Yogurt does magic to your overnight oats. The creamy texture combined with the rolled oats makes for a satisfying breakfast. It comes out so good you’ll almost think you were eating an indulgent dessert from a five-star restaurant.
Side Note: We’re using a non-dairy yogurt for this recipe, but it will work the same with any yogurt.
This recipe features two great ingredients: a plant-based yogurt alternative, we personally recommend soy yogurt, particularly the vanilla one, but feel free to use other vegan yogurts you prefer.
The second ingredient key ingredient is a selection of fruits to top your overnight oats. For this recipe, we have used raspberries. Other berries will work just fine. You may throw in other fruits as well such as chopped apples, bananas, blueberries, etc.
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That’s what’s great about overnight oats. You can mix and match flavors and ingredients to your liking to find your perfect pairing.
The milk we have used for this recipe is almond milk, but again you can use any plant-based milk you choose. Cashew milk is also a favorite in our house because it’s one of the creamier ones out there.
Finally, we’ve used maple syrup to sweeten the overnight oats a bit, and some chopped almonds for added texture and flavor.
If you don’t like so much sweetness, you can choose to omit the maple syrup. If you’re not using unsweetened plant-based milk, you’ll want to be careful about oversweetening.
The additional ingredients can be mixed in before refrigerating. Alternatively, you may throw them in right before eating it in the morning.
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A very simple guide to making overnight oats with yogurt and fruit.
- ½ cup Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Almond milk (other plant-based milk may be used too - unsweetened preferably)
- 3 tbsp Soy Yogurt (we recommend vanilla)
- 2 tsp Chia Seeds
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup (the amount can be adjusted to suit your taste or left out)
- 1 tbsp Chopped Almonds
- ½ cup Raspberries (other berries will do: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
Put the rolled oats and the almond milk into a mason jar. Stir it properly, ensuring that the oats are evenly soaked.
Add in the soy yogurt and the chia seeds. You may close the jar and shake it for a proper mix.
If you prefer to mix in all the other ingredients and toppings, you may add a drizzle of maple syrup and top it with the raspberries and chopped almonds.
Refrigerate the mixture. This should be ready in the morning.
If the fruits and nuts have not been added the night before, add it in before eating.