Matcha Overnight Oats

Matcha Overnight Oats

Introducing the perfect breakfast for busy mornings: Matcha Overnight Oats. Made with a delicious blend of rolled oats, plant-based milk, yogurt and matcha powder, this nutrient-packed gluten-free breakfast recipe is easy to prepare and packed with energy-boosting ingredients.

Type: breakfast

Cuisine: American

Keywords: breakfast, matcha, oats, overnight oats

Recipe Yield: 1

Calories: 431

Preparation Time: 5

Total Time: 5

Recipe Video Name: Matcha Overnight Oats

Recipe Video Description: Introducing the perfect breakfast for busy mornings: Matcha Overnight Oats. Made with a delicious blend of rolled oats, plant-based milk, yogurt and matcha powder, this nutrient-packed gluten-free breakfast recipe is easy to prepare and packed with energy-boosting ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • ~ ½ cup (50 gr) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp (3 gr) to 1.5 tsp (4.5 gr) matcha powder
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) warm water (around 70°C / 160 °F)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ~ ½ cup (120 ml) almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 gr) soy yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (~ 60 gr) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped pistachios

Recipe Instructions: Mix the matcha powder and warm water in a small bowl or jar until the matcha has dissolved. Set aside. In a small bowl or jar, combine the rolled oats, almond milk and soy yogurt. Pour the matcha mixture into the bowl with the oat mixture. Finally, add the maple syrup to the bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated and the matcha is evenly distributed. Cover the bowl (or jar) and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours, so the oats can absorb the liquids and soften. Pour the matcha overnight oats into a glass to serve. Leave a bit of space for the raspberries and other toppings. Place the fresh or frozen raspberries on top of the matcha overnight oats and add some crunch with, for example, pistachios if you wish.  When you're ready to eat, give the oats a quick stir and enjoy them cold or warm them up in the microwave.

Editor's Rating:
5

Introducing the perfect breakfast for busy mornings: Matcha Overnight Oats. Made with a delicious blend of rolled oats, plant-based milk, yogurt and matcha powder, this nutrientpacked gluten-free breakfast recipe is easy to prepare and packed with energy-boosting ingredients.

Are you looking for a delicious, easy, and energizing breakfast that will keep you going all day? This Matcha Overnight Oats recipe is perfect for you! This satisfying breakfast combines the earthy flavor of matcha with the creamy texture of rolled oats and yogurt and the subtle sweetness of maple syrup.

Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare – mix the ingredients together the night before and wake up to a nutritious breakfast that will give you the energy you need to tackle your day. Whether you’re a die-hard matcha fan or just looking for a quick and delicious breakfast option, this Matcha Overnight Oats recipe will satisfy your cravings.

WHAT IS MATCHA GREEN POWDER?

Matcha green tea is a Japanese green tea that comes in a powdered form. Unlike regular green tea, matcha powder is the result of grinding the whole tea leaves into a fine powder, resulting in a more concentrated flavor and higher potency. 

It’s important to choose a high-quality matcha powder, ideally one that is vibrant green in color and labeled as ceremonial grade. Ceremonial-grade matcha is made from young tea leaves and is considered to be of the highest quality.

To read more about matcha (and which one to buy), you can also read the text in this recipe.

WHY WE LOVE MATCHA OVERNIGHT OATS

Not only do these old-fashioned rolled oats turn into the most amazing-tasting oats, but this recipe is also also health-promoting. Matcha powder, for example, is packed with antioxidants.

Here are just a few reasons why this recipe is worth trying:

  • With the convenience of preparing the oats the night before, you’ll have one less thing to worry about in the morning rush.
  • This breakfast recipe contains good fibers (oats) and will give you a boost (matcha powder). 
  • If you want to make this recipe even more fun, feel free to experiment with some variations. For example, you can swap out the almond milk for any other type of milk.
  • This recipe is versatile, so feel free to try other toppings and flavor combinations, such as sliced banana and almond butter or shredded coconut. For an extra health boost, add chia seeds.
  • Matcha overnight oats will keep you satiated and energetic throughout the morning.
  • By preparing the oats the night before, you can save time in the morning and still enjoy a delicious breakfast.
A glass with green matcha overnight oats and topped with raspberries and chopped pistachios with a golden spoon in the glass on a white plate on a white backdrop.

INGREDIENTS

This recipe combines rolled oats, matcha powder, warm water, maple syrup, almond milk, soy yogurt, and raspberries to create a satisfying and nutrient-dense breakfast that’s perfect for busy mornings.

So, why are these ingredients used in matcha overnight oats? Let’s break it down.

Old-fashioned rolled oats
Rolled oats are used as the base of this recipe because they soften and absorb liquid overnight, creating a creamy and satisfying texture. It’s important to use rolled oats rather than steel-cut oats, as they are much harder and won’t soften properly overnight.

