A basic grain-free overnight “oats” recipe! This recipe replaces the oats with hemp seeds and chia seeds for a make-ahead breakfast that is paleo, vegan, grain-free and keto-friendly.
Overnight oats are all the rage, and for good reason. You can throw them together ahead of time and have a breakfast or snack ready to eat! But what if you don’t tolerate grains or you’re following a paleo, grain-free, keto or low-carb diet? I’ve got a solution for you. Hemp hearts!
Hemp hearts, also known as hemp seeds, are packed with so many awesome nutrients. Hemp is one of the best plant-based sources of protein — it’s a complete protein (meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids), it’s high in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s rich in magnesium, which is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. It’s also high in iron, vitamin E and fiber. A true superfood!
Hemp has a mild, nutty flavor that doesn’t compete with other flavors, allowing the rest of the ingredients to shine! This is a basic recipe, but just like with overnight oats and chia pudding, the variations are endless. I’ll be sharing more of my favorite grain-free overnight “oat” combinations soon but in the meantime, get creative! I want to see what flavor combinations you come up with — be sure to tag me on social media!
I’ve been making these grain-free overnight “oats” on Sundays so I’m set for the week. Feel free to double or triple the recipe — they store well in the fridge for 5-7 days. They are so simple to make, you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. I love that I can grab a jar for a quick breakfast or snack on the go, and you guys… they keep me SO FULL.
Are you an overnight oats lover? What are your favorite flavor combinations?
- Add all ingredients except toppings to a mason jar. Stir until well combined. Top with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least for a few hours) to thicken.
- Remove from fridge, add more milk if needed, stir and sprinkle on your toppings.
Use canned full-fat coconut milk to make the overnight "oats" extra thick!
If you try these grain-free overnight “oats” be sure to rate the recipe and leave a comment letting me know how they turned out. Or share a photo on social media. Just don’t forget to tag me @eatingbirdfood and #eatingbirdfood so that I see it.