If you are looking for a filling and healthy breakfast, you will love these Matcha Overnight Oats! With only 7 ingredients & 10 minutes of prep, these creamy, flavorful, & vegan matcha oats are truly delicious!
Ingredient & substitution notes:
- Rolled Oats: old-fashioned rolled oats work best in this recipe as they soak up all the oat milk and yogurt. Other thicker oats won't work as well in this recipe.
- Maple syrup: agave, date syrup, molasses, or coconut nectar can be used as a substitute for maple syrup. You can also use honey if you're okay with not keeping these matcha oats vegan.
- Matcha: There isn't a substitute for matcha in this recipe, but I HIGHLY recommend using ceremonial-grade matcha for the best flavor. I used Encha matcha in this recipe, but Jade Leaf is also a great option.
- Chia seeds: You could try substituting chia seeds for ground flaxseed, but it does change the texture of these matcha oats.
- Vegan yogurt: Coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, almond yogurt, or cashew yogurt are all great options. I used unsweetened Forager Project yogurt.
- Oat milk: Soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, or rice milk can be used as a substitute for oat milk.
Steps to make matcha overnight oats
Whisk matcha powder & warm water
This step helps to get any clumps out of the matcha and make sure it mixes well with the rest of the ingredients. It's important not to use super hot water here as that could affect the flavor of the matcha.
Make the matcha oatmeal batter
Add the oats and chia seeds to a mixing bowl and whisk together. Then, add the oat milk, vegan yogurt, whisked matcha powder, maple syrup, and vanilla.
Whisk together until you have a smooth and thick batter. It will be a little runny at this point but will thicken as it sits in the fridge.
Add to jars & store in the fridge overnight
Add the matcha oatmeal batter to two jars, cover, and store in the fridge overnight or at least for 4 hours to thicken.
Add toppings & enjoy
In the morning, enjoy these green tea oatmeal as is, or add toppings to make it even better.
Some great options include fresh berries (blueberries are my personal favorite!), sliced bananas, chopped kiwi, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, almond butter, extra vegan yogurt, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
FAQ & Tips:
Can I add protein powder to matcha overnight oats?
Yes, you can add protein powder to matcha overnight oats to increase the protein content of the dish. Simply mix the protein powder with the other ingredients before placing them in the fridge overnight.
How long can I store matcha oatmeal in the fridge?
Matcha overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. They cannot be frozen.
This makes them a great option for weekly meal prep!
I know you will love these easy & delicious Vegan Matcha Overnight Oats! With 7 simple ingredients, these vegan & gluten-free overnight oats are a great prep-ahead breakfast. Enjoy!
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Vegan Matcha Overnight Oats
- First, whisk together the matcha and warm water until all clumps are removed.
- Next, add the rolled oats and chia seeds to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Then, add in the oat milk, vegan yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, and matcha. Whisk into a thick and smooth matcha oat batter.
- Pour the matcha oat batter into two jars. Cover with a lid and store in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- The next morning, remove from the fridge and enjoy with your choice of toppings. Extra vegan yogurt, sliced kiwi, blueberries, and dried coconut are some of my favorite!
- Please see the blog post for substitution notes & recipe tips.
- Matcha overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. They cannot be frozen.
- I used these tulip weck jars for this recipe.