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Hidden Veggie Overnight Oats – 2 variations

Hidden Veggie Overnight Oats – 2 variations

Hidden veggie overnight oats - chocolate and turmeric - bowls of oats

Today you get not one but two ways to make hidden veggie overnight oats. Plus when you master the base recipe you can experiment with your own flavour and veggie combos. Really the only limits are your imagination and maybe taste buds! I wouldn’t try broccoli in these, would you?!

If I don’t eat eggs and greens for breakfast, I eat oatmeal. However, lately, I always feel like something is missing from the meal. It feels unbalanced because there aren’t any veggies. Somehow with age or perhaps preference, I need a vegetable for a meal to feel complete. Thus hidden veggie overnight oats were created.

Allergy Friendly Veggie Overnight Oats

Hidden Veggie Overnight Oats check all the boxes: allergy friendly, gluten free, dairy free, get a serving of veggies in a sweet breakfast, filling, and makes you ready to conquer anything the day brings!

The base for these overnight oats is coconut milk and steamed sweet potato or cauliflower plus the water used in the steaming process. Add in your oats and flavour, either turmeric or cocoa. Let the oats hang out overnight in your fridge. When you serve them top with your favourite things like coconut flakes, a fruit of choice, maple syrup, or nuts if you can eat them.

If you can’t do coconut I would swap in a full-fat milk alternative to make it allergy friendly for you.

Hidden veggie overnight oats - two variations

2 Variations of Overnight Oats

1. Energizing Turmeric

sweet potato  + turmeric + rolled oats + coconut milk + a pinch of pepper
Topping ideas: maple syrup, coconut flakes, raisins, strawberries, a drizzle of full-fat coconut milk

See Also
gluten-free oat waffles

2. Creamy Cocoa

cauliflower + cocoa + rolled oats + coconut milk
Toppings ideas: maple syrup, coconut flakes, berries, almonds

Your turn! Choose a neutral tasting veggie and a fun spice to make your own hidden veggie overnight oats. Might I suggest pumpkin and cinnamon or cauliflower and cardamon? What veggie and flavour are you going to try?

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Hidden Veggie Overnight Oats – 2 variations

  • Author: Kortney
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 bowls 1x


Hidden veggie overnight oats are a great way to sneak in one more veggie at breakfast! These are allergy friendly dairy free overnight oats.




  • 1 cup Vegetable – cut into small pieces (Sweet potato, peeled, for Energising Turmeric, or Cauliflower for Creamy Cocoa)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2/3 cup Coconut Milk (or full-fat milk alternative)
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats*

1. Energising Turmeric Spices:

  • 2cm x 1cm piece of fresh Turmeric or 1 tsp of Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • optional 1 tbsp maple syrup

2. Creamy Cocoa Spices:

  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • pinch of salt
  • optional 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • Small pot with lid
  • Blender
  • 2 bowls with plastic wrap or 2 containers with lids


  1. In a small pot add vegetable and water. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling. Turn off heat and let the vegetable steam until soft. Let cool off.
  2. Add veggies and the water used to steam them, coconut milk, and spices to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Divide oats: half a cup of oats in each bowl. Divide the liquid base in each bowl. Mix well. Cover and leave in fridge overnight.
  4. When ready to serve, stir the oats and garnish with favourite toppings.


*Not all oats are gluten free! Make sure to see that your oats are certified gluten free.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes


  • Serving Size: 2

Hidden veggie overnight oats - 2 variations: cocoa cauliflower and sweet potato turmeric

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