20 August 2010

Gluten-Free Recipe: Vegan Overnight Oats

If you read any health and fitness blogs, you have undoubtedly seen other bloggers frequently gobbling up vegan overnight oats for breakfast. I decided to it was finally time for me to join the frenzy and attempt my own vegan overnight oats creation based upon ratios and ingredients I've seen used. Most people use chia seeds instead of flax seed meal, but it was a suitable, nutritious substitution. Bananas are often used in place of applesauce, but I wanted to save mine for a work snack today.

After preparing my concoction and placing it in the refrigerator, I couldn't wait to try it! I woke up this morning tired and hesitant to get out of bed immediately, but then I remembered my 'science experiment' waiting in the kitchen. So delicious! This combination is very nutty and well seasoned, but also sweet. It's a very filling meal (I have a few spoonfuls left in the bowl I am too full to finish) and definitely a winning way to kick-start your day. I'm looking forward to creating other vegan overnight oats recipes in the future. Especially as my schedule gets busy when classes start, having breakfast already prepared will be a huge help.

Vegan Overnight Oats

1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Certified Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
1/2 cup almond milk (I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla)
1/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
1 heaping tablespoon flax seed meal
1 tablespoon ginger syrup (I used The Ginger People) or maple syrup
Dash cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
1 tablespoon natural almond butter or other nut butter
3 medium strawberries, sliced (or other fresh berries)

Combine oats, almond milk, applesauce, flax seed, syrup and spices in small bowl and mix well (I used a whisk). Cover and refrigerate overnight. Mix in nut butter and berries. Heat in microwave 45-60 seconds (oats will be room temperature) and enjoy!

Update 08.21.2010 - I purchased chia seeds and added 1 tablespoon to this morning's oats along with my flax seed meal. Fantastic addition!

(note: I didn't include any pictures with this post because the oats looked very unappetizing, but I assure you they are fantastic)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe, have been looking around all day.