10 Minute Overnight Oats Raw Vegan Cereal

Ever wake up and crave overnight oats a day too early? "Should have thought about soaking my oats with nut milk and fixings last night, so I could enjoy some cool yummy goodness with coffee this morning..." says me this Sunday morning. When there's a will, there's a way. You don't need to wait overnight to enjoy your overnight oats anymore. You don't even need to use any milk alternatives or fussy ingredients. The ingredients featured in this recipe will make a natural milk while soaking together for just a few. My secret is just adding a small sprinkle of chia seeds to your mix which helps thicken the liquid quicker than waiting a full eight hours, and also boosts your nutrient density level up many notches. 

This is also an amazing mixture to pack for travel, or long flights, because you just need to find a cup from anywhere and mix with cold water before you can enjoy a satisfying healthy, complete meal anywhere in minutes. This was the mix I packed with me to Greece which got me through skipping airplane food. Just make a big batch of this mix and pack it in a zip lock bag (I repurpose an old Muesli bag) so you can scoop out portions to mix with water in a paper cup on the go.

Of course, you can make a really rich, thick and more traditional version of overnight mush the night before–but I found I actually enjoy this version way better. It's closer to a breakfast cereal that keeps you feeling light, energized and refreshed, verse dense and heavy. You can jazz up the way you would enjoy any breakfast cereal, with fresh or dried fruits, nuts, seeds, or a sweet honey drizzle. Enjoy!

10 Minute Overnight Oats Raw – Vegan Cereal (Muesli) 
by Sarah Farsh September 5th, 2021
  • 4-5 heaping tbsp organic traditional cut oats
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla bean powder
  • 2-3 tsp monk fruit sugar 
    • or stevia, maple syrup, honey, pure fruit jam or whatever you like to sweeten things up
  • 2 tbsp pure coconut flakes, chopped or torn (read ingredients, should say "dried coconut." and nothing more.)
  • 1 tsp good cinnamon
  • 1 tsp goji berries, raisins, blueberries, or any fruit you like 
  • 1-1 1/2 cups of water (more or less depending how milky you want it, more water will give you more milk)
Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl, poor filtered water on top and mix well. Add more water for more natural milk and less water for a more thick cereal. I like somewhere in between so I usually go for more like a cup and half, and you can always add more water after your cereal has been soaking. It's harder to make your cereal thicker in less time however. Place bowl in fridge for 10 minutes, give it a quick stir, decide if you like to add a little more water or not, top with anything else you like and enjoy! I make this recipe x5 and keep the dry ingredients in a big zip lock back for long travels and flights–it's one of my favorite travel buddies. You can just ask for a cup at any coffee shop with water and mix with some of your dry mix–you don't need a refrigerator to make this magic happen on the road ;)  


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