Overnight Oatmeal Parfait (vegetarian + gluten free)
AMAZING Overnight Oatmeal Parfait! This vegetarian and gluten free parfait is super easy to make and is incredibly healthy, too! It’s full of healthy ingredients like fresh berries, flax, coconut flakes, almond butter and honey.
Helloooo and happy Tuesday! Today I’m gonna talk about this healthy overnight oatmeal parfait and how I got the inspiration for it.
It all started on a warm Friday afternoon in early May. I went to a place called Raw Juce for lunch with a girl from work. Before I went, I read over the menu MORE THAN ONCE because I am crazy like that and if I don’t read before going, I will take F.O.R.E.V.E.R to make a decision on what to order. I narrowed it down to some sort of raw cacao smoothie bowl and a raw oatmeal parfait. The parfait won and so did an impulse buy of dark chocolate caramel almond date bars. Mmm. Anyways, the parfait won and I bought it and was like DAMN, this stuff is expensive (over $15 for both things!) so it better be good. And it was INCREDIBLY good (and so were the date bars). But I told myself, I cannot buy this stuff every week or I will be as broke as a bad joke. So over the following weekend, I told myself that I was going to make my own creation of the Raw Juce oatmeal parfait…and I did it! Mission accomplished.
I read online that overnight oats typically need a 1 to 1 ratio of oats to liquid. I used 1 cup of gluten free rolled oats and for the liquid, I used 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I mixed the two ingredients in a jar, covered and refrigerated for 8+ hours. For me, 1 recipe of the overnight oats makes two servings. This parfait is 2 servings or 1 serving if you’re incredibly hungry.
This Overnight Oatmeal Parfait is made with:
- flax seed
- overnight oats
- almond butter
- fresh strawberries and blueberries
- unsweetened coconut flakes
This listing is in the order of how I layered the ingredients in the serving glass. The ingredients are very similar to the ingredient used in the oatmeal parfait from the juice place. My version is cheaper. WIN!
I love this recipe so much that I’ve already made it twice within the past week. It makes four servings and I’ve enjoyed those servings for either breakfast or lunch. ♥︎
- 1 C old fashioned oats
- 1 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 tbsp muesli or granola
- ½ tbsp flax
- 1 tsp almond butter
- ¼ C fresh strawberries, sliced
- ¼ C fresh blueberries
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flake
- Make the oats. In a large mason jar or glass, mix the oats and almond milk. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.
- Assemble the parfaits. Once the oats are ready, sprinkle the muesli or granola and the flax in the bottom of a jar or glass. Top with the overnight oats and then the almond butter, fresh berries and coconut flake. Drizzle with the honey.