I recently purchased the “oh she glows” cookbook after becoming a bit of a stalker of the website. Due to my dairy and egg restrictions, I’ve come to have a new appreciation for vegan recipes.
I’m a bit of a fan of routine (and ‘bit’ may be an understatement). Every morning for breakfast I have the same… porridge. Okay, so I change things up a little with which oats I use (rolled oats/steel-cut…) and sometimes my fruit additions have variety, but overall, it’s pretty much the same. Then I discovered the ‘Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats’… something you prepare in mere minutes before you go to bed and in the morning, viola! breakfast is waiting for you.
The recipe in the cookbook is designed to serve 3 so I had to adjust the measurements for an individual serving. I was still off and got to share with the kids.
For 1 serving:
1/3 cup (gluten-free if required) rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp. + 1 TSP chia seeds
1/2 small banana, mashed
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, whisk together the oats, almond milk, chia seeds, banana, and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight to thicken.
In the morning, stir the oat mixture to combine. Serve the oats in a jar or parfait dish, alternating the layers of fresh fruit, granola, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of sweetener, if desired.
I used blueberries, kiwi fruit, and strawberries, plus my almond milk pulp granola (pulp leftover from homemade almond milk). I also stirred in protein powder when ready to eat.
Play around with it if it isn’t exactly to your liking. If it is too runny then you just need to stir in additional chia seeds and refrigerate about 30 min to thicken up. If it is too thick, just add in a little bit more milk and stir to combine.
Thank you Angela @ oh she glows for such easy and yummy recipes.