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Easy Vegan Overnight Oats

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These super easy vegan overnight oats are the perfect breakfast. They are not only quick and easy to make, but they have no added sugar and still taste sweet.

Easy Vegan Overnight Oats

I love a simple breakfast that uses simple ingredients like these easy vegan overnight oats. You can keep it at the base recipe or add whatever your favorite toppings are.

There are tons of overnight oats recipes out there but not all of them happen to be a healthy overnight oats recipe like this one.

Plus, it's perfect for busy mornings because it's already made the night before.

I love that this is a nutritious breakfast as well as an easy breakfast that is the perfect combo right there!

So far after years of making this, I only make this up 2 days at a time.

I think if you made the whole week up on Sunday night the banana would get a little funky. And no one likes a funky banana.

You can use a small jar like a mason jar, or small container like a meal prep container, or just a plain old cereal bowl if you're going to be eating it from home.

This takes literally a minute to make and then no prep time but stirring the next morning making a very easy vegan breakfast.

My husband has eaten this every day for the past probably 7 years.

I debated even sharing this recipe because really it's three ingredients and you can play with the amounts of each ingredient to get it how you want it.

For him, I do a bigger batch than I would do for myself.

For myself, I either eat this or these oil-free vegan oat pancakes.

They are also a healthy no sugar added breakfast but it is not quite as quick as the overnight oat recipes.

However, you could meal-prep them and just heat them up and alternate between these overnight oats and oil-free oatmeal pancakes.

Let's talk about the texture of overnight oats.

All the liquid get's pretty well absorbed so if that's not your thing you can definitely add more non-dairy milk to them before eating, but I like them how they are.

big bowl of vegan overnight oats with a spoon full on a gold spoon.

What kind of oats do I need?

I always use old-fashioned oats. You can use quick quicking oats but they kind of get a little lost with the soaking time.

If you don't have time to do it overnight you can use quick oats and leave them for a few hours.

I have never tried steel-cut oats. But because this is a no-cook method I am not so sure it would work.

Can I add chia seeds?

You could, however, the oats already soak up the liquid so I would add extra vegan milk if you wanted to add them or add them before serving.

What kind of dairy-free milk should I use for overnight oatmeal recipes?

That is totally up to you, there are so many here are some people favorites;

  • oat milk
  • almond milk
  • cashew milk
  • coconut milk
  • soy milk
  • any plant milk you want!
Before the fridge and after the overnight oats in two separate glass containers side by side.
Before the fridge and after the overnight oats

What do you need for this easy vegan overnight oats recipe?

For these basic overnight oats;

  • Oats (preferably not quick cooking oats)
  • ground cinnamon
  • non-dairy milk

Now you can always add more mix-ins if you please, but this is a delicious breakfast on its own here are some ideas if you want to spice it up and create your own flavor combinations;

  • drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter or your favorite nut butters
  • protein powder
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • hemp seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • fresh berries
  • Whatever flavor combination that you love.

How do you make this perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe?

This is so simple you will love it!

Take whatever container you choose and add your oats, then your cinnamon, chop up your banana to the desired size, pour plant milk, and stir.

Cover with an airtight lid and place it in the fridge until it's time to dig in.

Then in the morning or if you forgot this can be achieved in a couple of hours as well give them a stir and enjoy!

If the banana doesn't sweeten it enough for your taste feel free to add whatever sweetener of choice to get it to whatever level you need it at.

vegan overnight oats before the plant milk with chunks of banana and visible cinnamon in a white bowl.

The ripeness of the banana does play a role. If it's too under-ripe it won't be sweet enough.

vegan oats before stirring with oats, non dairy milk, chunks of banana, and visible cinnamon in a white bowl.

I'm not talking gross brown banana but you want one with some spots.

Enjoy this delicious way to eat a healthy vegan breakfast.

vegan oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon in a white bowl with a spoon and banana on the side.

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Vegan Overnight Oats

Easy Vegan Overnight Oats

This easy vegan overnight oats only requires 4 ingredients and one minute of your time and you're on your way to an easy, healthy, vegan breakfast.
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Course: All Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 300kcal


  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¾ to 1 cup of non-dairy milk
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Take whatever container you choose and add your oats, then your cinnamon, and chop up your banana to the desired size, pour plant milk, and stir. Cover with an airtight lid and place it in the fridge until it's time to dig in.
  • In the morning give it a stir and enjoy!


Make sure you use a ripe banana, otherwise it won't be sweet enough.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 27g
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