– vegan – gluten free – oil free – refined sugar free – low fat –
It would be criminal to wait any longer to share my new favorite breakfast with you – healthy snickers overnight oats! Sounds too good to be true, I know. Creamy, peanut buttery, chocolate-y goodness for breakfast is a dream come true for me. But these overnight oats don’t just taste like a dream, they are a dream to make, too. It all comes together in 1 bowl with just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. Then just set them in the fridge overnight and forget about them! It really doesn’t get any better than that.
Helpful tips for the very best overnight oats:
- Prep ahead of time. The oats need enough time to absorb the milk. I recommend making them the night before, but at the very least, prep them at least 4 hours before you plan on eating them.
- Adjust to your desired consistency. Everyone prefers the consistency of their oats differently and this is easy to change by adjusting the oat:milk ratio.
- Add any nuts/topping upon serving. Mix-ins will get soggy if they are sitting in the oatmeal for too long. To keep it all fresh, I recommend adding any toppings right before eating. This will help keep the overnight oats fresher for longer. My favorite toppings for these healthy snickers overnight oats have been banana, peanuts, dairy-free chocolate chips or cacao nibs.
Are overnight oats healthy?
Although I love starting my day with a large helping of fruit, I also really love a healthy bowl of overnight oats. Here are some great reasons to add them to your breakfast line-up:
- Overnight oats are satisfying and can keep you full all morning. This is in part due to the beta-glucan in oats. Beta glucan is a type of soluble fiber that is often used to prevent heart disease and high cholesterol.
- Old fashioned rolled oats are also a great source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
- Overnight oats contain lots of nondairy milk. I used oat milk for this recipe, which is high in calcium, B vitamins, manganese, protein and other vitamins and minerals. You can use your favorite nondairy milk of choice, as they all contain a variety of essential nutrients.
- You can make this easy vegan breakfast even healthier by loading it with fruit before serving.
Kitchen essentials for healthy snickers overnight oats:
- A large mixing bowl with lid
- Small jars with lids (optional)
- GF old-fashioned rolled oats: Both gluten-free and original rolled oats work well with these overnight oats. I have not tried this recipe with steel cut oats or instant/quick-cooking oats, so I cannot attest to how they will turn out. If you do try them, I would love to know how it worked in the comments :).
- Plain oat milk: you can use any nondairy milk of your pleasing. I enjoy either oat, soy or cashew milk for it’s extra creaminess.
- Pure maple syrup: can be substituted with other liquid sweeteners like agave nectar or date syrup.
- Peanut butter: can be substituted with any nut or seed butter of your choosing, however it will change the taste slightly.
If you love these snickers overnight oats as much as I do, I recommend trying some of my other favorite overnight oats as well:
- Healthy Chocolate Overnight Oats (Dairy Free)
- How to Make Horchata Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free)
- Blueberry Pistachio Overnight Oats
4 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
- Sodium 720.3mg 31%
- Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 13.4g 54%
- Sugars 15.5g
- Protein 16.2g 33%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.