Almond-Joy-Overnight-Oats-6My favorite thing about overnight oats is that they’re so simple to make, and easy to grab and go in the morning. There is no cooking when it comes to “ONOs,” or “OIAJ” (oats in a jar) just combine everything, mix it up, and let it soak overnight while you get your beauty sleep! Then come morning time, you can quickly grab your jar of fully prepped oats amid the morning madness and eat them on your way to work or while getting ready. There is no excuse for skipping breakfast when it’s already prepared for you! I loveeee eating them cold, right out of the fridge.

My newest “Almond Joy” creation is gluten-free and vegan! Dig in, there’s tons of healthy ingredients in that jar!

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Almond Joy Overnight Oats
Serves 1

½ cup gluten free whole rolled oats
¾ unsweetened almond milk (I like So Delicious Almond Plus with 5x Protein!)
1 Tbsp maple syrup
½ Tbsp ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
½ Tbsp mini vegan chocolate chips

1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar.
2. Stir until well combined.
3. Refrigerate overnight, and enjoy cold.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown:
Produce: none
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: almond milk with protein
Plant Based Fat: shredded coconut, flaxseed, chocolate chips

Rabbit Food Meal Tip: Complete this meal with one cup of fruit (mmmmm raspberries!!!) or a whole piece of fruit (apple, orange, etc.) as your produce serving!

58 Comments on Almond Joy Overnight Oats

  1. Jacquelyn @realfoodnutritionista
    April 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks and sounds INCREDIBLE!!!! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing your amazing creations!

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:59 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Jacquelyn! I can’t wait to hear what you think! xo

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:58 am (2 years ago)

      Definitely a favorite combination recently!

      Reply
  2. JanaeSummersXoXo
    April 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum…that sounds good, and I never would have thought to eat them cold too! I sometimes use my sugar free flavored creamers for the liquid, and that is yummy too!
    ;))
    Thank you!

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:58 am (2 years ago)

      That’s a great swap Janae! Sugar free flavored creamers and syrups are perfect in place of maple syrup for dietary restrictions! I hope you love this recipe! Cold oats sound weird, but they are actually really good this way!

      Reply
  3. Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship
    April 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the almond joy combo- and with exams coming up no messing around breakfasts like these might be featuring a lot more!

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:57 am (2 years ago)

      YES! Brain food for the morning!!! Overnights oats are seriously so east too!

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  4. Brittany
    April 7, 2015 at 3:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Love love love this combo!

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:57 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Brittany! Coconut has been a fav recently!

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  5. Beauty Banter
    April 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm (2 years ago)

    This is probably a stupid question but 1. do you cook the oats first? and 2. can you heat it up in the morning? Thanks!

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    • Catherine
      April 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

      There are no stupid questions here! No cooking at all! You put the oats in dry, and you eat it cold! It’s soooooo good, I think you will love it!

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  6. Keely
    April 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m seriously going to try this tonight and see how it turns out. i don’t have all the ingredients so I’ll see how what I do have turns out haha! This looks so good I wish I could just take it out of the screen hahaha 😛 Thank you!!
    Hope your Easter was great!

    Xoxo
    Keely // http://www.keelyashton.blogspot.com

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

      I can’t wait to hear how it turns out! I hope you aren’t missing toooooo many ingredients haha! It’s awesome with all of the ones listed! xo

      Reply
  7. Mon
    April 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello!

    Do you use regular oats or steel cut?

    xo

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Mon! I use regular rolled oats! Not quick oats and not steel cut 🙂

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  8. Courtney Orozco
    April 8, 2015 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I made it for breakfast this morning for my husband and I and we loved it! Thanks Catherine!

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    • Catherine
      April 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

      LOVE hearing that!!!!

      Reply
  9. Molly D.
    April 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I had it this morning, Catherine, and it was DELICIOUS! I’ve tried lots of different combinations of overnight oats and they are usually too tangy and don’t have a lot of flavor. I thought this was delicious! Just the right amount of sweet but I didn’t feel guilty eating it. 🙂

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  10. evolvewithmary
    April 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Overnight oats are tasty, it’s strange eating cold oatmeal, but I got used to it pretty fast.

    Reply
  11. Sandi
    April 12, 2015 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I made this last night. It was truly amazing. Love your blog!

    Reply
  12. Kerstin
    May 10, 2015 at 3:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Quaker Oats are gluten free or no?

    Reply
  13. renee
    May 11, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    Do you think this would work with something like Quaker 1-minute oats? I want to do this but want to use what I have left first! Looks amazing 🙂

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    • Renee
      May 12, 2015 at 6:29 am (2 years ago)

      Tried it this morning- the oats work perfectly well! Can’t wait to try regular rolled oats as well. I put a handful of frozen blueberries in, and a tablespoon of raw honey. It’s amazing.

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  14. raincakes
    May 11, 2015 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow! I’m so glad to have found your blog! I love your recipes, and this one looks like a great breakfast!

    Reply
  15. Beauty Banter
    May 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I have chia seeds but not flax, would chia work instead?

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    • Catherine
      May 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Beauty Banter – Chia seeds would definitely work in place of flax!

      Reply
  16. S
    May 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Can it be warmed up? I saw that question & you said eat it cold, but can it be warmed?
    Thx

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  17. Kelly Smith
    May 24, 2015 at 7:09 pm (2 years ago)

    So awesome!!! Best recipe ever! I am addicted to it. I added chia seeds. Thank-you!!!

