This thick and creamy overnight oatmeal recipe is vegan, gluten-free and packed of protein!
What are overnight oats:
Overnight oats (porridge or refrigerator oatmeal) is a combination of oats, milk, sweeteners, and optional extras (nuts, seeds, spices, fruit, nut butters…etc) all mixed together and left in the refrigerator overnight.
Over this period, the oats absorb all the liquid and you’ll be left with thick and hearty oatmeal the next morning.
What kind of oats for overnight oats work best?
The best oats for overnight oats are rolled oats or old fashioned oats. These kinds of oats are thick, chewy, and absorb the liquid the best.
Quick oats will work, but you’ll need to use less liquid for it. Steel-cut oats are not recommended, as they take longer to soak up the liquid and even then, will be extra dense and chewy!
How to make overnight oats with added protein:
While adding nuts or seeds will amp up the protein content, I personally love adding a scoop of protein powder to it.
Adding protein powder to oatmeal not only provides between 20-25 grams of protein per serve, but it also provides a thicker oatmeal texture.
For this recipe specifically, I used peanut butter powder. It’s a good alternative to protein powders.
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Vegan Protein Overnight Oats (17g Protein Per Serving)
- 1/2 cup/45g of old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 handful of blackberries or fruit of choice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup/118g unsweetened almond milk or dairy free milk of choice
- 1 heaping tablespoon of Peanut butter powder or protein powder of choice.
- 1 tablespoon of Almond butter to serve optional
- Mix that all together and let it sit at least two hours, preferably overnight!