Gluten Free Overnight Oats (Dairy Free, No Milk)

an easy recipe for creamy ‘n delicious gluten free overnight oats without milk!

Gluten Free Overnight Oats: we leave out the cow’s milk and instead use dairy-free almond milk to make satisfying dairy free overnight oats with just a few simple ingredients. Overnight oats no milk.

A while back on Instagram, I asked folks, “Do you like overnight oats?” And some of the responses I got were, “HECK YES!!” And “Of course!!!”

Then, I got a few direct messages, like “What are overnight oats?”, “How do you make overnight oats?” and, “Are you really supposed to eat overnight oats COLD?!?!” <– My personal favorite.

Also, I feel you, GURL! A few years back, I learned about overnight oats—scratch that—maybe a decade ago, I heard about overnight oats, and voluntarily/not so voluntarily (out of pure survival instincts) erased the concept from my mind. Like, who in their right mind would want to eat cold oatmeal?!?

Then, I heard about overnight oats again. I heard about how overnight oats are a great healthy breakfast option, that they’re one of the best gluten free & vegan snacks, and a long, long list of more good stuff. You’d think they were better than having banana oatmeal breakfast cookies for breakfast!


frontal view of dairy free overnight oats with a spoon in it

Overnight Oats without Milk

But, I was still like, WHO in their right mind would want to eat cold oatmeal?!? And, how can I get my mom on board with this when she literally shivers & shakes and grimaces like a cartoon when I suggest a cold breakfast?

But then, humbly, feverishly, excitedly, I was like, “WAIT, let me give this whole overnight oats thing a shot.” And, my mom will totally give this a shot if I pitch it just right. I.e. If I make gluten free overnight oats without milk. Aka overnight oats – no milk, at least of the dairy persuasion.

As it turns out: gluten free overnight oats are the BEST! (And overnight oats without milk is better than the best. Oh… you know what I mean!)

And if you don’t like cold overnight oats—well, one of my amazing IG followers had the best suggestion/solution for cold overnight oat haters: make a batch of overnight oats, ya know, the night before… and grab that jar before heading out the door. Once you get to work, heat it up, stir and enjoy: hot, warm, yummy dairy free overnight oats.

Like, mind: blown.

Gluten Free Overnight Oats

Today, we’re not only going to learn how to not hate overnight oats, but we’re also gonna learn how to make overnight oats! 😉 We’re making easy vegan overnight oats without milk and with gluten free rolled oats. Aren’t you just drooling reading that?

overhead view of overnight oats without milk with a spoon in the jar

How to Make Gluten Free Overnight Oats

You might be asking, “Demeter, tell me how to make gluten free overnight oats!!” Or, um… “how to do overnight oats… like vegan-style?” To that, I answer: EASY! Like, easier than my 4 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies. (!!)

Add all dairy free overnight oats ingredients to a jar: gluten free rolled oats, chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, peanut butter, coconut cream, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir together until well mixed and cover. Enjoy the next day. That’s how easy overnight oats are to make!

Delicious Ways to Enjoy Overnight Oats – Dairy Free

  • Warmed up: traditionally, overnight oats are enjoyed cold after spending a cozy night in the fridge. However, you can still get your fresh, hot breakfast fix by first removing the lid, then warming up your overnight oats in the microwave (or even scooping them into a pot for a stovetop situation). It’s totally up to you!
  • Topped with fresh fruits & nuts
  • Cold and creamy, the classic way
  • Dessert remixed: whenever I’m craving dessert for breakfast, I make sure to have coconut whip, chocolate chips and a bit ‘o chocolate syrup on hand. I simply drizzle the syrup atop my overnight oatmeal, then top with the whipped cream and chocolate chips. Voila, you have a dairy free breakfast treat!

closeup shot of gluten free overnight oats topped with creamy nut butter

Tools for the Best Overnight Oats – Dairy Free

Click below for my favorite tools to make dairy free overnight oats:

How’d you like making overnight oats dairy free? Are you game for other flavors? Let me know in the comments below! And, if you’re looking for some more overnight oats recipes, check out my post 7 Ways: Easy Vegan Overnight Oats! It’s always so exciting to make & share in these kitchen adventures with you—I am forever grateful. Thank you for stopping by! ‘Til the next adventure..

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Gluten Free Overnight Oats (Dairy Free, No Milk)

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  • Author: Demeter | Beaming Baker
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-4 servings, depending on size 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free Overnight Oats: we leave out the cow’s milk and instead use dairy-free almond milk to make satisfying dairy free overnight oats with just a few simple ingredients. Overnight oats no milk.



Classic Overnight Oats

Optional Toppings

  • fresh-cut fruit
  • chopped nuts or seeds or chocolate chips


  1. Set aside preferred airtight jars for overnight oats. Here are the resealable glass jars that I use.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir until well mixed and no clumps of coconut cream or yogurt remain.
  4. Pour overnight oatmeal mixture into jars. Leave room for toppings. Reseal jars.
  5. Store overnight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Before serving, unseal jars and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Overnight Oats No Milk Recipes (Dairy Free)


Note: Overnight oats will become thicker as each day passes. If desired, add non-dairy milk to thin it out. Enjoy cold, or heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until warm.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. I recently had a colonoscopy. An important procedure to protect against certain types of cancer, but UGH! Not fun. The doctor said to increase my soluble fibre. 🛎️ Overnight oats! Your recipe is delicious! I’ve made it with whizzed up fresh pineapple, with strawberries and with cherries and pecans. The possibilities are endless and scrumptious! I thought it would be good for me, but now I just can’t get enough!! Thank you, thank you!🙏😋

    1. Yikes, I’ve definitely heard that the procedure is less than pleasant. But I am so truly happy that my recipes have been able to help you! And those fruity additions? Loving them! Here’s to all the endless possibilities of deliciousness! ❤️

  2. This overnight oat is very testy, i am using this for not more then month but i am facing one problem, I made my own almond milk to make this oat, also now i am making big portion for 5 days but after two days it get soured. Any idea why it is like that.

    1. Hi Rakesh, after doing a little research online, here’s what I found: homemade almond milk made with soaked almonds (activated almond milk) will only stay fresh for 2-3 days. Homemade almond milk made with unsoaked almonds lasts no more than 5 days. So depending on when you made your almond milk, and what with (soaked or unsoaked almonds), you will have different “expiration” dates for your overnight oats. Hope this helps!

  3. I love overnight oats and have been looking for a new recipe! This is perfect! I have never tried coconut cream in any, but will give this one a try—sounds delicious!! Bring on more overnight oat recipes, love them!!!

  4. This was the perfect breakfast! Loved how easy it was to make. I looove peanut butter, so this was the perfect morning meal for me. 🙂

  5. My oldest son loves oatmeal and we make it fresh every morning. I haven’t tried overnight oats with him yet, but I think this will be the recipe that convinces him. He absolutely loves peanut butter!

  6. My family loved having these overnight oats for breakfast this morning and I loved how easy it was to make! It actually being good for them is a bonus too! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  7. I’ve been meaning to try overnight oats, and peanut butter sounds like a great way to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I Love peanut butter! I think I’m going to give overnight oats another try because of this recipe.

  9. I have been really into oatmeal for breakfast lately, after a 30 hiatus! These looks so creamy and delicious, I can’t wait to try them!

    1. Holy cow! I’m weird about textures and was afraid these would be too “squishy”. Nope! Creamy and delicious!! New favorite breakfast!