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Maple Cinnamon and Almond Overnight Oats

Maple Cinnamon and Almond Overnight Oats

This quick and easy overnight oats recipe makes it possible to turn five minutes of PM prep, into four effortless, stress-free breakfasts.

Time Saved on Breakfast Prep = Calmer, Cozier Mornings ☀️

I love when I’m pouring my morning coffee and suddenly remember that I already have a delicious and healthy breakfast ready and waiting for me in the fridge. It means I can relax and enjoy my coffee while reading the news until I’m hungry for breakfast, which feels like such a treat during the week.

Meal Prep Doesn’t Mean Monotony

One thing I love about this Cinnamon Maple and Almond Overnight Oats recipe is that it’s super versatile. The warm flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg compliment almost every fruit I can think of, so you can change up the toppings every day (if you like) to keep your meal-prepped breakfast from getting boring.

Servings and Toppings

From peaches or mango to berries and apples, these creamy, naturally sweetened oats make a great base for any toppings you like. 🍌🍑🍓

The recipe makes enough for four if you’re as generous with the toppings as I am. I usually go for about 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk yogurt, a handful of berries or chopped fruit, and a drizzle of nut butter.

If you’re not so crazy about toppings, I would say this makes 2-3 good sized portions.

Overnight oats can be served cold like a bircher muesli with yogurt, or warmed up with an extra splash of soy milk if needed. Then all that’s left to do in the morning is spoon it into a bowl, add your favorite fruit and nut butter, and breakfast is done!

It’s so quick and easy and really sets the tone for a calm and peaceful day.

Hope you enjoy!

Maple Cinnamon Almond Overnight Oats

Nicole Vranjican
Naturally sweetened overnight oats make for effortless, stress-free mornings ☀️
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4


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Overnight Oats

  • 1.5 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 pinches kosher salt
  • 1.5 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened soymilk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp almond butter unsalted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

Toppings: any combo of vegan yogurt, fresh fruit, nut butter, and toasted coconut flakes that you like 🙂


    • Combine the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and ground flax seeds in a large bowl (preferably one with a lid) Mix to distrubute the spices.
    • Then add in the water, soy milk, almond extract, maple syrup, almond butter (it mixes best at room temp, not cold from the fridge)
    • Mix well, cover, and refreidgerate overnight or for about 6 hours to thicken.


    • Serve with vegan yogurt, fresh fruit, and almond butter on top. In the photo, I added ½ cup plain almond milk yogurt, one sliced peach, banana slices, and toasted coconut. An addiitonal drizzle of maple can be added for extra flavor if desired. Enjoy!


    Can I Adjust the Sweetness?
    1. Feel free to add more or less maple syrup to this recipe. Sometimes I only use about  1 tbsp and then add more on top in the morning based on my mood and what kind of fruit I’m using.
    2. Instead of maple syrup, you can sweeten this recipe with mashed Medjool dates or some brown sugar. Adjust sweetness to taste. 
    Do I Have to Use Quick Cooking Oats? 
    1. The recipe is designed with an oats-to-liquid ratio that is specific to quick cooking oats, so use that if possible. 
    2. Instant oats and quick cooking are different, so quick cooking oats for best results. 
    Can I Use Other Kinds of Plant Milk?
    1. Yep! I like using soy milk because it adds some protein to my breakfast (which helps boost satiety and keeps me fuller for longer) but any plant-based milk will work!
    2. I like to use unsweetened milk so that I can control how sweet – or not! – I’d like my oats to be. 
    3. Using a fun flavor like vanilla can be nice for this recipe.
    4. Sometimes I like to shake thinks up by using unsweetened hazelnut or coconut milk  instead. But I think soy or almond milk works best for this particular flavor combo so that’s why they’re my go-tos! 
    Do I Eat Overnight Oats Hot or Cold? 
    1. Up to you! Overnight oats can be served cold like a bircher muesli or you can warm up a serving in a microwave safe bowl or on the stove. You may want to add an extra splash of soy milk if it looks a little thick after resting. I like it both warm and cold, just depends on my mood 🙂
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    Nicole Vranjican

    Hey! I’m Nicole and I make practical vegan recipes for REAL life. I cook with simple, easy to find ingredients and I’m passionate about creating delicious plant-based meals that everyone will love!

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