Milk and yogurt are essential ingredients in any overnight oats recipe. Both ingredients give the overnight oats a creamy texture. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot make overnight oats without using dairy products. There are tons of plant-based alternatives to these two essentials.
For this recipe, we are using almond milk and soy-based yogurt, vanilla flavor. If these two aren’t your thing, there are other options out there, there’s coconut and cashew, among others. We always recommend them unsweetened, that way, it’s easier to control the sweetness of the recipe, especially since the recipe also uses sweeteners, in this case, maple syrup.
The fruits you want to top your overnights oats with really depend on you, but we have used strawberries in this recipe.
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A simple guide to follow when creating overnight oats with milk from scratch.
- 1/2 cup Rolled oats
- 3 tbsp Soy Yogurt (vanilla flavor is our favorite, unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 2 tbsp Maple Syrup (adjust amount as desired)
- 1/4 cup Strawberries (fresh, chopped)
- 1 tsp Sea Salt (to taste)
- Juice of half a lemon (optional)
Put together the rolled oats, yogurt, and milk in a mason jar. Use a spoon to stir it into a good mix.
Add in the chia seeds. Once again, use a spoon to make sure it's evenly mixed with the rest of the ingredients.
Add some maple syrup. Be careful not to use too much, adjust the amount depending on the sweetness level desired.
Add a dash of salt for a more balanced taste.
Close the jar properly and refrigerate the mixture overnight.
Your overnight oats should be ready in the morning. You may squeeze half a lemon into the mixture if desired.