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Overnight Oats

We don't always have the luxury of making steel-cut oats every morning, so let this easy-to-make and efficient overnight oats recipe be your weekday breakfast of choice. It's a versatile canvas that you can add different spices and flavors to and top with a variety of dried or fresh fruits as well as toasted seeds and nuts. Serve it hot or cold and you can even eat it on the run.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 - 4
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted The Blissful Basil's recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups almond coconut, hemp or nut/seed milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or other spice or combination of spices such as maca, matcha, cacao or cocoa powder, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, etc.
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Toppings: toasted or raw seeds and nuts dried fruit, fresh fruit, unsweetened shredded coconut


  1. In a blender, add the nut milk, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla extract and spices and blend for about :30 seconds, until everything is in incorporated.
  2. In a quart size mason jar, add the oats and chia seeds. Pour the milk mixture in the jar. Put the lid on tightly and shake.
  3. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. In the morning, stir the oats and serve them to your hungry tribe. Top with dried or fresh fruit, toasted or raw seeds and/or nuts and whatever else makes you happy. Refrigerate any leftovers and repeat often.