Last updated on March 26th, 2023 at 10:48 pm
Looking for a protein-packed overnight oats recipe? We have you covered! With so many good-for-you ingredients that happen to be super tasty, these plant-based overnight oats may become your go-to breakfast.
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are made by soaking rolled oats in liquid overnight–or for several hours. This is a no-cook way to make oatmeal. When you soak the raw oats, they absorb the liquid, making them soft and ready to eat without cooking.
They’re easy to prepare, so if you have a busy morning, your breakfast is ready. And, you can prepare a two or three days worth if you want to be really efficient with your time.
What Are the Best Oats for Overnight Oats?
You can make your overnight oats to suit your taste, but it’s best to use plain, old-fashioned rolled oats for the best results. You can also use gluten-free oats. Quick oats aren’t recommended.
Best Containers for Overnight Oats
Mason jars are perfect for overnight oats, since the size is just right, and they come with lids. If you don’t have Mason jars, a small bowl covered tightly with plastic wrap, will work in a pinch.
Here’s everything you need to make this plant-based overnight oats recipe. You can use any of your favorite berries to top your oats, and after making this recipe a couple of times, you might want to experiment with other flavors and ingredients.
To make overnight oats, put your ingredients into a medium jar with a lid. Then, stir to combine. Be sure to mix well so all of the oats and chia seeds are immersed in the almond milk. Next, put the lid on the jar and refrigerate for least four hours (or overnight).
These high-protein overnight oats are so nutritious. Besides protein, oats provide important vitamins and minerals, are a great source of fiber, can lower cholesterol, and can even help you lose weight.
Can you eat these plant-based overnight oats hot?
Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. If you prefer them hot, just microwave for 45 to 60 seconds, or heat them in a pan on the stovetop over medium/low heat until the oats are warm.
How long do overnight oats last?
Your overnight oats will last in the refrigerator for about three days, so you can make a few days worth of these quick grab-and-go breakfasts ahead of time.
Oats have so many health benefits, and with this yummy make-ahead recipe, there’s no reason not to enjoy them anytime.
Vegan Overnight Oats With Chia, Sunflower, & Pumpkin Seeds & Topped With Strawberries
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup chía seeds
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 2 tbsp chopped almonds + a few more for topping
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup fresh strawberries or your favorite berries
Place rolled oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, maple syrup, peanut butter and almond milk in a medium jar with a lid. Stir to combine. It’s important to mix well to ensure all of the oats and chia seeds are immersed in the almond milk. Put the lid on the jar, and refrigerate for at least four hours (or overnight).
Enjoy with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruits, chocolate chips, nuts, or maple syrup.