Not one, but two fantastic vegan overnight oatmeal recipes for the fruit lover and the chocolate lover. Yum!
I know I just posted a recipe for overnight oats with cherry chia jam, but there are so many different flavors that you can make that it’s really fun to experiment and share the winning combinations! I’m especially fond of using frozen fruit, mostly berries, because they start to thaw out in the jar overnight, and their juices mix into the oatmeal and make a beautiful color. Plus, blueberries give the oatmeal a really delicious natural sweetness so you don’t have to add any extra sugar. Not to mention, it’s definitely more budget-friendly to use frozen fruit in the winter when a lot of fresh fruit is out of season. The chocolate and fruit version are both tasty enough to eat start from the jar that you make it in, or you can warm it up the next morning and top it with some additional fruit and granola.
The chocolate oatmeal is seriously like eating dessert. It’s not too sweet because I used raw cacao, which has no sugar, but I used bananas and a drizzle of maple syrup to balance it out. You should definitely taste this one the following morning to see if you want to make it sweeter. Raw cacao has a pretty bitter taste if you aren’t used to it, but a tiny bit of sweetener (maple syrup, coconut nectar, agave, etc) really helps to even it out and make it taste like a brownie or cookie in your oatmeal. I would start really light with the sweetener and see how it tastes, because you don’t want to over-do it and then have a really sweet and sugary breakfast (unless that’s what you’re going for – no judgement!).
- What are your favorite fruits to add into your oatmeal?
- Do you prefer to eat overnight oats cold or do you heat them up?