The Blackstrap Reunion

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 10, 2010

I have to warn you, you are about to witness a blackstrap molasses feast over the next little while.


Buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

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Yesterday, my wholesale order reunited me with my beloved Blackstrap Molasses. I have been out of it for a long time. Too long, my friends, too long. I love blackstrap molasses and all the delicious creations it touches from ginger bread to Wedded Bliss ginger cookies to Maple baked beans and everything in between.


Blackstrap molasses is the tallest, darkest, and most handsome of all things syrup. But it’s not just a pretty face. It boasts a nutritional profile that will make you weak in the knees.

In just 1 tablespoon:

  • 175 mg of calcium,
  • 3.6 mg of iron,
  • 45 mg of magnesium,
  • 510 mg potassium


How bout them apples!

Blackstrap molasses is a great supplement to any diet, not just for vegans, but for women in general. Most of us could use a boost of calcium and iron now and then.

So…..I cracked it open and did what any normal human being would do; I made Gingerbread Pumpkin Vegan Overnight Oats!



Gingerbread Pumpkin Vegan Overnight Oat Parfait

Inspired by Yo Soy.


  • 1/3 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/16th tsp sea salt (aka: a tiny pinch)
  • 1.25 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla bean paste (or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract)


Directions: In a medium sized bowl mix the oats, chia seeds, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir. Now add almond milk and whisk. Next add molasses, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla and whisk until fully mixed. Place in fridge for 1.5 hours or overnight. In the morning make your banana soft serve and layer it in a parfait for a special gingerbread with ‘icing’. Alternatively you can also use a bit of warmed coconut butter on top for the icing.

Notes: This recipe will work without pumpkin too. You can also adjust the amount of molasses, spices, and maple syrup to your taste of course.



Loved it. So much so that I ate the VOO I prepared yesterday and had to make a new batch before bed!

This recipe has some bite to it. If you find that the molasses is too strong in this recipe, you can always adjust it to your taste. Try adding more pumpkin or milk if it is too strong. I added 1/2 tbsp maple syrup to tone down the sharp molasses taste just a bit. It worked perfectly.


I couldn’t get enough of this.


For more fun Vegan overnight oat parfaits, check out these recipes:

Chocolate Cake Batter Vegan Overnight Oats


Peanut Butter and Jam Vegan Overnight Oats


Strawberry Carob Vegan Overnight Oats


Homemade Strawberry Jam Carob Vegan Overnight Oats


Blueberry Vanilla Banana Soft Serve Vegan Overnight Oats


Cherry Chocolate Bomb Vegan Overnight Oats


Banana Soft Serve Vegan Overnight Oats


Banana Split Vegan Overnight Oats



I thought I would share with you some of my favourite websites. They will keep you entertained for hours and hours!

Sites I love


What non food blog websites do you love to visit?

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Jessica @ How Sweet September 10, 2010 at 8:05 am

Those are some of my top ones too. I love Young House Love and Fitsugar!


Nicole September 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

I am a big icanhascheezeburger fan too. My boyfriend and I read them together out loud. :)


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

Non blog? Does facebook count :) I like to read online newspapers and a local radio station posts hilarious news stories, so I like to check up on those as well.

I made your breakfast pizza yesterday — it was so good! I used Justin’s choc hazelnut butter as the topping and I wish I had a piece with me right now :)


Kerry September 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

I check ihasahotdog and icanhasacheezeburger every day! They provide my daily chuckles.


kristy @ September 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

Wow! And i thought your pumpkin pie boos couldn’t be topped! :)

You HAVE to check out They post the 5 best videos of the day. Awesomeness.


Gillian Young September 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

Making this PRONTO! I love the New York Times website- especially for the health/dining articles and Bitten by Mark Bittman!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

I love his stuff too!


Seglare September 10, 2010 at 8:18 am

Thanks for the Gawker links – those were completely new to me! :)

I’m a huge news freak, so I love – it collects news from all over the world, and often also “smaller”, local news that might not be published abroad. Of course, in addition, I read a number of bigger newspapers online.

