Vibrant, flavorful matcha overnight oats are rich, creamy, and delicious. This healthy, make-ahead breakfast uses few ingredients and takes minutes to prepare. Enjoy pudding-like oats in the morning with fresh berries and granola.
We all love a breakfast that can be made the night before, right? Overnight oats are easy to make, nutrient-dense, and delicious. Rolled oats soak in a mixture of milk and yogurt. The oats absorb the moisture and flavor from the dairy creating a rich, creamy, pudding-like texture.
For this recipe, the overnight oats are flavored with matcha, green tea powder, and maple syrup for sweetness. The result is delicately sweet, matcha-infused oats that are perfect for breakfast. Thanks to wholesome ingredients, these creamy oats will keep you feeling full all morning. This recipe is easily adaptable, vibrantly colored, and hearty.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder made from dried, processed green tea leaves. It has a sweet, earthy, umami flavor and a vibrant green color. Like other green tea, matcha boasts a slew of health benefits, including a concentrated amount of antioxidants. In addition, the caffeine in matcha provides energy and focus.
Unlike loose tea leaves and bags, matcha powder is suspended in liquid, water, or milk during brewing. It infuses the liquid with vibrant green color and full-bodied flavor. Use matcha to flavor lattes, smoothies, baked goods, and oats (this recipe).
Where can you buy matcha powder? You will find matcha at many grocery locations, including Costco and Trader Joe’s. You can also find it on Amazon too.
Matcha Overnight Oats
You will love this easy, healthy breakfast recipe. Overnight oats are wholesome and nutritious thanks to rolled oats, Greek yogurt, and milk. Here is why you will love these matcha green tea overnight oats:
- Simple Ingredients - This simple recipe only requires five ingredients.
- Make-Ahead Breakfast - Make overnight oats ahead of time for a busy week - oats last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
- Customizable Recipe - Easily customize this recipe for diet and taste preferences.
- Breakfast in a Jar - Make and store overnight oats in jars for quick breakfast and easy storage.
- Matcha Powder
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- Milk (of choice)
- Greek Yogurt (plain)
- Maple Syrup
- For Serving - fresh berries, nut butter, granola
See the recipe card for ingredient quantities.
- Mix the oats and matcha powder until the oats are coated.
- Add the milk, yogurt, and milk syrup - stir to combine.
- Chill for four hours or overnight.
Substitutions and Additions
- Maple Syrup: Honey
- Milk: 2% Milk, Nonfat Milk, Whole Milk, Almond Milk, Oat Milk, Coconut Milk
- Additions: Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Coconut Flakes, Mini Chocolate Chips
- Dairy-Free: Use dairy-free milk and yogurt.
- Gluten-Free: Make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free.
- Vegan: Use plant-based milk and yogurt.
- Protein: Stir one to two tablespoons of protein powder into the oats before adding the liquid and yogurt.
- Multiply: Easily multiply this recipe for meal prep.
Store servings individually in separate jars or airtight containers in the fridge. How long are overnight oats good for? Overnight oats will stay fresh for up to four days.
Can you freeze overnight oats? Freezing overnight oats is not recommended.
How to Serve Overnight Oats
Matcha overnight oats are entirely customizable, including how you serve them. The neutral flavor of matcha pairs beautifully with fruit, nuts, and honey. Here are some great suggestions on overnight oats toppings:
- With Berries or Fresh Fruit - Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries
- Drizzle with Honey
- Top with Nut Butter - Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, Pistachio Butter, PB Fit
- Stir in Jam or Preserves - Raspberry, Mixed Berry, Blackberry, Strawberry
- Garnish with Granola - Store-bought or Homemade
- Top with Homemade Compote - Blackberry, Mixed Berry, Cherry
Other Delicious Overnight Oats Recipes
- Assemble in your serving container or jar for fewer dishes and less mess.
- Add additional milk in the morning to thin out oats if desired - depending on if you enjoy your oats with a thicker or thinner texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
My favorite yogurt to use in overnight oats is Greek yogurt. It has a strong body and is protein-dense.
Yogurt provides many things for overnight oats. It adds moisture, aids as a thickener, adds flavor, and provides protein and nutrients.
Steel-cut oats are thicker and take longer to soften, meaning chewy oats that have yet to absorb the milk and yogurt overnight fully. Avoid steel-cut oats for this overnight oats recipe.
While cold is preferred, you can also eat warmed overnight oats—microwave matcha oats in a microwave-safe dish for 30 seconds.
Matcha Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup milk 2% Milk, Nonfat Milk, Whole Milk, Almond Milk, Oat Milk, Coconut Milk
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
- For Serving - fresh berries, nut butter, granola, honey
- Mix the oats and matcha powder in a jar or small bowl until the oats are coated in the powder.
- Add the milk, yogurt, and maple syrup - stir until incorporated.
- Chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Top with garnish, and enjoy.