There’s nothing like a bowl of Vegan Overnight Oats when temperatures are soaring and cooking breakfast over a hot stove is the last thing anyone wants to do. Just throw the ingredients in a bowl at bedtime and wake up to a most splendid breakfast of chilled oats and berries with a hint of coconut and banana.
If you’ve never eaten chilled oatmeal before, you’re in for a delicious surprise. And because you prepared these vegan overnight oats the night before, there’s nothing for you to do in the morning before work except to eat a healthy breakfast. Or, if you’re pressed for time, just throw them in a jar and take them with you.
If you’re like me and you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to know you can sweeten these vegan overnight oats up with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and a sprinkle of shredded coconut. Along with the berries, it makes for just the right amount of sweetness that’s good for you too.
As you probably know by now, every recipe I make tells a story and I must tell you about my experience making this one. As I was throwing the ingredients together, my mind started to wander to someplace other than what I was doing. When it came to adding the chia seeds – one of the most essential ingredients for this recipe – I accidentally added about 3 times as much as I should have. Because I didn’t want to waste the recipe, I decided to fix things by simply adding in more oats. The bottom line…I ended up with a ton of vegan overnight oats that we’ll be eating for days. Don’t worry though, I adjusted the recipe before I posted it so you won’t have anything to worry about and you’ll only end up with about 4 servings. If you need more or less, just adjust the serving amount in the serving box below. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. See you in the kitchen!