I also have a strange habit to browse book listings, in search for new, interesting books to read. This is a bit random, but sometimes you find a gem. I would love a website where you type in your top five favorite books, and it comes up with a list of good suggestions (maybe it even exists already?). ;)


Judy September 10, 2010 at 9:26 am

Two good sites for ‘book lovers’ are: – gives you upcoming releases and much more – you type in a book that you like and it will give you several options of similar books.
Happy reading


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm



Seglare September 10, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Many thanks! :) I will check them out right away.


Katie (Sweet Tater) September 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

ohmygod i loooove black strap molasses. i just used it in a BBQ sauce the other night and was licking the spoon. so good.


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 10, 2010 at 8:23 am

It’s still a blog, but I LOVE I’m obsessed with it!

And I love blackstrap molasses!! We used to pour it on biscuits when I was little!


Charlie September 10, 2010 at 8:25 am

I love matcha green tea! I go to a tea salon that makes it by whisking it in hot water (they use a special whisk) and it is served with a truffle – it is incredible!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 8:50 am

Interesting! I read on the directions that I needed to whisk it…it was a bit hard in my tea steeper. ;)


Nour September 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I love Matcha green tea because there is a history to it. The actual whisking and preparation of the tea is ceremonial in Japan. I’ve never seen it being made it as a steeped tea, so it’s interesting that you had it like this. Nothing says that you can’t, I just never thought of having it like this :p


Katie @ Healthy Heddleston September 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

I guess this is technically a blog, but it doesn’t seem like it: Postsecret :)


Bethany @ More Fruit Please September 10, 2010 at 8:31 am

Ohhh, I love the color of the tea!!! Unfortunately, it’s starting to get too cold here to enjoy VOO or Green Monsters. :-(


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

never!! ;)


Olivia @ Blissful Runner September 10, 2010 at 8:33 am

I just used my Blackstrap last night! I added it to an old recipie for Irish brown bread for a little kick — it was great! Non-blogging … I feel like most websites feature a blog portion now, so this is hard! I’m a big fan of and I find their motivation so inspiring!


April @ Crazy Fabulous Life September 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

I love molasses! I always forget about it, though :)


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

I’m obsessed with Real Simple. I tried making improvised pumpkin VOO last night (i.e. I was in the kitchen at 11.30pm and thought it was a good idea to try but was too sleepy to go find one of your recipes) but skipped putting a banana in or making banana soft serve this AM, and I really think that made the VOO incomplete. There’s always tomorrow to make a better version :)


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman September 10, 2010 at 8:35 am

I’ve never tried molasses before. Oh, and that tea is gorgeous.

I also love Young House Love. I’m addicted to DesignSponge, too.


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 10, 2010 at 8:37 am

Regretsy. Hilarious!

I <3 blackstrap too


Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf September 10, 2010 at 8:39 am

YES! I’ve had blackstrap on my shopping list for awhile now. I’ll probably pick some up next time I go to Lubbock!

Those oats look FANTASTIC. I think I might have that for breakfast tomorrow! (Minus the molasses, because like I said, I don’t have any…)


Jami (Sensical Musings) September 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

I like to read for tips on anything and everything to make life easier. I am also a big Huffington Post reader, so good call there!


Bee Goes Bananas September 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

Wow, I might have to invest in some molasses. I would have never thought it was so good for you!


[email protected] September 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

I love molasses too, and I’ve been trying to eat it more often bc I think I might be lacking iron in my diet. Now you’ve got me wanting to make some molasses crinkle cookies! Yum.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

cookies are definitely on my list!


Alexia September 10, 2010 at 8:43 am

i use that exact brand as a facial mask. mmm.


Tina September 10, 2010 at 8:50 am

I’m so in love with all the fall flavors in that oat dish. And I think the main sites I visit for entertainment are blogs so I have nothing to add to that list. LOL


Erin B. @ vegan-a-licious September 10, 2010 at 9:02 am

I am addicted to VegNews also, as well as Runners World Magazine and they both have so many awesome articles on running tips, training programs, nutrition news etc….


Andrea September 10, 2010 at 9:05 am

Where did you get your teapot? I had a glass one that I broke and now I can’t find another one (that’s in my price range!)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Its Bodum brand from William Ashleys :)


Laura September 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

Molasses and pumpkin have now been added to my grocery list for the week. ;)

Also a huge fan of Young House Love!