Matcha green tea powder
Matcha powder, a type of green tea that has been ground into a fine powder, adds a subtle earthy flavor to the oats and is a rich source of antioxidants.

Warm water
Warm water is used to help dissolve the matcha powder.
 
Maple syrup
This natural sweetener adds a subtle touch of sweetness to the oats to balance the slightly bitter taste of the matcha powder. 

Almond milk
This adds a creamy texture to the oats and a bit of moisture so the porridge will not become too dry overnight. 

Soy yogurt
Soy yogurt is used in this recipe to add creaminess and a slightly acid flavor to the oats. It also adds a satisfying texture to the dish.

Raspberries
Raspberries are a flavorful addition to matcha overnight oats, adding a touch of sweetness and bright color to the dish. They also add a nice texture and freshness to the oats, making them a delicious topping for this oat recipe.

The ingredients for matcha overnight oats on a white backdrop in several bowls and the name of the ingredients in black bold written next to it.

HOW TO MAKE MATCHA OVERNIGHT OATS (step-by-step with photos)

Making matcha overnight oats is quick and easy and requires only a few simple steps and 5 minutes. Here’s how to make this delicious and nutritious breakfast dish.

Step 1
Mix the matcha powder and warm water in a small bowl until the matcha has dissolved. Set aside.

Step 2
Combine the rolled oats and soy yogurt in a small bowl or jar.

Step 3
Pour the matcha mixture into the bowl with the oat mixture.

Step 4
Finally, add the maple syrup to the bowl.

Step 5
Mix well until all ingredients are well incorporated and the matcha is evenly distributed. Cover the bowl (or jar) and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours so the oats can absorb the liquids and soften.

Step 6
Pour the matcha overnight oats into a glass to serve.

Step 7
Leave a bit of space for the raspberries and other toppings.

Step 8
Place the fresh or frozen raspberries on top of the matcha overnight oats and add some crunch with, for example, pistachios if you wish. 

When you’re ready to enjoy your oats, give the oats a quick stir and enjoy them cold or warm them up in the microwave.

See the recipe card for the full recipe with the exact quantities of all the ingredients. 

VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Now that you’ve got the basic recipe down, here are some variations and substitutions you can try.

Almond milk
Swap out the almond milk for your favorite milk alternative, such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. You can also use regular dairy milk if you prefer.

Berries
Try different fruits instead of raspberries. Blueberries, strawberries, diced mango, chopped apples, or sliced bananas are all delicious options for this recipe.

Add nuts
Add a crunchy texture and extra nutrition by mixing in some chopped nuts or seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, or flax seeds.

Yogurt
If you’re not a fan of soy yogurt, you can use any type of yogurt you like, such as coconut yogurt.

Extra flavor
Add even more flavor by mixing in extra ingredients like chia seeds, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts. By adding half a teaspoon of vanilla extract will also give this recipe a sweeter, more dessert-like flavor.

If you are using chia seeds in this recipe, use no more than about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and increase the almond milk to ¾ cup instead of half a cup.

Sweetness
Adjust the sweetness level by using more or less maple syrup or by substituting it with coconut sugar, date syrup, or agave nectar.

EXPERT TIPS

To make this recipe the best matcha overnight oats you will want to make over and over again, here are some tips.


Use high-quality matcha powder. The quality of your matcha powder will greatly impact the flavor of your oats, so it’s worth investing in a good one. Look for a matcha powder that’s bright green in color and has a smooth, non-gritty texture.

Use old-fashioned oats rather than quick oats. Quick oats will become too mushy and lose their texture when soaked overnight. And steel-cut oats are not an option for this recipe as they are much harder and will not soften properly overnight.

Adjust the sweetness to your liking. If you prefer your oats to be sweeter, feel free to add more maple syrup or a different sweetener of your choice. Alternatively, if you prefer a less sweet breakfast, you can reduce the amount of maple syrup or omit it altogether.

Experiment with different milk and yogurt options. While almond milk and soy yogurt are used in this recipe, you can also try using other types of milk and yogurt, such as coconut milk (such a delicious option!).

Try different toppings. The raspberries in this recipe are just one option for topping your Matcha Overnight Oats. You can also try adding sliced bananas, chopped nuts, peanut butter, or shredded coconut for added flavor and texture.

Make ahead for busy mornings. Preparing your oats the night before is a great way to save time in the morning. You can even make a batch on Sunday night to have breakfast ready for the entire week. Just be sure to store the oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

If you are making a single serving, use a (mason) jar or any container with a lid to store the oats in the fridge overnight. This will also help prevent any spills or leaks and make it easy to transport the oats if you’re on the go.

