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 Whole30
If you’re looking for egg-free AND Whole30 breakfast idea, these Paleo overnight oats are about to be your jam! To keep it Whole30 compliant, simply omit the vanilla (since yours probably has alcohol in it) and the maple syrup. Then, 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 is compliant 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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Only recently have we gotten on the overnight oats bandwagon. And since then, we are freaking obsessed and have made these Paleo overnight oats like 3 or 4 times in the past 2 weeks. They're kind of addicting and able to be made Whole30 compliant too!
- 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 (omit for Whole30)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (omit for Whole30 if it has alcohol or sugar)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1.5 cups full fat 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!