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These easy cinnamon overnight oats are simple to make and it’s easily adaptable to suit your preferences. Put the oats together in about 5 minutes and you have breakfast ready for the morning. They’re quick, vegan, gluten-free, and made without yogurt.
For easy overnight oats try basic overnight oats with flaxseed, frozen fruit overnight oats, or applesauce overnight oats. They can all be made in advance, making them perfect for meal prep.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Only takes 5 minutes to meal prep
- Dairy-free and gluten-free
- Uses simple ingredients
- Add a variety of toppings to change things up
- Great for adults or kids
Overnight oats use a method of softening uncooked oats without cooking them. Instead of cooking your oats in the microwave or stovetop with liquid, they are soaked in liquid for at least a few hours or overnight. The result is a creamy consistency for a cold no-cook method for making oatmeal.
The flavor combinations are endless, making them great for meal prep for adults or busy school mornings. Mix things up and try raspberry overnight oats, vegan pumpkin overnight oats, or even chocolate peanut butter overnight oats.
Rolled Oats - They are the basis for my overnight oat recipes. I like to stick to old-fashioned for texture purposes.
Dairy-Free Milk - Any dairy-free milk will work. Some are creamier than others, use your favorite. I prefer a 1:1 ratio of milk to oats, but if you like your oats a bit thinner, then add a splash more.
Ground flaxseed - The ground flaxseed makes the oats a little thicker. Chia seeds can be used instead, but I prefer to reduce the amount to 1-2 teaspoons instead of a tablespoon.
Raisins - They are little pops of chewy sweetness.
Maple Syrup - Any sweetener will work for the oats, agave, or brown sugar can also be used. Alter the amount to fit your own unique sweetness preference.
Ground Cinnamon - Can’t have cinnamon overnight oats without the cinnamon!
Vanilla extract - To make these vanilla cinnamon overnight oats, add about ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract for more flavor.
Combine all of the ingredients in a sealable jar or container with a lid.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight for the oats to soften. Top with toppings or eat as is.
Add some fresh or cooked fruit as a topping to change up the flavor of the cinnamon overnight oats. I usually just stick to adding 1-2 tablespoons of raisins to the oats as they soak overnight per the recipe. The dried fruit puffs up a little from soaking in the milk, and I just love the cinnamon-raisin flavor combination.
- Add diced or cooked apple
- Sliced bananas (I would add them the morning of so they don’t brown)
- Chopped walnuts or pecans
- Oil-free granola
- If you need the overnight oats to be gluten-free, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
- The recipe is for one serving, but it can be adapted to make as many servings as you need.
Overnight oats sealed in an airtight container without fresh fruit can last about 5 days in the refrigerator. With fresh fruit, they’ll keep for up to 3 days.
- Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Mango Overnight Oats
- Cherry Overnight Oats
- Simple Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Raspberry Overnight Oats
As always, I hope you enjoy this maple cinnamon overnight oats recipe! If you like the recipe, feel free to rate it and leave a comment.Print
Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Diet: Vegan
These easy cinnamon overnight oats are simple to make and it’s easily adaptable to suit your preferences. They’re quick, vegan, gluten-free, and made without yogurt.
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 2-3 teaspoon maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Diced or cooked apple
- Sliced banana
- Chopped walnuts or pecans
- Oil-free granola
- Mix everything together in a jar or a container with a lid.
- Let them sit in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours or overnight for the oats to soften.
- Then top with toppings or eat as is.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- soak: 2 hours
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: breakfast
- Method: no bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: cinnamon overnight oats, overnight oats without yogurt, vegan overnight oats
I love the cinnamon and raisin combination and I normally have everything on hand to make this. Thank you for the recipe!
I'm glad you like the recipe!