Jillian @ Reshape Your Life September 10, 2010 at 9:08 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had molasses before. That breakfast looks yummy though! I may have to try it!


Marina September 10, 2010 at 9:30 am

I never tried molasses. Or at least I think so. The one I tried is used for feeding cattle, and it tasted absolutely horrible.
I love foodgawker and tastespotting. and also
It’s a really nice site


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:33 pm

yup it doesnt taste good on its own!


Jenny September 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

I am absolutely LOVING all of the pumpkin goodness, bring it on !: )


Alaina @ The Jogging Concerge September 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

Oh, I love “I Can Has Cheezeburger”! Keeps me entertained through slow times at work.

And those oats look delectable. Anything pumpkin is delectable in my opinion. :-)


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

my favorite photographer EVER is jasmine star…plus she’s hilarious!


Melissa September 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

Matcha + almond milk – warmed over a pot on the stove = amazing winter pick me up!


Laurie September 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

These oats looks great, but I don’t have chia seeds (and when I went to buy them from the store, they were really expensive). Is there a substitute you would recommend? I have ground flax seeds, but am not really sure what the nutritional differences are between the two seeds.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Ive heard ground flax seed works in vegan overnight oats! As for nutritional difs. chia seeds are higher across the board in almost everything (omegas, protein, fibre, antioxidants, etc etc) and chia doesn’t have to be ground fresh like flax.


Bree September 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

You have convinced me to get some molasses! I love natural stuff that has a good amount of electrolytes – esp. potassium since I seem to find sodium easy enough wihtout trying :)

I like Young House Love, too. I also visit quite frequently. Sort of a blog I guess. GraphJam is hilarious – much like icanhazcheeseburger. Also People of Walmart and gofugyourself.


Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

I think that pumpkin oatmeal may just have to become mine very soon.


Maria @ Oh Healthy Day September 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

I just discovered Green Match Tea as well and I’m obsessed! It’s so pretty and makes me feel on top of the world :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

isnt it so energizing?


Chelsea September 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love molasses, but in small amounts. I find the taste can be very overpowering if you’re not careful! The VOO looks so good though, I’ll have to try that when I get some pumpkin.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

yes it is very strong!


Camille September 10, 2010 at 10:03 am

I have never been able to get in to molasses… The only way I can describe my aversion is that it tastes too “molassesey”. I guess I need to find a way to use it where a lot of the take cooks out!


Wei-Wei September 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

Matcha is AMAZING – have you ever tried it in any of your baked goods? And my favourite non-food website – well, it’s hard to find me NOT looking at food (heh) but I do love design websites like Dezeen and Design Milk. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm

not yet but I have plans for raw brownie bites dipped in it :)


MoniMeals September 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

Oh Molasses! how do we love you .:) Great b-fast and thanks for the blog lists. I have a barley, molasses-granola recipe (that after getting motivated with your pics) I will be making this weekend. :) We still do not have canned Pumpkin at the stores yet…;(


Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat September 10, 2010 at 10:07 am

My favorite non food blog sites include: Huffington Post, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Runner’s World, The Frisky, and Young House Love (new infatuation!).

And I love matcha tea!! Is there a place that you buy yours from that has a reasonable price? It seems wherever I look that it is expensive!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm

i bought from my wholesaler and it was still $26! OUCH!!!!


Bridget September 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

What a great recipe for the changing seasons. You are the oatmeal goddess!

I love food blogs but I’m a sucker for youtube. I watch the most random videos – it’s crazy what you find there. Facebook and hotmail also receive a lot of my attention. Boooooring I know haha!


polly September 10, 2010 at 10:11 am

I love all my friends who have blogs about their families. :) I am an ol’ lady. :)
Love you, dear! I plan to make your donut (banana) recipe this weekend! Wish me luck!

Big hugs, Ange! XOXO


Maria September 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

I love me some matcha! & is so pretty to look at it. People are so freakin creative/artsy, it’s insane!


