Cashew Milk Overnight Oats with Chia, Yogurt, and Berries

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Cashew Milk Overnight Oats with Chia, Yogurt, and Berries is an easy make-ahead breakfast that will keep you full all morning. Add all your favorite toppings to this simple overnight oat recipe and have breakfast for the week.

259 CAL 43g CARBS 5g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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This easy Cashew Milk Overnight Oats with Chia, Yogurt, and Berries couldn't be easier to make and can be customized in so many ways. Think of it as a base overnight oat recipe that you can use to create all kinds of delicious combinations.

Originally I wasn't planning on sharing this recipe since it barely qualifies as such, but after lots of questions on Instagram, I decided to post it. Basically, this quick and easy breakfast is just a combination of overnight oats, yogurt, chia seeds, and berries. It's perfect for summer since it's cold and you can customize it any way you like.

In terms of the oats, I have actually been making up a triple or quadruple portion at the beginning of the week and just scooping out the oats one serving at a time. Although any milk would work, I have been really loving cashew milk lately and with only 25 calories per cup for the unsweetened variety, it's a great low-calorie choice. I find it is really creamy and adds a nice flavor to oats. With that said, any milk would work for this recipe so use whatever you have on hand or prefer.

Cashew Milk Overnight Oats in a wooden bowl with chia seeds and yogurt.

How do you make overnight oats?

Overnight oats are really easy to make and essentially all it takes is soaking oats overnight in liquid. The best ratio for overnight oats is 1/2 cup of oats to 1 cup of liquid/yogurt or basically a 1:2 ratio of oats to liquid. If you like really creamy oats, you may want to add some extra liquid. From there, you can add sweetener, spices, nut butter, seeds, and other toppings.

Most people will find 1/2-1 tablespoon of sweetener works. Also beware that if you add ingredients that also soak up liquid like chia seeds or flaxseed meal, you may need to add some extra liquid to keep a nice consistency.  

What kind of oats are best for overnight oats?

Rolled or old-fashioned oats are the best choice when it comes to overnight oatmeal since they will maintain their texture and soften up in time. It's important not to use instant or quick cooking oatmeal since it will become very mushy after sitting overnight in liquid. Steel cut oats also won't work since they don't soften enough. For steel cut oats, they need to be par-cooked before using them for overnight oats.

How long can I keep overnight oats in the fridge?

Overnight oatmeal will last in the fridge up to five days, but it will continue to thicken up each day it is refrigerated. If it becomes too thick, just add some more milk before eating it. It's also important not to add toppings to the overnight oats that may get really mushy after a couple days in the fridge. Adding things like fruits and nuts is best right before serving to preserve the texture.

Is overnight oatmeal eaten warm or cold?

That's totally up to you! While many people enjoy overnights oats right out of the fridge cold, other like to pop it in the microwave to warm it up so it tastes more like traditional oatmeal. You may find you need to add a touch of extra milk if you are heating it up. Since this is a popular option for breakfast on the go, many people will also eat it room temperature. They take it out of the fridge when they leave for work and then eat it once they arrived. This is a good in between option, especially if you don't like it just out of the fridge.

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Cashew Milk Overnight Oats with Chia, Yogurt, and Berries

Cashew Milk Overnight Oats with Chia, Yogurt, and Berries

259 CAL 43g CARBS 5g FAT 14g PROTEIN
COOK TIME: 4 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 4 Hours, 5 Min
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  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

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Mix together the oats, cashew milk, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Refrigerate overnight or for at least four hours.


Drain any excess liquid from the oats and assemble the bowl with yogurt, chia seeds, and berries.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259
Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 162mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 18g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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