Overnight Oats

overnight oats

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Overnight Oats is easy healthy breakfast you can prepare for a busy week ahead. This overnight oatmeal recipe is basic, you can add any toppings and enjoy warm or cold.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 3/4 cup any milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup any oats


  1. In any glass container with a tight seal lid, add milk, maple syrup, vanilla and oats. If you would like to add toppings in the morning, use bigger jars.
  2. Stir well with a spoon, put lids on and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to eat, stir and top with favourite toppings: nuts, berries, fruit, coconut flakes etc. If overnight oatmeal is too thick, adjust with milk. Also add more maple syrup if desired.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 5 days.


  • Consistency of oatmeal will depend on the type of oats. Quick oats – soft and mushy. Rolled oats – soft with a chew. Steel cut oats – very chewy and runny. Steel cut quick cooking oats – softer with a chew and bite.
  • I wouldn’t recommend using honey because it doesn’t dissolve well in cold milk.
  • Any sweetener will work.

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