Vegan Peanut Butter and Date Overnight Oats
These quick and easy Vegan Peanut butter and Date Overnight Oats are ideal for anyone who likes to meal plan and wants to get ahead!
What are overnight oats?
Although porridge is one of my favourite breakfast dishes, I just don’t have the time to make it before work. I definitely prioritise the extra 5 minutes in bed over getting up and cooking breakfast. That’s where overnight oats come in to their own…
If you’re not familiar with the concept of overnight oats then maybe you’re familiar with bircher museli? Both are a breakfast dish made with oats that have been soaked overnight. Traditionally bircher museli was made with lemon or apple juice and topped with yogurt. Overnight oats are often soaked in milk rather than fruit juice to make them extra creamy!
To make this breakfast suitable for a plant-based diet all I’ve done is swap cows milk for oat milk. You could use any other dairy free milk you have but I’m a huge fan of Oatly Barista Edition Milk so we always have a carton of it in the fridge. It’s perfect in hot drinks and, of course, overnight oats!
You’d also ordinarily find natural yogurt in an overnight oats recipe but I’ve just replaced it with Alpro plain yogurt. Their almond version is also delicious.
I’ll admit I do have a bit of a sweet tooth so as well as adding dates to my overnight oats I do occasionally drizzle over a spoon of maple syrup too! But that’s optional.
The peanut butter brings something more savoury to the dish. Be careful when choosing your peanut butter as some are packed full of sugar and other weird and wonderful ingredients. I like to use Meridian peanut butter; its organic and has a rich, roasted flavour! For added crunch I like to roughly chop some peanuts to sprinkle on top. If you’re a fan of mixing sweet and salty (a flavour combination I LOVE) then don’t be afraid to use lightly salted peanuts for your topping.
A few more chopped dates and a sprinkling of cinnamon finished this recipe off nicely!
I’ve listed the ingredients to make just one portion below but you could easily multiply it by 5 and have a portion of overnight oats for every day of the working week. Can you think of a better way to start your day?
Peanut Butter and Date Overnight Oats
- The night before, place the oats, 100ml of oat milk and the salt in a bowl.
- Cover and leave the oats to soak up the milk.
- In the morning, loosen the oats with the remaining milk until you have your desired consistency.
- Add the peanut butter, half the dates, half of the maple syrup (optional), half of the yogurt and stir.
- Top with the remaining yogurt, dates and the chopped nuts.
- Drizzle over the remaining maple syrup (if using) and dust with the cinnamon.
- If not eating immediately, cover and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Take it to work!
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