Experiment with different flavor combinations to keep the recipe fresh and interesting. For example, try adding some cocoa powder, vanilla, or cinnamon to the oats for a delicious twist.

HOW TO STORE MATCHA OVERNIGHT OATS

To store Matcha Overnight Oats, transfer them to an airtight container or (mason) jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you want to prepare a large batch, you can divide the oats into individual serving containers for easy grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week.

Freezing these oats is not recommended as it can change the texture and make them mushy when thawed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is matcha good overnight?

Yes, matcha is a great ingredient to use in overnight oats because it provides a boost of antioxidants and caffeine, which can help improve your focus and energy levels in the morning.

Is eating overnight oats every day healthy?

Eating overnight oats every day can be a nutritious breakfast option as long as you choose healthy ingredients and toppings. However, it’s important to vary your diet and not rely solely on overnight oats for breakfast every day. Variety is key to a healthy and balanced diet.

What are the side effects of overnight oats?

There are typically no side effects of eating overnight oats, as long as they’re prepared and stored properly. However, some people may experience bloating or digestive discomfort if they consume too much fiber or if their body is not used to consuming oats. If you’re new to eating overnight oats, it’s best to start with a small portion and gradually increase your intake.

Can I double or halve the recipe?

Yes, you can easily double or halve the recipe depending on how much you need.

Can I warm up overnight oats in the morning?

Yes, you can warm up your Matcha Overnight Oats in the microwave or on the stove if you prefer them warm. Just be sure to remove any toppings or fruit before heating them up. 

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MATCHA OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE

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Matcha Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Bianca
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: breakfast
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Introducing the perfect breakfast for busy mornings: Matcha Overnight Oats. Made with a delicious blend of rolled oats, plant-based milk, yogurt and matcha powder, this nutrientpacked gluten-free breakfast recipe is easy to prepare and packed with energy-boosting ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ~ ½ cup (50 gr) rolled oats
  • 1 tsp (3 gr) to 1.5 tsp (4.5 gr) matcha powder
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) warm water (around 70°C / 160 °F)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ~ ½ cup (120 ml) almond milk
  • 1/3 cup (80 gr) soy yogurt

toppings:

  • 1/2 cup (~ 60 gr) raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 12 tbsp chopped pistachios

Instructions

  1.  Mix the matcha powder and warm water in a small bowl or jar until the matcha has dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl or jar, combine the rolled oats, almond milk and soy yogurt.
  3. Pour the matcha mixture into the bowl with the oat mixture.
  4. Finally, add the maple syrup to the bowl.
  5. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated and the matcha is evenly distributed.
  6. Cover the bowl (or jar) and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 6 hours, so the oats can absorb the liquids and soften.
  7. Pour the matcha overnight oats into a glass to serve.
  8. Leave a bit of space for the raspberries and other toppings.
  9. Place the fresh or frozen raspberries on top of the matcha overnight oats and add some crunch with, for example, pistachios if you wish.
  10. When you’re ready to eat, give the oats a quick stir and enjoy them cold or warm them up in the microwave.

Notes

  • Make ahead for busy mornings.
    Prepare a bigger batch to have breakfast ready for the entire week. Just be sure to store the oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    If you are making a single serving, use a mason jar or any container with a lid to store the oats in the fridge overnight.
  • Oats
    If you’re using rolled oats, be sure to use old-fashioned oats rather than quick oats. Quick oats will become too mushy and lose their texture when soaked overnight.
  • Almond milk
    Swap out the almond milk for your favorite milk alternative, such as soy milk, oat milk, or coconut milk. You can also use regular dairy milk if you prefer.
  • Boost
    Add some extra flavor and nutrition by mixing in other ingredients like chia seeds, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts. 
    If you are using chia seeds in this recipe, use no more than about 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and increase the almond milk to ¾ cup instead of half a cup.
  • Sweetness
    Adjust the sweetness level by using more or less maple syrup or by substituting it with coconut sugar, date syrup, or agave nectar.
    Adding half a teaspoon of vanilla extract will also give this recipe a sweeter, more dessert-like flavor.
  • Try different toppings
    The raspberries in this recipe are just one option for topping your Matcha Overnight Oats. You can also try adding sliced bananas, blueberries, strawberries, diced mango, chopped apples, chopped nuts, peanut butter, or shredded coconut for added flavor and texture.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 431
  • Sugar: 31.5g
  • Sodium: 110.1mg
  • Fat: 6.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 76g
  • Protein: 10.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0

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7 thoughts on “Matcha Overnight Oats”

    • Hi Sharon,

      You can add the almond milk together with the soy yogurt. The video might help too. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Happy to help any time! 🙂

      Best,
      Bianca

      Reply

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