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Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

With endless flavor options and a delicious creamy consistency, this overnight oats recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings.
Keyword gluten-free, dairy optional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 404kcal
Author Heather Dessinger


  • jar
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • stirring spoon


  • ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • cup milk, homemade oat milk, almond milk, water or coconut milk (coconut milk tends to over-thicken the oats so I recommend a 50/50 mix of coconut milk and water)
  • ¼ cup yogurt (We use this dairy-free coconut yogurt and love it, but Greek yogurt is also a good option that makes it super creamy)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbsp liquid sweetener (maple syrup or honey - a small amount of stevia or monk fruit could be substituted)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Add oats, chia seeds, and salt to a jar. Stir to mix.
  • Next, add in the yogurt, sweetener, vanilla, and milk. Stir, then cover the jar with a lid.
  • Place the jar in the fridge for at least 6 hours. If you're adding spices or flavored extracts, stir them into the milk before pouring.
  • The next morning, add desired mix-ins, then serve.


Calculations are based on dairy milk, maple syrup as a sweetener. Salt is not factored into the estimate. 
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Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 393mg | Iron: 3mg