Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats.  Oh. My. Gosh.  This overnight oats recipe may be my most favorite so far.  If you love my Coconut Cream Larabars, you will love these overnight oats too!


coconut vanilla overnight oats


Coconut butter just makes everything a little better.  It is so rich and delicious!  I actually didn’t use cranberries in my recipe, I just thought the color was great for the photo. I may try adding them to the recipe next time. Raspberries would be a nice addition too.

I love using steel cut oats in my overnight oats, because I like the crunch.  If you like a smoother oatmeal, feel free to use rolled oats instead.  Both will work out fine in this easy overnight oats recipe.

Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats

Prep Time 5 min



  1. Throw all ingredients in a jar and mix very well.
  2. Store in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning.


Recipe Notes

I make 5 of these at a time and they hold up well. However, if you want to add fresh fruit, add it in right before you eat it. Everything else is fine to sit in the fridge. Enjoy!

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123 thoughts to “Coconut Vanilla Overnight Oats”

    1. Nope! That's what makes this so awesome. You can reheat it in the morning if you like. If you like soft oatmeal, use rolled oats. Steel cut oats will be slightly crunchy.
  1. May be another silly question- but do you throw the steel cut oats in raw? They are never cooked before you eat them? This looks delicious!
    1. Thank you! Yes. No cooking. The steel cut oats will still have a bit of a crunch, but if you use rolled oats, they will be totally smooth. I like the crunch of the steel cut oats, but not everybody does. :)
  2. I LOVE your overnight oatmeal! that is genius whoever thought of that! I also made the almond joy energy bites and they were a big hit as well...I don't know how I found your page, but I'm glad I did, and can't wait to try more...thank you! In return I would like to share this recipe I found, I thought it was good...
    1. Thanks Nancy! I'm glad you like the recipes. Thanks for sharing the quinoa recipe. I actually shared that on my Facebook page the other day. I am friendly with Liz from the Lemon Bowl. Those look good!
  3. Might be a newbie question.....just made this and the coconut butter (which I have never used before) solidified when I added the milk. When I attempted to stir the ingredients the coconut butter broke apart into smaller pieces but I'm still not sure I did this correctly. Is it supposed to be in chunks?
    1. Since it's thick like peanut butter, it will never get fully smooth. If you heat it up in the morning, you might get it to blend a bit more evenly. I hope you enjoyed it?
  4. Thanks so much for the recipe - I was so excited to wake up this morning because I knew my oats were waiting for me, lol. They were everything I had dreamed they would be and more - I'm now a convert! I'll be trying out more of your yummy recipes - thanks!
  5. Is the milk amount wrong on this? I had to add an additional 1/2 cup of milk, so 1 cup total. I warmed it up, and added a few Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips - delish!
    1. I like my oatmeal a little on the thick side. Sometimes I still need to add more milk in the morning. It's hard to guess how much liquid the chia seeds will absorb. Glad you liked it!
    1. Glad you like it! I am sorry I don't know the calories, but you can figure out a rough estimate on
  6. I would love to make this with the homemade coconut butter, but this recipe only calls for 1 T of it. Is there anything else I could use the coconut butter for or do you have any other recipes that use it??
  7. I love your overnight oats recipes. I'm losing weight to get healthy again. These are fabulous and I am so making this one again and for my fiancé so he can try them. Please keep posting and I'm wondering what steel cut oats are called here in Australia as we have quick oats and rolled oats that's it.
    1. I am so glad you like them! Not sure if steel cut oats go by another name. You can google image them to see what they look like. That may help you find them.
  8. Love all the overnight oat recipes you have! Each one we try is our new favorite! Quick question... Where did you get those cute squat jars? Looks like they're perfect for stuff like this. :)
  9. I stumbled onto your sight last fall while looking for alternatives to Nutri-grain bars, which we have not eaten since reading your Exposed article. I made the overnight oats for the first time then and my husband and I are now huge fans. This vanilla coconut one though has become my favorite! I did add the cranberries and think it is wonderful. The basic recipe is so versatile you can just add your own favorite ingredients for many different flavor combinations. Thanks for this great breakfast treat!
  10. I made this recipe this past weekend. I do try to keep track of my calorie intake. When I calculated the calories for a single serving it came up 432 calories. Does that seem right?
    1. The coconut butter will be high in calories. If you want to cut more calories and still enjoy the coconut flavor, you can cut out the sweetener or opt for stevia. Personally, I don't mind if it is 432 calories because it keeps me full all the way to lunch.
  11. Tried making these for the first time last week and my usually non-breakfast eating husband loved them (and so did I). I just made another batch for this week, thanks for converting him into a breakfast eater!
  12. Tried one of your overnight oats recipes last week and LOVED it! I made a variance of the one with applesauce and cinnamon, my kids really didn't like the flax, so I cut it out, added a little more maple syrup, then added small dried apple pieces from the farmer's market. Then they loved it too! It was like their favorite instant package but way better because everything was fresh and real ingredients :)
    1. You can, but the coconut oil might form into a solid clump. Maybe adding the soft coconut oil in the morning would work.

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