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Overnight Oats Recipe (With Vegan Protein)

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A mason jar filled with overnight oats and the right toppings can be one of the best (and easiest) breakfast recipes to prepare. If you constantly find yourself running around in the morning with little time to space, consider making overnight oats to make those busy mornings a bit less hectic.

Overnight oats with vegan protein

Oats are a good source of protein and fiber, making them the perfect source of energy for breakfast. Combined with fresh fruit and vegan protein powder, these creamy overnights are super tasty and on frequent rotation in my household. It’s an easy option for meal prep, as these little jars will stay good in the fridge for a few days.

How to make overnight oats with vegan protein

Overnight oats could not be easier to make. While oats do have protein on their own, I like to add a bit of additional protein as well. This can come from different sources depending on how many grams of protein you’re looking to add.

​Easy sources of vegan protein to add to your oats:

  • Vegan protein powder – I like TruVani and ProMix brand.
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Nuts and nut butter 
  • Sunflower seeds or seed butter
  • Plant-based milk – I like using vanilla unsweetened almond milk.
  • Plant-based yogurt with added protein

To make overnight oats, combine rolled oats along with your protein in a mason jar or airtight container. 

Add plant-based milk and sweetener to dry ingredients and give it a good stir.

Top off with fruit, seal, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (but preferably overnight). You can also add the fresh chopped fruit first thing in the morning.

Recipe tips for the best results

  • Steel-cut oats produce a very different texture with overnight oats. I prefer using old-fashioned rolled oats for the best flavor, but you can experiment with the type you like best.
  • Any non-dairy milk will work. You can use almond milk, soy milk, oat milk or even coconut milk for this recipe.
  • Typically, a good ratio is 1:1 oats to liquid. I like to add a bit more liquid, especially when using extra protein. If you want a thicker consistency, simply add less milk.
  • You can scale this recipe up and make a big batch for meal prep. It’s the perfect make-ahead breakfast.
  • To cut back on sugar, use unsweetened almond milk (or plant milk) and skip the addition of maple syrup. Fresh fruit adds a lot of sweetness on its own without the need for added sugar or artificial sweeteners. 

High-protein flavor combinations for vegan overnight oats

Here are some ideas for mixing up this overnight oats recipe while still maintaining simple ingredients and a healthy breakfast. 

  • Blueberry Muffin: Vanilla protein powder + blueberries + a sprinkle of cinnamon 
  • Banana Bread: Vanilla protein powder + banana + chopped walnuts + sprinkle of nutmeg 
  • Peanut Butter Cup: Chocolate protein powder + peanut butter + vegan chocolate chips
  • Apple Pie: Vanilla protein powder + diced apple + cinnamon + maple syrup
  • Tropical Paradise: Vanilla protein powder + shredded coconut + coconut milk + diced mango or pineapple
  • ​Mocha Nut: Chocolate protein powder + shot of espresso or coffee + silvered almonds
  • Pumpkin Pie: Vanilla protein powder + pumpkin pie spice + pumpkin puree + maple syrup

I hope you enjoy this recipe and these ideas for high protein overnight oats. It’s an easy breakfast that can be customized in so many different ways. There is nothing better than preparing your breakfast ahead of time so you’re ready to go the next day. 

Other vegan breakfast options

Overnight Oats Recipe (With Vegan Protein)

Overnight oats with vegan protein
These vegan overnight oats are packed with protein for a healthy, satisfying breakfast.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Rest time 4 hours
Serving Size 1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Mix oats, protein powder, chia seeds and cinnamon in a small mason jar.
  • Add milk and maple syrup, stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate covered for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • In the morning, top off with fresh fruit and berries and enjoy.
Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 394mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 8mg

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