Maple Walnut Overnight Oats

Maple Walnut Overnight Oats

Feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast with these creamy maple walnut overnight oats!

To me, there’s no better breakfast than oatmeal. Yes, I love a short-stack of blueberry pancakes and breakfast tacos are so my summer jam, but no matter how great those breakfasts taste I’m always beyond excited to dig into a jar of overnight oats the next day. Plus, there are so many flavor combinations of oats you can try – including these maple walnut ones!

Maple Walnut Oats 4

Walnuts + pure maple syrup + rolled oats = breakfast dream team. While I’ve had walnuts as a garnish on top of oatmeal before, I really wanted them to be the star of this recipe. So, rather than just sprinkling them over the oats, I ground up ¼ cup of walnuts in the food processor and substituted them in for half of the rolled oats. Not only does this give your oatmeal a wonderful crunchy texture, but it also provides a serious nutrition boost.

Just 1-oz of walnuts contains 2.5 grams of essential plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – important for brain and heart health! – 4 grams of protein, and 2 grams of filling fiber. Needless to say, walnuts are a great addition to a healthy diet! Plus they are so versatile – roast them for a snack, bake them into cookies, blend them for a smoothie, puree them for a creamy nut butter, stir-fry them with veggies, or sprinkle them over a bowl of Thai peanut noodles – you can’t go wrong!

So here’s a toast to dessert flavors in a heart-healthy breakfast!  

“I received free samples of California walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Walnut Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

Maple Walnut Overnight Oats

Feel like you’re having dessert for breakfast with these creamy maple walnut overnight oats!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy, Oatmeal, Overnight, Vegetarian, Walnuts
Servings: 1
Author: The Healthy Toast


For the oats

  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seed
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup – ½ cup of milk of choice depending on how liquidy you like your oats
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Optional Toppings

  • Extra whole walnuts
  • Maple syrup drizzle
  • Fresh blueberries or banana slices


  • Blend walnuts in food processor until it looks almost like small grains of sand (before it turns into a powder)
  • Place walnuts,oats, and chia seeds into a seal-able container (I prefer using mason jars). Stir in milk, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. Add a dash of cinnamon and stir until ingredients are well combined.
  • Place container in the fridge overnight. In the morning, grab your oats for a great on-the-go breakfast, or if you have time sit down and enjoy! Also feel free to add walnuts, maple syrup, and/or fruit (such as blueberries or banana slices).


Nutrition facts (based on 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk): 400 calories, 25 g fat, 35 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 17 g protein.

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  • Bethany @ athletic avocado AvatarBethany @ athletic avocado7 years ago

    This “dream team breakfast” recipe is literally perfection! I’m sure it tastes like french toast in oatmeal form! YUM!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast7 years ago

      Thanks Rachel! Yes that’s a perfect way to describe it 😀

  • Courtney AvatarCourtney7 years ago

    I love overnight oats, and maple and walnut is such a great combination! This looks like a perfect breakfast.

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast7 years ago

      Thanks Courtney! I know, after years of eating overnight oats I’m surprised I had never put the two together. Definitely a cozy and filling breakfast.

  • Rachel @ Delicious Balance AvatarRachel @ Delicious Balance7 years ago

    These look amazing! Great photos, too!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast7 years ago

      Thank you Rachel! I hope you give them a try 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine AvatarRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine7 years ago

    Maple is always such a comforting flavor! What a wonderful healthy breakfast!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast7 years ago

      I agree, it always makes me feel cozy inside 🙂 Thanks Rebecca!

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