Easy Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

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Overnight oats have been my go-to breakfast lately. They're easy to throw together the night before, they can be jazzed up with any extra ingredients you have on hand, and they're healthy! I like the amount of protein and fiber that I'm getting in just a small serving. Chia seeds are full of important nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium.

My base recipe consists of only 5 ingredients. You can add extras like honey, walnuts, pecans, brown sugar, chocolate chips, fresh berries, bananas, and granola to your liking for a little razzle dazzle. This recipe is so versatile. You can even increase the amount of cinnamon to give it a dessert-for-breakfast vibe. Mix in fresh raspberries for a tart and fruity flavored version. Or if you increase the amount of cocoa powder and add chocolate chips, you'll get rich and chocolatey overnight oats.

My good friend, Lisa, introduced me to Overnight Oats through her own recipe and blog, Sustainability Chronicles. Check our her blog and recipes for some really healthy and sustainable food facts.

The base recipe below can be made gluten-free, just look for gluten free oats and ensure that your cocoa powder is also pure and gluten free.

5-Ingredient Dairy-Free Overnight Oats


  • 1/2 cup Oats (Regular Quick Oats)
  • 2/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cocoa powder (I use Flavor God's Chocolate Donut Powder and I LOVE it!)
  • 1 tbsp Honey for added sweetness (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a 2-cup container (mason jars and regular tupperware work best). 
  2. Close container and shake to mix well.
  3. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy in the morning for breakfast! :) 

The nutrition facts below are without honey and toppings:

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