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All About Oats

Fran Costigan - All About Oats

This event was on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Join renowned plant-based pastry chef Fran Costigan, Rouxbe Director of Vegan Pastry, for a Live Event focused on oats. Oats are not only good for your heart and general health but a… Read More.



What is the best way to make overnight oats?

— Lynnette Clancy


The basic recipe is to start with plant milk. So I would, for me, that's oat milk, soy milk, almond milk. I actually love using soy milk because it's got nice protein in it. And I buy, when I start with commercial milks and I do use commercial milks, I look with soy milk, I look for soybeans and water, but any plant milk that you like. So start with about a cup of, let's say two for two servings. And I don't know how much you want or you might wanna make a larger batch to have for a few days, but one cup of oat of plant milk, about a third of a cup of oats. Let the oats just sit on the milk a little bit and then stir it up. Put it in your fridge. That's the base. You can add chia seeds, you can add hemp seeds, you can add spices. Then later on when you're ready to eat them, they should get really nice and creamy. I see people all the time posting, I made, you know, uh, chocolate overnight oats and they put a chocolate shell on top and and so on. So you can go pretty crazy with that. But that's the basic, basic recipe. Um, just overnight is usually the best. And it will last for a couple of days. I have seen in the marketplace, it kind of surprised me that you can buy overnight oats, but really you're just mixing plant milk and rolled oats and maybe some spices and a jar in your fridge.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry