Brekki Overnight Oats

Break out of your breakfast rut with this copycat recipe for Vanilla Cinnamon brekki Overnight Oats. Wake up to the creamiest oatmeal you have ever tasted.

Homemade brekki overnight oats in jars and two spoons.

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What makes brekki Overnight Oats so good? 

Making and eating overnight oats has turned into somewhat of a craze. You can find magazine-worthy pics of them across lots of social media feeds, but you know what’s important. Simplicity, healthy ingredients, and, of course, being delicious.

Brekki Overnight Oats offers all that in a convenient container that is easy to take with you for those busy mornings when you don’t have time to eat at home. But did you know that you could make a homemade version of brekki Overnight Oats that may be even better than the ones you buy in the store?

Why you’ll love this recipe 

Don’t let the fact that this is a vegan-friendly recipe keep you from trying it. No matter your diet, eating more whole grains and fiber is a good thing, and brekki Overnight Oats will start your day with quality nutrition that tastes great. Besides being good for your health, stocking your fridge full of overnight oats is great for your wallet because of its low-cost ingredients.

Stop spending hundreds of dollars a month buying unhealthy meals at the drive-thru when you can make a batch of brekki Overnight Oats on the weekend and eat great all week long. Check out the Variation ideas section for additional flavors to try!

Overnight Oats Ingredients

For brekki Overnight Oats, you’ll need:

  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Quick-cooking rolled oats
  • Buckwheat cereal
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Almonds, chopped
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
Homemade brekki overnight oats ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient notes

Use a hot buckwheat cereal like the ones offered by Bob’s Red Mill or Pocono. Do not use buckwheat groats since they won’t soften.

Quick-cooking oats are best. If you use regular old-fashioned oats you will need to let it chill longer. Do not use steel cut oats.

Dairy-free almond milk keeps these overnight oats from going bad if a container is left outside the refrigerator for an hour, but you can also use other non-dairy milk such as oat milk or coconut milk. Non-vegans can use plain old cow’s milk, but you’ll need to keep the oats chilled until right before eating. 

How to make the best overnight oats

To prepare the copycat Brekki Overnight Oats recipe:

  1. Pour the almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup into the blender. Adding the liquids first ensures better results. 
  2. Add the rolled oats, buckwheat cereal, cinnamon, and salt to the liquids. 
  3. Pulse a few times. You don’t want to liquefy the oats; just slightly break them up and mix everything together. 
  4. Use a spoon to stir in the chopped almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds.
  5. Pour into two small bowls or containers. Something like these purpose-made jars or a mason jar does a good job, but you can use just about anything with a lid. 
  6. Place in the fridge and chill for at least four hours, but overnight is best. 
  7. The almond milk may start to separate, so make sure to stir well before eating. 
Making homemade brekkie overnight oats.

How to use overnight oats as part of meal planning 

If you like to prepare your kids’ lunches the night before, you can easily make a few servings of Overnight Oats at the same time. But if you are someone who tries to prep for the entire week on Sunday, it’s good to know that these will last for up to five days in the fridge, although they have the best consistency within the first three days. 

Two homemade brekki overnight oats on a cloth napkin and two spoons.

Variation ideas 

This recipe is for the Cinnamon Vanilla variety, but there are lots of other options you can prepare, like:

  • Berries. Use your favorite type of berry-based jam in this recipe. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all work well. Just leave out the cinnamon and maple syrup in the recipe above and add a layer of jam at the bottom of the jar. If you want, you can add some berries to the Overnight Oats before chilling. 
  • Bananas, Walnuts, and Maple. Replace the chopped almonds with walnut pieces. Dice a fresh banana and add to the Overnight Oats after you pulse them. 
  • Apples and Cinnamon. This simple variation only requires adding some dried apple chunks to the blender before pulsing. The chewy, soft version of dried apples, like these from Nut Cravings, work the best here. 
  • Chocolate. Add a swirl of chocolate syrup or a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top of the oats after you put them in the jars. 
  • Nut butter. Stir in a spoonful or two of almond butter or peanut butter.

How to store copycat brekki overnight oats

Please keep them in airtight jars in the fridge for up to five days. 

What to serve with them?

Switch things up with these add-in ideas:

  • Greek yogurt. A dollop of Greek yogurt on top of the oats provides even more creaminess and a little bit of a zing.
  • Fresh fruit salad. Cut up your favorite fruits and enjoy them alongside the oats.
  • Nuts. A sprinkling of chopped nuts adds crunch to the smooth texture.
  • Protein powder. Bump up the nutritional value by stirring in a tablespoon or two of vanilla-flavored protein powder. 
Homemade brekki overnight oats in glass jars.

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Brekki Overnight Oats

You can make delicious brekki vanilla cinnamon overnight oats with this easy copycat recipe.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 234kcal


  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat cereal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon flax seeds


  • In a blender, combine the almond milk, rolled oats, buckwheat cereal, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Pulse to combine.
  • Stir in the almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds.
  • Transfer the contents to two jars with tightly fitted lids. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Eric Novinson

    5 stars
    This sounds delicious, I definitely think it would be good to add fruit to these oats. Apples or blueberries would go well with them.

  2. Lexie

    5 stars
    I love how simple and delicious this recipe is. The oats were creamy with a perfect balance of vanilla and cinnamon. I added a few chopped walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. So good!

  3. Lana

    5 stars
    These oats were so delicious! The combination of maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon is just absolutely perfect.

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