Overnight Superfood Oatmeal Recipe – aka Lactation Oatmeal. My favorite overnight oats to eat that are packed with protein and superfoods. Especially love these the first few weeks postpartum to support my breast milk supply. Gluten free, dairy free, vegan, plant based.

Oatmeal in a white bowl with nut butter and blueberries

This is my favorite breakfast to make those first few weeks after I have a baby while my milk is coming in. This oatmeal is packed with protein and superfoods to support your milk supply, but also great when you’re not breastfeeding and want a nutrient dense breakfast!

I love that it soaks overnight. So in the morning I can grab it and microwave it real quick. The faster I can get a healthy meal the better when I have a brand new baby!

overnight oatmeal in a mason jar

I make 4 batches at a time, and love having my fridge stocked with them.

I like my oatmeal on the liquidy side, as you can see. See recipe notes if you like less liquid!

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Oatmeal in a white bowl with nut butter and blueberries

Overnight Superfood Oatmeal


  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (I love these by Bobs Red Mill)
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides
  • 1.25 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • toppings of choice (I use a scoop of my mixed nut butter, some pure maple syrup and blueberries)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pint size mason jar. Shake, and refrigerate overnight (8 hours) or up to 7 days.
  2. Can eat cold, or microwave for 2 minutes to have it warm.
  3. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

Collagen Peptides: I use Vital Proteins, but any collagen peptides where the only ingredient is bovine hides is a great option. My doctor is also fine with me having collagen peptides when pregnant and breastfeeding!

Milk: I love using my homemade almond milk. But store bought, or any other dairy free or dairy milk would work. Same amount for any substitution.

Liquid Ratio: I like my oatmeal on the liquidy side, which is why I use so much almond milk. Similar to a cereal. If you like yours thicker, use less milk. When I make this for my husband I only use 3/4 cup almond milk.

Serving Amount: This makes a big cereal bowl full! This could definitely be enough for 2 servings if you want a light breakfast. I make this when I’m nursing and starving those first few weeks postpartum, so eat the whole bowl!

Meal Prepping: I make 4 jars at a time, since my homemade almond milk makes enough for 4 servings. After straining out the almond pulp, I add the milk back to the blender with 8 scoops of collagen peptides. This way they get super smooth and incorporated.

Stovetop: You could make this on the stove top if you don’t want to soak overnight! Add all ingredients to a small pot and simmer for 10 minutes until the oats are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts: The nutritional information is calculated based on the exact ingredients and quantities listed in the Ingredients above. It does not include toppings since those can vary. It is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, especially if you make recipe substitutions. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.

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