January 16, 2018

Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

Easy, healthy make-ahead breakfast! Take 5 minutes to assemble these overnight oats the night before and they're ready in the morning. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.

I love this easy, 6-ingredient, make-ahead vegan breakfast! It only takes 5 minutes to assemble in the evening, then just cover and set in the fridge for a quick grab-n-go breakfast in the morning. You can either eat it as is, or top with fresh berries, bananas, granola, nut butters, etc. The vanilla-almond flavor is SO GOOD with a bit of sweetness from the maple syrup (and a chia seed boost!) I always look forward to the simple yet delicious, sweet flavor. Hope it gets your mornings off to a great start as well! ⛅

Vegan, gluten-free (with gf oats), oil-free
Serves 1

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tsp. chia seeds (I use this brand)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. almond extract
1-2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

Combine all ingredients except oats in a small bowl or jar. Stir to combine.
Add oats, gently stir, and make sure they're all fully submerged.
Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Enjoy as is or top with banana, berries, granola, nut butters, etc. before serving.

I use unsweetened plain almond milk for this recipe. Adjust the syrup as desired depending on how much sweetness you like (or if you're using a sweetened milk). You may find you need a little less vanilla if you're using a vanilla flavored milk.
The almond extract is strong so be sure to only use the 1/8 tsp. otherwise it can overpower.

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  1. Yummy Kaitlin! Never have I tried overnight oats but I will now with these ingredients already on hand! And I can delay the grocery shopping one more day😉

    1. Awesome! Hope you enjoyed trying them out - overnight oats have been a staple breakfast for C (so quick & easy!) And we LOVE peanut butter in ours!!