Creamy Overnight Oats

Warmer weather calls for cold, creamy overnight oats! If you’ve never tried overnight oatmeal before, the beauty of it is that there is no cooking involved! You simply put the oats in a container with milk or yogurt and they hydrate overnight in the fridge to be eaten cold in the morning with yummy toppings. Brilliant, right??

This is my go-to summer breakfast recipe, or my busy weekday breakfast when I just need to grab breakfast and go. Overnight oats are also great for travel, road trips, and camping. On camping trips, I love bringing pre-measured overnight oats in individual tupperware containers, and mixing it up the night before for instant, delicious breakfast.

These Creamy Overnight Oats Are:

  • Sugar & sweetener free
  • Easily made vegan
  • Easily made gluten-free
  • Perfect for summertime
  • Easy to make
  • Creamy
  • Delicious!

Topping Ideas for Overnight Oats

The topping possibilities are endless! I tend to eat overnight oats in the summertime when lots of amazing fruit is in season. Try layering it with Simple Fruit Compote or 2-Ingredient Chia Jam for a delicious parfait, and maybe a sprinkling of Peanut Butter Granola! Below is a list of some of my favorite topping combos:

  • Strawberry compote & peanut butter
  • Cherry compote & almond butter
  • Coconut milk w/ mango or peaches (for a tropical twist!)
  • Apples & peanut butter
  • Blueberries, almond butter, & a sprinkle of nuts
  • Raspberries & yogurt
  • Peaches & yogurt
  • Blackberries & granola

More Yummy Summer Breakfasts:

Tips for Batch Prepping

Sometimes when I’m super on top of it, I pre-measure the dry ingredients into individual single-serving containers and store a bunch of them in the pantry. Then, the night before all I have to do is grab one, mix in some milk and yogurt and pop it in the fridge!

If you make this creamy overnight oatmeal, snap a photo of your tasty breakfast and tag me on Instagram @katiesconsciouskitchen, or join my free private facebook group to share your creations and inspire others! I love to see your remakes!!

Go-To Overnight Oats

Summertime calls for creamy, cold overnight oatmeal! Mix it up overnight for an instant delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
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Active Time: 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 8 hours
Servings 2


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, 2 oz
  • 1/2 cup plant based milk, 4 oz
  • 1/2 cup vegan yogurt, 4 oz
  • 1 tsp chia seeds, optional, contributes a pudding-like consistency
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed, optional, for a nutrition boost!
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


The Night Before

  • Mix up the overnight oats ingredients in a jar or lidded container. Refrigerate overnight.

In the Morning

  • You may need to adjust the consistency of your oats to your liking. Stir in some water or milk if it’s too thick, or remove some liquid with a spoon if it’s too soupy. You may need to tinker with the ratios of milk and yogurt to find the combination that you like best.
  • Add your desired toppings and enjoy cold!
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  1. Deb Keirce

    Great job!!! Thx for sharing!


  2. Wow this video is so great. Thanks for trying this out. For years I’ve been seeing and hearing about overnight oats, but after watching your video, I’m actually going to try it. Now I can picture the process and I love the idea of preparing several at a time. I can never seem to prepare breakfast in the morning, so I think this will help a lot. I hope to see more videos from you. I am wondering–what is the difference between steel-cut oats and rolled oats (besides the fact that one needs cooking and the other doesn’t)? I have a blog and I was wondering do you mind if I share there, as part of a morning routine post and I will give you full credit of course?

  3. Hi Katie

    Thank you for being such an inspiration! I would love to see an instructional video on how to use the instapot. I bought one a few weeks ago, but have yet to use it. It’s very intimidating!

    Hugs, Marianne Jawanda

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi, sorry Marianne, I don’t have an instapot and don’t ever plan to have one. There are lots of people on our community though that you could reach out to!

  4. Billie

    Great demo Katie. You were very relaxed and natural. Thanks, I hope you will do more.

  5. Great job on the video! I think one of your IG posts about breakfast porridge/oatmeal is how I originally found out about your wonderful site! It certainly was a game changer for me! Also I like your tip on mixing all of your nuts and seeds together. The less I have to think about anything on this diet, the better! <3

  6. Great video. Thank you

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  8. what’s an instapot?

    • Not sure, I don’t need another appliance in my tiny kitchen. Some people are really into them though.

    • Patricia Visser

      It’s a pressure cooker that you can also use to sautee, and even make yogurt in.

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  10. Kerri Goodson

    Great job! I can’t wait to try this!

  11. Is there a reason why you don’t put milk and fruits in the jar and prepare for the 5 days altogether?

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