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Easy Vegan Overnight Oats
Adapted from Ohh May’s Vegan Overnight Oats.
- 1/3 cup regular oats
- 1 cup almond milk, and more if needed
- 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and smashed
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Directions: Mix together the above ingredients in a bowl and place in fridge overnight.
This picture was actually taken after 1 hour in the fridge…I was like a kid on X-mas Eve and just had to peek at the presents before bed!
EDIT: Here is an updated recipe that you can print!
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In the morning, remove bowl from fridge and add your magical toppings…
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- Pure Maple Syrup
Directions: Serve nut butter in a spoon and drizzle Maple syrup over top. Serve overnight oats cold.
WOW, these were magical!
All mixed up!
I admit, the whole thought of eating oats COLD without cooking them totally turned me off…it just sounded GROSS…and wrong…but ohhh was this so RIGHT!
I think the banana is key in the oat mixture to add sweetness and the toppings really make it come alive into something exciting to eat!
I thought because I didn’t have any yogurt it would be a huge fail, but by increasing the chia seeds and almond milk, I was able to mimic the yogurt consistency.
The best part of it is that it took literally 2 minutes to whip together and throw in the fridge the night before. These would be a great option for summer when you don’t feel like a hot bowl of oats.
I did up the nutritional information because I know how much you guys love it!
This nutritional information includes: 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, and 1 small banana.
9 grams of protein and 11 grams of fibre before you even add any toppings- nice! :)
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Today’s question- Have you ever tried overnight oats? How do you make them? If you haven’t tried them, would you?
I was scared, but I took one for the team and gave it a whirl…and I am so glad I did. I can see myself experimenting with all different kinds of concoctions! :)
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I’ve eaten overnight oats every morning for 10 1/2 years. I partially prepare 4 breakfasts at a time. I soak the large flake thick cut oats in almond milk. I often sprinkle about a tsp of All Bran onto the oats, too. When I’m doing the beforehand prep, I fill 4 stackable containers with frozen berries (blue, rasp, straw). I cut up a wee bit of frozen mango & a prune & add them to the berries. I also prepare 4 small containers with milled flax seed, walnut pieces, almond flakes & a couple of raisins. In the morning, I put some coconut yogurt on top of the soaked oats. I cut up part of a banana & a slice of 2 of canned peach & I add 2 or 3 grapes or blackberries. I mix together the made-ahead fruit with the daily fruit & add some juice sweetened with stevia. I pour the fruit mix on top of the oats, then sprinkle the seed/nut/raisin component on top. I put it in the microwave just long enough tp bring all the cold food to room temperature. When I’m feeling wild, I put a dollop of low-fat whipped cream on top. Today I bought chia seeds for the 1st time. I’m thinking I may use them instead of the flax sometimes (or maybe use a bit of both). (BTW, I also mix hemp protein powder into the almond milk because if I don’t get plenty of protein in the a.m., I feel terrible). It all sounds like more work that it actually is! Besides, I do 4 at a time.& I have it down to a science.
I just got your cookbook and I can’t wait to get started! Quick question – can you make a week’s worth go overnight oats to last the week or should you make only what you intend to eat the next day? How does it hold up past one day?
I was skeptical, but these are amazing! I’m not even using mix-ins, just eating the base straight from the little jar it overnighted in. Mine turned out a little soupy, but I think that’s because I only used the smaller amount of chia – I’ll use both Tbsp. next time. Thanks for the great recipe!
I was surprised how good these tasted. On the constant search for other cool breakfast treats during summer and this was delicious and satisfying.
Never in my life did I ever think that I would crave overnight (COLD) oatmeal. Especially, when it has been -15F in the morning, here in Maine. Delish!
At work, I can now think of 4 people who are making them as well. Because they thought my breakfast looked great. They love how easy it is to make. Not to mention inexpensive and healthy.
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I came across your cookbook at a local London Drugs outlet last week. I figured I could use some more ‘glow’ in my life and picked it up to take a look. WOW. Awesome book!
I was particularly struck by the Vegan Overnight Oats and Musili recipes…..Oats don’t have to be cooked?!?!? This I had to try!
I bought the book and a fresh bag of oats as well as the other ingredients needed for this recipe and for the granola recipe and made a batch of each. I loved it! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the granola chunks on top.
My questions for you are: how long will this keep in the fridge (My husband liked it too, but has his tried and true normal morning routine and won’t eat this is often as I do)?
Have you tried freezing this dish? Does it freeze well?
THank you for your kind words on the cookbook! It should keep in the fridge for a few days. I’ve tried freezing it and I don’t find it thaws very well. Hope this helps!
What’s up, just wanted to mention, I liked this post.
It was practical. Keep on posting!
How long would this last in the fridge?
24-48 hours :)