Healthy Vegan Overnight Oats with Pistachios, Rosewater & Pomegranate


These healthy vegan overnight oats with pistachios, rosewater, and pomegranate arils are the perfect romantic breakfast for Valentine’s Day! 

a bowl of Healthy Vegan Overnight Oats with Pistachio Creme, Rosewater and Pomegranate Seeds

Looking for a healthy vegan breakfast recipe for Valentine’s Day? Look no further than these Pistachio, Rosewater & Pomegranate Vegan Overnight Oats!

Happy New Year, everyone! Are you all enjoying your New Year’s Resolutions so far? I have not even had any time to focus on mine as we had to move from Calgary to Grande Prairie on the 2nd of January.

And spending 10 hours on the road kinda messes with your daily step goals. Your menu options are also limited during a day on the road.

It’s pretty much the family size pack of Lindor on the backseat or giving in to fast food.

But hey, wait – this time I was prepared. Yep, next to the Lindor collection box was our cooler packed with healthy food choices. Some sugar-free black bean brownies and a big old Tupperware with overnight oats.

And not just any overnight oats. guys, I found my new favorite! A vegan overnight oats extravaganza scented with a hint of cardamom and rosewater and topped with homemade pistachio cream and pomegranate arils!

Perfect for all those of you who want to give clean eating a try this year but still want to start the day on a sweet note!

healthy vegan overnight oats with pistachios and pomegranate arils in a wooden bowl

Dear clean eaters, knowing how to make a mean bowl of overnight oats will be a game changer for your mornings!

I make a big old batch every Sunday evening and that will get me through the work week. In the morning, all I need to do is top my oats with fresh fruit and nuts and voila!

This vegan overnight oats recipe is my new fave as it combines my love for all things pistachio with my obsession with morning oats!

Does that sound like you? Oh, you are in for a treat!

Why you will love this easy healthy recipe for overnight oats with pistachios, rosewater and pomegranate seeds:

  • A pinch of cardamom and a small splash of rosewater turn simple oatmeal into a feast for all senses!
  • These vegan oats look super elaborate and fancy but the truth is that you can prep every single component in advance – down to removing the pomegranate seeds.
  • The combination of chopped pistachios, pistachio cream, rosewater, and pomegranate seeds is nothing short of divine! The perfect healthy breakfast for Valentine’s Day!

close-up of a bowl of healthy vegan overnight oats with pistachio creme and pomegranate arils

How to make the best vegan overnight oats:

  • Make sure to stick to a 2:1 ratio of liquid to rolled oats when making vegan overnight oats to achieve a perfect spoonable, porridge-like consistency.
  • Add a big pinch of salt to your liquid oat mixture before refrigerating your overnight oats. It will add so much flavor to your oats and will definitely not make them taste savory!
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best choice when it comes to making overnight oats. Instant oats often dissolve into mush and steel cut oats stay too hard, but rolled oats give you that creamy, smooth texture with just the right amount of chew.
  • Give your vegan overnight oats that good final stir after taking them out of the fridge.
  • Your oats will get thicker from day to day. If you like them more liquid, stir in some more milk or pistachio cream before eating.

a spoon stirring a bowl of vegan clean eating overnight oats with pistachios and pomegranate seeds

How to make Vegan Pistachio Cream:

The vegan overnight oats recipe starts with raw organic pistachios. You can sometimes get them shelled these days but I was not that lucky.

Move over avocado hand, pistachio thumb is the new hipster injury. I hope you won’t find out what it is.

I like to toast my pistachios on a tray in the oven at 150 C, or 300 F for 8 minutes. Let them cool down for 2 minutes.

Now, transfer the pistachio nuts to a glass bowl and cover them with water. Chill in the fridge overnight. Like almonds or hazelnuts, pistachios are long-soak nuts and need at least 8 hours to soften.

vegan overnight oats topped with pistachios, pistachio creme and pomegranate arils - close-up

Then, I rinse the pistachios and puree them with the same amount of almond milk or coconut milk, 1 tsp of stevia, some salt, and maybe some vanilla extract.

Want your pistachio cream to be extra pretty? Remove the purple shells before blending. This is easier once the pistachios are soaked.

For 1 small container of vegan pistachio cream, I use 1 cup unshelled pistachios and 1 cup of cashew, almond, or coconut milk. It is important to add a big pinch of salt along with the stevia to get more depth of flavor.

Blend until you have a smooth pastel green cream and transfer to a sealable container.

The vegan pistachio cream lasts in the fridge for at least a week. It will firm up with time, so stir in some water or nut milk so make it smoother.

Variations on this Healthy Vegan Overnight Oats recipe:

  • You can add any chopped nuts or fruit you like to these cinnamon overnight oats. Make sure to reserve mix-ins like nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, granola, and coconut flakes for the morning.
  • Chia seeds and chopped dried fruit can be adding at night, as chia seeds do need time to absorb liquid and dried fruit will need some time to plump up.
  • You can use ground flax seeds instead of chia seeds if you prefer that.
  • No pomegranates available? Apricots, strawberries or raspberries taste amazing in this oatmeal recipe.

overhead shot of a bowl of rosewater, pistachio and pomegranate overnight oats

 

How to remove pomegranate seeds without turning your kitchen into a murder scene:

We’ve all had unfortunate pomegranate incidents and I have to admit that my first instinct is still to pull a Dexter Morgan on my kitchen counter and wrap everything in cling film. Including myself.