[email protected] September 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

I love to visit and! That oat parfait looks SO good! Gingerbread+Pumpkin= perfection :)


Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

I can’t wait to dig into some gingersnaps soon!! Ahh your breakfast looks fantastic. :D


Nikki T September 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

Ooooo….I may have to try those VOO for tomorrow mornings bfast before my golf tourney! They look fab and I happen to have some left over pumpkin in my fridge that needs to be used up!
That tea is an amazing color…it would match the decor in my house perfectly! :)


Halley (Blunder Construction) September 10, 2010 at 10:25 am

Molasses intimidates me for some reason, maybe because I live in Boston and there is a history of molasses flowing into the streets and killing people (okay that only happened once in 1919 but still, that’s some gnarly stuff!) I do love when it’s baked into things, so I’m going to have to man up this baking season! Non-food blog: I think I could spend forever and a day browsing


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

oh etsy is trouble!!


Laura September 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm

So funny that you mention this! I lived in Massachusetts as a kid and I remember learning about the molasses “flood” in kindergarten. We got to draw a picture of the flood and then our teacher gave us little Dixie cups with molasses to dump on our papers. :-) Why a sane adult would give a room full of five year old kids instructions to dump molasses on their papers I will never know!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

Wow, that is some very green tea! I love Real Simple as well… so many ideas and such great advice. I’m going to check out some of the other ones! :)


Roanne September 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

Hi there Angela, I was just wondering what brand of canned pumpkin you use?


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I think it is called Farmer’s market…its organic and I buy it by the case from my wholesaler.


Roanne September 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Can’t seem to find any that doesn’t have tons of sugar and food colouring in it, oh well I’m sure I’ll come across the good stuff one day. :) And thanks for responding so fast, also great blog, you’ve got me hooked! lol :P


Emily @ For Sweets Sake September 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

I love Style Me Pretty. I have to check it several times a day to see all the pretty pictures :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm

wedding gawker is awesome too!


Anngela September 10, 2010 at 11:00 am

This looks so yummy! I see you are using molasses from Wholesome Sweetners. I actually live in Sugar Land where the company is based. They are a great company and do a lot for the community. Anywho…..I cannot wait to try these overnight oats! My husband loves overnight oats too! Thanks for all the great recipes :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

you live in SUGAR LAND? like CANDY LAND? haha. Super jealous ;)


Ashley Craft September 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

I love matcha green tea too! But yes… it sure is expensive!!

And the Gingerbread Pumpkin VOO Parfait looks AMAZING! As soon as Trader Joe’s gets organic pumpkin in stock, I will be making this… and many other of your pumpkin recipes! I ♥ fall…and your blog! :)


Amber K September 10, 2010 at 11:08 am

fitsugar (and the other various sugars) and the huffington post

I don’t think I have ever had blackstrap molasses, but it sounds good! Molasses cookies are my favorite!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm

i think they might be my fav too (I made them for my wedding favours!)


Pam September 10, 2010 at 11:09 am

Molasses – OH MY! (So seductive!)
And that green tea – wow. I must try.

Sadly, I love yahoo’s OMG – total celebrity gossip and photos, lol. Can’t get any more mindless and indulgent.


Tracey @ TropicalHappiness September 10, 2010 at 11:15 am

I’m not a huge food person, so while I like to read other food blogs, I enjoy non food ones too. There are so many… hard to think of a few favorites… definitely Style Me Pretty. Also is an inspirational personal blog.


Sherry @ Young House Love September 10, 2010 at 11:22 am

Wahoo! Thanks for the shout out. Love those delicious molasses pictures too. My mouth is officially watering.



Ashley September 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

Love that brand of molasses! I’ve had a love for molasses since I was young b/c ever since I can remember my dad + I make molasses cookie to send to the family around xmas every year! I need to veganize them and send you some :)


Faith @ lovelyascharged September 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

Oh how yummy! I’m so ready for gingerbread men :) I love hyperbole and a half – I discovered it this summer and have spent countless hours on there…and MLIA/FML sucked up so much of my time last year in college!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm
jamie @ jamelafamela September 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

i had NO idea molasses was so good for you! thanks for pointing that out :)


chelseY September 10, 2010 at 11:53 am

Gosh that breakfast looks SO GOOD!!


