The convenience of an overnight breakfast recipe, like this overnight sausage breakfast casserole, can't be beat on those days that you know you will have to hit the ground running in the morning. Overnight oats are always a popular option. If you are lactose intolerant or don't care for regular milk, these overnight oats without milk might be just what you're looking for. (We hope so!) It features nut milk, but you can also use coconut, oat, soy, rice, or oat milk. They are all dairy free.
We have filled ours with wonderful flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Stir in some fresh fruit for added flavor and nutrition, and you will have a breakfast worth getting out of bed for!
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❤️ Reasons to Love This Recipe
- It's easy. You simply stir all ingredients into a jar. That's it!
- It's healthy. This recipe is less than 300 calories, contains less than 5 grams of fat, has 6 grams of protein, and less than 200 mg of sodium. (These values are estimates.)
- It's convenient. This recipe takes only 5 minutes to prepare, and you can do that the night before. It doesn't get any more convenient than that.
- It's simple. With only five ingredients, this recipe is super simple.
- It's make ahead friendly. As the name suggests, this recipe can be prepared the night before and be ready to go the next morning.
- Almond milk. Other suggestions: cashew, macadamia, hazelnut, walnut, or peanut. More dairy-free options include coconut, oat, soy, rice, or oat.
- Rolled oats. Do not use steel cut or quick oats.
- Honey. For a sugar free honey substitute, we suggest giving Nature's Hollow sugar free honey substitute a try.
- Vanilla extract.
- Ground cinnamon.
- Fresh berries.
- Sunflower seeds. Raw or toasted. You can also use pumpkin seeds or chopped nuts.
See recipe card for quantities.
Cover and refrigerate over night. Serve the next morning, heated or cold, with fresh fruit and seeds. Stir some of the fresh fruit into the oats and top with more fruit. To heat, remove the lid, cover opening with a paper towel, and heat in the microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.
- Mason jar. One of the things we love most about this recipe is that you can assemble it in the vessel you will use to eat it. You won't have a bunch of dishes to clean!
You will also need:
- Liquid measuring cups.
- Measuring spoons.
- Chef's knife. This is used to slice the strawberries or other fresh fruit you might like to use.
- Gluten Free. While rolled oats are naturally gluten free, some are processed in a facility that is used to process foods that contain gluten. For truly gluten free overnight oats, we recommend Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. They are processed in a 100% gluten free facility and are certified to be gluten free.
- Sugar Free. For a sugar free honey substitute, we suggest giving Nature's Hollow sugar free honey substitute a try.
- Milk. Of course, you can always use regular milk in this recipe if you prefer.
This recipe is best assembled the night before and eaten the next morning. We don't recommend storing it for more than one night. For storage overnight, be sure to securely cover the jar with the lid that came with the jar.
You can serve this recipe hot or cold. To heat, remove the lid (this is very important if the lid is metal), and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds. If it's not heated through, stir and continue heating until heated to your liking. Stir in fresh berries and top with berries, seeds, chopped nuts, or granola. Some of the toppings that we suggest for smoothie bowls could work here as well.
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Overnight Oats Without Milk
- ½ cup almond milk Other Suggestions: cashew, macadamia, hazelnut, walnut, or peanut. More dairy-free options include coconut, oat, soy, rice, or oat.
- ½ cup rolled oats Do not use steel cut or quick oats.
- 2 teaspoons honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- fresh berries
- sunflower seeds Raw or toasted. You can also use pumpkin seeds or chopped nuts.
- Combine nut milk, oats, honey, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon in a medium mason jar.½ cup almond milk, ½ cup rolled oats, 2 teaspoons honey, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Cover and refrigerate over night. Serve the next morning, heated or cold, with fresh fruit and seeds. Stir some of the fresh fruit into the oats and top with more fruit. To heat, remove the lid, cover opening with a paper towel, and heat in the microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.fresh berries, sunflower seeds