This recipe for overnight oatmeal is one of my favorite easy breakfast recipes! These oats are creamy and delicious and require only three simple ingredients.
I love this recipe because it is so incredibly easy to make and it's a great recipe if you're looking for breakfast meal prep ideas or just an easy make ahead breakfast.
I'm always looking for ways to simplify my morning routine, and having a nice meal prep breakfast makes the entire morning run smoothly.
There are so many ways you can make this recipe your own. Some ideas that I love are adding fresh fruit or granola on top, or adding a little almond butter, or making peanut butter overnight oats.
If you're feeling extra ambitious, you can even mix in a little vegan protein powder and you'll have delicious protein overnight oats!
Oatmeal: I personally like to use organic rolled oats in my overnight oat recipes. You can use any type of oatmeal you like best though. This article talks all about the different types of oatmeal.
My second choice is to use steel cut oats to create steel cut overnight oats!
Plant-Based Milk: My go-to plant-based milk is oat milk, especially in this recipe. First of all, it just kind of makes sense if we are going along with the oat theme. But it is also my favorite vegan milk and always ends up being nice and creamy.
Plant-Based Yogurt: You can omit this ingredient if you really want, but adding plant-based yogurt to your recipe gives you a ton of extra flavor and creaminess.
Use this as an opportunity to add some flavor into your oats. I love using vanilla, peach, or blueberry vegan yogurt the best!
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This recipe is so easy to make!
Step 1: Pour whatever type of oatmeal you are going to use into a container. I personally like to use a mason jar because you can mix and store everything in the same container.
Step 2: Add the plant-based milk into the jar.
Step 3: Add the plant-based yogurt.
Step 4: Stir everything really well. Then cover and place in the fridge for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.
Step 5: Remove in the morning, stir, add any desired toppings, and enjoy!
Substitutions and Additions
This recipe is super simple which is great for two reasons:
- It's easy
- You can make small changes in the recipe to make it your own!
Like I mentioned earlier, I love adding a little extra protein to my oats. You can accomplish this by adding peanut butter, almond butter, plant-based protein powder, or even nuts and seeds.
You can also add flavor and a bit of sweetness by using a sweetened or flavored plant-based milk or yogurt. I like using classic unsweetened oat milk, and then using a flavored vegan yogurt.
If you want to omit the yogurt that's okay, you'll just have a slightly different flavor and consistency.
You can also swap out the oat milk for any plant-based milk you like best.
Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1 cup oatmeal rolled oats, uncooked
- ½ cup plant-based yogurt
- 1 cup plant-based milk
- Mix all ingredients together and store in the fridge in a covered container.
- Let it sit covered in the fridge, for at least an hour but ideally overnight.
- Remove from the fridge, stir well, and enjoy.
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