Super Simple Overnight Oats [Vegan]

By December 5, 2014Featured, Recipes

The weather is very confusing down here in Texas. One day it’s 75 degrees, the next it’s 50. One day I’m getting a tan at Enchanted Rock in my Verve Lorelli, and the next I’m wrapped in a down jacket. It’s cool, Texas. Consistency is over-rated.

From all the pictures of snow and thermometers that are covering my newsfeed, I’ll assume that most of you are freezing this time of year. SO, I found a wonderful recipe for overnight oats from Angela of OhSheGlows.com.

I mean, why WOULDN’T you want a warm bowl of yum in the morning?

Anyways, Angela makes awesome vegan recipes and takes kick-ass photos of all her creations to make your mouth water. Vegan climbers, be sure to check out her website.

Non-vegan climbers, don’t run away just yet. You can try this recipe too 🙂 She’s got some delicious little flavor combo suggestions at the bottom of the post so you can spice things up!

Super Simple Overnight Oats [Vegan]

Recipe and photo courtesy of Angela from Oh She Glows

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed (the more ripe/spotty the better)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • heaping 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax (optional, see note)
  • For garnish: soaked almonds, pepita seeds, hemp hearts, cinnamon, toasted coconut, nut butter, spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice)

Directions:

  1. The night before: Grab a medium bowl and mash the banana until smooth. Now stir in the chia, oats, cinnamon, milk, and water until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning: Scoop the oat mixture into a medium pot. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat immediately to medium-low, and stir frequently until heated throughout and thickened. At the end of cooking, stir in flax (optional).
  3. Pour oats into bowl. Garnish with your desired toppings. Get cozy!

Notes from Angela:

1) The ground flax is optional because it creates a bit of a strange texture (almost like a flax egg) in this oatmeal. I don’t mind it, but some people might. So if you think you will, just leave it out or sprinkle some ground flax on top instead.

2) I love topping my oats with spices – a pinch of cinnamon, ground ginger, and allspice create my perfectly spiced bowl.

My favourite toppings are…

  • soaked raw almonds
  • pepita seeds (you can soak those too)
  • dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • raw or toasted almond butter (just a drizzle so it doesn’t overpower)
  • cinnamon + ground ginger + allspice (lots of cinnamon and just a tiny sprinkle of the last two – try it!!)
  • toasted flaked coconut

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