Creamy Matcha Overnight Oats is packed with matcha flavour and a hint of vanilla. Super easy to make and a great healthy breakfast that is both vegan and gluten-free.
Overnight oats is a healthy breakfast or snack. The matcha and vanilla flavour in this recipe go so well together, almost like a matcha latte. You can easily double this recipe for meal prep for the whole week.
For all you chocolate lovers, try these Chocolate Baked Oats
Making Matcha overnight oats couldn’t be easier, all you need are a few basic ingredients.
For the full ingredient measurements, scroll down to view the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Rolled oats, or old fashion oats, they hold their shape and create a better texture.
- Almond milk, or non dairy milk, like soy milk.
- Yoghurt, I use an unsweetened, greek style plain yoghurt.
- Chia seeds, they add nutrients and gives these overnight oats a creamy texture.
- Maple syrup, or other liquid sweetener.
- Vanilla extract, this goes so well with the matcha. You can also use vanilla paste or vanilla powder.
- Matcha powder, use a good quality powder matcha.
See recipe card for quantities.
Making Matcha overnight oats is very easy, just follow the step by step instructions. The full written instructions are in the recipe card at the bottom.
Add the matcha powder and hot water to a bowl. Stir well until no more lumps remain.
Stir in the chia seeds and almond milk. Then the yoghurt, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well again.
Add in the oats.
Mix well, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably over night until it thickens.
Since this Matcha overnight oat recipe contains chia seeds, it’s important to stir a few times when making it to prevent lumps.
This Matcha overnight oat recipe only contains a few, simple ingredients. Most of them are standard pantry staples but there are some substitutions you can make.
- Gluten-free – Oats are naturally gluten-free, but can contain traces of gluten. To ensure these overnight oats gluten-free, only use certified gluten-free oats.
- Milk– This recipe uses unsweetened almond milk. It can be substitute for any other kind of milk. Soy milk or oat milk are two examples that works great in this recipe to keep it vegan. For non vegan, normal milk can be used.
- Yoghurt- This gives the overnight oats a little creamier. Use your favourite yoghurt or it can be substituted with equal amount of milk.
- Maple Syrup – Use as much as you like, its good to taste the overnight oats before you put them in the fridge to adjust the sweetness. Maple syrup can also be replaced with any other liquid sweetener or even a little brown sugar in a pinch.
One of the best part of overnight oats, are all the topping possibilities. Some of my favourites are:
- Fresh berries or fruit
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
How long does overnight oats keep?
Overnight oats needs to be stored in the fridge since this recipe contains both yoghurt and almond milk. It will keep for about 5 days in airtight container. The longer it sit, the more liquid the oats will soak up and you will end up with a thicker texture. If needed, you can stir in a little extra milk just before serving. It is better to wait with the toppings until it is time to serve, it will keep fresher longer.
Overnight oats are usually served cold but they can also be served warm! Just heat your oats in the microwave in 30 sec intervals until they are piping hot. I like to add a little chopped chocolate to the matcha oats when I heat them. The chocolate melts and blends with the matcha and vanilla flavours.
Also check out this Matcha Latte Oatmeal recipe.
Why do you put chia seeds in overnight oats?
There are a lot of nutrients in chia seeds, they are high in fibre, antioxidants and protein and gives this oatmeal a creamy texture.
This overnight oats recipe calls for old-fashioned (rolled) oats. They have a coarser texture and will hold their shape better when soaked overnight. Other oats can also be used, like quick oats, but I wouldn’t recommend them. They have a very fine texture and your overnight oats will be mushier in consistency.
You can use water, but the consistency won’t be as creamy.
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Creamy Matcha Overnight Oats packed full of matcha flavour and a hint of vanilla. Super easy to make and a great healthy breakfast that is both vegan and gluten-free.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups almond milk
- ½ cup yoghurt of your choice
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1-2 maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoon matcha powder
Add the matcha powder and 1 tablespoon hot water to a bowl. Stir well until no more lumps remain.
Stir in the chia seeds and almond milk, let sit 1 min then mix well again. Add in the oats, yoghurt, vanilla and maple syrup and mix well again.
Pour into 2 serving glasses, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably over night until it thickens.
Serve with a little yoghurt and some fresh berries, like blueberries. Enjoy!