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Easy Overnight Oats with Cinnamon

This easy to make overnight oats recipe will simplify your breakfast routine! Made with old fashioned oats, almond milk, maple syrup and a bit of cinnamon, you will love this delicious filling meal or snack.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, healthy meal, make ahead, oatmeal, overnight recipe, snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
refrigerate 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or brown sugar or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond flavoring

For larger serving: When making overnight oatmeal for Grant, I use the following measurements and place the ingredients in a 16 oz jar

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place all ingredients in a 12 oz jar.

  2. Stir with spoon or place lid on jar and shake. Make sure oats are mixed well with the almond milk!

  3. Place in fridge for 8 hours.

  4. Will keep for 3-5 days without fresh fruit added. Serve with fresh fruit, granola, nuts, or coconut.

Recipe Notes

  • If adding yogurt, use unsweetened Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • When adding sweetened Greek yogurt, I add a little more maple syrup if the yogurt is extra tangy!
  • You may use any type of clean container to mix and store your overnight oats. Plastic containers with tight fitting lids, old jam jars, even a glass or bowl with a lid or tight fitting plastic wrap. 
  • When making oats for a few days ahead, make sure to check the expiration date on the almond milk and Greek yogurt (if adding). 
  • For sweetener, I prefer pure maple syrup. You may also use honey, brown sugar, stevia or other sweeteners.  Chopped dates also work well as a sweetener.
  • You may layer the oats with fruit in the jar. I wait to top the oats with granola and nuts until just before eating to keep the granola crunchy!
  • If you prefer a warm breakfast, heat the oatmeal up for a few seconds in the microwave. Stir and eat.