This overnights oats recipe is so amazing – you won’t believe it’s healthy! Healthy maple overnight oats with cranberry is an incredibly delicious combination.
Overnight oats, where have you been all my life? Where were you for the years that I never ate breakfast because…who really has time to make breakfast in the morning? If you do, I commend you. I strive to be that way, but aside from special weekend brunches, I’m not the person that actually has the time or energy to make breakfast in the morning.
How to make healthy maple overnight oats with cranberry:
Enter, overnight oats. The prep is minimal. By minimal, I mean dump and stir. Anyone can do this. Then you have a delicious and easy to eat breakfast that’s ready for you in the morning. It keeps for days in the fridge, so I can prep breakfast for half of the week all in one go.
All you have to do is mix together the wet ingredients (so that the yogurt and almond milk are fully mixed), add in the dry ingredients, stir, and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Clearly, I’m in love. You will be, too. I would say it’s life changing, but they may be overly dramatic. It’s at least morning changing. And they say how you start your day is everything, so…maybe this easy way of actually getting yourself to eat a proper healthy breakfast is life changing? I’ll let you be the judge.
Can’t get enough overnight oats? I’m with you on that. Try my pumpkin pie overnight oats! Seriously, a healthy breakfast that tastes like pie? I’m in.
How to make vegan overnight oats:
Simply substitute the greek yogurt for your favorite plain unsweetened vegan yogurt. You could also substitute with additional almond milk, but the final texture won’t be as thick. My favorite brands of vegan yogurt are Kite Hill and So Delicious.
Are you making this recipe for someone that eats gluten free?
Oats are something that can frequently be cross contaminated with gluten. Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this recipe safe for gluten free people.
What you’ll need:
There’s one important tool and one key ingredient for this recipe. The great news is that they’re both affordable and will last you a long time!
The first thing you’ll need is the amazing ingredient that takes this dish from OK, to incredible superfood power fuel. According to Medical News Today, they are an “excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.”
- ½ cup plain unsweetened vegan yogurt (or plain nonfat Greek yogurt if not vegan)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (certified gluten free if necessary)
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, almond milk, pure vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until fully incorporated.
- Add in the oats, chia seeds, and dried cranberries.
- Mix to combine.
- Place in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.
- Serve with toppings of maple syrup, walnuts, pecans, additional chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, or whipped cream!
Overnight oats will last for up to five days in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep in mind that they will continue to soften the longer they sit.
My favorite brands of vegan yogurt are Kite Hill and So Delicious.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 3.3gCarbohydrates: 48.2gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 40.6gProtein: 7.8g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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Prefer hot maple oatmeal? Once Upon A Chef has a recipe that looks delicious.