Strawberry almond overnight oats are a lovely breakfast to wake up to, combining oats and oat milk with fresh fruit.
This recipe was contributed by Kim Lutz, from The Oat Milk Cookbook. Kim writes, “Fresh, juicy strawberries give these overnight oats a lovely pink tint. If the fresh strawberries you’re using aren’t quite sweet enough for your taste, add a sprinkle of sugar or mix in a little agave nectar. If you are lucky enough to have strawberries that are in season, you probably won’t need any extra sweetener.”
You can also combine strawberries with other fresh fruit, as shown above, including apples, bananas, pears, peaches, or whatever fresh fruit you’ve got on hand.
The Oat Milk Cookbook shows you how to easily make versatile, economical oat milk at home, or, of course, you can use prepared oat milk to use in these and your own recipes as well.
A nice thing about oats is that they’re easier on the environment and require less water to grow than tree nuts. Plus, the neutral flavor and creamy consistency of oat milk goes with just about any kind of preparation, as this book demonstrates with its wide array of easy, tasty plant-based recipes.
Recipe from The Oat Milk Cookbook: More than 100 Delicious, Dairy-Free Vegan Recipes by Kim Lutz ©2020, Sterling Publishing Co. Reprinted by permission. See more about the book following the recipe box.
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
- 1⁄2 cup oat milk
- 1 to 2 drops almond extract
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
- 1⁄2 cup sliced fresh strawberries (If using frozen strawberries, thaw and drain them before adding them to the other ingredients)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or agave nectar (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a lidded jar (except the sugar or agave nectar).
- Refrigerate the mixture overnight and stir well before eating. Add sweetener as needed.
Combine the strawberries with a small amount of other fresh fruit if desired.
More about The Oat Milk Cookbook by Kim Lutz
Oat milk is the latest trend in healthy gut food, and this easy-to-use cookbook helps you enjoy its benefits with more than 100 delicious recipes—all naturally free of dairy and lactose.
Oat milk, as a vegan alternative to cow’s milk, is gaining widespread popularity due to its delicious flavor and impressive nutrient profile as an excellent source of calcium, Vitamin D, and heart-healthy fiber. Plus, it’s naturally free of lactose, making it ideal for anyone with dietary restrictions, allergies, digestive distress, and other gut troubles.
These 100 recipes will make oat milk an everyday ingredient in all the foods you crave—without compromising flavor! You’ll find a wide array of mouthwatering, easy-to-make dishes, including rich desserts, snacks, smoothies, and of course main meals.
Kim Lutz is a vegan mom, cook, author, and recipe developer. She is the author of Ancient Grains, Super Seeds, and Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes. She also co-authored two other books, The Everything Organic Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book and The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism. Find Kim at Welcoming Kitchen.
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Another strawberry recipe from The Oat Milk Cookbook
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