Overnight Oats

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I want to eat a healthy breakfast but some days I don’t have the time to cook. Overnight Oats are a healthy option for busy mornings.

Plant-Based Overnight Oats

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You know I love my Instant Pot Oatmeal but Overnight Oats are even faster. Just spend a few minutes before bed and a few minutes in the morning for an easy breakfast.

I use old fashioned oats. Bob’s Red Mill oats is our brand of choice. But if you need gluten-free I recommend GF Harvest Oats! Their manufacturing process is as good as it gets for keep gluten out of the picture.

We use Rice Dream for most of our cooking. My kids love the vanilla but I prefer the regular unsweetened. I like that it’s shelf stable so I can keep a few in my pantry and not worry about running out without a backup. I have 3 cartons in my pantry right now!

Plant-Based Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are also perfect for travel! Just bring a bowl or jar with the oats pre-measured. Then pick up some plant milk and fruit at your destination. Easy peasy!

Overnight Oats
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1 serving
  • ½ cup oats (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • ½ cup plant milk
  • ½ banana, diced very small
  • ¼ cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • sweeten to taste with maple syrup
  • bluberries
  1. In a bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, maple syrup and milk, mix until combined.
  2. Allow to sit in the fridge overnight.
  3. Dice the bananas and slice the strawberries.
  4. Mix the banana with the overnight oats, then add the strawberries and top with blueberries.

Plant-Based Overnight Oats

I love bananas and add them to almost all my overnight oats because they are so sweet. I’m really focused on cutting down my sugar intake. Bananas add the sweetness I want. Sometimes I’ll add a touch of maple syrup too.

If strawberries, bananas and blueberries aren’t your thing try raisins or peaches or diced apples.

Sometimes I’ll get a little “fancy” and add fresh ginger or hemp seeds. Really, you can add whatever you like. The fruit is completely optional.

Plant-Based Overnight Oats

For more information on oatmeal and to see my favorite oatmeal picks check out my Ultimate Oatmeal Guide.

Check out more delicious breakfast recipes on my Breakfast Page!

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  1. Do you load the fruit into the mix at night, or let the oats and milk sit overnight and then add fruit in the morning? It seems the fruit (some varieties, anyway) could get too mushy if they sit in the milk/oats for several hours.

  2. Sheila A. says:

    I love overnight oats. I make mine with almond milk and in the morning add a touch of maple syrup, 3 Tbls. of chia seeds and about 20 chopped almonds. I’m going to try adding cinnamon and raisins soon!

  3. I have never tried this before but I have two boys who love oatmeal. Do you eat it cold or warm it up? Also does it matter what kind of milk you use?

    • Hi Jenna! You can eat it cold or warm. Cold is perfect for the summer months. The type of milk doesn’t matter, just use whatever you are used to. We go between rice milk, almond milk and soy milk.

  4. Terri Wix says:

    I love over night oats. I use almond milk, peanut butter powder and of course the banana. When I am in a chocolate craving mood, I add 1-11/2 tablespoons of dark cocoa powder. Yummy

  5. Elizabeth Janus says:

    Can you just use filtered water and no milk of any kind instead?

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