Normally, I’m the type that wakes up absolutely ravenous, and admittedly I’m even planning my breakfast before I fall asleep; however, in the summer that completely changes. The heat usually wipes out my appetite, so all I really want on summer mornings is water and an iced coffee, but that doesn’t quiet my grumbling stomach. Fresh fruit or a smoothie are a great refreshing option, but even as a fruit lover there’s only so many green smoothies I can handle!
I’ve found this overnight-oats recipe to be the perfect solution; it’s filling, creamy yet refreshing, and feels like quite the treat on a warm morning. With only five different ingredients, this recipe is quick and simple to make the night before and then enjoy in the morning, or make it in a jar and take it as a snack on the go. However you make it, these delicious Chocolate Orange Overnight-Oats are sure to jazz up any day.
Vegan Chocolate Orange Overnight Oats
- 1 cup Rolled-oats
- 1.5 cups Almond milk or other plant milk
- 2 tablespoons Cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon Raw sugar (or your choice of sweetener)
- 1 Large orange (and the zest)
1.) In a medium bowl mix rolled oats, cocoa powder, sugar, and orange zest with a fork. Evenly divide the oat mixture into two containers; jars work well for this and make it easy to transport.
2.) Peel and chop the orange into bite-size pieces, being sure to remove the pith and seeds. Split approximately two-thirds of the orange pieces between the two containers.
3.) Pour the plant milk into the jars evenly (3/4 cup per container). Stir the oat mixture, orange chunks, and plant milk until fully combined. Using your mixing tool, gently push the oats down and make sure the almond milk fully covers all the oats.
4.) Take your remaining orange chunks and halve them between the two containers, creating a layer of orange pieces on top of the oats.
5.) Cover the containers and place in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours.
Also by Aubrey: Vegan Lavender Cake With Lemon Drizzle
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Photos: Aubrey Pacheco