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Basic Chia Overnight Oats

My go-to chia overnight oats recipe. Soak these oats overnight and you'll get a thick and creamy bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Top it with fruit and nut or seed butter for a delicious and satisfying breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup plant-based milk of choice, unsweetened

Suggested Toppings

  • Fresh fruit
  • Nut or seed butter


  • Stir the oats, chia seeds and plant-based milk in a bowl or sealable container. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, stir the oats and add an additional splash of milk if desired.
  • Serve with toppings of choice.


I recommend eating overnight oats within 3 days and not to prepare them for an entire week in advance.
I like to serve mine with half a mashed banana, berries and peanut butter or sunflower seed butter. My favorite milk to use is unsweetened almond milk, but you can use what you have on hand.