Oh, and they're vegan.
Whoever came up with the idea for overnight oats was honestly a genius. All of the nutrition power of regular oatmeal, without any of the cooking? Um, sign up every busy woman ever.
Making overnight oats is as simple as dumping all of your ingredients into a container (like a mason jar, if you want yours Instagram-ready) and stashing it in the fridge overnight. Plus, they're easy to customize to suit your taste buds and dietary restrictions. (Vegan overnight oats are all over Pinterest.)
“This grab-and-go breakfast couldn't be more convenient as you run out the door in the morning to tackle the day,” says nutritionist Georgia Rounder, RD. “Oats are a good source of both fiber and protein, a winning combo that helps keep you satiated throughout the morning.”
To make your overnight oats vegan, just use your go-to non-dairy milk as your liquid, says Seattle-based nutritionist Ginger Hultin, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition. (She recommends soy milk for its higher protein content.)
Another plus for plant-based eaters: Whole-grain oats contain nutrients like iron and zinc, which many people get from animal foods, Hultin adds. Add chia or hemp seeds and you'll also add omega-3s (another concern for vegans) to your meal, while bumping up the protein.
Sold? Of course you are. Get your mason jars ready and get started with these 10 vegan overnight oats recipes.