Overnight oats, a delicious, healthy and nutritious breakfast or snack recipe, ready in just 5 to 10 minutes and perfect to eat on the go.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast that it’s also a great choice to eat on the go, this recipe is for you!
Just in case you haven’t heard about overnight oats before, you just need to soak rolled oats (or any other type of oats) in milk the night before and enjoy the next morning. Easy, right?
And you just need 2 basic ingredients: oats and milk. The remaining ingredients are optional, but you should give my recipe a try because it’s out of this world!
However, what I love the most about this recipe is how quick it is, so it’s great if you’re in a hurry. In just 5 or 10 minutes you can make a super healthy and nutritious breakfast or snack. You could also have it as a dessert if you want, though.
Although chia seeds are optional, I like to include them because of their amazing health benefits, but also because I think the texture is even better when you add them.
I also include some nut butter and fresh fruit because it’s a delicious and healthy way to start my morning. Maple syrup and vanilla extract are also optional ingredients, but they will make your overnight oats taste SO GOOD.
Other ingredients you can add: nuts, seeds, dried fruits, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, shredded coconut, superfoods, matcha tea, etc.
ingredients for overnight oats
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this overnight oats recipe:
- Rolled oats – Any type of oats will do, even quick or instant oats. Use gluten-free if needed. If you can’t eat gluten-free oats either, use quinoa flakes instead (I’ve never made this recipe using them, though, so you may need to add more or less milk).
- Chia seeds – You can omit the chia seeds if you want, but I add them because of their amazing health benefits, and also because I love the texture of my overnight oats when I add them.
- Maple syrup – Use any sweetener you have on hand. Dates and sliced banana are also a good choice if you want a healthier alternative.
- Vanilla extract – This ingredient is optional. However, if you have some vanilla extract on hand, please use it because your chia pudding will taste even better.
- Milk – Any type of milk is okay. I prefer to use any unsweetened plant milk and then I add a sweetener of my choice, but it’s up to you.
how to make overnight oats
They’re really easy to make, just add all the ingredients (except the toppings) to a mason jar, stir, cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 4 hours). That’s all!
Stir before serving and feel free to add more milk if you want. Then add your favorite toppings. I’ve been into almond butter and fresh blueberries lately, but the alternatives are endless.
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- Add all the ingredients to a jar (except the almond butter and the blueberries), stir, cover and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
- Give a good stir before serving and add more milk if needed. Then add your favorite ingredients. I used almond butter and fresh blueberries.
- Keep leftovers covered in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. It’s also a great breakfast or snack to eat on the go.
- Nutritional info has been calculated without the almond butter and the blueberries.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 177
- Sugar: 7.3 g
- Sodium: 10 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 19.9 g
- Fiber: 6.1 g
- Protein: 8.3 g