Vegan Overnight Oats

Now that summer is here, it might be nice to have some cold breakfast meals that don’t include cereal that comes from a box! As a vegetarian, I used to make overnight oats frequently in the warmer months, and so I decided to veganize my basic recipe, with a few add ins!

The new additions? Chia seeds, which boost both protein and omega-3’s, and hemp hearts, which are also a great source of omega-3’s. Both add texture and help improve the creaminess of this dish.

Now that I’ve had these a few times and with a few different versions, I’m ready to share my recipe!

Ingredients for overnight oats.

Vegan Overnight Oats

Prepare in 2 cup containers or a mason jar with a lid:

⅓ cup rolled or quick oats

1 T chia seeds

1 T hemp hearts (optional)

¼ cup (2-3 T) vegan yogurt (I like Trader Joe’s cashew yogurt or Kite Hill)

⅓ cup plant based milk (I like Silk 10g protein milk to boost the protein content)

Toppings of your choice.

Great topping options?

  • Fruit compote (I often have leftovers if I make pancakes)
    • This is simply a mix of frozen or fresh berries, juice of a lemon, and sugar (brown or white), cooked on the stovetop until thickened. Kind of like a quick, syrupy jam!
  • 1 T peanut butter and a generous drizzle of vegan chocolate syrup (Hershey’s Simply 5 is vegan). Add sliced banana just before serving if desired!
  • 1 T jam with fresh or frozen fruit (frozen actually works well for this!)
  • 1 T brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 T maple syrup. Add raisins, too, if desired!

Mix, cover, and store overnight or up to 5 days for a ready to eat breakfast that is healthy and filling!

Chocolate peanut butter!


Have you ever tried overnight oats? If you try my recipe, take a photo, post on Instagram, and tag me @annecreates!

As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

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