But the truth is, that you can remove the seeds of a pomegranate fruit quite easily:

  • Roll the pomegranate to loosen the seeds.
  • Score around the middle and gently tear it open into halves.
  • Hold each half over a bowl with the seeds facing down and tap the skin with a wooden spoon. It helps to squeeze a little to release the seeds.
  • Alternatively, you can simply score 4 lines from top to bottom to quarter the pomegranate.
  • Submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water and pull apart the quarters, releasing the pomegranate arils with your hands.
  • The white pith will float on top and the seeds will sink.  Discard the pith, then drain the seeds.

For more vegan overnight oats recipes, make sure to check out my Vegan Hazelnut Cinnamon Overnight Oats!

Did you make and love this pomegranate & pistachio vegan overnight oats recipe? Give it your review below! And make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

a bowl of Healthy Vegan Overnight Oats with Pistachio Creme, Rosewater and Pomegranate Seeds
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Vegan Overnight Oats with Pistachios, Rosewater & Pomegranate

These healthy vegan overnight oats with pistachios, rosewater, and pomegranate arils are the perfect romantic breakfast for Valentine's Day! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine #Vegan, Middle Eastern
Keyword clean eating overnight oats, healthy vegan overnight oats, overnight oats with pistachios
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting time 8 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 288 kcal
Author Kiki Johnson

Ingredients

For the overnight oats

  • 120 g rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp rosewater
  • 500 ml coconut milk or cashew milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp Stevia

Pistachio Cream

  • 1 cup raw pistachios shelled
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp stevia

Other toppings

  • 2-4 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeds removed

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients for the overnight oats together and chill in a sealable container for 8h or overnight. 

  2. Make the pistachio cream. Drain and rinse the pistachios and place in a high-speed mixer (I use my Vitamix) and blend with the rest of the ingredients until very smooth. If too thick, add some more milk. The consistency should be a bit thinner than sour cream. Refrigerate overnight. 

  3. The next morning, stir your overnight oats and stir in 2 tbsp of pistachio cream, if you want your oats a bit creamier. Divide the oats between 2 bowls and decorate with chopped pistachios, dollops of pistachio cream, pomegranate seeds and whatever else you want. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

How to make the best vegan overnight oats:

  • Make sure to stick to a 2:1 ratio of liquid to rolled oats when making vegan overnight oats to achieve a perfect spoonable, porridge-like consistency.
  • Add a big pinch of salt to your liquid oat mixture before refrigerating you overnight oats. It will add so much flavor to your oats and will definitely not make them taste savory!
  • Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best choice when it comes to making overnight oats. Instant oats often dissolve into mush and steel cut oats stay too hard, but rolled oats give you that creamy, smooth texture with just the right amount of chew.
  • Give your vegan overnight oats that good final stir after taking them out of the fridge
  • Your oats will get thicker from day to day. If you like them more liquid, stir in some more milk or pistachio cream before eating.
Healthy Vegan Pistachio, Rosewater & Pomegranate Overnight Oats | You will love this easy clean eating make-ahead breakfast. It is low-cal and perfect for weight loss and makes a great romantic breakfast for Valentine's Day #overnightoats, #cleaneating

15 Comments


  1. Not only does this look delicious but it is beautiful! What an awesome overnight oats recipe!


  2. I love making overnight oats, but I’ve never seen a flavor combination like this! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it!


  3. This is such a pretty bowl of overnight oats! I love the idea of the pomegranate seeds in them and the flavours would be a lovely way to start the day.


  4. I actually have everything except rosewater. Overnight oats are the best. Breakfast is waiting for me. I don’t have to think about it.


  5. Wow what a beautiful breakfast. I love the taste of rosewater in dishes. Especially with the addition of crunchy pistachios and tart pomegranate. This is perfect for a weekend treat. Thanks for sharing!


  6. Love the pomegranate in here! I’m also super interested in trying the pistachio cream – looks like such a healthy breakfast!


  7. You have no idea how much I needed this!!! I eat oats before my workouts and I hate having to rush to make them before I workout. I love the idea of making these Sunday night and eating on them all week! And this is SO PRETTY!! I’m so making this!!

  8. I love the convenience of overnight oat recipes like this. We eat with our eyes first, and this looks amazing!


  9. I love making overnight oats, especially during the weekday. This is another great ideas how you can play around with the flavors not to get bored with the oats) Love it!)

  10. These overnight oats are so pretty! Gotta love a quick, easy, and healthy breakfast! The pomegranates on top are my favorite.


  11. We love overnight oats but only in warm weather, and eagerly waiting for the sunny days so I can enjoy it. Oats with pistachio sounds so delicious!

  12. Never thought of adding rosewater to my overnight oats, sounds an interesting idea and your bowl looks so so pretty!


  13. I love the idea of adding pistachios to overnight oats! This would be great for a Christmas season breakfast with the gorgeous colors!

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