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Vegan Overnight Oats

By Sunday, July 07, 2013 , , ,


When in the past I have made overnight oats, I used yoghurt, but now I have completely omitted dairy from my diet, I found myself wondering how I was going to be able to make my overnight oats just as thick and creamy as they used to be. This combination of ingredients makes an incredibly thick bowl of overnight oats, perfect as a refreshing breakfast on a Saturday morning. Plus you can change it up, just like you would with normal oatmeal and use different fruits and add different flavours too.

You will need:

2/3 cup oats
Just over 1 cup almond milk
1 banana
2 tbsps ground flaxseed or chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional 1/2 tbsp - 1 tsp of maca/lucuma/mesquite powder

Slice about 1/4 of the banana off, and put in an airtight jar in the fridge, then mash the rest of the banana roughly. Combine the oats, almond milk, flax/chia seeds, vanilla extract and mashed banana in a jar and put the lid on. Shake well, then leave to sit and thicken in the fridge overnight. In the morning, move into a bowl and top with the remaining banana and your fruit, nuts and seeds of choice, or just eat it as from the jar as breakfast on the go.

If you want to make it blueberry, raspberry or other fruit flavoured, simply use only 1/2 cup of almond milk when you soak your oats, and in the morning, mix your desired mashed/blended/grated fruit through.

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34 comments

  1. I'm going to the airport tomorrow very early, and will have lots of time when I get there, so I'm going to bring these overnight oats in a little jar with me! Is it weird that I'm really excited about that?!

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    1. Not weird at all! Last time I went to the airport I took a jar of overnight oats with me to eat in the lounge after I had checked in. So easy and so much tastier than a stale croissant from the food court! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  2. Does it matter what kind of oats? One minute or five minute oats?

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    1. Using instant 1 minute oats will make this very sloppy and mushy. You need to use old fashioned oats to get the right texture :)

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  3. Hi Siobhan- absolutely love love your blog!
    I am allergic to bananas, is there anything you would suggest to replace it with? A different fruit or yogurt perhaps?

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    1. Hey, thanks ever so much! You could use any sort of yoghurt or a fruit puree such as apple sauce :)

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  4. hi, can we leave the other fruits overnight too? Like the banana?

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  5. What kind of oats do you use, porridge oats or jumbo ones? The nutrition counts seem to be very different and I've bought jumbo oats for the first time, and they don't seem to cook as quickly as the smaller ones.

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    1. Jumbo oats do take longer to cook because they're not rolled and broken up into smaller pieces like porridge oats are but nutritionally they're exactly the same. I use jumbo oats because I like the chunkier texture :)

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  6. Some people say oats aren't very healthy uncooked, is that true or is it okay to just soak them in milk for one night?
    Going to try this tomorrow anyway!
    - Nadine

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    1. I don't listen to any hearsay about what is healthy and what isn't, I just eat what tastes good and what makes me feel good.

      There is nothing wrong with soaking oats and eating them raw, you could soak them for 3 nights if you wanted to, it wouldn't change that! :)

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  7. Hi Siobhan! I have a few questions to ask if you don't mind :)
    1. What kind of oats do you use for your oatmeals and overnight oats? Old fashion/rolled or oats which are cut in smaller pieces (instant?) ?
    2. I have two kinds of cups at home.. those little 200ml cups and longer ones. What kind of cups do you use? Or I can ask it this way: how many ml of milk do you consider as 1 cup?
    I want to try out the overnight oats and chia pudding!! :) Thank you for inspiring and sharing..

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  8. Hey!
    I use regular rolled oats and I use a measuring cup for my 'cup' measurements. A cup is 250ml :)

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  9. I don't have flax/chia seeds, does that matter?

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    1. It'll still work, it just won't have the same gooey texture :)

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  10. If I want to make it berry flavoured, do I still use banana?

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  11. Can I also use water instead of almond milk? Or coconut water? I don't have any almond milk now.

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    1. It won't be very nice using water or coconut water, you need to use something creamy like soy milk/almond milk/coconut milk, etc :)

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  12. In the morning, how long will they stay good? Bc I have school and I need lunch ideas, and if I have to be at school at around 8am, will they still be as good at around noon?

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    1. I don't think it would taste very good if they got warm, so you'd need a fridge or a chiller bag, but it'd easily keep in a fridge for 2-3 days!

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  13. can use normal milk instead of almond milk, as I don't have any?

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    1. In that case it isn't vegan! But sure

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  14. How much gram is 2/3 cup of oats? Is it important to take 2/3 instead of 1/2 cup?

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    1. I don't weigh my oats, sorry! I don't find 1/2 cup to be filling enough, so I have more :)

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  15. Can I use skip milk?

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  16. What's the first and second picture? (:

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  17. Skim milk I mean.

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    1. All milk is the same, it's nicer with non dairy milk though

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  18. I mean the flavour! :)

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  19. Commenting over a year later... but when making it flavoured (say blueberry) how much of the fruit would you put in? :)

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