Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

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Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe that uses old-fashioned oats soaked overnight in yogurt, milk, and brown sugar.

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Brown sugar overnight oats served in a bowl.
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About Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy, energy-packed, no-cook breakfast prepared with old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, and a few more simple ingredients.

All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl and let them soak for a few hours, and your healthy and filling breakfast is ready.

These overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

You can double or triple the recipe and meal-prep it. Transfer the oats to individual serving mason jars. You can now grab one jar and have it on the go.

These overnight oatmeal with brown sugar are also great as a mid-day snack or a healthy dessert.

This easy overnight oats recipe is also gluten-free and vegetarian and can be easily made vegan.

Ingredients

Brown sugar overnight oats ingredients 1

Old Fashioned Oats (Rolled Oats) are perfect for making overnight oats as they soak up the flavor well without getting mushy.

Instant oats (quick oats) get mushy and slimy, so I don’t recommend using them.

I would also not recommend steel cut oats, as they take a longer time to become soft.

Brown Sugar – I like to use dark brown sugar but you can use light brown sugar too.

Maple Syrup – It gives a refreshing taste to the oats. You can adjust it to your liking. You can replace maple syrup with agave nectar or honey.

Plain Yogurt – It gives a very subtle tanginess to overnight oats. You can also use Greek yogurt for extra creaminess.

Milk – Milk is used to soak oats. I personally like to use whole milk (full-fat milk) as it makes the overnight oatmeal creamy but you can use any type of milk you like.

Use skim or low-fat milk if you want a low-calorie breakfast.

If you want to make the recipe vegan, then skip dairy yogurt and dairy milk and use any plant-based yogurt and milk like coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk.

Cinnamon – It gives a spicy, sweet, and woody flavor.

Vanilla Extract – Use the best quality one.

Chia Seeds are optional, but they add to the creamy texture of overnight oats.

How To Make Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

Add the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir them together.

  • 1 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
All the ingredients added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Bowl covered with a plate.

Give the oats a stir.

Add some more milk if they are thick for your liking and stir well.

Check for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.

Milk added to soaked oats.

Transfer the oats into serving bowls and top with a pinch of cinnamon, 1-2 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1-2 tablespoon chopped pecans. Enjoy!

Ready brown sugar overnight oats.

Frequently Asked Questions

What else can be added to these oats?

This recipe can be supplemented with protein powder, whey protein, coconut flakes, dark chocolate chips, hemp seeds, etc.

Can I serve these oats warm?

Yes, you can. Heat them in a pan over the stovetop or microwave until they reach the desired temperature.

What are some more topping options?

You can top them with your favorite fruits such as strawberries, other berries, or bananas.
Add some granola, seeds, toasted flax seeds, or nuts to add a nice bite to the creamy oats.
Nut butter like almond, peanut, and pistachio butter are also great for topping overnight oats.

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Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe where old-fashioned oats are soaked overnight in yogurt, milk, and brown sugar (vegetarian, gluten-free, can be easily made vegan).
5 from 2 votes

Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats Recipe

Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe where old-fashioned oats are soaked overnight in yogurt, milk, and brown sugar.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Soaking Time: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (rolled oats)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (full-fat, low-fat or plant-based)
  • ½ cup whole milk (full-fat milk) (or skim, low-fat or plant-based milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
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Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and stir together.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Give the oats a stir.
  • Add some more milk if they are thick for your liking and stir well.
  • Check for sweetness and add more maple syrup if needed.
  • Transfer the oats into serving bowls and top with a pinch of cinnamon, 1-2 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1-2 tablespoon chopped pecans. Enjoy!

Video

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Notes

If you want to make the recipe vegan, skip dairy yogurt and milk and use any plant-based yogurt and milk, such as coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 379mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 163IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 210mg, Iron: 2mg
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