Gluten Free Overnight Oats for Breakfast


cranberry walnut overnight oats - breakfast in a glass

Gluten Free Overnight Oats for Breakfast.


If you’re looking for delicious and nutritious gluten free breakfast ideas, try one of our gluten free overnight oats recipes. 

The overnight oats is a nutritious breakfast choice and perfect for those who are on the go and don’t have time to prepare a healthy breakfast. Or for those who don’t like cooking and cleaning up first thing in the morning. 

To make the oats, combine certified gluten free oats with milk (dairy or non-dairy), yogurt, and fruit, then let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious and satisfying breakfast ready to eat.

Don’t like eating cold oats? No problem! Just warm your overnight oats up in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying them.

rolled oats in a bowl

FAQs about gluten free oats

For people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, consuming gluten can cause serious health problems. That’s why it’s essential to use only oats that are certified gluten free.

Q: Why do you have to use certified gluten free oats?

A: Oats are naturally gluten free. However, when the oats are grown next to wheat fields, through cross-contamination, they can contain small amounts of gluten.

Q: How do I know if my oats are truly gluten free?

A: The best way to know for sure is to look for the certified gluten free label on the package. This label means that the product has been tested and verified to meet strict standards set by the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA). Products that display this label can be trusted to be safe for people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

What are overnight oats?

Have you wondered what overnight oats are? Overnight oats is a quick and easy-to-make breakfast and can be customized to your taste.

There are many ways to make overnight oats, but the basic idea is to soak rolled oats in milk (dairy or non-dairy) overnight. Soaking them helps to soften the oats and makes them easier to digest. 

In the morning, you can add any additional toppings or flavors you like.

You can also add the mix-ins directly to the oats before soaking them.

Overnight oats are a nutritious breakfast option because they’re high in fiber and protein. They’re also a great choice for someone who avoids processed, sugary foods for breakfast.

Are oats safe for a gluten free diet?

Oats are naturally gluten-free but are often contaminated with gluten because they grow next to wheat, barley, or rye fields.

For this reason, many people who follow a gluten free diet avoid oats. However, some companies offer certified gluten-free oats that are safe for people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

If you’re interested in trying oats, be sure to purchase them from a trusted source and look for the certified gluten free label. Oats can be a delicious and nutritious addition to a gluten free diet!

How to toast oats?

Toasting oats is a quick and easy way to add flavor and texture to your breakfast oatmeal. Place the oats in a dry skillet over medium heat and cook by frequently stirring, until they are evenly browned and fragrant.

 Be careful not to scorch the oats, which will make them bitter. Once they are toasted, add the oats to your cooked oatmeal or overnight oats, along with any other desired gluten free ingredients.

Are oats healthy?

Yes, oats are healthy! Oats are whole grains packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Oats have been shown to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are also a good source of protein and can help you feel full longer, thus avoiding snacking later.

Is it ok to eat raw oats?

The answer is yes – they are perfectly safe to eat raw. Many people prefer to eat them this way as they retain more nutrients and fiber than cooking them. Simply soak them overnight in the milk of your choice, add your desired toppings (fruit, nuts, etc.), and enjoy!

How to make overnight oats for breakfast?

1. Start with 1/2 cup of rolled oats. You can use quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats – both will work equally well.

2. Add 1/2 cup of milk of choice and 1/4 cup of yogurt. I like almond milk and Greek yogurt for extra protein, but you can use any milk and yogurt you prefer.

3. Stir in any desired mix-ins. My favorites are fresh or frozen berries, chopped nuts or seeds, and a spoonful of nut butter. But feel free to get creative – the possibilities are endless!

4. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

5. In the morning, give your oats a good stir and enjoy as is, or top with additional fruits or nuts if desired and a drizzle of pure maple syrup or honey.

mix-ins for oats in bowls, fruit, nuts, seeds, yogurt

Mix-ins for overnight oats

There are endless possibilities when it comes to mix-ins for your overnight oats. Get creative and experiment with different combinations to find what you like best.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

-Fruit: fresh or dried, diced or sliced. Any fruit goes well in overnight oats. For example, add a handful of berries, a sliced peach or nectarine, or a few chunks of pineapple, banana or mango.

-Nuts and seeds: add a crunchy texture and extra nutrients with chopped nuts or seeds. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, flaxseed, and chia seeds are all excellent options.

-Cocoa powder: stir in a couple of tablespoons of pure cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist. Top with mini chocolate chips and coconut cream for an extra special treat.

-Spices: give your oats some flavor with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, cloves, or allspice. Or try something unexpected like ginger or turmeric.

here are some quick and easy recipe ideas,

Strawberry and Banana: Mix diced strawberries and bananas into your soaked oats. Top with a dollop of almond butter for extra protein and flavor.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter: Mix cocoa powder and peanut butter into your soaked oats. Top with chopped peanuts or chocolate chips for extra crunch.

