One of the easiest recipes to prepare for breakfast is overnight oats. Exactly as the name suggests, you prepare it the night before so you can have a quick and healthy breakfast to grab and go in the morning, preferably in a cute mason jar. There are a lot of ways to go about making overnight oats, the main components of it consist of plant-based milk, oats, and time. As it sits in the fridge overnight, the starchiness of the oats breaks down, making them easier to digest. The result is a creamy concoction that can take just like a dessert with the right ingredients.
How to go about perfecting your overnight oats game? We have some easy vegan cooking tips from start to finish. All of these recipes (and thousands more) can be found on our Food Monster App. Grab your spoon, and let’s dig in!
1. Milk Or Yogurt?
Source: Super Easy Cashew Cream
When starting with your overnight oats, it’s important to create a base for maximum creaminess. Julie Zimmer created this Super Easy Cashew Cream with just two ingredients. In addition to their delicate nutty flavor and creamy texture, cashews are rich in protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and potassium. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids and other heart-healthy fats. If you want an even thicker consistency, try using yogurt! Claire Ragazzino made this delicious Coconut Probiotic Yogurt. With Thai coconut meat and coconut water, this is yogurt is a delicious and creamy treat.
2. Get Creative With Ingredients!
Now that you have your foundation of milk and oats down, it’s time to get creative with your ingredients and toppings. Kat Condon shows you how with her high protein Strawberry Pudding Breakfast Parfait. She combines chia pudding and oats for a delicious layered creation. You can even warm up your overnight oats like Sophie Parker. Have you thought about adding tahini? You’ll think about it now! Danielle Joy combines raspberry and tahini in her oats. You can even throw coconut whip on top of your oats, just like Melissa Huggins and her Chocolate Cranberry Overnight Oats.
3. Don’t Forget Toppings!
Source: Chocolate Date Sauce
Finish off your overnight oats with something delicious. Chocolate for breakfast? Sure! No one is going to judge you. In fact, we encourage it. This Chocolate Date Sauce by Michele Elizabeth is free of refined sugar and made with dates and cacao powder. So good, you’ll want to drizzle it ALL over your overnight oats, or maybe eat it by the spoonful. For an added crunch to your breakfast, Taryn-Fitz-Gerald has a Paleo Granola that you’ll simply love.
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