Easy Overnight Oats With Chia

To get through those busy weeks, try this easy and healthy breakfast that you can make the night before.

By Jasmine Briones,


  • ¾ cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup plant milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½-1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla bean powder or extract
  • Fruit of choice


  • Place oats, liquid, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla into a 16-ounce mason jar or container of choice. Mix well. Seal shut and place jar in refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, mix again and top with anything you'd like, such as fresh fruit, more chia seeds, or cacao nibs.

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Love love love this. I made two batches so that two breakfasts were accommodated. Delicious, and so easy to make. Reminded me a lot of muesli from the 70's.


p.s. I used all plant-based milk - no water.


I make mine in a 12 oz mason jar and use oat milk. I heat it in the microwave in the morning because I prefer my oatmeal hot, not chilled. Omitting the maple syrup and adding peaches or raisins gives enough of a sweet taste for me. This is a versatile recipe I'm happy to add to my recipe book.


Great, used 1/2 of of the maple syrup.


Tried this last night and ate it this morning. It was delicious. Topped it with banana and shredded coconut-flakes. Will make this many times I guess.

Meg S

Love this recipe as a good vegan base! Some have yogurt added, but this one is just perfect for a fresh start to the day.

Judy Carmody

Looks good

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Jasmine Briones

Jasmine Briones, the creator of The Sweet Simple Vegan, has dedicated her life to inspiring others to choose health. A Los Angeles-based nutrition student, Briones is a recipe creator and plant-based wellness blogger that works to promote nutrition, fitness, and self-love. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.
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