Overnight Breakfast Oatmeal

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Overnight Breakfast Oats for a healthier, effortless breakfast!! Have you ever woken up exhausted (or hungover) and wished breakfast would make itself?

Whelp, this Overnight Breakfast Oats recipe is the answer to all your Saturday and Sunday weekend morning prayers because it practically makes itself! All you need to do is throw some ingredients into a jar/container, mix shit up, store it in the fridge, and you have breakfast in the morning.

Overnight Oatmeal

And a healthier breakfast at that! I normally eat 3 scrambled eggs (1 full egg, 2 egg whites) every morning and although I could be eating a LOT worse, adding heart-healthy oats to my diet doesn’t hurt. Speaking of healthy, this recipe features chia seeds as well. I’m not an expert on chia seed nutrition, but the interweb tells me chia seeds are loaded with health benefits too!

I kept this recipe basic, but it’s highly adaptable to fit your nutrition or allergy needs so you can add or subtract whatever ingredients you may or may not like. It’s basically foolproof, but more importantly, delicious!

The most beneficial aspect of the recipe is waking up to a ready-made breakfast…

And let me tell you, readers, waking up to a pre-made breakfast this past holiday weekend was much needed. As you know Kieran and I recently bought a house which needs cosmetic updating. This past Memorial Day weekend was nonstop painting, weeding, mowing, cleaning, unpacking, drinking, ect. Each morning we woke up tired but determined to continue working on our house.

Since Kieran and I are remodeling our home on a tight budget, we compiled a list of everything we want to accomplish with their prospective price points. Once our list was established, we choose to start with the least expensive remodel that yielded the biggest impact, which ended up being painting. We focused our efforts on the living room which was originally painted pale green. I don’t have anything against that color but it’s not my style, it was time for an update. The living room is spacious with high, rounded ceilings. We prepped and painted for 3 days straight and we’re still not finished. Each morning over the weekend we woke with sore muscles from the day before. I did not feel like cooking those mornings, it was so convenient to roll out of bed and grab a jar of Overnight Breakfast Oats ready to eat.

Kieran and I are up to our eyeballs in-house projects so we’ll be busy many weekends to come, I’m about to stock up on oats because this breakfast is a time and energy saver!

Overnight-Oats2 The Overnight Breakfast Oats preparation comes together in 5 minutes then it sits overnight in your fridge. The recipe couldn’t be simpler to put together and it’s really tasty. If you have gluten allergies you can use gluten-free oats, if you have a milk allergy you can use coconut or almond milk if you don’t feel like buying chia seeds you can omit them, the possibilities are endless yet the results are the same, a scrumptious breakfast.

I was going to use vanilla almond milk in this dish but fucked up and purchased vanilla coconut milk instead. I prefer the taste of almond milk but coconut milk worked well too. If regular milk is your thing, feel free to use it!

For sweetener, I chose 100% pure maple syrup but your favorite sweetener will work wonderfully. I’ve seen other bloggers use honey, brown sugar, regular sugar, agave nectar, you name it. If you don’t care for maple syrup, you’ll like the recipe better if you use your favorite sweetener.

The add on’s in this recipe are countless too. I’ve seen people add all sorts of berries, banana’s, peanut butter, cocoa powder, granola, nuts, greek yogurt, ect. I think ALL of those choices sound marvelous but since I’m calorie counting I kept my add on’s simple. I don’t want to blow my calorie wad on one meal.

Note, to make my food photography more appealing, I combined two servings of Overnight Breakfast Oats in one mason jar in some of the shots. One serving of this recipe will render about 1/2 a normal sized jar. I didn’t want you to make the recipe and freak out, not knowing why your’s didn’t fill up the entire jar – I cheated for aesthetics.

I honestly look forward to making this breakfast all summer long for its convenience and health benefits. If you have a hankering for something fresh and healthy, but don’t want to spend all morning making it, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try!

Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Breakfast Oatmeal


  • ½ cup vanilla coconut milk (vanilla almond milk tastes good too)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Capful of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • Raspberries or other fruit for topping
  • Additional maple syrup to taste


  • Add the coconut milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract to a mason jar (or another container with a lid. Mix until everything is combined.
  • Add oats and mix again. Using a spoon, press down the oats so they're submerged in the coconut milk.
  • Cover the mason jar with a lid or plastic wrap. Store in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning remove from the fridge, add any toppings you want and enjoy!


Oats will last 2 days in the fridge but tastes the best after 12 hours.

Calorie Breakdown

1/2 cup vanilla coconut milk – 40
1 tablespoon chia seeds – 46
2 tablespoons of maple syrup – 100
Dash of ground cinnamon – 0
Capful of vanilla extract – 0
1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick oats) – 150

1 serving (without toppings or additional syrup) – 336

*Note, I am not a nutritionist, nor am I pretending to be. I found the calorie counts by reading the nutrition labels on the food I purchased, searching Google, and using my Lose It! app on my phone.

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