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Easy Chai Overnight Oats

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Chai Overnight Oats

These chai overnight oats are an easy,  healthy and delicious breakfast. You can enjoy them on the go or at your leisure at home. We’re sharing a few ways to make them from mixing our own chai spice to an even quicker option.

chai spice overnight oats

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are basically oatmeal that you don’t have to cook. You mix up the ingredients (we do them in jars) such as the oats, your milk of choice (can include cow’s milk, almond milk, coconut milk and more), put it in the fridge overnight and voila you’ve got a creamy, healthy, delicious, tummy filling breakfast.

chai overnight oats recipe

Many people eat them cold if they’re taking them on the go. I like to warm mine up in the microwave for about a minute. When I worked outside of the home, especially when my day started early I would take it to work and warm it up there and eat in my office. Do what you like best.

chai overnight oats recipe

Why overnight oats?

Overnight oats like this chai overnight oats recipe are an easy meal prep option where you can make as much or as little as you want AND it’s so versatile. Want to change the flavour?

Make sure to PIN this Chai Latte Overnight Oats recipe!

These chai overnight oats are an easy,  healthy and delicious breakfast. You can enjoy them on the go or at your leisure at home.

No problem? Want to add different spices, fruit, use almond milk or coconut milk instead? You got it, you’ve got so many choices. Here’s a few more reasons why we love overnight oats:

  • Easy to make ahead of time It can literally take just a few minutes whenever you have time. Mix the ingredients, put it in the fridge and the next day boom you’ve got a great breakfast.
  • Versatility You can make as little or as much as you like of this chai overnight oats recipe or any overnight oats recipe. You can also customize them to fit your dietary needs and personal taste. Want a different flavour, go for it.
  • Nutritious not only are they yummy but they are full of nutrients and you can make it as nutrient dense as you like. You can add chia seeds, collagen and more, it’s your choice and you’ve got lots of choices.

chai latte overnight oats

One of the best things about overnight oats is that they are super customizable! You can easily make tweaks to suit your dietary needs or preferences. Need them to be vegan, gluten-free, or lower in sugar? No problem-o! We cover all sorts of substitutions you can make in our in-depth overnight oats post, but here are some specific suggestions for these chai spiced overnight oats:

  • Sweetener options: Skip the sugar. You can use honey, stevia, monk fruit sweetener or your favourite sweetener of choice. Some people use a ripe banana.

chai overnight oats recipe

Check out some of our other overnight oats variations and our other recipes!

or how about some overnight chia seed puddings?

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Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Let’s get to this easy peasy chai overnight oats recipe shall we?

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Easy Chai Overnight Oats

Easy Chai Overnight Oats

These chai overnight oats are an easy,  healthy and delicious breakfast. You can enjoy them on the go or at your leisure at home.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes


  • Chai Spice Mix (You only need 2 tsp of the mix for this recipe. Store the rest in an airtight container)
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Overnight Oats
  • Use 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of your Chai Spice Mix
  • 2 cups of milk *See notes
  • 2 tbsp sugar **See notes
  • 1 cup of quick oats
  • *see notes for a super quick alternative to the Chai spice mix


  1. Place all ingredients (only use 1 1/2 to 2 tsp of the chai spice mix) into a large mason jar, stir and let sit overnight.
  2. Scoop into bowls or cups and then garnish with nuts and granola if you want.


Alternatively instead of making your own Chai spice mix you can buy it pre-made or you can take a chai tea bag and soak it in the jar with the other ingredients overnight and remove the next day.

* Alternatives to cow's milk: Almond milk and coconut milk

**Alternative sweeteners, Honey, stevia, monk fruit sweetener, maple syrup

chai spice overnight oats

What do you think? Does this Chai Overnight Oats recipe look super easy or what? You can of course add fruits to it if you like. Remember overnight oats are versatile and you can’t go wrong if it’s a flavour you like!

chai overnight oats recipe

If you try this recipe make sure to let me know how you liked it and any variations you tried that you loved.

By on October 17th, 2021

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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3 thoughts on “Easy Chai Overnight Oats”

  1. What an interesting flavor, I will have to try it! Overnight oats are the best, I do not like cooking first thing in the morning. It is nice to have something ready to eat when you wake up.

  2. I haven’t made overnight oats before. I usually just cook them on the stovetop, but the combination of spices in this sounds delicious and I am excited to try making them this way.

  3. I love this idea here , making breakfast much easier for me. Can you please tell me which Chai Spice Mix that you use, I want to make sure I purchase the right one.


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