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Salted Caramel Overnight Oats – Plant-Based on a Budget

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Who doesn’t love a quick and delicious vegan breakfast recipe? Even better a breakfast you can prepare the night before and use very few ingredients! Salted caramel overnight oats are the winner!

Overnight oats must be the greatest breakfast hack ever invented! One cup of oats, one cup of plant milk, and some chia seeds – mix and voila! 

So many of us have to run through the door every morning but still want to eat a healthy and energizing breakfast. 

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Or consider the busy parents who are preparing food for their little ones first thing in the morning while also having to get ready for work and have a hard time fitting it all in. 

These salted caramel oats are your new best friend! If you love this recipe, I think you’re going to enjoy trying other overnight oat flavors such as strawberry, coconut, and pumpkin!

Why This Recipe Works

  • Overnight oats make breakfast time easier
  • Healthy breakfast. Oats are a healthy source of fiber and good for reducing cholesterol! 
  • Kid-friendly recipe!

How to Make Overnight Oats More Budget-Friendly?

It’s very likely, that if you try this overnight oats recipe or any other, you’ll be hooked! So how can we make this recipe even more budget-friendly? 

The answer is: by buying bulk! Go to the bulk section of your grocery store or a specialized bulk shop and get your oats in big batches. The same goes for nuts, coconut, or dried fruits! 

You’ll save so much money and time by taking this extra time to buy in bulk! So, are you in already? This genius idea is such a fantastic life hack! Give it a try and let us know!

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What Goes Into This Recipe

No big surprises here! This easy breakfast recipe relies on pantry staples to create amazing flavor.

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  • Oats: Use old-fashioned oats for more texture! But quick oats work too.
  • Maple syrup: Adds sweetness to the overnight oat base and the salted vegan caramel topping.
  • Cinnamon: A hint of spice to the oats.
  • Plant-based milk: You can use your favorite but I particularly enjoy almond milk or oat milk.
  • Chia seeds: Helps to aid in thickening the overnight oats. You can also use ground flax.
  • Coconut oil: Used in the salted vegan caramel sauce.
  • Peanut butter: Adds creamy texture and peanut flavor to the salted vegan caramel topping.
  • Salt: To make it taste “salted”.
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How To Make Vegan Overnight Oats with Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1) Mix together the oatmeal, chia seeds, plant-based milk, and cinnamon in a cup, jar, or bowl. Stir together or shake until well mixed. Store them in the fridge overnight.

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  • 2) To make the vegan caramel sauce, place the coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter, and salt in a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir it together until well-mixed.

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process shot of mixing caramel ingredients for Salted Caramel Overnight Oats in a bowl

  • 3) Serve up the overnight oats topped with the salted vegan caramel topping.

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • Adjust the sweetness to your tastes.
  • Thicker oats? Stir in more oats when mixing it up. Experiment with the right ratio you enjoy!
  • Give them time to sit. Ideally overnight works best.

What is the secret to overnight oats?

For the best outcome, you want to use quick or old-fashioned oats. These easily soak up the liquid added to the jar. You generally want to use a 1:1 ratio to make a nice creamy jar of overnight oats.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

They are meant to be eaten cold or at room temperature but there’s nothing that says you can’t warm them up a bit in the microwave if that’s how you prefer to eat it. You may need to add some additional liquid after heating if they thicken too much.

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Variations

The beauty of overnight oats is all the different ways you can change them up! This means more variety and more ways to enjoy vegan overnight oats.

  • Use seasonal fruits. By choosing fruits that are in season, you get more flavor but also may save a bit of money when particular fruits are in season. Frozen fruits can also be a way to save money on fruits out of season.
  • Add any nuts or seeds as a topping.
  • Coconut mango: Add in some fresh chopped mango and dried shredded coconut.
  • Vegan chocolate: Mix cacao powder into the oatmeal base. 
  • Peanut butter overnight oats: Stir one tablespoon of peanut butter into the overnight oat mixture!
  • Serving for a group. If you have a big family, you could make a few individual portions the night before and they can pick their own toppings in the morning. Such a lifesaver!
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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

completed Salted Caramel Overnight Oats in a clear cup with ingredients against a white background

completed Salted Caramel Overnight Oats in a clear cup with ingredients against a white background

Salted Caramel Overnight Oats

Zhoro Apostolov

Who doesn’t love a quick and delicious vegan breakfast recipe? Even better a breakfast you can prepare the night before and use very few ingredients! Salted caramel overnight oats are the winner!

Prep Time 5 mins

Refrigerate 8 hrs

Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Servings 1 serving

Calories 459 kcal

  • Mix the oat ingredients together in a cup/jar or bowl, and let them keep them in the fridge overnight.

  • For the caramel, place the coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter, and salt in a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds – mix well.

  • Serve and enjoy!

  • Adjust the sweetness to your tastes.
  • Thicker oats? Stir in more oats when mixing it up. Experiment with the right ratio you enjoy!
  • Give them time to sit. Ideally overnight works best.

Calories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 334mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 14gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 460mgIron: 5mg

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