Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are another popular dish in vegan fare– although if you like oatmeal, vegan or not, you’ll probably love overnight oats! It’s literally oatmeal turned upside down–served cold instead of hot– using the fridge instead of the stove for preparation. But the outcome is just as delicious if not more delicious than it’s warm counterpart! This variation includes chia seeds for an extra vitamin punch!

Overnight Oats

ATTENTION: This recipe requires 24 hours of prep time! Please plan accordingly!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cups almond milk (or other milk alternative of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 8 oz. mason jar
  • 1 medium-sized container with airtight lid (to store oats in overnight)*

 

What to Do:

  1. Combine oats, milk, agave and chia seeds in container and mix together.
  2. Let sit for about 1 minute and stir again to ensure that all oats and chia seeds are covered with milk and there are no clumps or dry spots once the chia seeds have started expanding.
  3. Place lid on container and place in fridge overnight.
  4. Remove oats from fridge and transfer one large layer in mason jar.
  5. Spread top of oats evenly and then place a layer of blueberries on oats.
  6. Place another smaller layer of oats on top of blueberries.
  7. Place banana slices on oats, but place them upright against the glass mason jar (this is more for aesthetics because it looks pretty 😀 , but you can also just place them flat on the oats).
  8. Place remaining oats on to of banana slices.
  9. Top oats with peanut butter. Bon appetit!

 

* I made my oats in the container and then transferred them to the mason jar because I wanted to layer it with fruits, etc. You can, of course, make the oats directly in the jar, which is what a lot of people do!

 

Date posted on Instagram: 2/25/18

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