This recipe makes the creamiest matcha overnight oats. The matcha flavor is perfectly balanced and adds a great boost of energy to your mornings.

bowl of Matcha Overnight Oats

Matcha Overnight Oats Recipe

Around our house mornings can be hectic at times, and breakfast can be overlooked. In turn, I like to find breakfast options that are quick yet healthy.

My family knows I am a big proponent of prepping food if it makes life a little easier.

That is why this overnight oats recipe is perfect for a meal prepper like me. This is easy to make by simply mixing everything together and refrigerating for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).

The next morning, you can easily enjoy an effortless, healthy breakfast (or snack), packed with probiotics, that requires zero prep time.

Matcha Overnight Oats Ingredients, milk, oats, matcha, chia seeds, syrup


  • 1 tbsp matcha powder (baking quality)
  • 1 ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups milk of choice 
  • ½ cup yogurt (greek or dairy-free. Coconut or soy yogurt work great)
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup, as per personal preference (or sweetener of choice)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Toppings: yogurt, berries (raspberries work really well), shredded coconut, chia seeds, granola, toasted nuts…


  • Small mesh sieve
  • 1 large bowl
  • Mixing spoon

How to Make Matcha Overnight Oats

Time needed: 5 minutes.

It is a foolproof overnight oats healthy recipe that is so easy to make – just mix everything together and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

  • Sift the matcha powder through a fine sieve into a large bowl or container.
Sift Matcha
  • Add the old-fashioned rolled oats and chia seeds to the matcha. Mix it all together so that all of the oats are coated in the matcha powder, breaking up any lumps.
Bowl of dry oats
  • Add the rest of the ingredients: milk, yogurt, maple syrup, salt, and vanilla extract (optional). Taste and adjust for sweetness as you go.
  • Stir, cover, and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours. The oats will soak up the extra moisture and the chia seeds will swell up and make the oats even creamier.
Milk being poured into a bowl of Rolled Oats
  • Enjoy cold or warm (heated in the microwave or on the stovetop in a saucepan). Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy! If needed, add more milk or water to make the oats less thick.
  • This recipe makes 4 servings. For an even faster breakfast, transfer the matcha overnight oats into four containers or jars and add toppings. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. In the morning, all you have to do is take your pre-portioned matcha overnight oats out of your fridge and dig in.
Small cup of matcha overnight oats

Tips and Recommendations

Can overnight oats be heated?

Yes! To warm the overnight oats, heat them up in the microwave, stirring and checking every 10 seconds or in a small saucepan on the stovetop.

What are the best substitutions for overnight oats?

Do not use ceremonial quality matcha in this recipe because it has such a clean taste that you wouldn’t be able to taste it. Choose lower quality matcha so that a little bit of the familiar grassiness comes through. It won’t taste bitter, don’t worry.

Can I add chia seeds to overnight oats?

The chia seeds help add a rich and creamy thickness to the oats (similar to tapioca). You could substitute them for coarsely ground flax seeds, but flax seeds tend to be more slimy in texture.

Can you use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in overnight oats?

Substitute old-fashioned rolled oats for rolled oats or quick oats in a pinch. It might result in a creamier texture, but I prefer the less mushy texture of old-fashioned rolled oats.

Can I add salt to overnight oats?

The salt helps to round out the flavors and add a little bit of depth to the matcha overnight oats. Don’t worry, it won’t make them salty.

What type of milk should I use for overnight oats?

Use any preferred milk for this recipe, almond milk works great! I would avoid oat milk because the recipe would be too oat-ey.

Does vanilla add flavor to overnight oats?

The vanilla helps to add another layer of flavor and helps the overnight oats taste more sweet without adding more sweeteners.

Other tips for making overnight oats include:

  • Can keep up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • If the oats are too thick after resting overnight, add a little more milk until you achieve the desired consistency.
  • When mixing the matcha and oats together, make sure that the oat flakes are all coated with the matcha powder. This will prevent any lumps of matcha in the finished matcha overnight oats. Do not worry if you do get some lumps, they will dissolve as the overnight oats sit in the fridge.