Overnight Oats

In a 1:1 ratio:


  • 1 measure old-fashioned oats
  • 1 measure your choice plant milk
  • pinch of salt (this seems unimportant but I assure you it makes a giant difference!)


Add ingredients to a mason jar or plastic container with a lid.


1/2 tsp cinnamon (or more) per cup oats
1 tsp. maple syrup or coconut sugar (or none) per cup oats
Any stewed or frozen fruit: berries, apples, peaches

Now, the magic: Place the lid on and place the jar in the fridge overnight. And, if you’re in a rush or only have quick-oats on-hand you can do the same thing waiting only 30 minutes for the perfect consistency. Just stir and eat cold, warm or heated in a microwave.


1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup non-dairy milk, I prefer vanilla soy milk

Optional toppings in the morning:

drizzle pure maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
fresh or frozen blueberries
sliced banana
diced apples
chopped dates or raisins
chopped walnuts or almonds
hemp or ground flaxseeds
sprinkle of cinnamon


Combine the oats and non-dairy milk in a small container, preferably with a lid. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, you can eat the oats cold, or heat them in the microwave for 1 minute. Top with optional toppings. My favorite combination is with blueberries, chopped walnuts, dates and a drizzle of maple syrup.
That’s it! Enjoy!
Make-ahead: You can make several of these oats and have breakfast ready all week long. If you make 5 jars on Sunday evening, they will keep quite well until Friday in the refrigerator.

Overnight Oatmeal Flavors:

• Blueberry Overnight Oats: Use fresh or frozen blueberries as the fruit. You can also use blueberry yogurt if you wish.
• Monkey Oats: Substitute mashed banana for the yogurt. Add 1-2 tbsp peanut butter and a handful of mini chocolate chips.
• Banana Bread: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1-2 tbsp crushed walnuts or pecans with the dry ingredients. Use sliced banana as your fruit of choice.
• Cinnamon Apple: Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice. Use diced apple as your fruit of choice, and add 1-2 tbsp raisins and some crushed walnuts if desired.