If you love matcha then you’ll love this recipe for Matcha Overnight Oats! These oats are light and creamy and perfect for a healthy breakfast that you can prepare the night before.

two cups of matcha overnight oats topped with yogurt

Matcha green tea oats

Matcha Oatmeal is a delicious way to incorporate matcha powder into your oats. But if you prefer overnight oats to warm oatmeal, this is the perfect recipe for you!

Matcha overnight oats are made by soaking oats in matcha powder and liquid ingredients overnight until the oats soften and absorb all the liquid. The result is a cold oatmeal that is slightly chewy, nutty and creamy and is ready to go when you wake up in the morning!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Easy to make. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and can be entirely in one bowl, in a large jar or even in individual jars that you can take on the go with you for breakfast.
  • Perfect for meal prep. Love to meal prep? Then this is the breakfast for you! Since it is prepared the night before, it’s completely ready to enjoy when you wake up in the morning and will last up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • Made for matcha lovers. If you love the taste of a matcha latte then you’ll love the taste of these overnight oats!

What type of matcha should I use in oats?

There are a couple of different types of matcha powders you can purchase to use at home. Let’s go over the two main types.

  1. Ceremonial grade matcha: this is the highest quality matcha that is made for drinking as tea or in lattes. Ceremonial-grade matcha is made with the youngest tea leaves, giving it a very smooth and creamy taste. This type of matcha will also have a vibrant green colour.
  2. Culinary grade matcha: this type of matcha is lower grade than ceremonial matcha, and is often cheaper to purchase. It has a slightly less creamy taste and can be a touch more bitter. Culinary matcha is often used in cooking and baking to make things like matcha energy balls or matcha muffins.

For this matcha overnight oats recipe, you can use culinary-grade matcha, since it is made for cooking and baking. (If you only have ceremonial grade matcha at home, you can definitely use that too if you prefer!)

Matcha overnight oats ingredients

  • Oats: I recommend using rolled oats for overnight oats as they give the oatmeal a chewy texture. You can also make this recipe with quick oats if you prefer.
  • Chia seeds: these add nutritional benefits to the oats and will also help to absorb the liquid in the oats.
  • Matcha powder: use culinary-grade matcha powder for this recipe.
  • Almond milk: you can substitute with any type of plant-based milk or dairy milk you like.
  • Coconut milk or yogurt: you can use either full-fat coconut milk or plain yogurt in this recipe. This will depend if you enjoy the tangy taste of yogurt in your oats. If you don’t like the taste of yogurt then use coconut milk!
  • Maple syrup: to sweeten the oats. You can substitute it with any type of sweetener you like.
  • Vanilla extract: for flavour. Matcha and vanilla are delicious together!

How to make matcha overnight oats

Step 1

Add the oats, chia seeds, matcha powder, almond milk, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl or to a jar. Mix together until combined.

Step 2

Cover the bowl or jar and place it in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours. The oats will thicken overnight in the fridge. Serve as is or with your favourite toppings.

Recipe variations

Make it high in protein: add a scoop of your favourite protein powder to the overnight oats to make them high in protein!

Make it superfood overnight oats: add a tablespoon of hemp seeds, flax seeds, cacao nibs, bee pollen, spirulina powder, maca powder or any other superfoods you love to these oats!

Make it gluten-free: while oats are technically free from gluten, some oats are made in facilities with gluten products and can be cross-contaminated. If you want to make sure these overnight oats are gluten-free, use gluten-free certified overnight oats.

Tips for making matcha overnight oats

  • Use rolled oats for the best texture. This will give the overnight oats a chewy and nutty texture that is delicious!
  • Double the recipe for meal prep. If you like to meal prep your breakfast, double this recipe to make 4 portions of overnight oats. You can store the oats in individual jars to have ready in the morning.
  • Add any mix-ins or toppings. Try adding any mix-ins or toppings you love to this recipe like nuts, seeds, nut butter, jam, berries and fruit.
  • Add more matcha powder if needed. This will depend on your personal taste. If you prefer a stronger taste of matcha, you can add more matcha powder to the recipe.

Overnight oats FAQ

How far in advance do I need to make overnight oats?

You need to make overnight oats at least 4 hours in advance so the oats have time to soak up the liquid. Ideally, overnight oats should be prepared the night before you want to eat them.

Do I need to use chia seeds in overnight oats?

You can skip the chia seeds in this recipe if you prefer. The chia seeds do help absorb some liquid and thicken the oats so the end product will be slightly thinner without the chia seeds. (You can also reduce the amount of liquid you add by 2-3 tablespoons.

How many calories are in matcha overnight oats?

Each serving of matcha overnight oats has 300 calories, 7.5 grams of fibre and 9 grams of protein.

Do matcha overnight oats have caffeine?

Yes. 1 teaspoon of matcha powder has roughly 70 milligrams of caffeine. So each serving of these oats would have 35 milligrams of caffeine.

What are the best containers for overnight oats?

We love Mason jars and Weck glass jars as you can prepare your overnight oats in the jar right away and close it airtightly. We have never experienced any leakage and recommend them if you eat breakfast on the go. Our favourite jar sizes are 8 oz and 16 oz, as they leave enough room for extra toppings.

How long do overnight oats last in the fridge?

Overnight oats will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge in a sealed container or jar.

a cup of matcha overnight oats topped with yogurt and matcha powder

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a cup of matcha overnight oats topped with yogurt and matcha powder

Matcha Overnight Oats

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Units Scale
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup yogurt or full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (can sub honey, agave etc.)


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl or a large jar and mix together to combine.
  2. Cover the bowl or jar and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning enjoy the oats with your favourite toppings.


Add any toppings you love to these overnight oats.

Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 9g

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