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Blog & Recipes

  • by Skye Moore, Alexandra Inman

Overnight Oats

Always running short on time during your weekday mornings? Having trouble finding a healthy breakfast that is also quick and easy? Look no further that overnight oatmeal! Overnight oatmeal is a quick, healthy recipe that you can prepare at the start of your week to make sure your weekdays start off with a filling, nutritious breakfast. Overnight oatmeal can be a great source of fibre, protein, healthy fat, as well as vitamins and minerals. You can also fully customize this recipe to make it just how you like it! As always, if you try this recipe - tag us in your photos @VancouverDietitians on Facebook and Instagram.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Optional toppings: banana, peanut butter, coconut flakes, chocolate chips


  1. Mix ingredients together in a mason jar (or other container with tight-fitting lid).

  2. Leave overnight in refrigerator (can remain in refrigerator for up to 4 days).

  3. Take out of fridge, transfer to bowl, and add optional toppings.

  4. Enjoy!

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