Back when I used to eat Greek yogurt and consume it everyday, one of my favourite breakfasts was Overnight Oats. It’s just oats soaked in water or almond milk with yogurt, fruit and nuts left in the fridge overnight to absorb the flavours.
Ever since I started eating a vegan plant based diet, I haven’t made overnight oats because I don’t eat yogurt. (And just can’t find any coconut yogurt or good vegan yogurts). However, I recently created a recipe that I MUST share with you.
If you’ve ever tried chia pudding, you can imagine what this is like. Rather than using yogurt to layer between the oats, I used the pudding which makes a delicious jello-y texture.
It’s the perfect breakfast if you love oats and if you have busy mornings. You can make it the day before or the night before and you just stick it in the fridge and let the oats to soak up the almond milk and different flavours. It has the same texture as regular cooked oats, but it’s cold. I was a bit scared to try overnight oats when I first heard of them, but I have to admit, I judged them way to quickly – I am IN LOVE with them. And now that I have this vegan recipe that doesn’t even need yogurt, I think I have found a match made in heaven.
- 1/2 cup of Gluten Free or Regular Oats
- Chia Pudding (pre-made)
- 1 tsp. Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup of Almond Mylk
- 1 tsp. Chia Seeds
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Nuts (almonds and cashews)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp. Hemp Hearts
- Strawberries and Blueberries
- Start off by making your chia pudding. You may want to make this a day in advanced.
- In a bowl pour 1/2 cups of almond milk
- 1/4 cups of chia seeds
- 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
- and stir together well
- Leave it in the fridge for a few hours or over night. The chia seeds will absorb the almond milk and make a thick pudding/yogurt texture.
- Get all of your ingredients together including an empty jar.
- In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of oats, and 1 tsp. of brown sugar.
- Add 1/4 cup of almond milk, 1 tsp. of chia seeds, 1 tsp. of hemp hearts, and mix together well until your mix looks like oatmeal. You can also add 1 tsp. of peanut butter if you'd like.
- Now is where the layering starts. First put some of your chia pudding in your jar as this will be your first layer.
- Add some nuts, berries, and then some of your oat mix.
- Continue to layer it using the pudding, nut, fruit, oat pattern until you reach the top.
- Seal it with a lid and store in the fridge over night.