Matcha Coconut Chia Overnight Oats

Matcha overnight oats are an easy overnight oats recipe with matcha green tea, coconut and chia seeds.  They’re a delicious vegan and gluten free breakfast!

jar of matcha overnight oats with coconut on top a spoon with green tea

I’ve always enjoyed green tea, but in the past several months I just can’t seem to get enough of it.  What are your feelings about matcha?

As you already know, I’m a huge coffee lover.  I’ve had to cut back on it for a variety of reasons, so instead of a second cup of coffee, I reach for matcha green tea, or a matcha green tea latte.

I’ve really grown to love matcha green tea lattes, sans sweetener, so I make them at home with almond or coconut milk.  

Since I love my overnight oats so much, I decided to add matcha powder to my overnight oats recipe one day. 

Needless to say, I was instantly hooked!

matcha overnight oats in a jar with coconut on top

Matcha overnight oats

I went live on Instagram a few weeks ago after I made my second batch of these matcha overnight oats, and took a poll asking if people wanted the recipe.  

70% said yes, so here ya go!

These oats are creamy and satisfying, and green tea and coconut milk are truly a matcha made in heaven. šŸ™‚

Matcha green tea powder has a bitter flavor on its own, but it works perfectly in this recipe with the richness of coconut milk and just enough maple syrup to balance the flavors.

I love preparing my overnight oats with coconut milk because of the richness that it adds. Coconut milk makes for the creamiest overnight oats!  I’ve also added unsweetened shredded coconut in this recipe for even more coconut flavor and added texture.

I always prepare my overnight oats with chia seeds because they help thicken the oats, and they add even more nutrition.

overhead shot of matcha overnight oats with coconut flakes

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are old fashioned rolled oats soaked in liquid overnight.  The oats absorb the liquid, which results in a soft, creamy texture.

Steel cut oats may also be used — check out my overnight steel cut oats.

How to make matcha overnight oats

The glory of overnight oats recipes is that there’s no cooking involved.  It literally takes 5 minutes to prep this recipe!

  • Place the oats, chia seeds, matcha powder, shredded coconut, coconut milk and maple syrup in a medium bowl and stir until combined.  
  • Cover and chill overnight until the oats are soft and creamy.
  • Stir the overnight oats before serving, and top with coconut flakes, sliced almonds, or your favorite fresh fruit.

matcha overnight oats collage

Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?

Overnight oats may be eaten warm or cold.  I normally eat mine cold, but my boys prefer them warm. 

If you enjoy yours warm, simply microwave for 30-45 seconds, stir and enjoy!

Recipe tips and substitutions

  • Use coconut milk and gluten free oats to make these overnight oats vegan and gluten-free.
  • I used refrigerated coconut milk such as So Delicious, but you may also used full fat or light canned coconut milk.
  • If you wish to omit the chia seeds, decrease the amount of coconut milk by 1/2 cup (2 cups total).
  • Oats are a great meal prep breakfast!  Portion into jars and enjoy your overnight oats for up to 4 days.

matcha overnight oats in a jar with coconut on top and spoon

See all of my breakfast recipes for more inspiration!

More overnight oats recipes:

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Blueberry overnight oats

Chai spiced overnight oats

Cherry overnight oats

Chia jam overnight oats

Coconut overnight oats

Peanut butter banana overnight oats

Matcha Coconut Chia Overnight Oats

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Matcha overnight oats are creamy, no cook oats with the goodness of matcha green tea, coconut and chia seeds.Ā  They're a delicious, gluten-free and vegan meal prep breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (I use refrigerated coconut milk such as So Delicious or Silk)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • optional garnishes: unsweetened raw coconut flakes, fresh fruit or nuts

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, coconut, chia seeds and matcha in a medium bowl. Add the coconut milk and maple syrup, and stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and chill up to 6 hours or overnight.
  3. In the morning, stir well and serve with additional unsweetened raw coconut flakes, nuts or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use coconut milk and gluten free oats to make these overnight oats vegan and gluten-free.
  • I used refrigerated coconut milk such as So Delicious, but you may also used full fat or light canned coconut milk.
  • If you wish to omit the chia seeds, decrease the amount of coconut milk by 1/2 cup (2 cups total).
  • Oats are a great meal prep breakfast! Portion into jars and enjoy your overnight oats for up to 4 days.
  • I prefer my oats cold, but they may be heated for 30-40 seconds in the microwave before you enjoy them if you prefer them warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 15mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 7g Protein: 5g
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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