Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats | Dairy-Free

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Easy, healthy, and great for rushed mornings, overnight oats are already just about perfect. What’s not to love? We’ve put our spin on them and taken things over the top in the flavor department with our Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats. They’re sweetly spiced and perfectly creamy without being fussy.

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What you need 

Uncooked rolled oats: These are probably what you think of when you picture oatmeal. Any brand or variety of old-fashioned oats will do, just make sure they’re not instant as this recipe won’t work with those. Make sure to purchase oats with certified gluten-free processing if you or a loved one are gluten sensitive.

Unsweetened non-dairy milk: You can use any kind of plant milk you like. Oat and soy milk work quite well.

Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats ingredients

Raw almonds: Raw just means unsalted and unroasted. Almond pieces are typically cheaper than whole or sliced, but you can purchase whichever you prefer. If you want your almonds a little firmer, wait to add them to your oats until you’re ready to eat.

100% pure maple syrup: This means the only ingredient should be maple syrup. Grades A and B indicate flavor and color, with grade A being lighter in color and more delicate in flavor, and grade B darker with a more robust taste. Choose whichever sounds best to you.

Prepare your Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats 

Whether you live alone or have to leave the house before everyone else, we’ve got your individual breakfast-on-the-run needs covered.

We like to use lidded glass jars for this, but you can use any container you like.

Grab your container and add your oats, non-dairy milk, almonds, maple syrup, cardamom powder, and vanilla extract.

Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats

Stir well, cover, and place in the fridge overnight.

Overnight Oats variations

Then, when you’re ready to embrace your day (or running out of the house because you’re late), you can grab your jar of Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats and head out. Don’t forget a spoon!

Prepping for your family or want to get ahead of the morning chaos? Check out other ways to prep overnight oats.

vegan Overnight Oats

Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats

About 1 cup per serving
Author: Molly Patrick


One serving

  • cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (160 ml)
  • cup uncooked rolled oats (not instant) (55 g / see Notes if gluten-sensitive)
  • tablespoons raw almonds, chopped (20 g)
  • 2 teaspoons 100% pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Four servings

  • 2⅔ cups uncooked rolled oats (not instant) (215 g / see Notes if gluten-sensitive)
  • 2⅔ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (630 ml)
  • cup raw almonds, chopped (90 g)
  • 2⅔ tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup (55 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place all of the ingredients into a bowl or container and stir to combine. Cover and place in the fridge overnight, or about six hours.
  • The next morning, just stir, top with extra chopped almonds, and enjoy!


  • If gluten-sensitive, be sure to purchase oats with certified gluten-free processing.

Each serving is about one cup of oats. Don’t leave your oats in the fridge longer than 24 hours as they can get mushy. 

Flavor and topping variations 

Cardamom and vanilla are a delicious flavor combination, but there’s no need to limit yourself. Overnight oats are great with all manner of fun flavors, so don’t be afraid to mix it up. Find loads of ideas on how to make dairy-free overnight oats + six easy recipes.

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Have you tried our Cardamom Vanilla Overnight Oats and fallen in love with breakfast again? Let us know in the comments below.

Here’s to a breakfast that checks all the boxes.

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