Effortless Vegan Overnight Oats


This is an easy version of muesli that I love, because it tastes good and gives me a burst of energy in the mornings. There are a myriad of ways to make muesli, with any combination of raw or toasted cereals, dried fruits, nuts, bran, and wheat germ. Muesli can be sweetened if desired and served with fruit juice, yogurt, or your favorite milk. There are many types you can get at the supermarket these days, but this is a great one to make at home. The chia seeds add an extra-healthy dose of nutrients.

slightly adapted from: The Oh She Glows Cookbook
serves: 3

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 large banana, mashed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

topping ideas

fresh mixed berries
toasted nuts
hemp seeds
pure maple syrup or agave nectar

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. If the consistency is too runny, simply stir in more chia seeds. If too thick, stir in more almond milk. For a nice presentation, serve the oats in a jar or parfait glass, alternating with layers of fresh fruit and whatever other toppings sound good to you. If you’re hungry and/or lazy like me, just plop everything in a bowl and eat.

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