Lauren September 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I almost forgot how lovely Molasses was in pumpkin oats!


[email protected] September 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm

What a beautiful breakfast glass! Looks amazingly good.


kelly September 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I am a HUGE BSM fan. I read several websites about the benefits. One of the best is the effects on grey hair. I use it every morning in my oats whether they are the overnight variety of the cooked. Super yummy! and VERY good for you.


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm



Laura September 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Try molasses on warm, buttered cornbread. It sounds weird but is really tasty!


Alexa September 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I love your food style.


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I’ve been subscribing to Yoga Journal and reading their magazine and website for well over 10 years. Well their mag, their site isn’t that old :)

This sounds weird but I read my local Craigslist and check on real estate prices in the area or what great houses or apartments are for rent. I love looking at real estate with great pictures, great views, great stainless and granite kitchens, those things make me happy :)

Blackstrap molasses…when I was pregnant and I nursed for 3+ years afterwards, I am a huge believer in blackstrap being the reason as a vegan I have never needed iron or calcium pills. It’s chock full of amazing stuff, no synthetic vitamins necessary!


zoe September 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm

yum! i love blackstrap molasses! i use it in baking all the time :) it tastes extra good in brownies, believe it or not! i’ll most definitely remake these oats, they look awesome! have a good friday!


Gina September 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Wow! Those Gingerbread VOO sound absolutely incredible. Love the touch of fall :)
My favorite non food blogs are:


Stacy September 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

My favorite non food blogs is:
I have just discovered it through the wonderful world of twitter; and I am completely obsessed!


Stacey September 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm

OMG..your oats are food porn at it’s best :) Love the idea, thanks so much for sharing! Happy Friday to you!


Caitlin (EatFeats) September 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Wow that molasses looks INTENSE!

I love browsing foodgawker and tastespotting, and I love lusting after the goods here:


Little Bookworm September 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I have a (slightly adapted) version of this waiting for me for breakfast tomorrow. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe Angela! :D


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) September 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I have never actually tried molassas! :0 I know, right ? I love the flavor that it gives gingerbread cookies and I think it would be so good in hot sweet oats. Must try this!! ;D


Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA September 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I love blackstrap molasses! I even put it in coffee. But it also tastes amazing with some frozen blueberries and cocoa powder.

My #1 website is the New York Times, definitely, but I also read a lot of entertainment industry sites and blogs as well as fashion blogs. I love Go Fug Yourself, it’s hilarious.


Christa September 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I just made the oats for my breakfast tomorrow… SOOOO excited! I MAY have to add a ginger cookie crumbled in the middle and on top with the BSS ;)


Laura September 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

If you have a Whole Foods by you, I found they have their own containers that they fill with Matcha and it is about 1/4 of the cost. It is sold by the pound but since Matcha is like powder, a container that has a lot of servings only costs around $7.00. (the per pound cost is like $54 !!!)


chantal September 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I AM addicted to matcha green tea smoothies YUMMY
half a frozen banana 1 scoop of cocnut milk vanilla ice cream ice and almond milk 1 teaspoon of matcha SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I had no idea molasses had such good nutritional stats! Now I can feel better about all those gingerbread cookies I like to indulge in over the holidays. :D

I love Tastespotting and Fit Sugar too!


Laura (spokesnoats) September 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm


Lauren M. September 10, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I don’t know if it’s just southern california, but pumpkin is NON EXISTENT due to a pumpkin shortage last year. I tried my best to stock up for the year, but I just ran out of my last can about a month ago and all your pumpkin recipes are making me so sad because there is no way to make them. Whole pumpkins arent available yet either and butternut squash just isnt the same. :(


Heather McClees September 11, 2010 at 12:59 am

I knew I loved you! Your gingerbread VOO are almost like the ice cream I made on my post today!! I’m going to try your adaptation tomorrow!:)

CAN’T Wait:)

H McClees


Laural September 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

Here’s a great recipe you could veganize w/ your matcha tea :)
I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t found any of the tea.

Also a funny website conveniently called:


Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey September 11, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Whoa, cool! I have never used blackstrap molasses before. I’m not sure I’d know what to do with it, lol.


