Overnight Oats

If you want to give yourself the gift of a nourishing breakfast to wake up to with zero morning work, all you have to do is spend 5 minutes the night before putting 5 things into a jar. This is my new favorite snack!

You can also top your overnight oats with any fruit you have around the house – bananas, blueberries, sliced peaches. No need to cook anything, it just rests in the fridge overnight and it’s good to go the next day.


  • 1 medium bowl
  • 3 small jam jars, mugs, or covered containers
  • 1 1/2 cups soy milk (or other plant milk)
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or blueberries, or other fruit)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • pinch of salt (optional)


In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together really well.

Divide evenly into 3 jam jars or covered containers, and put them in the fridge overnight. Don’t worry if there’s a lot of liquid – the oats will soak this up.

The next day, serve your overnight oats for breakfast or a snack, with whatever fruit you have on hand. I enjoy it with blueberries and bananas. No need to heat it up, just eat it as is anytime of day.

Flax seeds add a lovely flavor and nutrients, but you can leave it out if you don’t have it. I like to get whole flax seeds, grind them in a blender, and store them in the freezer.


For today’s inspiration, I want to quote part of Darin Olien’s book SuperLife:

“We become so accustomed to the miracles that surround us every day, we don’t even notice them.

I’m talking about your body. My body, too. Everybody’s body.

It’s a freaking miracle. Not just one miracle, either – it’s an infinite number of freaking miracles.

It’s so mind-boggling that we can hardly begin to grasp it all. If we really had to stop and think about every amazing, breathtaking, jaw-dropping thing that our bodies are constantly doing, completely on their own and without any conscious effort on our part, without us even knowing about it, we wouldn’t have time to do anything else…

[Can you imagine something] more miraculous than turning broccoli, walnuts, beets, apples, and water into bones and organs and blood and brains?”

Let us appreciate our miraculous bodies today with a lovely gift of healthy delicious food. ❤️

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

7 responses to “Overnight Oats”

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  2. Leia Avatar

    Made this again today for graduation week. Happy summer!

  3. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    We love this breakfast!

  4. maitricookswithlove Avatar

    Instagram comment from @nutrihealthtastic: So so delicious 😍

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      @nutrihealthtastic thank you so much! I love your quote that everything is possible 😍

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    Instagram comment from @itsmequincyb: Such an easy and delicious breakfast all ready to go!🙌😍

    1. maitricookswithlove Avatar

      @itsmequincyb Thanks so much Quincy! Your photos have been stunning lately – keep up the great work!! 🙌😍

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