These vegan overnight oats are packed with flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and so unbelievably creamy and dessert-like! 10 min prep the night before and you have yourself a healthy hearty delicious grab-and-go breakfast!
In a mixing bowl, whisk everything together except for the strawberries, almonds, and cocoa nibs. If using maple syrup, you can add right now or the following morning.
Next, add in the chopped strawberries, almonds, and cocoa nibs and combine. Note: For a crunchier texture, add the freshly chopped strawberries and chopped almonds the following morning prior to serving.
If you are enjoying the oats at home the next morning, simply cover the mixing bowl and place in the fridge overnight. If you need a grab-and-go breakfast, divide the contents into two jars, cover, and place in the fridge overnight.
The oats should be ready the following morning!
Serve cold or warm them up. If you saved the toppings for the next day, layer or top the overnight oats with chopped strawberries, almonds, and cocoa nibs or dark chocolate chips. Feel free to adjust the sweetness (with additional maple syrup or mashed bananas) or consistency (with more almond milk to adjust thickness of oats). Otherwise simply mix once more in the morning and enjoy!
Oats - I've also used the rolled oats as-is when I don't have time or am on travel and it tastes just as great!! So for a quicker recipe, skip the step of making coarsely grounded oats. If you want a slightly creamier texture, make coarsely ground oats to use (make a large batch at once to keep around in the pantry).To Make Coarsely Grounded Oats -
Place whole rolled oats in Vitamix or food processor.
Lightly pulse for a second, a few times to slightly process them or coarsely 'chop them up'. Be sure not to process them down into a flour-like consistency.
For the recipe above, measure out 1 cup of these processed oats.
To make things easier, I like to do this in bulk ahead of time and keep a stock of coarsely grounded oats for use in my overnight oats.
Maple Syrup -Feel free to omit the maple syrup and simply sweeten the following day by using mashed bananas. You can also add maple syrup the following morning.Toppings - I have had these overnight oats both ways, adding the toppings prior to placing them overnight in the fridge, and fresh the next morning just prior to serving. Both methods taste great, depending on what type of texture you enjoy of your fresh fruit and nuts. If you plan on grabbing and going the next morning, I recommend adding them straight in the night before to save time the following morning. Adding them in the night before also provides for more flavor since the nuts and fresh fruit have a chance to soak along with the oats overnight. Additional Toppings - Feel free to add any additional toppings, or even leave out the fresh fruit if you're traveling.Traveling Tips - I've taken these oats with me traveling overseas and even in hotel rooms.
Make a large batch of the dry ingredients for this recipe and take with you in a ziplock bag or sealed container. Then scoop out 1:1 mix and non-dairy milk the night before.
If you're in a hotel room, ask for maple syrup to sweeten if you don't have access to fresh fruit
Make-Ahead Tips - Scale up and make a large batch of the dry mix. Then simply scoop about 1:1 mix and non-dairy milk the night before.