Salted Caramel Overnight Oats drizzled with a sweet homemade caramel sauce easily made in just minutes the night before giving you a deliciously decadent breakfast as soon as you wake up!
Ever just crave dessert for breakfast?? Well then this recipe is definitely for YOU. It doesn’t get much better than that sweet nutty flavor you get from all things salted caramel so why not let that be the first thing you enjoy when you wake up! The reason I love making overnight oats so much is that they take less than 5 minutes to make the night before and you can just wake up, add your favorite toppings and indulge! Perfect for busy people on the go who don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to spend cooking, or I mean just lazy people too…no judgment at all 😉
This recipe also has a delicious banana flavor too which not only makes these oats creamier, but I’m pretty sure I will now forever drizzle caramel sauce over my bananas from this point forward. It just tastes THAT good!
OH and can we talk about this rich and creamy caramel sauce?! I literally just wanted to eat the whole thing with my spoon. Zero shame. This sauce is super simple to make and only takes about 3 ingredients, which is a much healthier alternative to store-bought caramel sauce. It’s also easily made the night before as well OR you could make this right before eating your overnight oats if you prefer drizzling the warm sauce over top while it’s fresh off the stove. The key to making this sauce is cooking it low and slow for about 40 minutes until it becomes thick and creamy so keep that in mind when deciding the best time to make this 🙂
This caramel sauce is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free and can also be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks so use this sauce however you’d like! I usually only drizzle about a tablespoon over top of my oats, obviously not the entire recipe you see below, so finding creative ways to use the leftover sauce is really fun. Your kids (and YOU) can enjoy dipping apple slices in it, topping your favorite ice cream or even drizzling over pancakes!
Salted caramel might just be one of my favorite indulgences so when I saw that Silk carried a caramel flavored almond creamer, I just knew I had to snag some! It was such a delicious addition to these overnight oats without packing on the sugar and calories AND it even made the oats a bit creamier. ALL of Silk’s Almond Creamers are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free with zero cholesterol or saturated fat and are also verified by the Non-GMO Project so you can feel good about the product you are purchasing.
Not a fan of caramel? Silk also offers vanilla and hazelnut flavors as well as their NEW Sweet & Creamy Almond Creamer that has a great nutty flavor and added sweetness!
The great thing about making overnight oats is that there is absolutely NO COOKING involved at all. You just mix all your ingredients together the night before and wake up to a delicious breakfast! Just remember anything you add to these oats will become absorbed overnight so if you like a good crunch you’ll want to wait and mix those in right before eating. There are endless amounts of toppings that you could add to these oats, but for this particular recipe I sprinkled some chopped cashews, cacao nibs, some sliced bananas, and of course a drizzle of delicious caramel sauce!
Obviously this is not a breakfast I would suggest eating every day because it is definitely more dessert-based, but it IS delicious and just too good not to share with you all!
These overnight oats with homemade caramel sauce are dairy-free, refined-sugar free and vegan and made with all clean, wholesome ingredients. A delicious breakfast (or dessert!) made in just minutes the night before that you can easily grab and go the next day! Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I did!
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tbsp caramel flavored almond creamer
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- ½ banana mashed
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- Toppings: cacao nibs, chopped cashews, banana slices & caramel sauce
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- ½ tsp. sea salt
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
- Combine all ingredients (except for toppings) mixing well, cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- To make the caramel sauce, combine coconut milk, coconut sugar and sea salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. (You may want to stir the sauce more frequently in the last 5 minutes to avoid the bottom from burning)
- Remove caramel sauce from heat and mix in the vanilla extract. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
- Spoon a tablespoon or two over top of the oats and store the leftover caramel sauce in a sealed airtight container in the fridge.
- Top the overnight oats with cacao nibs, chopped nuts and banana slices if desired. Enjoy!
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