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Maple French Toast Overnight Oats

Maple French Toast Overnight Oats a creamy, spoonable overnight oats recipe with a perfect blend of warming cinnamon, nutty nutmeg, creamy vanilla, with maple notes. This maple overnight oat recipe was inspired by the classic breakfast favorite, French toast, and maple syrup.

Oats topped with pecans in a glass jar with a spoon.
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The beginning of Fall is my favorite time of year, and besides the cool crisp weather, it comes with the morning weekday rush, school and scheduling pick-ups, after-school activities, work, errands, and dinner, to name a few!

There’s very little time in the mornings to waste with all that going on, so my no-cook overnight oat recipe is a perfect time-saving hack. 

French Toast Overnight Oats are not only packed with heart-healthy and cholesterol-reducing properties, but it’s also a delicious way for you and your family to enjoy a wholesome breakfast.

Why You’ll Love This No-Cook Maple French Toast Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Simple, basic pantry ingredients for a one-dish meal.
  • Easy and delicious, with minimal prep time overnight oats “cook” in the fridge.
  • Creamy porridge with a classic French toast flavor you’ll love!
  • In many ways, no-cook overnight oats are healthier than cooked oatmeal.
  • A great source of important vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Bag of old fashioned oats spilling out onto a table.

Fun Facts About No-Cook Overnight Oats Recipes

Oats are gluten-free whole grains, rich in dietary fiber, high in antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols.

The long, slow “cooking” process occurs when starch in the oat breaks down as the liquid is absorbed. During this process, another benefit of making no-cook overnight oats is the level of natural phytic acid, sometimes called an “anti-nutrient,” is reduced. (Anti-nutrient is just a fancy way to say a substance interferes with the absorption of other nutrients.)

Three bags of Bob's Red Mill oats.

I like to use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats as the base because they are sourced gluten-free and packaged in Bob’s Red Mill’s 100 % gluten-free facility.  

Those following a gluten-free diet can enjoy using them for maple french toast overnight oats knowing they are tested every step of the way to ensure gluten-free status. Plus, they are kiln-toasted, which gives them a wholesome flavor.

Oats are an incredibly versatile whole grain. You can use them to make oatmeal cookies, granola bars, topping for coffee cakes, cobblers, granola, bread, pancakes, muffins – you get the idea.

You should try my Cracklin’ Oat Bran Clone recipe for another healthy breakfast option and easily made ahead for a busy week!

Ingredients

For this delicious overnight oat recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Roll Oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup vanilla-flavored almond or soy milk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Toasted pecans, chopped (optional)

Instructions

1. Measure 1 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats into a measuring cup. Add ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and stir.

Teaspoon of cinnamon being poured into measuring cup with oats.

2. Pour the oats into a mug or jar.

Glass jar with old fashioned oats.

3. Add 1 cup of vanilla-flavored soy or almond milk that has been mixed with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Pouring milk into a glass jar filled with oats.

4. Top with chopped pecans before eating, if desired.

Overnight Maple French Toast Oat Tips

  • No-cook overnight oats can be enjoyed cold or heated (just microwave them for 40-60 seconds on HIGH or until the desired temperature). 
  • Don’t “wing it” with the oat and nut milk ratio, too much liquid and you’ll get cement-like oats.
  • Assemble and portion out dry ingredients into several mason jars and store in a cool dry place until ready for use; just add your liquid and refrigerate as needed.

Variations and Substitutions

Old-fashioned oats are considered the best for no-cook overnight oats; although you can use other types of oats on hand, you may need to vary the liquid and soaking time.

Vanilla Almond Milk can also be substituted with various nut milks or regular milk. You might want to add a few drops of vanilla extract for the creamy flavor note it brings to french toast.

It’s easy to charge up overnight french toast oats, so here are a few additions that shouldn’t impact the french toast flavor:

Once you’ve enjoyed maple french toast overnight oats and are ready for a flavor twist, you can add all kinds of fun stuff:

  • Butterscotch Morsels
  • Golden Raisins
  • Nut butter
  • Toasted Pecans*
  • Organic Coconut Flakes
  • Honey
  • Frozen Berries
  • Plain or Flavored Yogurt
  • Banana Slices
  • Vanilla Protein Powder

If you like pecans, toast some chopped pecans at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, allow them to cool, and store in an airtight container or zip-top bag. You can do this the night before and then top the oats prior to eating.

Glass jar with oats and pecan pieces.

Overnight Maple French Oats

Overnight Maple French Oats are made with the flavors that go into making classic French toast – nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Roll Oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup vanilla flavored almond or soy milk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • Toasted pecans chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large mug.
  • Stir in milk of choice and maple syrup.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with chopped pecans prior to eating, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 166mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g
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The beauty of Maple French Toast Overnight Oats is that you simply place your ingredients in your mug, stir, refrigerate, and leave alone until the morning, and voilà – breakfast is ready.

Glass jar with oats and pecan pieces.

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I loved it! Had a doubt, can kids eat this? I made one of the recipes with True Elements Rolled Oats and it turned out really well, you should also try! So I wanted to try the same for my kids. Please do let me know !

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