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    Sticky Bun Overnight Oats

    Vegan & Gluten Free Sticky Bun Overnight OatsVegan & Gluten Free Sticky Bun Overnight Oats

    I have to ask you a serious question. Do you consider sticky buns & cinnamon rolls the same thing?

    Yes, that is a serious question to me.

    When I first decided to make Sticky Bun Overnight Oats, I was going through the list of ingredient I would include in my recipe to Jord. I told him the essential overnight oats ingredients: oatmeal, coconut milk and chia seeds (this brand is my favorite). Then I said I wanted to add chopped pecans, maple syrup & agave (I recommend this one).

    He asked me where the “white cream” was in the sticky bun. I just starred at him and said “no that’s a cinnamon roll”. Then we both looked at each other, completely confused and didn’t know what the actual difference was.

    After extensive Pinterest research and reading way too many recipes, I have come to the conclusion that while cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are similar, they are very different in both appearance and taste. A cinnamon roll is a spiraled pastry that has white frosting on top. A sticky bun is much darker, a little sweeter and filled with either pecans or walnuts. Cinnamon rolls are usually fluffier and have a more buttery taste, while sticky buns are less doughy and have a crunch thanks to the nuts.

    After clearing that up, I proceed to make Sticky Bun Overnight Oats with the ingredients listed above and felt quite satisfied with the result. It has that sticky texture and the pecan flavor and crunch is on point.

    Vegan & Gluten Free Sticky Bun Overnight OatsVegan & Gluten Free Sticky Bun Overnight Oats

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    Sticky Bun Overnight Oats

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 3 hours
    Total Time 3 hrs 5 mins
    Yields 1

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/2 tablespoon agave
    • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

    Directions

    1. Combine all ingredients into your mason jar or tupperware of choice
    2. Mix will and place in fridge overnight (or at least 3 hours)

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    xx, Rach

     

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    8 Comments

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It February 17, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Sticky buns are the best, but I never have the time to make them. NOW I can! 🙂 Thanks for sharing <3

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    • Reply Rachel February 21, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      I love them too! These obviously don’t satisfy my full sticky bun craving but it is certainly close 🙂 xx

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  • Reply Becki February 17, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I love your overnight oats recipes but sadly am allergic to coconut so no coconut milk for me. Can I use skim milk for these recipes (or any other suggestions)? Thanks! 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel February 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Becki! Thank you so much. I personally use almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk as I’m not a fan of cow’s milk but you can absolutely use any milk you wish! It should still turn out delicious 🙂 xx

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      • Reply Becki February 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. May need to make a stop on my way home and get to making some of your amazing recipes!!

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      • Reply Becki February 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        Awesome! Thanks for the quick response. May need to make a stop on my way home and get to making some of your amazing recipes!!

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  • Reply Niki February 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    What a healthy and delicious way to start the morning, I will have to try this recipe soon!

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