We love the overnight oats craze. But we find we are always out of an ingredient- usually the milk or nut-milks required to make them. So I developed a recipe for meal prepping my oats- just this time with some extra protein & water.
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I make a large batch- at least 8 servings- and the recipe uses coconut milk powder instead of milk. I did this to make the recipe shelf-stable for meal preppers while ensuring the final product is still creamy and delicious.
If you are avoiding coconut but eat dairy then regular milk powder works fine as well.
There is a lot to talk about when it comes to overnight oats and instant vs. regular. But we covered all that and more in our everything about overnight oats post.
In that post, we also review our 3 other instant overnight oat blends. These are definitely worth checking out if you want to try something new! Just like our protein oats, these just require water.
What Type of Protein Powder Should I Use?
The best type of protein powder really depends on your own personal preferences and whether or not you want vegan or gluten-free.
The recipe sticks with a basic vanilla flavor so you can dress up your completed oats with your own personal flavors, or whatever you have on hand!
Here are some of our favorite ways to flavor/ dress up our overnight oats.
Our favorite protein powers are:
- Orgain Organic Plant-Based Protein Powder
- Vega Protein and Greens
- Designer Whey Natural Protein Powder
How to Make Single Serving Superfood Oats
We get it, not everyone is into meal prepping. If you just want to make one single serving of oats combine the below ingredients and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- ½ cup olf-fashion oats, gluten-free
- 1 Tbsp Chia
- 1 Tbsp vanilla protein powder
- ⅛ tsp kosher salt
- ¾ water
Add your favorite toppings such as berries, almond butter or bananas. See the recipe card below for large batch quantities.
And if you are looking for more high protein recipes be sure to check out our Vegan Protein Buckeyes. Are they candy? Are they breakfast? Who really knows, we just know they are delicious!
Protein Overnight Oats
Prepare Dry Mix
- Mix together all dry ingredients. Store in an airtight container until use.
Prepare Overnight Oats
- Combine ½ cup of the instant overnight oats mix with ¾ cup water in a bowl or jar. Cover and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.