Easy Matcha Overnight Oats

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Start your morning with an energizing, delicious treat! These matcha overnight oats are loaded with antioxidants and fiber, so you can begin your day on a healthy note.

Earthy matcha paired with fresh fruit is the ultimate summer combo! We also add creamy yogurt and crunchy nuts on top to tie it all together. 

Plus, these matcha overnight oats combine a meal and caffeine in one!

Besides the health benefits, this recipe takes only 5 minutes of hands-on time! The rest of the magic is done in the fridge.

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Why you should try it

  • Insanely easy to make
  • Hearty breakfast and caffeine in one
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Customizable with endless toppings
  • Great for busy mornings

Ready to make matcha overnight oats? All you need is measuring equipment, a mixing utensil, and a bowl or jar. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients needed

  • Rolled oats — our versatile complex carb. Hearty and delicious! 
  • Flax seeds — contains omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Matcha powder — the star flavor! Earthy, nutty, and bold.
  • Maple syrup and vanilla extract — for added sweetness and flavor.
  • Soy milk — creamy vegan milk. Feel free to try coconut milk as well! 
  • Dairy-free yogurt, desiccated coconut, berries, banana, nuts — our toppings of choice. Add whatever ingredients you love.

Exact measurements and additional toppings will be found below!

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How to make matcha overnight oats

  1. Mix the matcha powder with soy milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps of matcha. 
  2. Taste to see if the sweetness level is right for you.
  3. Add the oats and flax seeds, and stir to combine. 
  4. Press with a spoon to ensure that everything is submerged in the liquid. 
  5. Cover with a plastic wrap or a plate and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, layer the overnight oats and the vegan yogurt into two serving jars, top with banana, fresh berries, nuts, and desiccated coconut, and serve or pack to go. 

Storage

These matcha overnight oats can be kept in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. Add toppings right before eating! 

Sometimes, the oats can be too thick after sitting in the fridge. If you find this to be the case, simply add a splash of soy milk to get the right consistency. 

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Serving suggestions

This is where you can have some fun with your matcha overnight oats!

Here are some additional toppings to try:

Boost the protein content of your overnight oats by adding some vegan protein powder! Find our homemade protein blend here.

FAQs & tips

What kind of matcha should I use?

There are two kinds of matcha on the market: ceremonial grade and culinary grade. They vary in price and quality.

Ceremonial grade matcha is premium quality with a vibrant green color. The flavor is rich and bold. We recommend this type for matcha drinks.

Culinary grade matcha is harvested second, making it more bitter and dull in color. This is better for baked goods.

Ultimately, you decide what matcha you want to use! Check out your local grocery stores and online marketplaces.

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How much caffeine is in matcha?

The amount of caffeine can differ between brands and types of matcha. However, you can expect up to 70mg of caffeine per 1 tsp of matcha.

Caffeine in matcha is different from coffee! Matcha contains L-theanine, which aids in a gradual, sustained release of energy. Therefore, you won’t get the same “crash” that you do with coffee.  

Is matcha healthy?

Yes! Matcha contains high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components such as vitamin C, chlorophyll, and EGCG (a substance that protects cells from free radical damage). 

What if my overnight oats are too thick?

This can happen when the oats sit in the fridge for a while, but no fear! Simply add a splash of the non-dairy milk you used and stir. 

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Can I store my matcha overnight oats with toppings?

We recommend adding toppings right before eating to ensure you get the best taste and texture from all your ingredients!

Do I have to add matcha?

Nope, not at all! Just follow the recipe without the matcha powder for more traditional overnight oats.

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Easy Matcha Overnight Oats

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Start your morning with an energizing, delicious treat! These matcha overnight oats are loaded with antioxidants and fiber, so you can begin your day on a healthy note.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (90 g)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2-3 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups soy milk (360 ml)
  • 4 tbsp dairy-free yogurt

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup fresh berries (75 g)
  • ½ banana, diced
  • ⅓ cup nuts of choice (30 g)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl or jar, mix the matcha powder (start with 2 tsp) with soy milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps of matcha. Give it a quick taste test to see if the sweetness level is right for you. If you want more matcha flavor, add another teaspoon!
  2. Add the oats and flax seeds, and stir to combine. Press with a spoon to ensure that everything is submerged in the liquid. 
  3. Cover with a plastic wrap or a plate and refrigerate overnight.
  4. In the morning, layer the overnight oats and the vegan yogurt into two serving jars, top with banana, fresh berries, nuts, and desiccated coconut, and serve or pack to go.

Notes

  • Store (without toppings) in an airtight container or jar for up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • Add a splash of non-dairy milk if the oats are too thick.
  • Check out our serving suggestions for additional yummy toppings!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 10gSugar: 21gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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