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  18. Kimberly Sealey
    May 25, 2015 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello,
    I would love to know the calorie count please
    Looks delicious ❤️
    Thank you for sharing

    Reply
  19. shaylyn
    June 8, 2015 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

    this is by FAR my favorite breakfast i’ve had in a long time. my mom will attest to this. i’ve made this for us both for two straight weeks & shared it with friends. love your creativity. and also love when healthy food tastes indulgent!

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  20. Coco
    June 21, 2015 at 6:39 pm (2 years ago)

    Can you use coconut milk (think the kind in the refrigerated milk case) instead of almond milk?

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  21. Jess
    July 5, 2015 at 1:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Yum these look delicious! I am going to try this! Although it is so hard to find vegan chocolate chips here, I might have to investigate online!

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  22. Sandi
    July 21, 2015 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    I can’t wait to try this tonight!!!!! Looks fantastic!!!! This will be awesome and easy for an upcoming camping trip (camper w/fridge)!

    Reply
  23. gina
    July 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Did you use 3/4 cup almond milk? Thanks!

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  24. Liz
    July 28, 2015 at 10:43 am (2 years ago)

    Can the almond joy overnight oats be made with chia seeds rather than flax seed? Also, would honey or agave nectar be ok to substitute instead of maple syrup? Thanks 🙂 🙂

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  25. christine
    August 2, 2015 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Does anyone know the carb count for this recipe?

    Reply
  26. annabella
    August 5, 2015 at 10:43 am (2 years ago)

    Woups honey work in place of the syrup if we don’t have any or just don’t put anything in in substitute ? and what is the calorie count?

    Reply
  27. debbie
    August 16, 2015 at 11:37 pm (2 years ago)

    WheRe did you get that beautiful spoon???

    Reply
  28. Jennifer Rendeiro
    August 25, 2015 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I know I could calculate myself, but do you happen to have the nutritional information? I have T1 diabetes, and I need to account for carbs. Thank you!

    Reply
  29. Danielle
    September 13, 2015 at 1:56 pm (2 years ago)

    I have made quite a few different types of overnight oats, and never liked one enough to make it a second time until this one! Cant even count the times I’ve had this for breakfast it’s so good and filling!

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  30. torie
    October 2, 2015 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve been experimenting with different additives for my ONO so that I don’t add brown sugar (which is soooo good) to satiate my sweet tooth so I’ll definitely try this combo. Someone mentioned steel cut oats a while ago and I add them to the regular oats sometimes to give it just a little extra texture. It turns out just about the same, but definitely a no to the quick oats. They don’t hold up overnight and end up mushy. 🙁

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    • Catherine
      October 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Tat’s awesome Torie! I’m glad you are loving experimenting with Overnight Oats! If you add some steel cut oats in the morning (story them in) and then eat your oats in an hour or two it could possibly add some texture? Let me know if you try that out! And oh my gosh yes, been there done that with the instant oats!!! Complete mush!!! haha!

      Reply
  31. Jennifer
    October 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ve tried it using unsweetened Silk almond-coconut milk – extra coconut-ty!!

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  32. joy cortese
    November 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm (2 years ago)

    I made this recipe simply because it looked beautiful in the picture. It is amazingly easy and delicious. It feels good eating something as good as dessert for a healthy breakfast. Loved it!
    I think I have only written two comments EVER on food that I have made and I love. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Bonnie Campbell
    November 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I made these for my daughter to bring to school. They don’t always have the best breakfast at school. She loved them. She wants me to make them again. Thanks for the recipe.

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  34. Lee
    December 13, 2015 at 8:56 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! :))) This is my new fave breakfast! Beyond delicious! I love it!

    I tweaked using Silk unsweeten organic soy milk, organic chia seed, one Chirardelli 86% dark chocolate square, and organic honey instead.

    Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to wake up every morning for this! :)))

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  35. Danielle
    January 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm (1 year ago)

    My new favorite overnight oats–thanks!!!

    Reply
  36. Lia
    January 11, 2016 at 3:48 am (1 year ago)

    You have almonds in the picture but not in the recipe. Can I add almonds? And when….sane time as other ingredients or just before eating?
    Thanks

    Reply
  37. Bec
    February 17, 2016 at 12:53 am (1 year ago)

    This is so yum! It’s by go-to brekky for workdays now, with a big handful of sliced strawberries on top. Thanks!

    Reply
  38. Britt
    February 24, 2016 at 10:53 am (1 year ago)

    I tried this today!!!! Best overnight oats combo EVER!!! Thank you!!!

    Reply
  39. Patricia
    March 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm (1 year ago)

    I came across your website and I’m totally loving your recipes. I lost weight a few years ago and continue to strive to eat healthy and keep the weight off. I love that your recipes are healthy and also really yummy 🙂

    Reply
  40. Victoria
    April 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm (1 year ago)

    Hey! I was wondering about the nutritional info on this AWESOME sounding recipe. I am a calorie counter.

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    • Erin
      January 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm (6 months ago)

      Ditto, where’s the nutritional info?

      Reply
  41. Zelda
    April 19, 2016 at 7:21 am (1 year ago)

    I see almonds in the picture but not the recipe. Do the almonds get added the night before or the next morning??

    Reply
  42. Jenna
    April 21, 2016 at 8:36 am (1 year ago)

    What size jar did you use?

    Reply

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