Are you looking for plant based overnight oatmeal recipe ideas? If so this is the one for you because it’s absolutely delicious and healthy for you too. Each ingredient contributes nutritional benefits and helps keep you full and satiated. This recipe is great for meal prep, meal planning, and family breakfast. Furthermore it’s affordable and the main ingredients have a long shelf life.
What is the difference between overnight oatmeal and regular?
The ingredients are the same but the “cooking” method is different. Essentially overnight oats are not cooked thus preserving their nutrients. Oatmeal will gradually soak up the liquid (water or milk) and take on the same texture than if it were boiled or microwaved.
Overnight oats are soaked in liquid for 3 or more hours until they become soft and edible.
What Ingredients do you need for Overnight Oats With Peaches And Chia Seeds?
Whole Oat Groats are the husked oat kernel. They contain the cereal germ, the bran and the endosperm of the grain. These take the longest to soak and may never become fully soft.
Steel Cut Oats
Also known as Irish oats the groats used to make rolled oats are cut into 2 or 3 pieces each rather instead of flattened. This is what gives them their small, pin-like shape. Similar to whole oat groats – steel cut are too thick and chewer to be used for overnight oats. In fact they take a lot longer to even cook let alone soak.
Rolled / Old-Fashioned Oats
Rolled oats AKA old fashioned oats are steamed and flattened with giant rollers in order to form large flakes. They take approximately 15 minutes to cook. These work great for overnight oats however they need to soak longer than 3 hours, 6 or more is best.
Quick oats AKA quick rolling it’s are are groats that have been chopped into multiple pieces. They are then steamed and flattened into thin flakes. They cook in about 5 minutes and soak very quickly for over night oats, they can be ready in less than 3 hours. That’s why these and instant oats are preferable for overnight oats.
Instant oats are even thinner than quick oats. They soak extremely fast and make for quick and simple overnight oats. The only thing to remember is the more processed the oat the less nutrients are retained. Instant oats can soak in as soon as 1 hour!
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Recipe By Jessica Bailey
2 ripe peaches
2 cups dry oatmeal
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 cups water or almond milk
Cut the fruit
Rinse and slice up your fruit
Combine oatmeal, chia seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and water in a large bowl and mix
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or any seal tight top and rest for 3 or more hours
Are you looking for easy and healthy vegan meal plan ideas? These plant based meal prep recipes help with weight loss and sustainability. I’ve put together an affordable list to make this process as simple and delicious as possible. Even the grocery list is easy to follow. I’ve used all these vegetarian recipes myself and I love them all. Furthermore if you scroll to the bottom I’ve enabled a downloadable copy as well.
How do you meal prep for a week of plant-based eating?
1. Make out a list of recipes and ingredients. 2. Make your portions ahead of time. 3. Cook things like grains and legumes in bulk ahead of time 4. Get easy ingredients like oatmeal and chia seeds. 5. Make simple healthy versatile recipes like overnight oats and chia seed pudding. 6. Get Tupperware and mason jars for portion storage. 7. Slice up fruit and vegetables to have as snacks and to add to other recipes, store them in plastic bags or Tupperware with a splash of lemon to keep them fresh.
Modern day food variety is so vast and confusing! We are bombarded with companies telling us what we should eat for this reason or that reason. When that doesn’t work for them they just shove ads of fast food in our fast with the not to subtle message about how easy and cheap it is. That’s why people take the time to make meal plans, to take back control over their health and diet. If that’s what you’re looking for you might like this 1700 calorie meal plan for vegan diets! Download the high protein meal plan pdf or word doc at the link at the bottom.
Why do high protein meal plans work?
Who do meal plans help with weight lose, health, and maintenance? For one thing you are organizing and pre- planning which mentally prepares you to be consistent. Additionally you are less likely to splurge on unhealthy items because you already arranged your meals. Lastly the high protein and fiber content keeps you full longer.
Are you trying to make snacks for family, friends, guests, or even yourself but you want them to be healthy? Maybe you are sick and tired of the same old fatty fried sides packed with unhealthy ingredients. These 30 easy plant based appetizers will leave you wanting more. Furthermore they’re packed with video and minerals!
Try this Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe. It’s packed with the most wonderful creamy earthy flavors. With simple plant based ingredients like Butternut squash, Walnuts, soy milk, garlic, and more.
If you like easy plant based appetizers and you like soup then you might like this healthy vegetable curry. Vegan curries are so delicious ass you need for the broth is vegetable broth, coconut milk, and some herbs and spices. Then just add your favorite vegetables and bam! You have the best healthy soup as your side.
