Easiest Overnight Oats

Recipe by @cheflaurarodriguez

Easiest Overnight Oats

Easiest Overnight Oats

Recipe by: @cheflaurarodriguez
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:8 hours
Yield: 1


  • 2.5 cups old-fashioned oats (gluten-free oats also work well)
  • 3 tablespoons dark maple syrup or date syrup (leave out if cooking for baby)
  • 1 1/4-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 cups water (or almond milk) *decrease for thicker consistency and decrease for thinner consistency
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh, frozen or dried fruit *we love raisins or chopped dates (optional)


  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses (for added iron)
  • Couple pinches dried fruit
  • Couple pinches shredded carrots
  • top with chia seed pudding


Hayley’s Tip:
These are a staple in our household & a family favorite! Let your kids dump in all the ingredients and help mix all the ingredients together.
You can make these your own by adding any additional dried fruit, shredded carrots, 1 teaspoon molasses (for added iron), or top with fresh berries or our chia pudding. They are a great staple and you can make as many servings (each in a different jar) as you need!
For babies under a year who are eating solids, omit the maple syrup or date syrup and do not add the optional dried fruit (choking hazard). Adding the blackstrap molasses is a great way to add iron to the recipe. This is also a great recipe to mix in different nut butters at a time to expose them to high-allergen foods when ready. 


  • Mix together in a jar or bowl (we use a 1-pint mason jars).
  • Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight.