Vanilla Overnight Oats

Who doesn’t love a hearty breakfast? My cousin Jackie and I have been obsessed with oatmeal! I got her totally hooked on cinnamon banana oatmeal. This weekend, we both decided to blog about our favorite breakfast! Check out her blog, From Jackie–she is heartfelt and hilarious!

Overnight Oats

I will never get over how much I love overnight oats. Packed with fiber and protein, overnight oats take no time at all, and are a wonderful staple to have in the fridge!

I like to prep several bowls of overnight oats on Sunday night and store them all in the fridge for the rest of the week. That way, with minimal effort, I have delicious breakfasts waiting for me every morning of the week!

In the morning, I like to heat up my oatmeal before adding my toppings. They can be eaten cold as well, but I prefer warm comfort for my breakfast!

There are lots of overnight oats recipes out there, but I want to share my personal three-step method for vanilla overnight oats! This recipe makes one serving, but feel free to multiply it and make several bowls to keep in the fridge for the week. Add your favorite toppings for the perfect beautiful start to your day.

Vanilla Overnight Oats
(makes 1 serving)

Active prep time: 5 – 10 minutesYummy Overnight Oats--make breakfast for the week on Sunday!
Wait time: Overnight


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 T chia seeds (optional–but chia is AMAZING)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (amount can vary, according to your preference–I like my oatmeal kind of thick)
  • Toppings of your choice:
    • fresh fruit (bananas, apples, peaches, pears, all the berries–anything you like!)
    • spices (cinnamon is my go-to)
    • nuts (I like sliced almonds, toasted pecans, and walnuts)
    • nut butters (peanut, almond, cashew or pecan are delish!)


  1. Mix. Combine the oats and chia seeds in a small bowl. Add the almond milk and mix so the oats and almond milk are well incorporated. I add fruit in the morning and it’s usually sweet enough for me, but if you need it to be sweeter, add a drizzle of maple syrup, or use sweetened vanilla almond milk.
  2. Chill. Cover the oats and let them chill overnight. Sleep well! 🙂
  3. Customize! After heating up my oatmeal, I top it with fresh fruit and cinnamon! If it’s too thick, stir in some almond milk or water before heating it up. I’ll also add a little dollop of nut butter, if I feel like it.

The combination possibilities are endless. I like to get creative and make it pretty! My favorite fruits to use are berries and bananas, and lately I have been using fresh peaches from my friend’s backyard. 🙂

If you want chocolate for breakfast, check out this recipe for hot chocolate overnight oats!

Enjoy! Share your favorite oatmeal toppings in the comments below!

P.S. – Sorry the blog’s been so quiet; I’ve been so preoccupied with life matters, but I’ve missed blogging immensely and have some more posts coming your way! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

10 thoughts on “Vanilla Overnight Oats

  1. brad surname says:

    hey, love this, but am curious- between steps 2 and 3 you seem to have heated your oatmeal. how do you go about doing that? might seem like a silly question, just trying to understand your method.

    • missannmai | says:

      Hi! I don’t have any nutrition facts for this recipe but I am considering finding ways to input the ingredients of my recipes to display nutritional facts with them! I’ll let you know if I do! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Charlie on Travel says:

    Overnight oats are one of my absolute breakfast faves, but I always make it with yoghurt and apple juice. I didn’t know there was a vegan alternative – which sounds silly now I’ve read this recipe and think about it – so really glad I read this!!

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