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Overnight Oats With Almond Milk

This easy recipe for overnight oats with almond milk makes a creamy, sweet and indulgent breakfast using healthy ingredients. They are also great for a fast and convenient on-the-go breakfast!

Strawberry And Peanut Butter Oats In A Jar

I’ve been making overnight oats for years now and it’s become one of my favourite breakfasts. They are especially handy for days when you’re in a rush and just need something to grab on to go.

I first tried them a couple of years ago, when my gran gave me some magazine recipe cut-outs. One was for overnight oats so I thought I’d give it a try.

I used to only make warm oats and I’d almost always use soy milk. And to be honest, I only ate them for the health benefits- I never actually enjoyed them very much. But because this recipe was a little different, I thought I’d try something new.

They were amazing. I instantly fell back in love with oats and began making them regularly. Even better, I no longer felt sleepy and bloated in the same way I did after eating cooked oats.

I love overnight oats because you can make hundreds of different variations from one basic recipe.

It’s great knowing that I don’t have to cook anything in the mornings, and that I have a quick breakfast that I can eat straight away.

All you need to do is quickly mix the ingredients at night which literally takes 5 minutes, pop them in a jar or Tupperware box and leave them in the fridge until the morning. It’s so easy!

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Sometimes I just eat my overnight oats plain but I LOVE getting creative with flavour combinations.

I’ve came up with a few different overnight oats ideas to share with you today and I know you’re going to love them!

How to make overnight oats with almond milk

The three main ingredients for these recipes are oats, dairy-free yogurt and of course, almond milk.

I decided to make these overnight oats without bananas, because I know bananas are super common in vegan recipes. I did use them as one of my toppings but I know not everyone likes bananas so I made sure there were none in the actual oats themselves.

You’ll probably also need a sweetener of some kind, depending on your preference. I like to use agave nectar.

If you’re interested in a little extra fibre, protein, and vitamins and minerals, you can add a teaspoon or two of chia seeds too if you like.

Then, all you need to do is add your desired flavourings, mix-ins or toppings.

Step 1:

The first step is to mix together 40g of porridge oats (1/2 cup), 120g of yoghurt (1/2 cup), and 125ml (1/2 cup) of almond milk in a bowl, jar or airtight container. This creates a creamy, delicious mix.

Step 2:

Add your sweetener to taste. I personally like to use 1 tablespoon of agave nectar.

I like using agave as it is the most gentle on my blood sugar and it has a more neutral taste than maple syrup. But if you like the taste of maple syrup, feel free to use that or any other type of sweetener you like.

Mixed Ingredients In Glass Jar

Step 3:

Add in any flavourings or mix-ins you want to use. Some examples might be extracts (vanilla, orange, almond etc.), chopped fruit, nuts, seeds, or sweet spices such as cinnamon or ginger.

Step 4:

Put the lid on your jar/container or cover your bowl, and place in the fridge overnight.

If you’re pinched for time, the oats will taste fine after an hour or so in the fridge but overnight is ideal.

Step 5:

In the morning, give the oats a quick stir, add your toppings and enjoy cold. No need to heat them up!

It really is that easy!

Drizzling Chocolate Spread Over The Bananas On Top Of The Oats

Toppings and add-ins

Like I said, the flavour combinations are endless. Feel free to get creative and make your own concoctions. Here are some of my favourites…

  • Cherry Bakewell

To make these delicious dessert-inspired oats, my add-ins and toppings were chopped cherries, sliced almonds, 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and cherry soya yoghurt.

  • Banana and “Nutella”

Just add half of a sliced banana and 1 tablespoon of chocolate hazelnut spread. I used Nature’s Store hazelnut and cocoa spread for a dairy-free version.

Banana And Nutella Overnight Oats In A Jar
  • Peanut butter and strawberries

Add 1 tablespoon of natural style peanut butter and 3-4 sliced strawberries.

  • Cinnamon roll

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (depending on your preference). Be careful not to overdo it with the cinnamon as it can end up tasting quite bitter unless you use a lot of sweetener to counteract it.

  • Chocolate peanut butter

All you need is 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder + 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

  • Tropical

Top with chopped mango and desiccated coconut and replace half of the almond milk with coconut milk.

  • Banana bread

Add ½ mashed banana instead of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon + 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts.

  • Lemon drizzle

1 teaspoon of lemon zest, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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FAQ:

What type of oats should I use?

Rolled porridge oats are best for this recipe. I use Scott’s porridge oats, They come in a 1kg box which is great as they last for ages!

Where can I find dairy-free yoghurt?

I use Alpro soya yoghurt which can be found in the dairy-free/free-from sections of most UK supermarkets.

Most supermarkets also have their own-brand of vegan yoghurts as well as coconut yoghurts too!

Can I make overnight oats without yoghurt?

If you don’t fancy adding yogurt into your overnight oats, you can stick to just having your overnight oats with almond milk! It will be less creamy this way but still filling and delicious.

All you need to do is substitute the yoghurt for an extra 60ml of almond milk (1/4 cup).

How long will they last?

They will last for up to 5 days if stored covered in the fridge. But I personally think they taste their best when eaten within 48 hours.

They’re super easy to prep and can be made with minimal mess in 5 minutes so I really recommend making them every couple of days or so if you can.

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I hope you enjoy the recipe! If you give this recipe a go, please leave a comment and/or rating below to let me know what you think! xo

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Overnight Oats With Almond Milk

Easy overnight oats recipe using almond milk.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine dairy-free
Keyword overnight oats almond milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling time 8 hours
Servings 1 person
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients

  • 40g (½ cup) Rolled oats
  • 125ml (½ cup) Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sweetener of choice, to taste (I used agave nectar)
  • 120g (½ cup) Yoghurt (I used Alpro soya yoghurt)

Instructions

  1. Add the oats, almond milk, yoghurt and sweetener to a jar or airtight container. Mix well.

  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to chill.

  3. After chilling, give it another mix, add any desired toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Best enjoyed within 48 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Oats With Almond Milk
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 215mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 10g20%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.
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Sharon

Thursday 10th of October 2019

This recipe turns out so creamy with the added yogurt! Which Brand of vegan yogurt do you typically buy? I've yet to find one without wads of sugar in it. Thanks for the recipe anyhow :-)

Chloe

Friday 11th of October 2019

Oh I'm glad you enjoyed it Sharon! I love it with the yoghurt too. I usually use Alpro soya yoghurt, the "plain" or unsweetened one. But if you're not a fan of soy then Koko have a nice creamy coconut yoghurt without too much sugar. Depends on where you are in the world but they are definitely out there! :)xo

Katy

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

easy simple good recipe...!

Linzey

Sunday 21st of July 2019

I used Greek yogurt and added some chocolate (naughty!!) to the cherry bakewell oats and I got a yummy black forest type of thing. Great breakfast. Woll definitely make again as it's great for saving time in the mornings x

Chloe

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019

Oh wow, I have to try adding chocolate to mine too!! Sounds great, and I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know!

Kirsty

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Cherry Bakewell one was perfect