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Overnight Oats Recipe & Popular Egg Substitutes

I’ve mentioned before that eggs are one of my favourite breakfast foods. I could literally eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unfortunately, I’ve had to cut eggs from my diet for the time being which I will elaborate on another day.

This meant it was time to find alternative breakfast options. So, I turned to my second favourite breakfast food which is oats! While I do really enjoy hot oatmeal, I find that my go-to lately has been overnight oats because they are quick and readily available. I make the base the night before and switch up the toppings depending on my mood.

Here is the base recipe for overnight oats and some of my favourite toppings:

Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Mix the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and vanilla together until well combined. Place in a sealed or covered container overnight in the refrigerator.

In the morning, stir in desired toppings and enjoy!

Toppings:

  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Hemp hearts
  • Mixed berries
  • Banana slices
  • Chopped nuts or nut butters
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dried fruit
  • Toasted coconut
  • Spices: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg

Here are a few more of my go-to egg free breakfasts:

  • Toast with nut butter and naturally sweetened jam
  • Homemade egg free muffins or loaves
  • Leftover roasted potatoes with bacon
  • Toast with coconut oil and sea salt and hemp hearts
  • Kefir with mixed berries and hemp hearts or chopped nuts

Since eliminating eggs, I have had to find egg replacement options for some of my favourite baked good recipes. I wanted to share a few that I have had the most success with:

Flax Egg

Mix 1 Tbsp ground flax with 3 Tbsp water and let sit until fully absorbed and thickened.

Mashed Banana

You can replace each egg with ¼ cup of puree.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

1tsp baking soda and 1Tbsp vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar) can replace 1 egg in most recipes.

Aquafaba

I didn’t even know what this was until I was looking for alternatives. Aquafaba is the liquid left over from cooking beans or legumes. It’s also the same liquid found in canned chickpeas or beans. I use canned chickpeas quite a bit, so this was useful for me. Use 3 Tbsp of aquafaba to replace 1 egg.

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Danielle

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