Overnight Oats in a mason jar is still one of my favorite go-to breakfasts. Totally healthy and protein packed without using yogurt! (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, & Vegan)
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One day after a flare up, I was going through my normal routine of avoid dairy at all costs. Oh cheese, I miss you but we do not work well for each other during a flare. It’s not you, it’s me.
As a result, I had to get creative with my overnight oats. Usually I put yogurt in them for extra protein and to help thicken/soften the oats. Well, this time that wasn’t an option.
Come on Lindsay. You are a food blogger, find another way to make these work that you haven’t seen before. Banana?
Oh my word, banana. Why have I not thought about this before!? I put chopped banana in my oatmeal anyways but why not mash said banana to help soften the oats and replace that yogurt?
Exactly, why not!
I use this Silk Dairy-Free Protein Packed milk to my oats and viola! Dairy Free Overnight Oats. There is actual pea protein in this dairy-free milk alternative. Hecks yes to protein.
How about adding some chia seeds to this mix too? I know, we are getting crazy over here for breakfast. Let’s make breakfast interesting again.
Healthy, interesting, protein-packed filling overnight oats for the winnnn.
Now the toppings … oooo the toppings. Have fun with this.
Overnight oats – my favorite toppings
- Chocolate? (Should I even admit this one?)
I’ll cop to this. Yes, I’ve totally shaved 88% dark chocolate into my overnight oats before. It’s delicious and we are in a judgment-free zone here at VB. Zero judgment, all the tasty goodness.
Sometimes a girl just needs her chocolate. I also think that most of us can agree that chocolate goes great with all those fruits above. Totally.
What fruits will you mix into your overnight oats?
Overnight Oats Blueberry Banana
Gluten free, Diary Free, Vegan
Yield: 2 overnight oat jars
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 5 min
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup mashed banana
- 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- ¾ cup Silk Protein Nutmilk
- ½ cup blueberries
- In a small bowl mix together mashed banana, chia seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, honey and nutmilk. Stir in blueberries. Transfer overnight oats between two mason jars. Cover.
- Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours, but best overnight.
- Top with your more fresh blueberries, banana and serve cold.