Overnight Oats

A delicious (and healthful) on-the-go breakfast with endless flavor variations. Create a version with your favorite ingredients. 


Makes 1 serving



  • 1/2 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 1/2 cup plant milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (plant-based preferred) or additional milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
  • Optional:
    • finely chopped dates for sweetness or sweetener of choice, as desired
    • 1/2 cup fruit of choice or 1/4 cup of chia jam
    • 1-2 tbsp nut butter
    • 1 tbsp chia seeds, or add-ins of choice


  1. Combine all ingredients in a lidded container or mason jar. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving.
  2. Stir and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Uncover and enjoy from the glass container the next day. Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.


  • Apple Pie: 1/4 cup diced apples, 1 tablespoon pecans chopped, 2 teaspoons maple syrup, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin Pie: Substitute ¼ cup canned pumpkin for half of the yogurt, 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon, a few drops of pure vanilla extract.
  • Carrot Cake: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2-3 tbsp shredded carrot, and optional 1 tbsp almond butter. If desired, stir in a handful of raisins, shredded coconut, or chopped walnuts.
  • Peach Amaretto:  a few drops of almond extract, ¼ cup sliced peaches, sliced almonds to top.
  • Piña Colada: Use coconut yogurt and coconut milk, add a few drops pure vanilla extract,  diced pineapple.
  • Banana Nutella:  ½ banana sliced, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, 1 tablespoon hazelnuts (or other nuts) chopped.