“Overnight Oats” –made without oats, in a matter of minutes! This creamy, 4-ingredient breakfast is grain-free, gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegan, and so delicious. It’s a perfectly portable, make-ahead option, too!
I confess to misleading all of you.
This is not a recipe for oats.
Nor is it made overnight.
But I had to grab your attention. I decided “grain-free oats” might generate some curiosity.
I hope that I was right, because this lovely little recipe is everything that overnight oats are, catered to those who eschew, or limit grains. It is also designed for anyone (umm, me) who is too imprudent to make breakfast the night before (it’s that million item to-do list…). This grain-free version comes together in 5 minutes. Boom.
So here’s to a new favorite go-to breakfast recipe!
My 5-minute, grain-free overnight oats are:
*Made with 4 ingredients
*Super high-fiber (10.2 g! You’ll feel full for hours)
*Very low in sugar (1.9 g)
Theessential recipe comprises 4 simple ingredients: toasted shredded coconut (unsweetened and chopped fine), flaxseed meal (or ground/crushed chia seeds), coconut flour, and the nondairy milk of your choosing.
Toasting the coconut is key to the oat-like resemblance of this recipe. It could not be simpler, even if you are still sleepy: toss 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut in a small skillet set over medium-high heat, and then stir for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Transfer to a cutting board and finely chop.
Next, combine the coconut with a bit of flaxseed meal, coconut flour and nondairy milk. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken–and done!
If that sounds too complicated first thing in the morning, not a worry, because this can be an “overnight” recipe if you so choose! Make 1 or several batches ahead of time, scoop into small mason jars or other containers, and then grab and go in the morning. Easy peasy!
Top the overnight oats with your favorite fresh berries or chopped fruit, more nondairy milk, and any sweetener that you like.
Any and all variations in flavor (e.g., vanilla, citrus zest, spices) and toppings (e.g., nutbuttter, toasted seeds, more toasted coconut, chocolate chips) are strongly encouraged.
“Overnight Oats” –made without oats, in minutes! This creamy, 4-ingredient breakfast is grain-free, gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegan, and so delicious. It’s a perfectly portable, make-ahead option, too!
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded/flake coconut
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 2/3 cup chilled nondairy milk
- additional nondairy milk
- berries or chopped fruit
- sweetener of choice
- Place the coconut shreds/flakes in a small skillet set over medium-high heat. Stir the coconut for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown and fragrant; scrape onto a cutting board and finely chop.
- In a small bowl or jar, combine the toasted coconut, coconut flour, flaxseed meal and milk, stirring until well-blended. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
- Top with any or all of the optional toppings, and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days (for grab and go breakfasts!)
Storage: If making ahead, store in an airtight jar or other container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Keto Tip: If following a keto diet, be sure to use a keto-friendly nondairy milk and sweetener (if adding as a topping).
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: No-Bake
- Serving Size: Entire recipe
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 1.9 g
- Sodium: 153.5 mg
- Fat: 12.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 15.3 g
- Fiber: 10.2 g
- Protein: 5.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg