It’s no secret that I love to cook. But first thing in the morning when I’m trying to get started on work? Probably not (unless it’s a loaf of sourdough bread!). I’m constantly looking for quick and easy breakfast recipes that don’t require a ton of dishes, because who wants to clean that up? Cue these easy vegan overnight oats.
I love overnight oats because they require pretty much no prep time. All the prep time that is required happens the night before unless you feel like heating them up in the morning (which can be done in the microwave!).
To make vegan overnight oats, just add all ingredients into a mason jar or airtight container, shake up, and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning you’ll be left with creamy, nourishing and filling overnight oats!
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s totally customizable! I’m sharing my favorite combination of peanut butter and apples in this recipe, but feel free to add and swap any ingredients to fit your preferences!
Rolled Oats: While you can use quick or steel-cut oats for this recipe, I prefer rolled oats for the best taste and texture. If you choose to use quick oats, be aware that the texture may be slightly slimier. If you’re using steel-cut oats, add more liquid. Oats are a great source of whole grains, fiber, and iron.
Plant-Based Milk: Fortified plant-based milk is an awesome source of calcium and vitamin D. Fortified soy milk offers 7 grams of protein per cup, which will help to keep you feeling fuller and energized for longer!
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a great source of calcium, fiber, protein and healthy fat omega-3!
Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain healthy fats, zinc and iron, which are all important to get enough of on a plant-based diet!
Peanut Butter: A great source of healthy fats, and tastes so delicious!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Make sure you leave a rating and review and don’t forget to tag me in a picture on Instagram or Pinterest if you try it out!
Easy Vegan Overnight Oats
Meet your new breakfast staple! These easy vegan overnight oats only require 5 minutes of prep time. Just leave them in the fridge overnight and you'll wake up to a delicious, healthy, and easy vegan breakfast!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1.5 cups oat milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup more or less based on your preferences
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Any additional toppings such as sliced banana, berries, apples, etc.
Add all ingredients to a mason jar or container. Add lid and shake well until combined.
Place in fridge for 6-8 hours. Heat if desired. Enjoy!
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