Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Oats Overnight Recipe: Easy Protein Oatmeal

Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Oats Overnight Recipe: Easy Protein Oatmeal
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Our vegan copycat oats overnight protein oatmeal recipe (also a copycat for Mush, Ono, and the rest) has all of the protein and other perks of Oats Overnight and Ono, plus several advantages over the little, individual Oats Overnight and other packets that you can order either from their websites or on places like Amazon. And unlike other copycat overnight oats recipes, our recipe is not too powdery or chalky or bulky, has a good oats-to-protein-powder ratio, and, of course, is vegan. Yes, that’s right, we cracked the “how to get 20g of protein into a serving of oatmeal without it gagging you” secret.

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Our copycat overnight protein oatmeal recipe is also way less expensive to make (even on their very best subscription deal Oats Overnight costs $3.50 per packet, and they are the least expensive of the lot; Mush is $3.75 each on their best deal, and Ono is a whopping $4.67 on their best deal).

And speaking of those individual packets, they are not environmentally friendly. Not even a little bit. And those packets add up, especially if you are using one a day. On the other hand, when you make our recipe you are giving both your savings account and the environment a break.

And then there are the ingredients. When you make your own overnight protein oats you get to choose the ingredients and the flavors. Win, win, win.

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All this said, if you must purchase pre-made overnight protein oats (maybe, for example, to send to a friend, or to send off to college with your kid) we recommend the Holos brand. They are not the least expensive, but they are the only one that is fully organic, includes probiotics, has 20 grams of protein in each serving, and comes in fully recyclable serving packets and containers (including an adorable little bowl). Not only that, but by using our link you get 10% off.

With our copycat oats overnight recipe you can either whip up a several-serving batch and keep it in a canister, or whip up several servings at once and divide them among several individual serving containers (we like these), or just make it serving at a time. Isn’t it great to have choices?

Now, the secret to making these have as much protein as Oats Overnight and Holos overnight protein oats is this: the Garden of Life unflavored vegan protein powder, which you can find here on Amazon.

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The reason that you want to use the unflavored vegan protein powder is two-fold. First, this way you can flavor your overnight protein oats any way that you want. And second, and really more fundamentally, flavored protein powder requires too much powder per serving to get up to 20 grams of protein (usually two scoops, which is way too much for a serving of oatmeal), while unflavored protein powder only requires one scoop. And our recipe has the proportions just right!

As for flavoring, well, the sky’s the limit! If you like the Oats Overnight banana bread flavor, for example, you can get organic banana powder on Amazon (or elsewhere, of course) and add some of that. Or maybe you prefer blueberry, or cherry, or strawberry, all available in powder form on Amazon and not flavors you will find in Oats Overnight. Of course, because you are making this yourself you can also include dried fruit, which will soften along with the oats overnight in the fridge.

Oats Overnight also includes chia, flax, and hemp seeds in most of their flavors, so we have included those too, but of course you can omit them if you prefer – that’s the beauty of making it yourself!

Finally a word about sweeteners: Oats Overnight uses monkfruit, date sugar, and maple sugar (depending on the Oats Overnight flavor version). You can use regular vegan sugar, maple sugar, date sugar, or coconut sugar, and you can use as much or as little as you like. Or you can omit sweeteners in your mix altogether, and add maple syrup or agave when you add your milk and put it in the fridge overnight, or when you take it out in the morning; it’s up to you! Again, this is the beauty of making it yourself!

Vegan Copycat Oats Overnight Recipe

Ingredients Per Serving

1/3 cup quick oats (uncooked)
1/4 cup Garden of Life unflavored vegan protein powder (available on Amazon here)
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds or powder
1/2 teaspoon ground flax
1/2 teaspoon hemp seeds
dash of salt
sweetener of choice to taste


Mix everything together.

When ready to reconstitute use 1/2 cup plant milk of choice (we use almond or soy), mix gently, and refrigerate overnight.

Gluten-Free Vegan Copycat Oats Overnight Recipe: Easy Protein Oatmeal

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