Cassidy September 13, 2010 at 2:44 am

Love you site…and this is one of my very favorite non food blogs. It is hilarious.


Rachel September 16, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Amazing writer.

Thank you for your delicious recipes. My tummy has been happy since I found your blog :-)


Annie (Delicious Wellness) September 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

Hi Angela, I made these oo last night, and followed the directions exactly, but doubled it (including the almond milk). They came out tasty, but super super super milky. When you double it, do you use less milk?


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 29, 2010 at 10:16 am

Hmmm, I’m not sure! Perhaps less milk would be needed….


Lauren S October 14, 2010 at 10:12 am

I made these oats last night and just ate them for breakfast this morning. They are soooo good. All of my favorite Fall flavors in one bowl. Oh, and I just love your blog! All of your recipes look great.


Caroline December 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm

So, I tried making these yesterday, and mine were soupy! In the pictures, yours look thicker and more viscous. Are yours normally thicker or do they firm up in the fridge?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

I will occasionally get the soupy batch too – next time I suggest reducing the amount of almond milk a bit. Also, the chia seeds are needed to absorb the milk (not sure if you included them? but that could be a reason too)


Caroline December 10, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Thank you for the reply! I did leave out the chia seeds because I could not find them at Kroger. I will make sure to find them and include them in my next batch!


Jessica Dorrington January 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Can I just say “I LOVE YOUR BLOG!” Love love love! I’m not even a vegan, but everything I’ve tried from here has been amazing. Thank you!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

Aw thank you Jessica!


Margaret Flay April 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

A new non-food blog well worth checking out is


Linda October 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

I think I did something wrong, but I don’t know what. My gingerbread oats are like soup this morning!! It tastes nice, but is totally watery. I even tried warming it up, but to no avail. What happened?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 28, 2013 at 9:41 am

Hi Linda, I’m sorry to hear that! I would mix in another tablespoon or so of chia seeds and let it sit in the fridge for another 15-25 minutes. That should thicken it right up!


Linda October 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thanks! I ate them as a soup, but I will up the chia and lower the milk tonight.


B Lee November 19, 2013 at 11:23 am

Sorry, but I followed this Ginger pumpkin oat parfait to the letter, and it was a total failure. Was more like pumpkin soup. Yuck. Nevermore.


Courtenay December 5, 2013 at 8:07 pm

This was delicious for breakfast! I’m always looking for more ways to get my iron! Do you have a recipe for hot or baked gingerbread oatmeal?


Angela Stark February 5, 2014 at 7:54 pm

I love your blog and your recipes – thank you! Looking forward to the book too! I recently tried to make your gingerbread VOO though and two attempts failed. the oats didn’t absorb – it ended up not looking like a porridge. Any advice – thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

Hi Angela, You can reduce the amount of liquid next time and try increasing the chia seeds a bit too. Hope this helps!


Samantha McKenzie September 20, 2015 at 9:17 pm

I made this last night and it was soup. It never thickened up (yes, left in fridge overnight). I have made others of yours, but maybe the measurements were off this one? I have almost tripled the oats now (keep adding some) and will see if it’s thicker in the morning. Sure tasted good, but soupy.


Maja October 28, 2016 at 2:48 pm

They taste awesome, but despite adding less almond milk they still turned out very soupy… I’ll reduce the amount of liquid to 1/2 cup next time and add a bit more oats so they have a texture of proper overnight oats :)
I’ve noticed that lots of other comments concern the same problem; maybe you should consider editing the recipe so others don’t make the same mistake of preparing an overnight soup? :D


Liis T August 3, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Sorry, I´m new at this :D.. just wanted to ask how do you prepare the pumpkin for this recipe? Is it boiled and pureed? And nutmeg is grounded? And are all the ingredients cold when you mix them up?
Thanks in advance! It sounds delicious! :)


Angela Liddon September 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm

Hi there Liis, For this recipe I used canned pure pumpkin puree for convenience (be sure it’s pure pumpkin, and not pumpkin pie filling!). And yes, the nutmeg is ground nutmeg, and all the ingredients are cold when you mix them. :) Hope this helps, and enjoy!!


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