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Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast recipe to meal prep! In just 5 minutes, you can have a healthy breakfast ready to go in the morning to grab and go. This vegan overnight oats recipe only calls for 6 basic ingredients.

Maple syrup being poured into a jar of healthy overnight oats.

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Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

I am always so grateful to my past-self when I have meals ready to go in the fridge. But prepping recipes ahead of time can seem daunting – especially when batch cooking. While it saves so much time during the week, meal prepping a whole bunch of food at once can take hours.

Aside from granola, I almost exclusively prep overnight oats for breakfast. They take just minutes to make, and you can customize the recipe to fit your flavor preferences or cravings. Then, just refrigerate overnight and you’ll have oats all ready to enjoy in the morning.

Ingredients for maple pecan overnight oats: dairy-free milk, pecans, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon and oats.

How to Make Overnight Oats

First, you’ll need some type of vessel to add the ingredients to. I love using a glass jar, but any type of container will work as long as it’s big enough. If you want to heat them up in the morning instead of eating the oats cold, make sure to use a microwave-safe container.

I recommend using rolled oats (or “old fashioned” oats) to make overnight oats. You can also use steel cut oats, though they won’t be quite as soft. Do NOT use quick or instant oats – you will just have a soggy gooey mess.

Along with the oats, you’ll need some type of cold milk. My go-to is usually almond milk but any unsweetened non-dairy milk will work. No milk on hand? Use water. No need to heat up the milk before adding it to the oats.

Now it’s time for the add-ins! For this recipe, we are using pecans, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. You could also add flax seeds or chia seeds for a thicker texture or more nutritional value.

Overhead shot of two jars of maple pecan overnight oats next to a small bowl of pecans.

When all the ingredients are added to the jar, you can either mix with a spoon or pop the lid on and give it a good shake.

Set in the fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning! I love cold overnight oats, but you can also heat in the microwave or pour in a pot and heat on the stove.

Note – Pecans will get a bit soft if soaked overnight. If you want your pecans to stay crunchy, mix everything else together and add the pecans on top.

Try Carrot Cake Overnight Oats next!

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Pouring maple syrup into a jar of healthy maple pecan overnight oats.

Maple Pecan Overnight Oats

Karissa Besaw
Overnight oats are a super easy and quick way to meal prep for breakfast!
4.69 from 19 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Mix everything together in a jar or container. Cover and let sit in the fridge overnight.
  • Enjoy in the morning, cold or warm!

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 10gFat: 16g
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