How to make overnight oats

Course Breakfast
Difficulty Low
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Lorena Salinas from Cravings Journal


  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (not precooked or quick cooking)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar, honey, sweetener or maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, etc ground
  • 3/4 cup liquid (water, animal milk, vegetable milk) reduce amount to 1/2 a cup if you're not adding chia


  1. Mix everything and keep in the fridge overnight. Consume the next day for breakfast.

  2. You can have it cold or heat it up. If you do heat it up you'll probably need to add more liquid to it.

  3. The oats will last 5-7 days in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

On the pictures there are two flavours: chocolate with banana and walnuts (add 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder) and cinnamon apple (1/2 large green apple+ 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon + 1 tbsp sugar or sweetener + 1/2 tbsp water and cook until soft)