If you’re a busy person or someone who does not like to add fuss to food prep, please do yourself a favor and start whipping together these Vegan Overnight Oats! They are SO easy to make, taste delicious, and are loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients like chia seeds, nuts, fruit, and more. The chia seeds alone provide a whopping ~5g of protein and ~11g of fiber plus vitamins and minerals. I promise your mornings will run much more smoothly with this simple recipe prepped the night before.
1 large banana, mashed
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, optional
Pure maple syrup
Nuts and seeds
In a small bowl, mash the banana until almost smooth. Now stir in the chia seeds and cinnamon until combined.
Stir in the oats, almond milk, and vanilla (if using). Cover and refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of 2 hours. In the morning, stir the oat mixture to combine. If your Vegan Overnight Oats have a runny consistency even after they soak, simply stir in an additional 1 tablespoon chia seeds and place the mixture back in the fridge until it has thickened up. If the oat mixture is too thick, simply add a splash of milk and stir to combine.