These almond butter overnight oats are perfect to prep for when you’re in a pinch. Made with nourishing ingredients that will not only keep you full for hours, but also satisfy that sweet breakfast craving. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.
For another great make-to-go recipe, check out my Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix.
This recipe is fairly customizable, so feel free to experiment and add whatever else you’d like. You can add some coconut sugar or stevia, and a different nut/seed butter. Or, try some different spices like nutmeg, ginger, cloves or pumpkin pie spice. The possibilities are endless and so are your breakfast options:)
This overnight oats recipe is fairly thick so, if you prefer a more milky consistency, then just add a bit more plant milk. You can also cut your fruit and put it in with the overnight oats instead of using them fresh. Doing that beforehand can save some time in the morning.
I mention in the recipe that I always choose organic oats. This is because I want to avoid glyphosate which is commonly sprayed on oats. To ensure this ingredient is not used, I look for a USDA organic label. If you want to learn more about this, the Environmental Working Group has tested glyphosate levels on oats. And here is the USRTK information on glyphosate.
Sometimes Costco has organic rolled oats available. I’ve also found a lot of health food stores have bulk bins of organic oats for an inexpensive option.
- Almond Butter: Instead of using almond butter, try peanut butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter or leave it out altogether.
- Flax seed: This adds some omega-3 fats, but it also helps to thicken your oat mixture. It can be replaced with chia seeds or left out if you prefer thinner oats.
- Maple Syrup: For a different sweetener, substitute coconut sugar, honey or agave. You could also leave it out and use fruit to sweeten instead.
- Plant milk: I used almond milk in this recipe, but any dairy-free milk should work fine. You can try hemp milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, etc.
Almond Butter Overnight Oats (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (I always choose organic)
- 1 1/2 cup plant milk (almond, coconut, cashew, hemp)
- 2 tablespoons of each- maple syrup, ground flax seed, & almond butter
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Fruit of choice for topping
- Add all ingredients (except fruit) to a bowl and mix until combined. Then, transfer mixture to a sealed container or large mason jar and place in the fridge overnight.
- When your oats have had the chance to thicken and absorb the liquid, you are ready to prepare jars. Slice 1/2-1 cup fresh fruit however you like, (some ideas could be apples, banana, berries, mango, cherries and peaches).
- Alternately layer your jars with 1-2 inches fruit, then 1-2 inches oat mixture until you run out.
- Optionally, you top with nuts or seeds for an extra crunch.