Easy Plant-Based Gluten-Free Overnight Oats

A dish of cereal and strawberry

This plant-based breakfast recipe is also gluten-free, low-fat and heart healthy!  You’ve heard about them, now it’s time to make them. This is a great no-excuse breakfast you prepare the night before in just 5 minutes.  Have fun with the recipe by varying the ingredients. 

Base recipe:

  • 1 cup whole flaked oats (choose gluten-free oats)
  • ½ cup plant based milk (almond, rice, oat, or soy milk)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 
  • ¼ tsp grated cinnamon


  • 1 tablespoon raisins or dried fruit
  • ¼ grated apple
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom 
  • ¼ tsp maple syrup

Let’s put it all together

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.  That’s it!
  3. In the morning serve with a splash of plant based milk, fresh fruit, or just eat as is.

Carrot Cake Variation:   Make the base recipe but add a dash of cinnamon, a few ground walnuts, a few raisins and ½ of a small carrot (grated). 

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