Easy Maple Overnight Oats

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These easy maple overnight oats are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, this breakfast will help you get your day off to a sweet start! They are perfect for a quick grab and go breakfast on a busy morning.

The maple and cinnamon flavors give it that extra fall and winter touch! Top with your favorite seasonal fruits for a boost of healthy nutrition.

maple overnight oats topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries.

What you’ll love about this recipe:

  • EASY – Are you looking for a healthy breakfast recipe? Overnight oats are an easy make ahead meal. They are so quick and easy to put together. This recipe is perfect for the chilly days of winter because it is warming and comforting. We just love making overnight night oats not only for the ease of breakfast the next morning. But also for the many healthy benefits that they provide.
  • HEALTHY – When following along with a healthy whole foods and ancient nutritious diet, soaking and sprouting is necessary for maximum health benefits. It’s an excellent source of fiber, protein, and are gut healthy too!
  • AIDS IN DIGESTION – Soaking helps the starches break down and reduces the natural phytic acid. So this may help your body use up the nutrients much more efficiently. So not only does this help with digestion, it also helps to get the most of the nutrients.

And when you soak the oats overnight in the fridge, the texture becomes soft like muesli. Because it is softer, it makes it easy to enjoy in the morning. Pair it with your favorite seasonal fruits, yogurt or to blend straight into a smoothie.

Mason jar filled with overnight oats and topped with fresh berries and black spoon

Ingredients needed for overnight oatmeal

This recipe is incredibly simple and only requires a handful of pantry staples.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • whole rolled oats
  • vanilla extract
  • cinnamon
  • pure maple syrup
  • whole milk
ingredients shot of overnight oats - bowls of oats, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup

Instructions for overnight maple oats recipe

This recipe is super simple and is a perfect make-ahead breakfast! Here’s how to make this recipe…

Begin by adding the oats, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into a large bowl.

Stir well to combine all ingredients together.

process shot - add all ingredients to a large glass bowl
process shot - stirring the overnight oat ingredients in a large bowl with a spatula
all ingredients combined in a large bowl and resting to be stored overnight in the refrigerator

After the oats have been combined, store the oat mixture in the refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours. They may be stored in a large glass bowl with an airtight lid.

Mason jars are also great for storage and saves room in the fridge!

overnight oats ingredients combined and stored in a mason jar with a lid
after being in the refrigerator overnight the oats are ready in a large mason jar
top view of the mason jars with the oats and bowls of berries beside it

🥣 Tip: add overnight oats to smaller mason jars for individual grab and go breakfasts in the morning.

two white bowls of overnight oats topped with berries

Serving ideas and variations

Overnight oats has the consistency of a muesli – it is soft and can be eaten straight out of the refrigerator. But you can do so much more with it.

  • Heat it up in a sauce pan over the stove top like oatmeal, top with a little butter for a creamy warming winter breakfast!
  • Top with your favorite seasonal fruits.
  • One of our favorite ways to serve overnight oats is with bananas and drizzle of peanut or almond butter! And sometimes with chocolate chips too for a decadent treat.
  • Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or your other favorites make excellent additions.
  • Walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, hemp seeds, or pumpkin seeds, and other nuts/seeds are also tasty toppings to try!
  • Pair with greek yogurt or a homemade yogurt for extra probiotic benefits.
  • Mix in with your morning smoothie for extra fiber and as a filling hearty breakfast.
  • Replace the cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice for a fun fall treat.

These quick oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Just be sure to store in a glass bowl or Mason jars with airtight lids.

two white bowls of overnight oats with jars of fresh strawberries and two black spoons besides the bowls

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Can I replace with a non-dairy milk?

Absolutely! Almond milk works great in this recipe! However, I have not tested other non dairy or nut milks in this recipe.

What do I do with leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, but not more than one week. Use an airtight glass container such as a bowl or Mason jar.

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white bowls of overnight oats with jars of fresh strawberries and two black spoons besides the bowls

Maple Overnight Oats

This healthy, easy-to-make breakfast can be enjoyed cold or eaten hot. Overnight oats are a delicious and quick breakfast treat that the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Serving Size 6



  • Add the oats, maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and whole milk to a large bowl. Stir well to combine all ingredients together.
  • Store in a bowl with airtight lid or add the oats to individual portions in mason jars with lids for storage. Add the oat mixture to a refrigerator overnight or for about 8 hours.
  • Serve as a cold muesli like cereal with your favorite seasonal fruits or warm up in a pan over low heat until warmed through.

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