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Basic overnight oats with chia seeds

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Rest Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Overnight oats with chia seeds are the ultimate healthy breakfast. Easy, fast, zero cooking required.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats* (see note below)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts*
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups non-dairy milk*
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large lidded container, combine the oats, walnuts, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Add the milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine thoroughly. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir the pudding once more to make sure the chia seeds are not clumping up into one big chunk. Close the container and chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours or overnight.
  4. Serve the pudding with fruit, nut butter, and/or extra nuts. (Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If your oats get too thick after a few days, thin them out with a splash of milk.)


  • “Old-fashioned” rolled oats are best because they’re less refined than “quick-cooking”, and thus retain slightly more nutrients. But you can make this recipe with either type.
  • Pecans, almonds, cashews, or pistachios will work just as well.
  • Any liquid sweetener will work instead of maple – like honey, date syrup, or agave.
  • Any non-dairy milk will work (almond, soy, cashew, etc.).


  • Serving Size: 1/3 of the recipe, without toppings
  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 19.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

Keywords: breakfast, oatmeal, overnight oats, chia seeds

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