Overnight oats are always such an easy and delicious breakfast option for post-workout or just a busy morning. My classic overnight oats + pumpkin overnight oats are some of my most pinned recipes on my blog, but I wanted to add one more easy overnight oats recipe to your morning repertoire-- this time, with a focus on protein and those healthy, anti-inflammatory fats!
As usual, overnight oats recipes are highly customizable to fit your dietary needs, but this recipe is inherently gluten-free and dairy-free. The protein champions in this recipe come from my favorite collagen and peanut butter, but there's also some in the pepitas and chia seeds.
I also have been a big fan of using quinoa flakes in addition to or in place of oats. It helps add some extra minerals and amino acids to a traditional oat recipe, and it's just a nice little novelty when you're getting bored of oats. All quinoa flakes are, is just rolled quinoa-- it is like a flat version of a quinoa seed. It is super absorbent and very fast to cook or soften, so for those mornings that you don't want to spend sweating over the stove and constantly stirring oats for oatmeal? Give quinoa flakes a try (my favorite GF + organic brand linked here).
Alright, let's get to the recipe! In my ingredients list below, I've also linked to my favorite brands I trust and use for my dry ingredients. It's important to get quality collagen, especially!
Protein-Packed Overnight Oats
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan Optional
Makes 1 serving
1/2 cup Milk (I used hemp, but use whatever you prefer- nut, coconut, rice, or cow's milk)
1/4 cup Organic Raw Rolled Oats (GF certified if need be)
2 tbsp Quinoa Flakes
1 heaping tbsp Collagen Hydrolysate
2 tsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 tbsp Raw Pepitas
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in jar with spoon.
2. Close jar/container and leave in refrigerator overnight (minimum 3 hours for proper consistency).
3. That's it! Serve with any toppings you may like. I topped this bowl with strawberries, figs, pistachios, coconut chips, chia seed, and more pepitas-- it's also great with a touch of honey if you want a little something sweet!