Blueberry and Lemon: Mix fresh blueberries and lemon juice into your soaked oats. Top with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness.


Here are our 6 favorite overnight oats breakfast recipes

to get you started.


Overnight Oats with Caramelized Fresh Figs

In this overnight breakfast oat recipe, the figs are caramelized in a tasty maple syrup that is flavoured with a hint of cinnamon and lemon zest.

overview of oats with figs in a glass


  • 2 cups certified GF rolled oats
  • 2 tsp. GF chia seeds
  • 2 ¼ cups milk or alt-milk (coconut, almond, rice or hemp)
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 12 fresh figs, quartered
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 lemon



In a medium size glass bowl combine oats, chia seeds, milk and maple syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight

Preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and lemon zest

Place figs in the pan, and cook for 2 minutes keep stirring to coat with the syrup

While the figs are still hot, add half the caramelized figs to oats and stir. Divide among 4 serving cups or bowls and spoon the remaining figs over top


Gingerbread Overnight Oats with Chia & Hemp Hearts

This Gingerbread Overnight Oats with Chia & Hemp Hearts recipe is super easy to whip up, making it an easy grab-and-go breakfast or a healthy, energizing snack. This recipe is plant based and naturally gluten-free

ginger bread overnight oats in a bowl with blueberries


  • 1 cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, hemp, rice)
  • 2 tsp. Freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. GF ground cloves
  • Optional topping options: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, nuts, seeds,



In a glass bowl combine all the ingredients. After 15 minutes give it a good stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight

To serve, If the oats are too thick, stir in a little milk then transfer into serving bowls. Top with your favourite toppings.



Cranberry Walnut Overnight Oats

Creamy oats filled with earthy walnuts, zesty cranberries, healthy chia and flax with a hint of cinnamon, vanilla, and sweetened with a splash of pure maple syrup.

cranberry walnut overnight oats with topping of berries and pumpkin seeds in a jar



  • 1 cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (coconut, almond, cashew, rice, oat, hemp)
  • 2/3 cup plain full-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (pure maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, brown sugar)
  • Optional toppings; berries, yogurt, nuts, seeds, cream, lemon zest, extra sweetener if needed



In a large glass bowl, mix oats, cranberries, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds and cinnamon

Whisk together milk, yogurt, vanilla and sweetener and add to the oats. Mix to combine, cover and refrigerate overnight. Or, you can portion them into jars about 3/4 full and cover them with lids or plastic wrap

The oats are even better on the second or third day, and they will keep for up to five days when refrigerated.


Overnight Oats with Chia and Flax

Having a power-packed healthy gluten-free breakfast ready when you are, is always welcome. This creamy and delicious overnight oatmeal breakfast is packed with omega-3’s, protein, iron, vitamin C, fiber and calcium.

overnight oats with chia and flax



  • 1 cup full fat milk or dairy-free milk, such as coconut milk, almond milk or hemp milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground flax seeds
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries, cherries or bananas
  • Toppings: full fat plain Greek yogurt, nuts, seeds or fresh fruit



In a medium jar or glass bowl mix everything together, except the fruit

Stir in fruit and transfer to serving bowls. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for 6 hours

Just before serving add your favourite topping


Banana Almond Overnight Oats

For those that follow the raw food diet, this is an ideal breakfast. This banana almond overnight oats recipe is packed with healthy nutrients, protein and fiber. In the morning all you have to do is add your favourite toppings.

banana almond oats in glassess



  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp. certified gluten free oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • ½ cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1 medium banana, roughly mashed
  • 1 tsp. GF flaxseed
  • ½ tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • Toppings: fresh berries, yogurt, nuts, seeds, grapes



In a medium size bowl mix all the ingredients except toppings. Transfer to serving cups. Cover and refrigerate overnight


Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Creamy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats is a naturally gluten-free and plant-based recipe. Most children of all ages love carrot cake, so this healthy oat breakfast may be something they will love. And what a great way to add healthy carrots to their diet.

carrot cake oats with berries in a glass



  • 1 cup certified gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (almond, coconut, rice, hemp)
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot (1 small carrot)
  • 1/3 cup sulfite free raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. GF ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
  • optional toppings; nuts, seeds, fresh berries, maple syrup, coconut cream, cinnamon



Toast the oats in a dry pan over medium heat until they’re golden brown, about 1 minute. This adds a nutty flavour to the oats. Then cool.

In a glass bowl combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight

To serve, stir the oats and divide between bowls Top with desired toppings

There are endless possibilities when it comes to gluten free overnight oats breakfast recipes.Why not create one that you will love. Enjoy!