I finally tried vegan overnight oats, and I liked them. A few months ago, overnight oats were hot stuff in the blogosphere. All the cool kids were making them. I kept making a mental note to try them, but my mental notes never stick around very long. I finally remembered to give the oats a shot one day last week when I noticed some chia seeds looking all forgotten and lonely on my pantry shelf.
Here's the Overnight Oats I enjoyed one hot summer morning last week:
I used this recipe for Easy Vegan Overnight Oats from Oh She Glows. It's super simple and kinda raw-ish. Just whole oats, chia seeds, a mashed banana, plant milk (I used soy), and vanilla extract. I topped my bowl with a healthy dose of Smart Balance peanut butter.
You mix all the ingredients up (except nut butter) the night before, place the bowl in the fridge, and let the chia seeds do their weird, expanding magic. The next morning, you've got a creamy bowl of oats best enjoyed cold from the fridge. Perfect cool breakfast for a humid summer morning.
Will I trade my steamy, creamy hot steel cut oats for overnight oats? No. But the cold chia version will be a tasty occasional treat.