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
- 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)
- 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.
- 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).
- 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