Vegan overnight oats are so convenient and a no-brainer for meal prep.
Mixing a big batch in a bowl and then portioning out into jars for the week is a one-and-done breakfast option to make sure you’re getting delicious and nutritious breakfasts all week long (check out my Batch Cooking Guide for more tips!)
This post contains several of the best vegan overnight oats recipes so there’s something for everyone’s tastes!
Nutrition in Oats
Oats are nutritious and a smart edition to a balanced diet, especially if you are on a higher carb diet typical for vegans.
Oats contain many healthful properties such as:
Many of these properties are important for meatless diets because they are more commonly found in animal products and can be lacking in a plant based diet.
Studies reveal that oats possess beneficial health effects against gastrointestinal problems. They also contain health benefits associated with dietary fibres such as β-glucan, functional protein, lipid and starch components and phytochemicals present in the oat grain.
Oats possess high level of antioxidant activity. These antioxidants are concentrated in the outer layer of the kernel in the bran fraction of the oat grain. Choosing oats with the bran in tact can increase their nutritional benefits.