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These overnight oat chia seeds are one of my most-loved and asked about breakfast recipes! They are easy to make and filled with nutrient-rich foods.
What I Love about this Recipe:
- These overnight oats chia style are perfect for meal prepping and a great make-ahead breakfast.
- This recipe is vegan/plant-based and gluten-free.
- You can save them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- They are easy to make and a beginner-level recipe.
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Oatmeal: I used organic old fashioned oats in this recipe. I try not to use quick oats just because they are more heavily processed.
Chia Seeds: I love using chia seeds in oatmeal because they add so many nutritional benefits. You can usually find chia seeds in the "health food" section of your grocery store.
Plant-Based Yogurt: I recommend using a flavored yogurt like vanilla, peach, etc. this will be an easy way to add a ton of extra flavor.
Plant-Based Milk: You can use any type of oat or almond milk that you have at home.
See recipe card below for full ingredient list and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
Wondering how to make chia seed overnight oats? This is a really easy plant based recipe!
Start by combining all of the ingredients in a jar or container. I love using mason jars because they are easy to make these overnight oats, perfect for storing, and you can take them on the go.
Mix everything together with a fork or a spoon and set aside for 3-5 minutes.
Mix them again, then cover and place in the fridge.
It takes about 1-2 hours for the oats and chia seeds to fully absorb the vegan milk and yogurt, so let them rest a little while.
When it's time to serve, remove them from the fridge, give them another good stir, and enjoy!
Substitutions and Additions
Plant-Based Milks: This chia oatmeal is great when made with almond or oat milk. I haven't tested it with other types of plant milks, but I would think cashew milk or a light coconut milk (in a carton, not a can) would also be delicious!
This article talks about some different types of plant-based milks.
Plant-Based Yogurt: I've tried many different brands of vegan yogurts with this recipe and they have all been great so far. As mentioned above, this is a great chance to add some extra flavor.
The yogurt also adds a great creaminess to the overnight oat chia pudding. You can omit if necessary, just substitute it with more plant-based milk.
Chia Seeds: No chia seeds on hand? No problem! Check out my classic Overnight Oats Recipe.
Additions: All of the above would be great additions to stir in or top your chia oatmeal with at the end:
- Fresh fruit
- Hemp Seeds
- Coconut flakes
- Dried fruit
These chia seed overnight oats should be stored in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to five days.
I personally like to use mason jars because they are perfect for mixing, storing, and even work great to transport your chia oats.
You can find some of my favorite storage containers that I use for meal prepping right here.
Be sure to try some of my other plant-based recipes next:
Chia Seed Overnight Oats
- ¾ cup old fashion oats uncooked
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 ¼ cup plant-based milk
- ¼ cup plant-based yogurt
- Mix all ingredients together in a jar or container. Set aside for 3-5 minutes.
- Mix again, then cover and place in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
- Remove, stir again, and serve.