Have your french toast and oatmeal too. Make Maple French Toast Vegan Overnight Oats for an easy, make-ahead breakfast that’s packed with maple and cinnamon flavor! This healthy vegan overnight oatmeal recipe is high in fiber and whole grains.
It’s Breakfast Time
I wasn’t always a breakfast person. I used to be able to wake up, go on a run, and last until lunch on coffee alone. I preferred to workout on an empty stomach and after a workout, it was time to get ready for the day, so there was just no time.
Though I always knew breakfast was the most important meal of the day, it became more apparent when I started working on Team Fit Foodie. Not only do both Lee and Emily eat breakfast in the morning, but we do some pretty intense workouts and when I started working on the team no breakfast was not an option. My body was moving differently and it was craving more food.
Now, I can’t function until I have a little something in the morning. Typically, I find myself eating a breakfast salad, hard-boiled eggs, or a protein bar if I’m in a hurry. It’s amazing what a difference it makes for my body if I fuel it with what it needs in the morning.
Overnight oats have always been on my top five favorite recipes when it comes to breakfast. You just can’t beat the creamy goodness.
Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal
We have a variety of recipes ranging from vegan overnight oats to steel cut overnight oats. They are all tasty and delicious. I have to say that these Maple French Toast Vegan Overnight Oats were the original overnight oat recipe. A smash-bang fusion of french toast and oatmeal makes for the perfect combination.
This is the recipe that I would make in college and to this day is the recipe I whip up when I need a good meal prep breakfast for the week.
You have free reign to make these oats your very own, but we decided to keep these overnight oats vegan by opting out of Greek yogurt and sticking with almond milk. I do love Greek yogurt, but the flavor of these oats really shine without it! You get the warm flavors of the cinnamon and maple that will leave you reminiscing about your favorite french toast recipe, too!
Vegan Overnight Oat Pantry Must Haves
Oatmeal- We are die-hard old-fashioned oat people. We love the texture of old-fashioned oats in overnight oats. The bite, the texture, we love it all. However, if you have quick-cooking oats or steel-cut oats, feel free to use those oats, too.
Quick quicking oats will give you a mushier texture and you have to make sure and microwave the steel cut oats for one minute before placing them in the refrigerator overnight.
Chia Seeds- We add chia seeds to our overnight oats for a couple of reasons. One, we love the creamy and thick texture they give our oats. Two, they offer an extra boost of protein and fiber in the morning!
Flaxseed Meal- Add a little extra fiber to get things moving in the morning. We interchange flaxseed meal and chia seeds depending on what we’re feeling.
Almond Milk- People always ask if they can substitute the almond milk with another liquid. The answer is always yes! Feel free to use whatever milk you would like in your overnight oatmeal. We love almond milk because it is easy to find, inexpensive, and we like the flavor. Other great vegan options would be oat milk, soy milk, or rice milk!
Spices- Give your vegan overnight oats a little extra pizazz by adding your favorite spices. We love adding warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or a splash of vanilla.
Sweeteners- Our favorite vegan sweeteners are maple syrup and agave syrup! Feel free to use your favorite sweetener, just be sure to have them on hand!
Vegan Breakfast Recipes
- Lemon Blueberry Vegan Baked Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Banana Cold Brew Protein Smoothie
- Chocolate Chia Vegan Overnight Oats
Maple French Toast Overnight Oatmeal
- In a medium-sized bowl, mash 1/2 banana.
- Then, mix in the rest of the ingredients and let sit for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Serve with fresh berries, sliced banana, and ground cinnamon.
Tips & Notes
- Nutrition information does not include toppings.
- Store overnight oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.