This Vegan overnight oats recipe is ready in under 5 minutes for a balanced grab-and-go breakfast in the morning! It’s creamy, lightly sweet, packed with protein, fiber, and perfect for the warm weather.
Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe
Do you tend to skip breakfast because you don’t have time? Or maybe you’re just looking for something new that will take minimal effort but still be nourishing and delicious. This simple vegan overnight oats recipe will make your mornings a lot easier and your days more energizing! All you need is about 5 minutes of time the night before.
These overnight oats have all the nutrition you need to get your day started. They are packed with fiber which will keep you full until lunchtime and aid in digestion. They have protein from the hemp, chia seeds, and nut butter/nuts/seeds you add on top. Adding berries will also provide extra fiber and loads of antioxidants. It’s hard to find a breakfast that is ready in 5 minutes, tastes amazing, AND is packed with so many nutrients.
Easy Vegan Breakfast in 4 steps:
- Pour oats, chia seeds, and hemp seeds into a mason jar or container of choice.
- Slowly pour in the plant-based milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup, and stir together until combined well.
- Add a choice of toppings on top of the oats or place them in a separate container/bag to add in when ready to eat.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight for best results.
Vegan Overnight Oats Recipe Ingredients and Tips:
- Oats: I recommend only using rolled oats for this recipe as they have the perfect texture and consistency for soaking overnight. Avoid using quick oats or any other type of oats for that matter. Soaking rolled oats overnight is also great for digestion as it helps break down the starches and reduces phytic acid.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds help achieve the perfect texture for overnight oats so I highly recommend adding them. They are also packed with nutrients like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants.
- Hemp Seeds: I like to call these sneaky protein seeds because they pack about 10 grams of protein for only 3 tablespoons! They can get pricey at most grocery stores but I like to get mine at Trader Joe’s for about $3-4.
- Almond milk: I personally like to use almond milk for this recipe but I’ve also used soy milk especially if you want to boost the protein by 7-10 grams. Use your favorite plant-based milk but try to avoid oat milk.
- Vanilla extract: Optional but adds lots of flavor. You can also add cinnamon or any other extract you have around.
- Maple Syrup: This is my favorite sweetener to add but feel free to use agave, monk fruit, or your choice of sweetener.
- Toppings: My favorite toppings for these oats are berries, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, and nut butter. I recently tried a hazelnut chocolate nut butter and it was so delicious! You can get creative with your toppings depending on what you like. Highly recommend making peanut butter chocolate overnight oats when you’re craving something chocolatey! Just stir in 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp peanut butter into the original recipe.