Overnight Oats

After making the shift to full-time vegan, I had been looking for something quick, easy, and nutritious to take to work for lunch for sometime. I needed something that didn’t need refrigeration, heating, or long preparation times. I found overnight oats. The recipes that were readily available always included milk and yogurt, which was not option. I tweaked the recipes I found and came up with a delicious recipe for a basic, vegan Overnight Oats. It even stays cool enough in my lunchbox (with an ice-pack) that its a perfect temperature by the time I eat it.


  • 1/2 cup (rounded) oats
  • 1 cup nutmilk – I use Silk Protein Milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Overnight Oats Ingredients


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly in a medium sized container.
  2. Close container and refrigerate overnight. For best results, give it at least 4-6 hours.

It’s that simple! With a prep time of a whopping 2 minutes!

Overnight Oats
The Final Product

You can interchange the chia and flax as you wish, they both serve the purpose of congealing the oats. I’ve found that using only chia seeds (2 tablespoons) gives you a grassy taste, and using only flax seeds (2 tablespoons) the oats are a little more bland. You may prefer one of those options more than I, so go ahead and give it a try!

Now that you have the base recipe for delicious, vegan overnight oats, you can add your own ingredients for some more interesting concoctions.


Using the specific ingredients I used, you’ll come out roughly:

  • 475 calories
  • 18 grams of protein

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