A couple of people have teased me about having never tried Vegan Overnight Oats, as I eat porridge every morning, even in the Summer, so I decided to try it out yesterday as I had to be at work at 10am (and it takes 45 minutes to walk there) and wouldn’t have the energy to bother with cooking or preparing anything that early in the morning. It sounded to me like the perfect idea, as I love oats, it would only take about 5 minutes in the morning to prepare, and I could add anything I liked to it…. However, I hate to admit it… I really didn’t like it at all.
In fact, I hated the Overnight Oats. To me, I love porridge, but eating the Overnight Oats cold changed the way I felt about the texture, and it just felt all wrong – also I’m not a huge fan of banana, and the taste and texture of them cold and mashed was really overwhelming. I’m so sorry to pure raw vegans, but I had to go and heat it up after just a few bites, and even then, I was grimacing the whole meal. I feel like such a vegan failure by saying I hate Vegan Overnight Oats, but it’s just the way it is, and I’ll probably be sticking to the warm version from now on!
Having said that, if anyone has a particular way of making them, or any amazing toppings they would like to share, please leave a comment and I might try it, and see if it changes my mind about Overnight Oats :)
40g of Scott’s porridge oats
100ml of almond milk
100g of natural soy yoghurt
One smooshed banana
Half a teaspoon of vanilla
Any additions like peanut butter, nuts and fruit can be added on in the morning
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and leave in the fridge overnight.
- Stir in the peanut butter and other toppings into the bowl in the morning.