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This is the perfect breakfast for those busy mornings. I’ve been making vegan overnight oats for years now and it’s become one of my favorite breakfasts.
They are especially handy for days when you’re in a rush and just need something to grab on to go. My schedule recently got a lot busier and these overnight oats are a breakfast game-changer for me!
This easy breakfast is simple, filling, and incredibly delicious while also being healthy. Whip them up before bed and your morning will be a breeze. Let’s get started.
What are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are the no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking oatmeal on the stovetop or microwave, simply soak the oats with milk overnight to create a soft and creamy breakfast or snack.
The soaking process allows the liquid to be absorbed by the oats and even though they are called overnight oats, they technically only need to soak for 2 hours.
But prepping this simple overnight oats recipe the night before is the most efficient method so the name fits! I have also written an article on Can You Freeze Almond Milk? Comprehensive Guide.
Overnight Oats With Almond Milk Ingredients
These almond milk overnight oats with berries are a refreshing and easy make-ahead breakfast. You’re going to love this super customizable snack or breakfast.
This is a basic overnight oats recipe that is perfect for customizing to your preferences. Add any additions and toppings you love.
Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats: I highly recommend using Old-Fashioned Oats (Rolled Oats) instead of quick oats. Quick oats will be thinner and have a mushy consistency which is not ideal.
Chia Seeds: This is optional but chia seeds are a healthy addition and I love the texture of them. You could add ground flax instead if desired.
Almond Milk: These overnight oats are made with almond milk but you can make overnight oats with coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
Non-Dairy Yogurt: Yogurt is going to give these oats extra creaminess and a boost of plant-based protein. I recommend using an unsweetened variety or you’ll need to adjust the maple syrup.
Maple Syrup: Just a tablespoon for sweetness! You can add 1 or 2 tablespoons depending on how sweet you would like your oats. This will also depend on the toppings that you choose.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla adds a lot of flavor to the oats. Cinnamon and nutmeg would be delicious as well!
You don’t need anything fancy to make overnight oats. I recommend buying a few jars with lids so you can prep your overnight oats in advance to have them on hand for a few days.
I recommend either 8-ounce jars or 16-ounce jars. Here are a few small jars that I recommend: 16oz Weck Jars with Glass Lids, 8oz Jars with Latch, and 16oz Mason Jars. You can get more from this video.
Add the old-fashioned oats, almond milk, vegan yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt into a jar that has a lid. Stir well to combine and seal the lid tight. Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 2 hours.
The next morning, remove the lid and stir well. Add any desired toppings to the top and enjoy!
Overnight Oats With Almond Milk Topping
This overnight oatmeal is a very simple base recipe and could use some flavorful additions and toppings!
That’s fun about oats, you can change them up and make new flavor combinations every day. Meal prep individual portions and different toppings for each one to enjoy a new flavor each morning.
Apple Pie: Chopped apples, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Pumpkin Pie: Whisk in a spoonful of pumpkin purée, and pumpkin pie spice, and top with whipped coconut cream.
Fresh Fruit: This one is the one I typically go with. Chopped mangoes, bananas, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries work best!
Jam: Store-bought or homemade. My favorite is my homemade strawberry jam.
Chocolate: Mix in cocoa powder or chocolate chips!
Nut butter: Drizzle your favorite nut butter over the top. I love almond butter and peanut butter.
Granola: Add a crunchy topping like your favorite vegan granola.
Carrot Cake: Stir in shredded carrots, coconut flakes, and cinnamon.
Cinnamon Bun: Stir in cinnamon and top with a vanilla powdered sugar drizzle.
Protein Powder: Add a scoop of vegan protein powder for a protein-packed breakfast. You can read more about Treat Yourself to the Delightful Taste of Chocolate Almond Milk.
Overnight Oats With Almond Milk Tips & Tricks
Use the appropriate jar: An 8oz jar will be filled to the top with oats and the toppings will overflow a bit so the jar won’t close whereas a 16oz jar will allow room for toppings and the lid to close. The 16oz jar is preferred if you’re taking the oats on the go.
Wait to add toppings: This is important! Take the extra few seconds in the morning to add the toppings fresh. You won’t regret it.
Salt your oats! I know this sounds weird but trust me. It will help balance and bring out the flavors and won’t make your oatmeal salty.
Almond Milk: Any plant-based milk will work for this. You can use soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or even coconut milk. I recommend using unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk or you’ll need to adjust the maple syrup.
Chia Seeds: If you don’t like chia seeds, you can replace them with ground flax seeds. I wouldn’t omit this ingredient entirely because it helps soak up the liquid and adds a boost of nutrition.
Maple Syrup: Agave syrup is an excellent replacement for maple syrup.
Vegan Yogurt: I love the addition of vegan yogurt because it adds creaminess and a boost of plant-based protein. You can use mashed bananas, pumpkin purée, or apple sauce to replace it but it will change the overall flavor of the oats.
Store your overnight oats in an airtight jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I hope you enjoy these vegan almond milk overnight oats. If you give this recipe a go, please leave a comment and/or rating below to let me know what you think!
Short-term oats are intended to be eaten cold and directly from the refrigerator not at all like conventional warm oats yet on the off chance that you attempted it and aren’t a fan, essentially heat them in the microwave until warm.
Short-term oats made with speedy oats will quite often self-destruct and get soft a lot quicker. If you have any desire to utilize speedy oats, eat them on a primary day.
Steel-cut oats will work however remember that they should be splashed longer and will stay thick and chewy.