The Easiest Breakfast: Overnight Oats (Vegan, GF)

Sometimes, when I’ve got time to eat breakfast at home, I’ll make my overnight oats the night before like normal, store them in a jar, and dump them into a bowl in the morning. (And add some extra fruit on top!)

Sometimes, when I’ve got time to eat breakfast at home, I’ll make my overnight oats the night before like normal, store them in a jar, and dump them into a bowl in the morning. (And add some extra fruit on top!)

A jar of overnight oats has become my favorite meal that I can bring to work in the mornings. This breakfast is fantastic because: 

1.) It's the perfect post-workout fuel and keeps me full until lunch time. 

2.) It takes 5 minutes to make. 

3.) It's easy to transport in a backpack or bag on the way to class or work (I usually make and store mine in a mason jar, but any super sealable tupperware or old nut butter jar will do!). 

Essentially, this meal WINS EVERYTHING. 

the easiest overnight oats 

Serves: 1 | Time: 5 minutes + overnight in the fridge 

Ingredients

1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if you'd prefer) 

1 cup unsweetened almond-milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 apple, chopped OR 1 banana, diced

To make it chocolatey: 1.5 tablespoons cacao powder

To make it protein-packed: 1 scoop dairy-free protein powder

Process

In a mason jar or tupperware, mix together the oats, cacao and/or protein powder, vanilla extract, and almond milk. The best way that I've found to mix it all together is to screw the top on and shake the jar up.

Add in your fruit of choice, as well as any other toppings you'd like to include

Store in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning! 

Extra topping ideas

Chocolate chips

Cacao nibs 

Sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, almond butter, peanut butter 

Blueberries 

Raspberries 

The Easiest Breakfast: Overnight Oats (Vegan, GF)
The Easiest Breakfast: Overnight Oats (Vegan, GF)