These vegan overnight oats came about because of my older sister. She is quite the power woman.
She has two young kids and a demanding professional career.
Really, when I think about how much she has to take care of in a day/week I kind of don’t know how she does it.
So my sister doesn’t have a lot of time to spare when it comes to food preparation.
The other night she and her husband were over for dinner and she enthusiastically told us about the joys of overnight oats! ‘You mix it, you put it in the fridge and there it is the next morning – done!’
She even does a few batches at a time, so it’s like 5 minutes of prep every few days and breakfasts are sorted.
Well I must say I had no idea it was that easy! I know you might think I’ve had my head in the sand because overnight oats is not a very ‘new’ thing in the blogosphere, and yes, I had seen a fair few on pinterest but somehow I had never looked at it with more than fleeting interest.
My sister’s ringing endorsement of overnight oats was enough to get me excited about making some and trying it out! And so I did! And I liked it very much!
Specifically, a vegan overnight oats version with chia seeds, almond milk and almond butter! Yum!
How to make vegan overnight oats
It really is as easy as throwing all the ingredients into a jar, mixing it up and putting it in the fridge overnight!
Yes, you do have to eat your oats cold, but somehow you don’t mind at all!
It’s not the same as cooked oats exactly, it’s a little chewier but nonetheless you’re not in any doubt that you’re eating rolled oats.
And its surprisingly filling!
Half a cup of rolled oats makes one portion, and it doesn’t look like all that much, but when you’re finished it you are totally satisfied.
The best overnight oats
This recipe is actually very versatile. You can mix and match ingredients for different flavors so you’ll never get bored.
We used almond milk in these overnight oats, but any non-dairy milk will be great here and you can use different ones to create different flavors. Soy milk (vanilla soy milk would be great!), oat milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, are all great options.
Almond butter can of course be switched out for any nut butter. Peanut butter is going to be delicious but so will cashew nut butter, hazelnut butter, macadamia nut butter, the options are endless. And remember we have recipes for how to make your own almond butter, peanut butter and cashew butter.
Chia seeds can be swapped for flaxseeds!
Maple syrup is just for sweetening, so you can leave it out if you prefer or use any sweetener of your choice.
And then when it comes to serving your vegan overnight oats, you have endless options.
We chose some sliced banana and extra almond butter this time, but blueberries, sliced strawberries, chopped nuts, seeds, dried fruits, chopped dates are all going to be excellent options for serving this and keeping things interesting.
So I hope you’ll love these almond butter overnight oats! They are:
- So quick and easy
- Super tasty
- Filling and satisfying
- Delicious served with fresh fruit
It will last a few days in the fridge so if you wanted to make 2-3 servings ahead of time you can do that too. And then your breakfasts are sorted!
More vegan breakfast recipes!
Our super eggy vegan tofu scramble tastes just like scrambled eggs! It’s high in protein and super satisfying and you will love it.
Our vegan pancakes are light, fluffy and everything you want your pancakes to be, and if you love banana flavor, then our vegan banana pancakes will be right up your street (as will our vegan banana bread!).
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Quick and easy vegan overnight oats with chia seeds and almond butter! Simple recipe for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Gluten-Free.
- Add the almond milk, almond butter, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon to a jar. Stir. The almond butter will stay chunky – this is fine.
- Add in the rolled oats and stir in. Make sure all the oats are covered with the almond milk.
- Put the lid on the jar if you have one or cover with cling film and place into the refrigerator and leave overnight.
- The next morning serve with fresh chopped fruits, dried fruits, nuts, extra almond butter or whatever you fancy.
*Use gluten-free rolled oats to ensure this meal is gluten-free.
*Prep time is just for mixing the oats and not for time spent in the fridge.
*The images on this page (except for the raw ingredients) reflect a double serving.
- Serving Size: 1 Recipe
- Calories: 472
- Sugar: 18.4g
- Sodium: 149mg
- Fat: 23g
- Saturated Fat: 2.1g
- Carbohydrates: 56.4
- Fiber: 10.1g
- Protein: 14.7g
Keywords: vegan overnight oats