Vegan chia overnight oats are here and they are delicious. Do you need an easy plant-based breakfast that takes 5-minutes?! Make this the night before and breakfast will be waiting for you in the morning. This is going to be your new favorite breakfast and the best part is that it’s going to save you so much time in the kitchen while keeping you healthy and energized.
Overnight oats are all the rage and for good reason! Keep scrolling to get the full recipe.
What ingredients will I need?
- Chia seeds
- Gluten-free rolled oats
- Macadamia nut milk
- Maple syrup
- Non-dairy yogurt
What’s the difference between overnight oats and regular oatmeal?
There’s a big difference. Overnight oats aren’t cooked. The oats are soaked overnight, softening them, making them easier to digest! Oatmeal is typically cooked and eaten warm while overnight oats are soaked overnight and eaten cold in the morning! It’s absolutely delicious and to be honest, I prefer overnight oats to regular warm cooked oatmeal.
You’re welcome to warm it up in the morning but try it cold, it might surprise you!
What makes these chia overnight oats?!
Adding chia seeds to the overnight oats makes it like a perfect mix of chia pudding and overnight oats. The chia seeds also add a health boost to this breakfast. Chia seeds add omega 3’s, protein, gut healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals.
After the overnight oats soak overnight, the chia and oats soak up the milk and make the perfect consistency. Chia makes the perfect addition to these vegan chia overnight oats.
Why macadamia nut milk?
I love macadamia nut milk – it’s easily one of my favorite vegan milks! It’s creamy, nutty, a little sweet, smooth and absolutely delicious. My favorite brand is Milkadamia and I am excited to have teamed up with them on this recipe! Their vegan nut milks are made from raw macadamia nuts that are sustainably farmed (so cool right?!). If you want to read more about their regenerative farming practices, head over to Milkadamia’s website to learn all about it! Milkadamia’s products are all non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Use the Milkadamia store locator.
Also, I don’t know about you but I LOVE a company that is earth-friendly and actually cares about our planet and the animals. If you are allergic to nuts or can’t find it in stores near you, use any unsweetened nut milk.
What are the best topping and flavor ideas for vegan chia overnight oats?
- Peanut butter and jelly: add 1 tbsp peanut butter and strawberries or strawberry jam
- Berry: add blueberries and raspberries on top or any other berries you like
- Chocolate: add 2 tsp cacao or cocoa to the mix. Add more maple syrup if it’s too bitter.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter: add 2 tsp cacao to the mix and 1 tbsp peanut butter
- Maca: add 1 tsp maca to balance hormones
- Chunky Monkey: add 1 sliced banana and 1 tbsp peanut butter
Vegan Chia Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup
unsweetened vanilla macadamia nut milkI use Milkadamia
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Add all of the ingredients into a jar with a lid or covered bowl. Stir until combined.
- Store in the fridge overnight.
- Enjoy when you're ready to eat it!
Want to try another recipe with macadamia nut milk?! Check out these matcha muffins.
Made with love,