Chia Jam Overnight Oats are creamy overnight oats with luscious homemade chia seed jam mixed right in.  They’re a great meal prep breakfast! {GF, DF, V}

Chia jam overnight oats in jars on a server with berries on top

I hope all you moms out there had a fantastic Mother’s Day yesterday!  I celebrated with my mom on Saturday and spent yesterday hiking with my family.  I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to spend it!

I know this sounds funny but I always make my own Mother’s Day breakfast the day before.  I never want to go out to breakfast because it’s far too crowded, and I know I’ll get exactly what I want if I make it myself.

Call me a control freak or call me picky, but just don’t call me late for breakfast. 🙂

If I had enough fruit on hand to make more chia jam, I would have made these Chia Jam Overnight Oats again.  They’re my favorite overnight oats recipe right now and that’s saying a lot because I love every one of overnight oat recipes on my site.

Chia jam overnight oats in jars with berries on top

I don’t make overnight oats without chia seeds…period.  Normally I add them to the overnight oats themselves to help thicken the oats and give them a little more texture.

I got the idea to make overnight oats with jam when I first made my homemade chia seed jam.  I imagined the texture of the jam would be perfect stirred into my overnight oats, and it proved to be every bit as delicious as I thought it would be.

This such a fun new way to get chia seeds into my overnight oats. 🙂

What makes chia jam so special?

Chia seed jam is thick and fruity, and I love the texture of the chia seeds.  If you like your jam with a smoother consistency, you can certainly puree it in a food processor.

The chia seeds give the jam a great nutrition boost, and the best part is that the jam cooks up in 10-15 minutes!  The chia seeds absorb the excess liquid, so the jam thickens as it cools.

Visit my post How to Make Chia Seed Jam with Any Fruit to find out how to make your own.  There are (4) chia jam recipe variations in that post, or you can come up with your very own creation utilizing your favorite fresh or frozen fruit(s) super easily.

Chia jam overnight oats in jar with berries on top

Customize this recipe

  • I always make my overnight oats with almond milk, but you can use the milk of your choice.  I also love using maple syrup, but you can substitute that with your favorite sweetener as well.
  • Double the chia seed love by adding 2 tablespoons chia seeds to the overnight oats and add 1/2 cup more milk.  This will result in the overnight oats being even thicker, which I happen to love.
  • Add cinnamon as I’ve listed here, or change it up with my Homemade Chai Spice Mix, ground cardamom, grated citrus peel or vanilla extract depending on the flavor of your chia jam.
  • Last but not least, for gluten free overnight oats make sure to use certified gluten free oats in your recipe.
  • The toppings are where you can really have your fun!  Top with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes or even more chia seeds.

Chia jam overnight oats with jar of jam next to it

Prepping your overnight oats

Chia Jam Overnight Oats are a great meal prep option because they keep for up to 5 days.  Simply prepare the jam and allow to cool, then refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours until cool and thickened.

Prepare the oats around the same time as the jam, cover and chill for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.

Assemble by placing 2 tablespoons of chia jam in a mason jar and topping with the oats.  I’ve scaled the oats recipe for (4) servings but it really depends on the size of your mason jars.  Visit my Shop page to see my favorite jars.

In the morning, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

These Chia Jam Overnight Oats are like fun little fruit on the bottom yogurt cups, but they’re even more satisfying.  Creamy overnight oats meet luscious, fruity chia seed jam for a nutritious make ahead breakfast that nobody could deny.

This is a breakfast that I’ll be making for myself (and my family) time and time again. 🙂

Chia jam overnight oats in jars with berries on top

More overnight oat recipes:

Yield: 4 servings

Chia Jam Overnight Oats (GF, DF, V)

Chia jam overnight oats in jars on serving platter

Chia Jam Overnight Oats are creamy overnight oats with luscious homemade chia seed jam mixed right in.  They're a great meal prep breakfast! {GF, DF, V}

 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 8 tablespoons chia seed jam (see my post How to Make Chia Seed Jam with Any Fruit)
  • fresh fruit, nuts, chia seeds or coconut flakes, for serving (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Place the oats, almond milk, maple syrup and cinnamon in a bowl and stir well to combine.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight until the oats are soft and creamy.
  2. Divide the oats among (4) bowls and top with 2 tablespoons chia jam.  For meal prep, place 2 tablespoons of chia jam at the bottom of (4) mason jars and top with the oats (see my Shop page for my favorite jars).
  3. Top with your choice of toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • Total time above includes a minimum of 3 hours chilling time for the oats and the jam.
  • Double the recipe to have on hand during the week!  The oats keep for up to 5 days.
  • No chia jam?  Substitute with your favorite store bought jam.  If you're not using chia jam I highly suggest adding 2 tablespoons chia seeds to the oats with an additional 1/2 cup milk.  I don't make overnight oats without them!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 18gSugar: 21gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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