Ok, I have a confession to make. We’ve never really gotten into the whole overnight oats or chia pudding thing. I don’t have a good reason, and now that we’ve tried it out, we are pretty obsessed! Like really freaking obsessed and have made these Paleo overnight oats like 3 or 4 times in the past 2 weeks. They’re kind of addicting. That is all.
A Great Egg-Free Option
While Justin can eat eggs for breakfast day in and day out…I cannot. I actually haven’t really been eating eggs at all lately. And in all truth, I’m actually not much of a breakfast person. I love breakfast foods, but my body seems to need more time to digest, and if I stuff my face first thing in the morning, I kind of feel like I never really catch up throughout the day. So, I generally opt for a bulletproof coffee in the morning. Then, these Paleo overnight oats are the perfect mid-morning, post workout kind of snack/meal for me.
These Paleo overnight oats are indeed completely oat and grain free. Instead, we use a combination of soft nuts, flax and chia to achieve an oatmeal like texture. You’ll be surprised how much the texture and consistency reminds you of traditional oatmeal.
Go Crazy With Your Toppings
You can really put whatever you love on top! Justin loves berries and a good drizzle of nut butter. As you can see, a favorite of mine is banana slices, blueberries and cinnamon. All topped with some extra nut milk. I’ve been known to add some raw cacao nibs, cacao powder and banana slices as well. I mean just thinking about it makes me want to go make some more right now.
Keep It Creamy
If you’re looking for an egg-free breakfast idea, these Paleo overnight oats are about to be your jam! Just be sure to use full fat coconut milk to give it a super creamy and rich taste. You could use a nut milk too, but just double check that it doesn’t have added sugar if you do.
Other Egg-Free Breakfast Ideas
Your Turn To Try Our Paleo Overnight “Oats”
If you’re looking for an easy, tasty and filling meal prep breakfast idea that is not eggs or just want to mix things up a bit, plan to make these Paleo overnight oats! Let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out!
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Paleo Overnight Oats
- 1.25 cups soft nuts, (we like walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pepitas, pili nuts, etc.)
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 tsp ground flax seed
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1.5 cups coconut milk, (or nut milk of choice)
- Fresh or frozen berries
- Banana slices
- Raw cacao nibs
- Nut butter
- Cinnamon or other spices you like
- In a food processor, pulse nuts until they are grainy. Then, transfer to a mason jar.
- Add chia seeds, ground flax, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt and coconut milk to jar. Stir to combine everything. Cover and place in the fridge overnight or until it sets.
- You can enjoy cold or reheat in the microwave or on the stove. I like to scoop a little out of the mason jar into a small bowl, heat for 30 seconds and then add all the toppings! Enjoy!
Is the coconut milk in the recipe the kind that comes in a jar or the kind that comes in a carton?
You can use either, we prefer the full fat Aroy-D brand that’s in a carton.
If you are having issues with breakfast foods you should try to cut out the egg whites and only eat egg yolks. I realized egg whites were making me super sleepy and causing stomach issues. Make an egg yolk omelette!
Good tip! Most people who have issues with eggs, it’s due to the whites rather than the yolk. Glad you figured out what works for you!
very delicious and addictive! thank you.
So happy to hear you enjoy this one! Thanks for coming back to share your review! 🙂
This is absolutely delicious! It is so creamy and comforting. I love that I can add some variety to my diet besides eggs and meat. I make this almost every week and do not get tired of it!
So happy to hear this one is a hit for you! I always enjoy it for something a little different than the usual paleo meals, too! Thanks coming back to leave a review. We appreciate your support.
I have never commented on a recipe before. But, I had to comment on this one. I have been paleo for almost 3 years. One of the things I have longed for but haven’t been able to find a close match is oatmeal. I made this last week and LOVE it. It is so creamy and has that wonderful warm, soothing, oatmeal texture. I just mixed up another double batch and I’m now excited about my breakfasts! Thank you!
We love hearing that you enjoyed this one so much! Thank you for giving our recipe a try and for taking the time to come back and share your review. We really appreciate it. 🙂
Has anyone made this without the maple syrup to make it Whole30 compliant?
Yes! It still works great! 🙂
And it’s still delicious! The vanilla should really be eliminated too with its alcohol. Loved it and it fed me 3X!
Tastes really good had for the first time today, trying to quantify the calories is hard though.
Hi Teresa, glad you enjoyed the recipe! As part of our real food/paleo lifestyle we don’t track any nutrition information personally, and it has been really liberating for us and helped us find food freedom. For that reason we don’t post the nutrition info on our recipes, with the only exception being the Keto specific recipes on our site. You could plug the ingredients into an online nutrition calculator if needed.
Amazing! I’ve been doubling and eating a warm breakfast all week. thanks for the recipe
You’re welcome! So glad you’re enjoying the easy breakfast! 🙂
Since when is peanut butter paleo…. smh.
It’s cashew butter in the pictures and nut butter is noted in the ingredients.
Yummy! Very filling, both crunchy and creamy. I just made a second double batch, I have been eating it every morning of the past week, varying the fruit. It’s great! Thanks!
So glad you love it! Thanks so much for giving our recipe a try, and for coming back to share! 🙂
I just made this recipe and it’s absolutely delicious! I can see why you think it’s addicting! Thank you! It’s a life saver if you’re trying to eat healthy and stick to the paleo way
Yes! Such a good meal prep recipe 🙂
Can this be increased and batched to last throughout the week?
Absolutely! Just wait to add toppings until the day you eat it! Let us know how it goes!
How long does it last in the fridge?
I think the longest it’s lasted (like we haven’t managed to eat it all up) was 3-5 days in our fridge. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
can you share the nutritional information for this recipe (fat, calories, carbs, etc)? Thanks!
As part of our Paleo lifestyle, we do not track calories, fat, etc. for ourselves or calculate it for our website recipes. If needed, the recipe can be input into an online calculator such as https://happyforks.com/analyzer.
I’m assuming this recipe is for one serving?
With the toppings, this can easily serve 2 or more. We updated the recipe to note this. We hope you give it a try and let us know how it goes!
Thank you for this!! I don’t like coconut and all the non-oat versions of this tend to be coconut-flake focused!
Glad you found ours then! Hope you enjoy it! Let us know what you think once you have a chance to try it out! 🙂
I am allergic to both walnuts and pecans. Do you have substitution recommendations for me on this? This recipe looks so great and filling – thanks for sharing!
Hey there! That’s a bummer you’re allergic to both walnuts and pecans. You can sub any other softer nut/seed in place of them. Some ideas would be cashews, pili nuts, shelled sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds. Hope that helps! 🙂
I don’t know the macros for this recipe but it works out to approximately 600 calories per serving without any toppings. That’s calculated using unsweetened almond milk which has almost zero fat. I’m sure it’s delicious but calorically dense.
Yes, real food is typically calorically dense and nutritious :).