The sky’s the limit when it comes to oats. To give you an idea of the many delicious combinations you can create, we wanted to share with you this basic overnight oats formula.
Oats – Typically made with old-fashioned rolled oats, but you can also use quick oats. Check for the gluten-free label if required.
Liquid – You can let your oats soak in water for the cheapest and most convenient option; this makes for the lowest calorie version, too. Our recipe calls for some almond milk, but any plant-based milk alternative is fine! Try coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk.
Healthy Fats – Add some chia or flax seeds for a pudding-like texture in your overnight oats. When making oats, these seeds help to bind the ingredients together. Stir in some nut or seed butter (almond, cashew, pumpkin, peanut, sunflower seed, etc.) for more creaminess and longer satiety.
Sweeteners – Go for wholesome versions like dried fruit or date paste, raw honey and maple syrup; ripe banana might also make your overnight oats sweet enough.
Fruit – Speaking of sweet, add all of the delicious fruit you can imagine and have fun with your toppings! We recommend adding them in the morning; we love blueberries, apples, figs, strawberries and nectarines.
Toppings – This is where it gets fun! Choose from dried fruit such as raisins or goji berries, cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, granola; you can also add some vegan yogurt either on top or right into your overnight oat mixture.
Flavourings – Delicious spices like cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, gingerbread or pumpkin pie, mix in some pumpkin puree or even plant-based protein powder!
We love some texture in our oats, and variety makes for a much more fun breakfast experience! Go crazy with all of the healthy and delicious goodies you can add.