These simple sweet potato noodles are exactly why you need a spiralizer! Actually you can just use a vegetable peeler but you won’t get the long curly noodles like you do with the spiralizer. You can get a cheap one for under $20 on Amazon. Anyway this recipe is packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A and K!
You will never miss out on a good cheese spread again with nut cheese recipes. Pistachio non dairy cheese is 100% plant based. You will have to soak the pistachios overnight in order to get them soft enough to blend as they are less porous as cashews.
Do you love sushi but want to keep it plant based? Try this quinoa and avocado sushi roll. If you have never rolled sushi before don’t worry! This post comes with simple rolling instructions, it’s easier than it looks too!
Salads make amazing easy plant based appetizer recipes too! This one comes with a homemade avocado salad dressing for example. All you need is a fresh ripe avocado, aquafaba, and some herbs and spices. The salad itself contains fresh kale, cherry tomatoes, purple cabbage, and shredded carrots. Check out all the salad side dish recipes below.
This easy sweet potato pie vegan dessert with graham cracker crust and coconut whipped cream is out of this work delicious. The flavors are cozy and festive for Fall and Winter too. This easy vegan dessert will please the entire family regardless if they’re vegan or not! In fact no one will even know this pie is plant based.
See the sweet potato pie recipe video
What do you need to make this vegan dessert recipe? For the crust you will need:
Nabisco Teddy Grahams (cinnamon or chocolate flavor)
Annie’s Homegrown Organic Bunny Grahams
How do you make the crust for this easy sweet potato pie vegan dessert?
First you need to blend up the graham crackers in your food processor then add the vegan butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Grease your standard pie pan and mold the crust into the pan. Set the crust aside, or in the refrigerator, while you continue making the pie filling. What ingredients do you need for the pie filling?
3 cups cooked sweet potato without skin
1/3 cup vegan butter – room temp
1 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp corn starch
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp agar powder (optional but helps the pie hold shape better)
What Is Agar Gelatin?
You might be wondering what is agar powder? This optional ingredient is a great egg replacement for vegan cakes and pies. It is like a vegan jello or gelatin that comes from seaweed but has no smell or flavor. You can leave this ingredient out or use 1/2 a banana, flax egg, or egg replacement of your choice.
Boil 3-4 large sweet potatoes in a big pot of water for 40-50 minutes until they are fully cooked. Drain them from the water and allow them to cook down before removing the skin. Mix the cooked sweet potato with the rest of the filling ingredients and beat, whisk, or purée until thoroughly smooth and combined. Pour the batter on top of the crust in the pie pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes.
How do you make the coconut whipped cream? Gather your ingredients: 1 can of full fat coconut milk, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Make sure the coconut milk is fully chilled in the refrigerator over night. It also helps to chill the beater sticks and the mixing bowl. Scoop the coconut cream from the top of the can into the mixing bowl and beat with the powdered sugar and vanilla until it becomes fluffy.
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The flavors in the pie are delicious and festive for Fall and Winter. This dessert will please the entire family.
For The Crust
1.5 Cupsgraham cracker crumbs
7Tbspvegan butter room temp
1/2Tbsp vanilla extract
For The Filling
3Cupscooked sweet potato without skin
1/3Cup vegan butter
1Tsp agar powder optional but helpful as an egg replacement
For The Whipped Cream
1Cupcoconut milk full fat, from the can
Start by boiling 3-4 large sweet potatoes for 40 minutes until they are thoroughly cooked then drain from the water and allow them to cool off so you can remove the skin and measure out 3 cups
Make the crust by blending your graham crackers (about 8 large ones) into crumble then blend in 7 tbsp room temp vegan butter followed by 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract and 3 tbsp brown sugar
Scoop it into a standard greased cake pan and press it down into the bottom to form the crust and set it aside
Combine the 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes with 1/3 cup butter – (room temp), 1 tbsp cinnamon, 4 tbsp corn starch, 1 cup sugar, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp salt, baking soda, baking powder, 1 tsp agar powder, and 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
Whisk the ingredients vigorously until thoroughly combined- if you don’t like lumps you can use a soup purée to smooth it out even more or even blend or beat
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
Pour the pie batter on top of the graham cracker crust in the cake pan
Bake for 45 -50 minutes then set aside to cool
Use a fresh mixing bowl to beat the coconut milk with the vanilla and powdered sugar until it becomes fluffy (if the cream is not properly cold from the refrigerator it will not fluff up, it also helps to store the beater sticks in the freezer for 20 minutes ahead of time as well)
Allow the pie to cook down before serving with fresh whipped cream !