top it off, there are endless flavour combinations to experiment with so you never get bored. I feel like I’m having a new breakfast every single day.
Packed with flavour, texture, plus a host of health benefits, these oats are a great way to kickstart your day. Overnight oats are generally known for their nutritional value – this pistachio overnight oats recipe is no exception. By combining rolled oats, milk (dairy or non-dairy), pistachio butter, chia seeds + protein powder, you can easily put together a wholesome/satisfying breakfast. The oats provide a good source of complex carbohydrates & fibre, keeping you full and energised throughout the morning. The pistachio butter adds a creamy texture and contributes to the protein content, while the pistachios offer a delightful crunch and a dose of healthy fats.
Why I love making these pistachio overnight oats:
Out of all the overnight oats flavours I’ve tried, Pistachio overnight oats has to be my favourite. I have no idea why it took me so long to think of adding pistachio butter to my jar of overnight oats. Especially considering pistachios are my all time favourite nut. I grew up eating them, so they have a really special place in my heart. They’ll always have a permanent space in my pantry.
These pistachio overnight oats have the perfect blend of creaminess and crunch. I blended them into a creamy pudding like consistency, but this is completely optional. To save time as well as washing up you can skip the blender part and simply mix everything in a bowl/jar. Before serving, I like to sprinkle some toasted chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds for some extra flavour and crunch. There’s no harm in adding more healthy fats, fibre and antioxidants.
I always make sure I have sufficient amount of protein in my meals, especially my breakfasts. If I don’t, I usually end up with a sugar crash that presents itself with jitteriness, a headache and mood swings. Not to mention feeling hungry an hour or two after eating. To avoid all that, I ensure my breakfasts are packed with at least 20g protein, preferably more. These pistachio overnight oats are packed with 29g protein from the oats, pistachio butter + the added protein powder.
I always use Bulk’s gourmet vegan protein powder as I find it has the best taste compared to other vegan protein powder I’ve used. Of course you can use any protein powder you prefer, both vegan and whey will work.
Why you need to try these pistachio overnight oats:
One of the greatest advantages of overnight oats is their versatility. You can customise these pistachio overnight oats to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. For added sweetness, you can include dried fruit like dates or add some maple syrup. If you prefer a touch of acidity, a handful of fresh berries like raspberries will do the trick. Orange goes really well with pistachios, so if you fancy adding some citrus notes, orange zest would be a lovely addition. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to create a unique and personalised breakfast experience.
The beauty of overnight oats lies in their simplicity and time-saving nature. By preparing your breakfast the night before, you eliminate the need for rushing in the morning trying to whip up something equally healthy and tasty. Soaking them overnight also allow the oats to soften so they’re easier to digest. This makes pistachio overnight oats an ideal option for busy individuals or those who prefer to have a nutritious breakfast ready to grab and go. Additionally, you can prepare a batch of overnight oats in advance, portion them into individual containers, and refrigerate them for several days, making meal prep a breeze.
As well as breakfast, these pistachio overnight oats make a great hearty snack or healthier dessert. It’s a great post-workout snack that you can grab-and-go if you have a busy day and want to make sure your body is adequately fuelled after a strenuous workout.
What are the flavours in these pistachio overnight oats:
As the title of the recipe suggests, pistachios are the star of the show in this recipe. Using pistachio butter adds the perfect nutty flavour that’s only enhanced by topping it with chopped pistachios. I like to toast my pistachios first in a dry pan to bring out the natural oils and aromas. I usually dry toast a big batch of pistachios, chop them up and store in an air-tight container in my cupboard for convenience.
I also added ground cardamom (my favourite spice!) as it works really well with the flavour of the pistachios. If you’ve never tried cardamom powder, I urge you to buy some the next time you do your food shop. The best way for me to describe cardamom to someone who’s never tried it before is it’s like the Middle Eastern version of cinnamon. I say Middle Eastern because it’s heavily used in Middle Eastern countries in both sweet and savoury dishes. It’s also used in other cuisines like in many Indian/Asian recipes. Like cinnamon, cardamom is used in sweet recipes to enhance the sweetness of the dish. If you don’t have any or find it difficult to get hold of, you can simply omit it.
How to make these pistachio overnight oats:
Add the oats, pistachio butter, chia seeds, protein powder and milk to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Transfer into a container or jar (anything air-tight) and store in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
Top with the chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds before serving.
How to store your pistachio overnight oats:
Store your overnight oats in an air-tight container/jar in the fridge for up to 5 days. Great for meal prep since you can double, triple, etc. the recipe and enjoy it throughout the week.
These pistachio overnight oats are:
- Can be made gluten-free
- Packed with protein (29g per serving)
- A source of fibre (8g per serving)
- A source of healthy fats (from the pistachios & chia seeds)
- Packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins
- A well-rounded/balanced meal
- Great for meal prep
- Easily adjustable to likes/dietary preferences
- Easy to put together
- Absolutely delicious!
Pistachio Overnight Oats
- Pistachios**** roughly chopped
- Pomegranate seeds
- Add the oats, pistachio butter, chia seeds, protein powder and milk to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer into a container or jar (anything air-tight) and store in the fridge overnight (or at least 4 hours).
- Top with the chopped pistachios and pomegranate seeds before serving.
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