Easy Overnight Oats With Light Coconut Milk

Easy Overnight Oats With Light Coconut Milk

Let's be real, most of us struggle in the mornings, and by the time you need to leave or start work, you still haven't thought of breakfast. Meaning, you'll likely get something on the way or skip the most important meal of the day, neither of which is ideal.

We've put together this absolutely scrumptious recipe that will help you save dollars and stay full! Overnight oats are one of the easiest and most delicious breakfasts you can make! All you need is a bowl, oats, coconut milk (or any kind of milk), and your favorite fruit.

This is such a fun meal because you can literally do whatever you want with it. There are so many variations and combinations to put together that you can play around with. But this is an easy overnight oat 'base' recipe to make with our favorite lite coconut milk.

Overnight oats are not only easy to prep, but they're also packed with nutrients:



Oats are a good source of fiber. This means that they can help keep you feeling full and satisfied between meals. Additionally, fiber has been shown to promote digestive health and regularity. 

Oats are also naturally gluten-free. This makes them an excellent choice for people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free oats are also less likely to cause digestive upset than other grains that contain gluten, just check the label to make sure it hasn't been contaminated with gluten in production.

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk has many health benefits and can be used as a dairy replacement in many recipes. Light coconut milk has a lower fat content than full-fat coconut milk, which allows the oats to soak up the liquid a little more. Full-fat coconut milk can get thicker and more solid as it gets colder.

Coconut milk is a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. It is also a good source of healthy fats, including lauric acid which has been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Coconut milk also contains other beneficial compounds, such as cytokines.

Chia seeds

Chia Seeds

One ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contains 11 grams of fiber, which is quite high. This makes them great for promoting regularity and preventing constipation. Additionally, the soluble fiber in chia seeds can help lower cholesterol levels and keep blood sugar levels in check.

Another benefit of chia seeds is that they're high in protein. One ounce of chia seeds contains 4 grams of protein, which is more than most other plant-based foods. This makes them a great option for vegetarians and vegans who need to boost their protein intake. 

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe


1/2 Cup Rolled Oats (you don't want to use instant oats otherwise it will get too mushy)

1 Tablespoon chia seeds

1 can Thai Coco Coconut Milk Lite

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)

1 Tablespoon desiccated coconut flakes

Pinch of salt


  1. Add the oats, chia seeds, light coconut milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, desiccated coconut flakes, and salt to a jar or Tupperware of your choice, as long as it has a lid.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, making sure the oats and chia seeds are covered in coconut milk.
  3. Put the lid on and let the container sit in the fridge overnight, for a minimum of 6 hours.
  4. The next morning, stir the mixture again and top with fresh fruit and yogurt, or other toppings of your choice!

Each container can sit in the fridge for up to 4 days, which means you can batch make some for the week. If this is the case, then we suggest leaving out fruit; otherwise, it will get soggy and probably not be as pleasant to eat.

Topping ideas

  1. Peanut butter and sliced apple pieces
  2. Dark chocolate and sliced almonds
  3. Blueberries and Strawberries
  4. Sliced bananas and peanut butter

This overnight oats recipe is bound to become a staple in your home! Let us know if you make it, and feel free to tag us on Facebook or Instagram with a picture of how you've used this recipe.

For other coconut milk or coconut cream recipes, check out our blog!

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