This delicious and healthy clean eating overnight quinoa and oats recipe is super easy to make, packed with protein and added quinoa, and makes a perfect no cook option for breakfast that’s dairy free, gluten free, and vegan!
Overnight Quinoa & Oats For Better Mornings
If there ever was a breakfast that checked every nutritional box, this is it. The all-encompassing delicious, nutritious, filling, super easy Fruit-Filled Protein Packed Overnight Quinoa & Oats! This delightful breakfast bowl is a source of so many nutrients and is such a great way to start the day. Not to mention, it’s a huge time-saver because you simply prepare it the night before, then in the morning, sprinkle on the garnishes and you’re done!
Nutrition in Overnight Quinoa & Oats
So what nutritional goodness will you find in these overnight oats?
- Healthy Omega Rich Fats
- Vitamins A, C, and B
- Minerals like Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese
Oh yeah, I put love in all of my food... it’s kind of mandatory in the Kitch. I love how a simple mixture of whole food ingredients can create such a delicious plethora of nutrient goodness. These overnight oats are also unique because I’ve added in quinoa, natural plant-based protein powder, and almonds. These foods in particular bring in extra plant proteins and awesome minerals including calcium.
How to Use Quinoa in Overnight Oats:
When making an overnight quinoa and oats combo you can use quinoa in two different ways:
- Cooked whole quinoa
- Quinoa flakes
I prefer using cooked whole quinoa as it adds a different texture that compliments the rolled oats rather than getting lost in the mix with the oats as flaked quinoa and rolled oats have a very similar texture. All you need to do is cook the quinoa ahead of time and add it into the mix with the rest of the ingredients for and overnight quinoa and oats blend.
Just because I love overnight oats and think you should too, give these combinations a try by swapping out the fruit mix in this recipe for other combinations like…
Apple & Cinnamon for a little “apple pie” action. Pumpkin Puree & Pumpkin Pie Spice for a little “pumpkin pie” maybe? Cocoa Powder & Banana to make it “chunky monkey” style and top with peanut butter. Mango & Coconut for some tropical flavors..yes please! Carrot Puree, Raisins, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Pineapple to make it just like good old carrot cake. Or, Strawberries & Rhubarb for a sweet summer combo.
This post was sponsored by AlgeaCal, a great source of natural calcium, just like this recipe!
More Overnight Oat Recipes You’ll Love:
- Vegan Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Healthy Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Simple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Healthy Overnight Oats with Cherry Chia Seed Jam
Or try a Breakfast Muesli to change it up!
This looks delicious! Quinoa and oats is one of my all time food combos. It’s the combination of textures and flavors. Yum!
Thanks Jill! It really does change up the texture with that added quinoa!
How many servings does this make ?
It makes 1 serving! 🙂 You can see the nutritional info in the post, but that does not include the toppings!
for an on the go treat make your overnight oats in a glass jar and just load it up with your ingredients and grab it in the morning and take it with you. A great way to keep recycling glass jars like our grandparents did and it looks like a nice parfait at the same time!
Definitely! I love the glass jars!
This recipe looks great! Can’t wait to experiment with different flavors. Are there any other grains you would suggest that could be used?
You could definitely use teff, millet, amaranth, or sorghum instead of the quinoa! 🙂 Enjoy!
Would it work to make a big batch of this for the week? Thanks!
I would say 3 days at a time! 🙂
Would quinoa flakes work as well??
Hi Holly! Absolutely, the consistency will be a little softer but it will still definitely work!
Do you have to cook the Quinoa as per packet direction before using?
Why did I never think of putting quinoa in overnight oats?! Luckily I already cooked a batch of quinoa for this week, so no extra effort needed to make this delicious breakfast! I used small yellow plums and apple butter, which made for an amazing combo! 🙂
Yum! Plums and apple butter is totally not a combo I would think of but now I definitely want to try it!! 🙂 Thanks Marlies!