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These high protein overnight oats are delicious, easy to make, and the best way to start your day!
Why You'll Love These Protein Overnight Oats
- High in Protein: This recipe has 21 grams of protein per one serving.
- Easy to Make: You can make these oats in just five minutes and let them set in the fridge overnight.
- Vegan & Gluten-Free: This protein oats recipe is naturally plant-based/vegan and gluten-free. Always be sure to check your specific ingredients to make sure they are vegan and GF.
- Great for Meal Prepping: This overnight oats protein recipe is great for meal prepping and an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe.
Oatmeal: For any type of overnight oats, I like using old fashioned oats. You can use any type of oats that are tried and true to your overnight oat mixtures, but this recipe is solely tested with old fashioned oats.
I love this article with comparison of different types of oats and some of their nutritional factors and benefits.
Protein Powder: You can use any plant based protein powder that you love best, but this is the protein powder I personally use.
Nut Butter: I chose to use almond butter for this recipe, but you can use peanut butter or any one that you have on hand.
I feel it's also important to note that when choosing a nut butter, you should pick one with only 1-2 ingredients (almonds or whatever nut you choose, and maybe salt).
How to Make Protein Overnight Oats
One of my favorite things about this overnight oats protein recipe is that it's so simple and easy to make!
All you need to do is combine all ingredients in a jar and mix them all together.
After mixing, cover the jar and place it in the fridge for at least one hour so the oats have time to absorb the oat milk and thicken.
Stir again before serving, top with your favorite fruit, and enjoy!
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Hemp seeds
- Coconut chunks or flakes
- Pumpkin seeds
- Chocolate chips
Storage: These overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
Substitutions and Additions
Swap the Plant Based Milk: Though the original recipe calls for oat milk, you can use any plant-based milk that you love or have on hand. I would recommend almond milk or coconut milk (from the carton, not can).
Plant Based Yogurt: The yogurt is what helps to make these vegan protein overnight oats so creamy. If you don't have any on hand, you can simply omit the yogurt and add an additional ¼ cup of oat milk.
Add Fresh Fruit: You can mix in ¼ cup of fresh fruit with the rest of your ingredients for an extra burst of freshness and natural flavor.
Add Chia Seeds: You can add one tablespoon of chia seeds to add some extra nutrients. If you add the chia seeds, you'll want to add an extra ¼ cup of oat milk so they have liquid to absorb.
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to try some of my other vegan breakfast recipes next:
Overnight Oats with Protein Powder
- 1 cup old fashioned oats uncooked
- 1 ¼ cup oat milk
- ¼ cup plant based yogurt
- 1 tablespoon plant based protein
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- Combine all ingredients in a jar or container and mix until well combined.
- Cover and set in the fridge for at least one hour.
- Remove from the fridge, stir, and enjoy!