Start your day with delicious and hearty almond butter overnight oats by Ezra Cohen Montreal. Our recipe is vegan-friendly and heart-healthy. Best of all, since you prepped this easy-to-make breakfast the night before, you can ease into your morning without much hassle in the kitchen.
We think you’ll agree that our overnight oats are another great way to use Bassé’s Almond Butter. With this simple recipe, you can curb that morning hunger with a high-protein meal that tastes as good as dessert but with none of the guilt. Plus, since it only takes around ten minutes to make before you leave it in the fridge overnight, you can have a nice treat ready in the morning without adding any stress to your busy day.
Here’s all you’ll need:
Bassé’s Almond Butter: This all-natural, non-GMO nut butter is gluten- and dairy-free, and it includes no added sugar, salt, or hydrogenated oils. It tastes great alone but adds a rich element to these overnight oats.
Rolled Oats: Steel-cut oats also make for great breakfasts. But we feel like the milder flavor and softer texture of rolled oats make them perfect for overnight oats recipes.
Almond Milk: You can use any milk you have handy, but we’re using almond milk for a healthy, vegan breakfast.
Non-Dairy Yogurt: Again, you can use traditional yogurt if you like, but at Ezra Cohen Montreal, we’re using a plant-based alternative. You should be able to find some good non-dairy yogurt brands at your local supermarket.
Chia Seeds: Adding these to your overnight oats gives them a nutritional boost and adds to the texture.
Honey: Choose raw, unfiltered, organic honey to add a dash of antioxidant-rich, natural sweetness to your oats.
Matcha: This powdered green tea not only contains vitamins and antioxidants. It has caffeine and theanine and increases your energy, focus, and mood without giving you the jitters—and it adds an umami note to your oats’ flavor profile.
Banana: You can add whichever fruits you like, but we suggest using a banana to potassium while balancing out the dish’s overall flavor with the banana’s silky, mild, subtly sweet goodness.
Are Overnight Oats Good for You?
Oats are one of the healthiest breakfasts you can eat, and this recipe is no exception. It contains a nice balance of protein, fiber, carbs, and healthy fats. And since it’s naturally sweetened with honey and fruit, you can feel good about avoiding refined sugars. Overnight oats are filling, nutritious, and pack a flavor that belies just how quick and easy the dish is to make.
Do You Have to Cook This Recipe?
That’s one of the many awesome things about overnight oats: there’s no cooking involved! The oats absorb the liquid and expand in the fridge as the dish sets overnight, becoming a comforting, creamy breakfast delight.
What’s more, this dish lends itself well to customization: you can add other fruits, granola, seeds, mini chocolate chips—whatever you need to please your palette.
So go ahead and treat yourself to this overnight oats recipe by Ezra Cohen, McGill graduate, and healthy food aficionado. It may just become a breakfast staple in your household. If you like a hot meal in the morning, you can microwave for a minute or so.
Ready to Get Started?
- 3 tablespoons of Bassé’s Almond Butter
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1 ¼ cup of almond milk
- 1 ½ cup of non-dairy yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 teaspoons of matcha
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
*These measurements are enough for two servings.
- Add the almond butter, almond milk, non-dairy yogurt, matcha, and honey to a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Add the oats, chia seeds, and sliced banana to the mixture and gently combine.
- Divide even portions in two bowls or two mason jars; cover and place in the fridge for 8 hours.
- When ready to serve, top it with some more almond butter, fruit, or other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!