Vegan overnight oats are oats soaked overnight in the refrigerator with almond milk (or other milk substitute), chia seeds, and assorted toppings. You can mix up a batch in a jiffy before you head to bed, and when you wake up breakfast is ready to rock and roll.
All my life I have been eating hot oatmeal, so the first time I tried these the cool oats took a little getting used to. I think the texture caught me off guard a little, especially with the bloated chia seeds floating around in there. But the more I eat them and try different varieties the more I enjoy them and the quicker I eat them up!
I realize the vegan overnight oats may be a deterrent for you die-hard carnivores. I've never been too gung-ho about meat in the mornings (or at all) so it didn't bother me. But I assure you that you can get the protein you need through these oats with much less unhealthy fat since it is animal free. The chia is high in omega 3s, fiber, and comes with 3g of protein per tbsp (for more about what chia has to offer see here.) Top off your oats with a nut butter of some kind and a small scoop of nuts and you've got yourself a well-rounded breakfast! Or you can smother it in chocolate for a yummy treat....
Here's a few of my favorite VOO recipes:
Carob Banana VOO
Blueberry Banana Pie Overnight Oat Casserole
Easy Vegan Overnight Oats
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Overnight Oatmeal (non-vegan)
Question of the Day:
Have you ever tried overnight oats? What's your favorite combo?