Here’s a round up and pantry list of my favorite overnight breakfasts. These are the ones that I make all the time. If you follow me on instagram, you will see me making these live in my stories. All of these breakfast can be made with the below panty list and they are all vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free to boot! This is one of those posts that like my 7-day sugar cleanse (which gives you tons of recipes when you’re trying to detox from refined sugar) and weekly salad prep 101 that I will keep adding to with new recipes and tips. These posts can be found under the tab, in the kitchen with Jackie.
I made a video that shows you all of my favorite pantry breakfast staples, so you can have everything on hand to make the below breakfasts. These staples are always in my pantry and fridge, so even if I get back from a trip, I can still come home and have a nourishing breakfast the next day without having to go to the grocery store.
Marin Mama’s Breakfast Pantry Staples List
- Raw organic buckwheat groats, not kasha – You can find buckwheat groats in most bulk bins at your grocery store. Buckwheat is not technically a grain, but the seed of a plant related to rhubarb. It’s a gluten-free, blood-building food that helps clean and strengthen the intestines and lower blood pressure. It has a mild flavor and chewy texture. Its protein is superior to that of most cereal grains, providing all amino acids, including the essential ones. It is Nature’s best source of the important nutrient rutin, an efficacious vitamin C complex flavonoid.
- Bob’s Red Mill GF steel cut oats
- Bob’s Red Mill GF rolled oats
- Nativas Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are an excellent source of anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids. They’re high in fiber and contain more protein than most plant foods, and they also contain more calcium than milk.
- Nativas Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are rich in protein (1 tablespoon = 3 grams of protein). Hemp is loaded with all 20 amino acids (including the 9 essential). They’re also a complete source of protein, meaning they contain the full arsenal of muscle-building essential amino acids, comparable to what you’d find in meat, eggs and dairy. 1 tablespoon of hemp fulfills the daily requirements for essential fatty acids. Hemp contains the ideal 3:1 omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, both which can help the body metabolize fat. The protein found in hemp seed is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets. Hemp stimulates hair and nail growth, improves the health of the skin and can reduce inflammation.
- Native Forest Simple Unsweetened canned full-fat coconut milk – I love this brand, as it has no guar or gums and comes in BPA free cans – make sure to get the Simple version, as the classic version has guar/gums. Coconut milk is great for the gut, and the brain.
- Three Trees Almond Milk – I love this brand, as it’s clean. It has zero gums, oils, uses organic almonds, BPA free bottles that are recyclable, and it’s a women owned SF based company to boot!
- Fresh berries or frozen berries
- Vanilla extract –I love this vanilla, as it doesn’t have added sugar
- Nut butters such as almond butter, walnut butter or peanut-butter – I am obsessed with this almond butter from Sam’s Adventure Snacks. It’s locally made in SF and has the perfect consistency and the sea salt really amplifies the flavor.
- Tahini or tahini with dates from Soco – use code mmcooks15 for 15% off
Easy Overnight Steel Cut Oats. This was one of my first overnight recipes and it’s one that still gets made weekly. This literally takes no time, all you need is 4 cups water, 1 cup steel cut oats, 1/4 tsp salt and you’re good to go! How easy is that?
Overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries. I make these bad boys weekly, and all the time when I’m traveling. I use recycled glass jars when I’m traveling so if the jar doesn’t make it home, it’s ok. You don’t have to use strawberries in this overnight oat recipe, you can use blackberries, raspberries, dates, blueberries, the sky is the limit.
Gluten-free overnight oats with hemp and chia. This is my go-to pantry staple breakfast when I get back from a trip and want to whip something up in under 5 minutes. This one is also a jar breakfast, but I love to heat it up and pour it out into a bowl the next day.
Overnight buckwheat porridge. I absolutely love this breakfast! The coconut milk adds a richness to it and it’s creamy to boot. This breakfast keeps me filled for hours and it’s full of protein from the buckwheat, healthy fats from the coconut milk, chia and hemp. I mean there is so much goodness jam packed into this porridge. Try it!
Here’s a video on how to make a single serving on the go version of the above porridge.
Overnight refrigerator buckwheat groats. This is another one of my go-to travel and weekend breakfasts, as well as busy weekday breakfasts. It’s similar to the overnight steel cut oat version, but uses buckwheat groats!
5 minute warm quinoa cereal. I love this breakfast! I always have quinoa in the fridge as it’s a staple in salads and pairs with just about anything. this breakfast is great for those mornings when you haven’t planned ahead. Think of the quinoa like cereal, you just heat it up in some milk and top it with some fixings, so good!
Vegan vanilla coconut chia pudding. I’m actually eating a bowl of this now, topped with bee pollen, soco tahini and raspberry compote and a squeeze of lime juice. It’s amazing! I love this because it’s another great grab and go breakfast.
Hot quinoa and oat cereal with goji berries. This is the perfect breakfast to serve up on a fall and winter morning. It only takes 5 minutes to prep the night before and 6-8 minutes to heat up in the morning. This is a great travel breakfast if you’re going to stay at a place that has a kitchen, all you have to do is add the dry ingredients to a glass jar, and then when you want to make it, just add it to a pan with water. Easy peasy!
As I mentioned, I will keep adding to this list as I find new overnight breakfast ideas.