Nut and Seed Overnight N’Oatmeal

Nut and Seed Overnight N’Oatmeal

Porridge made with nuts and seeds for a grain-free, protein packed way to fuel your day. This recipe requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes to prepare!

A no-oats, grain-free version of the classic breakfast made primarily out of nuts. This overnight porridge is a great option for those who have digestive problems caused by inflammatory foods, such as oats and other grains.

In addition to using raw walnuts, I incorporated pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds for additional omega fatty acid benefits. Flax and chia seeds also act as thickening agents when soaked, giving this overnight n’oatmeal a creamy consistency without having to add dairy or eggs.

I suggest to soak the nuts and seeds overnight, this helps decrease the enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid content (anti nutrients), making the nutrients such as B Vitamins and protein more bio-available for absorption, and helps make them easier to digest.

Warning: this is very filling so make small portion, or add a few tbsp with some fresh fruits.

Ingredients (serves 2 to 4 people)

  • 1 cups raw walnuts or almonds 120 g
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 30 g
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax seeds 2 g
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chia seeds 5 g
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • sea salt

for serving

  • fresh cherries or any berries
  • cashew nut yogurt
  • hemp seeds or other type of seeds
  • pure maple syrup or honey

Grab walnuts and pumpkin seeds

Add them to a food processor or blender and process until finely ground.

Transfer the ground walnuts and pumpkin seeds to a jar along with the ground flax seed and chia seeds.

Pour in the almond milk, vanilla, extract, pure maple syrup, and sea salt. Stir well to combine.

Seal the jar and allow it to sit overnight in the refrigerator (or at least 3 hours).

When ready to serve, either heat the porridge on the stove top or leave it cold. Serve with desired fruit, nuts, seeds, preferred sweetener and additional non-dairy milk.

I also added a few tbsp of cashew nut yogurt, which I literally love and has become my new addiction!

This is fully natural and with no added sugars

Contact me if you wish to know where to buy it in Shanghai!

This breakfast was soooooo yummy!




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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.