Dairy free overnight oatmeal is an easy breakfast to make ahead of time! Start your morning with a healthy, easy, tasty meal!
How is this April leaving you? Energized? Refreshed? Or run ragged?
I’m in the run ragged camp over here. We’ve talked about self-care before – as food allergy moms, it can be really hard to take care of ourselves, can’t it? We’re so busy caring for everyone else that it becomes difficult to find the time to care for ourself. But it is important – we have to fill our own tanks so that we are energized and ready to help and care for our children and families.
One way that I try to take care of myself is by making sure I get a nutritious breakfast. It’s difficult to do this during busy or stressful times – when you’re trying to run out the door on time, it seems easier to just grab a granola bar or even skip eating in the morning.
But when I don’t get a decent meal in the morning, the rest of the day just falls apart for me. Hunger, exhaustion, and crankiness set in, and things don’t go right. That’s why dairy free overnight oatmeal is an easy way to take care of yourself – simply make them the night before and they’re ready to go the next day. Add your favorite toppings and you’ll be glad you took the time to make a delicious and healthy breakfast.
And of course overnight oatmeal isn’t just for adults – you can easily make several jars so everyone can have a quick and easy breakfast. You can even make each jar a different flavor to suit everyone’s tastes.
Easy Dairy Free Overnight Oatmeal
Dairy free overnight oatmeal is a perfect make ahead breakfast option for busy mornings! Vegan and gluten free.
- 3/4 cup certified gluten free oats
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cup non-dairy milk I used unsweetened coconut milk beverage
- 1/2 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon sunbutter
- 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup apple chopped
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
Put the oats and cinnamon in a jar, and pour in maple syrup and non-dairy milk. Stir well.
Place a lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir the oatmeal and add the desired toppings - sunbutter, apple, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, or anything else you desire. Enjoy!
My favorite allergy friendly pumpkin seeds are Superseedz – I love all the flavors, but especially the Maple Sugar and Sea Salt (affiliate link).