Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

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For a filling and nutritious breakfast, try these overnight oats with almond milk. It's easy to make. Simply mix, chill, and garnish with your favorite toppings!

Who says healthy eating has to be complicated? With this easy overnight oats recipe, you can prepare a nutritious breakfast with minimal effort. All you need to do is combine the ingredients and leave the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. When you wake up, you’ll have a tasty breakfast waiting to be devoured.

Plus, thanks to the fiber-rich oats, this no-fuss recipe will keep you full for a long time. This is perfect for staving off hunger during a long morning of meetings or classes.

What’s more, overnight oats are highly customizable, so you can have a lot of fun experimenting with add-ins and toppings. Here’s how to make vegan overnight oats with almond milk.

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

You will need:

  • quick-cooking oats
  • almond milk
  • chia seeds
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • fruits, nuts, and coconut flakes for topping

Other types of non-dairy milk, like coconut or hemp milk, can be used in place of almond milk. Just be sure to use the same amount. Want to halve or double this recipe? Use a milk-to-oat ratio of 2:1.

You’ll also need a jar or container with an air-tight lid, as you’ll need to chill the oats in the refrigerator overnight. If you don’t have a container, use a drinking glass with foil or beeswax wrap, along with a rubber band. (The rubber band will keep the foil secure and limit how much air flows into the container.)

Ingredients for Overnight Oats
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Add all the ingredients to your jar and mix well.

Mixing ingredients for Overnight Oats in a jar
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

The chia seeds add even more fiber to your overnight oats, but you can skip them if you don’t have any on hand.

Also, feel free to adjust the maple syrup and vanilla extract to your liking. (You may need to make overnight oats a few times to figure out your sweet spot.)

At this point, don’t hesitate to get super creative! Other options for sweeteners and add-ins include:

  • monk fruit sweetener
  • stevia
  • honey (for a vegetarian version)
  • brown sugar
  • coconut sugar
  • maple extract
  • cocoa powder
  • vegan protein powder
  • matcha powder
  • cinnamon
  • pumpkin pie spice
Adding maple syrup to overnight oats
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Secure the lid on the jar. Chill in the refrigerator overnight, for at least 6 hours.

Overnight oats in a glass jar with gold lid
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

In the morning, stir the oats. The mixture should be thick and the oats should be soft.

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Garnish with your favorite toppings and dig in! If you’re on the go, simply replace the lid and head out. Be sure to store the overnight oats in the refrigerator at your final destination.

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

As with normal oatmeal, anything goes when it comes to toppings. We used mixed berries that were frozen and thawed (which created a syrup-y juice that added a pop of color) along with sliced bananas, hemp seeds, and coconut flakes.

Other idea toppings include:

  • nut butter (especially with bananas)
  • sliced fruits, like mango or
  • almonds, cashews, or pecans
  • coconut flakes
  • dried cranberries
  • raisins
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pumpkin puree
  • pomegranate seeds
  • chocolate chips or shavings
Overnight Oats with Almond Milk
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Let us know in the comments if you try this recipe! And don’t miss our other great plant-based breakfast recipes.

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

Overnight Oats with Almond Milk

For a filling and nutritious breakfast, try these overnight oats with almond milk. And it's easy to make. Simply mix, chill, and garnish with your favorite toppings!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: overnight oats, overnight oats with almond milk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Toppings

  • hemp seeds
  • sliced fruit
  • coconut flakes
  • chocolate chips or shavings
  • nuts
  • nut butter

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to the jar and mix well.
  • Secure the lid. Chill in the refrigerator overnight, for at least 6 hours.
  • In the morning, stir the oats. The mixture should be thick and the oats should be soft. Garnish with your favorite toppings and dig in!

Notes

Nutrition information for this overnight oats recipe is a rough estimate automatically calculated by the Spoonacular food database. It does not include ingredients listed as Toppings, which are optional.

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Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg
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