Once I got into overnight oats, I could never stop! I make my overnight oats with almond milk, oat or other nut milk. I love how versatile they are and how many different combinations you can make. My favorite way to have them and what I’ll be sharing here today is an overnight oats recipe with almond milk and Hojicha tea in powdered form.
Cooked oatmeal or porridge are classics, but I never liked them because the oats disintegrate and they get ‘gummy’. I love that overnight oats keep their shape and texture pretty well.
Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
I always make my overnight oats base with gluten-free rolled oats (these are my favorite), chia, shredded coconut and almond milk (my favorite is a barista almond milk which I also use to make best tea lattes because it froths beautifully).
From there, I customize it based on the available fruits or other ingredients I might have at home. I love adding nut butter to add texture and I always use some sort of powdered ingredient, most of the time it will be Hojicha or a good culinary Matcha but I also like to use Lucuma, Maca, or any other superfood I have in stock at the time.
Since this is a blog about tea, I’ll share my favorite Hojicha overnight oats recipe.
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Hojicha is a roasted Japanese green tea with low caffeine levels and a delicious, smooth nutty/toasty flavor. It makes a great ingredient for baking because it adds an intense, characteristic flavor to cookies, cakes, etc. Like Matcha, Hojicha leaves can be ground until a talc-like powder is obtained. I love that it goes so well with any nut butter, coconut and of course, almond milk, so it’s the perfect addition to overnight oats.
Hojicha makes an AMAZING latte, use your powder just like Matcha, to make a Hojicha Latte. 1 tsp Hojicha powder, hot water, frothed barista almond milk (I swear by this frother!) and optional sweetener.
What Makes Them so Good?
Gluten-free (if you use GF oats), refined sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan. First of all, they are approved for many different types of diets, making them so friendly. Second, they are so delicious! And third, oh-so-practical. You toss everything together the night before and eat them in the morning or take them on-the-go.
You can also make them ahead or can store them in the fridge for 2-3 days, although I always prefer to eat them by the second day so they don’t lose their firmness.
When you’ve got a good base recipe, you’ve got it all. The toppings and add-on options are endless, but this is my favorite and foolproof overnight oats recipe with a delicious twist of tea!
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Do I always make them look so pretty? Nope.
A lot of times, I will prepare the overnight oats in a plastic container, refrigerate it, and eat from it the next morning. I always use frozen fruit in this case because it will thaw in the fridge and ‘blend’ really well with the oats. Other times, I make them for a crew. That’s when I’ll use a large container to prepare and refrigerate them overnight without any fruit because I layer them with fresh fruit when I serve in a new jar, the next morning.
- Base + peanut butter + cacao + fresh banana
- Base + coconut milk + Matcha + frozen mango
- Base + tahini + lucuma powder + strawberries
- Base + almond butter + vanilla protein powder + DIY chia raspberry jam
I hope you enjoy having these Hojicha overnight oats for breakfast or a post-workout snack as much I as do. For a fact, I know lots of my friends do, they are addicted too!
Please tag me on Instagram (@teacachai) if you make them and tell me how you liked them, I’m always excited to see my recipes made by you<3.
Hojicha Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp Hojicha powder
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1.5 cup almond milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries
- In a bowl with a lid, combine the shredded coconut, chia seeds, Hojicha powder, almond butter and maple syrup.
- Add the almond milk and stir with a spoon until all the ingredients are completely combined.
- Add the rolled oats and mix well. Make sure that the oats are completely covered by the almond milk.
- (If using frozen berries, add at this stage and mix with oats). Put a lid on the container and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir the overnight oats and check for consistency. You can add more almond milk if they are too doughy. Try 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is obtained.
- If using fresh fruit, add now to the container with oats and mix well. Divide into 2 mason jars, cups or bowls and serve immediately. Another way of serving them (my preferred!) is to add a layer of overnight oats to a mason jar, follow with chopped fresh berries, add another layer of oats and top with berries again.
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