Instant Overnight Oats Base

Overnight Oats without the “Overnight” – This Instant Overnight Oats Base is the perfect quick and easy foundation for all of your favorite overnight oats flavors.  It’s ready to utilize in only 1 hour!

If you were to cross traditional overnight oats with a chia pudding, the result would be these tasty chilled oats; They’re more creamy and less chewy due to the quantities of yogurt and chia seeds, though the key feature is the use of Quick Oats instead of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.  They absorb liquid much more quickly, readying them for your favorite toppings and mix-ins right away!

If you’ve never done overnight oats before, here are a few flavor ideas:

Fresh Strawberries and Peanut Butter

Fresh Blueberries and Honey

Dark Cherries and Chocolate Chips

Bananas and Peanut Butter

Roasted Peanuts, Chocolate Chips, and Honey

Freeze Dried Berries and Sunflower Seed Butter

Fresh Berries and Coconut Flakes

Servings: 1


  • 1/2 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water
  • 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used nonfat)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup


Stir all of the ingredients together in your container of choice

Cover and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until the oats and chia have sufficiently absorbed enough liquid (You will be able to tell, it will appear more solid)

Top with/stir in your desired flavor components


Ingredient recommendations linked!

Love oats for breakfast? Try these:

Sunbutter Berry Overnight Oats

Chocolate Strawberry Protein Oats

Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Oats

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Oats

Sourdough Banana French Toast

This Sourdough Banana French Toast was made with my Dairy-Free French Toast method!**  It’s such a simple and satisfying breakfast, and the quantities are easily multiplied if you’re feeding a group.

  • I’m such a big fan of using Saigon cinnamon, especially in French Toast! It adds the perfect touch of sweetness, and the flavor goes a long way! It’s been my go-to cinnamon variety for years.
  • Dark maple syrup has become another essential in our kitchen. Compared to lighter varieties, the maple taste shines through so much more. I highly recommend trying it out for meals like french toast!

**Because there is less liquid involved without the use of milk, the egginess is more prominent – but this creates a heartiness that’s perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the syrup and fruit on top!

Servings: 1


  • 2 Slices Sourdough Bread
  • 2 Eggs
  • A Generous Sprinkle Of Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 Sliced Banana
  • Dark Maple Syrup


Warm up a small nonstick pan on medium heat

Scramble the eggs in a bowl

Add the saigon cinnamon and scramble again

Coat slice 1 of the bread in the egg mixture and cook it evenly on each side

Repeat with slice 2

Top with banana slices and maple syrup


Ingredient recommendations linked!

Did you love this Sourdough Banana French Toast? Do you want more banana breakfasts? Try out my Chocolate Chip Banana Protein Oats!