Overnights oats are the latest craze in easy, vegan, and whole food recipes. This berry cobbler overnight oats recipe, courtesy of Sophia DeSantis of Veggies Don’t Bite, uses hemp seeds to pack in the protein. Hemp seeds (she uses the Hemp Hearts brand) adds great texture and nutrition. To really catch her kids’ attention, Sophia used berries and almond milk to give this dessert a sweet spin.
½ cup gluten free rolled oats (or regular rolled oats)
¼ cup raw shelled hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon date paste (or other sweetener of choice)
¼ cup thawed frozen berries
½ ripe banana mashed
1- 1 ½ cups almond milk, depending on how runny you like your oats (or other milk of choice)
To note: Instead of using the hemp seeds, you can substitute in more oats. You can also use the berries straight from the freezer but don’t expect them to mix well until the next morning.
1. Put all ingredients in the mason jar in the order listed (see photo below). Close lid tightly and shake well. Store in the refrigerator until the next morning.
2. Before eating, shake well again. Serve cold or warm, if serving warm take the lid off of the jar before warming in the microwave or pour the oats in a pot to warm on the stove.
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Sophia DeSantis is the author of Veggies Don’t Bite, a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free food blog targeted to all types of eaters. She is the mom of two beautiful boys and wife to an amazing husband. Her and her family live a vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free life 90% of the time because she believes that the stress of having to be perfect shouldn’t overpower the benefits that their healthy lifestyle brings. Through her website, she hopes to reach anybody interested in making a positive health change in their life.