Overnight Oats with Quinoa

Get ready to jazz up your mornings with our Overnight Quinoa with Hemp, Chia, and Coconut—your ticket to a breakfast fiesta that’s not only crazy delicious but also super easy to whip up! We’re ditching the ordinary oats for some quinoa magic, and trust me, it’s a game-changer.

Overnight Oats with Quinoa


  • If you’re not into overnight oats, try overnight quinoa – a simple and tasty switch.
  • Packed with protein, this breakfast keeps you full until lunchtime.
  • Make a batch ahead for stress-free mornings or a household breakfast.
  • Customize with your favorite toppings – strawberries and coconut are a hit!
  • Enjoy a delicious creamy breakfast that’s good for you and looks great too!

Why Overnight Oats with Quinoa?

The Overnight Quinoa recipe offers a delicious alternative to traditional overnight oats. The cooked quinoa, with hemp hearts, chia seeds, coconut milk, and flavorful additions, creates a creamy and nutritious breakfast.

This option is ideal for those who might not enjoy the chewy texture of raw oats. It’s a filling meal, easy to prep in advance, and can be customized with various toppings, making it a versatile and satisfying morning option.

How to Make Overnight Oats with Quinoa

Combine cooked quinoa, hemp hearts, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and coconut milk in a jar, refrigerate overnight, and enjoy a creamy, protein-packed breakfast that keeps you full until lunch. Experiment with your favorite toppings for added flavor and texture.

Overnight Oats with Quinoa

Overnight Oats with Quinoa Recipe

Yield: Serves 2-4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

So, grab your favorite jar or bowl because we're about to make your mornings much more exciting!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (preferably made ahead and allowed to cool)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (or refrigerated box kind)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Optional toppings: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana slices


  • Large jar or bowl for mixing
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Sealing container or cover for refrigeration


Let's begin with the step-by-step guide!

Step 1: Prepare the Quinoa

Prepare the Quinoa

Cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package instructions.

Allow the quinoa to cool, preferably making it the night before or a few hours earlier to ensure it's slightly drier.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

Combine Ingredients

In a large jar or bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, hemp hearts, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla extract, full-fat coconut milk, sea salt, and a pinch of cinnamon.

Step 3: Mix Well

mix well

Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure even distribution of ingredients. This helps prevent clumps of chia seeds from sticking together and ensures they absorb the liquid properly.

Step 4: Refrigerate Overnight

Seal the jar or cover the bowl and refrigerate the mixture overnight. The quinoa will absorb the liquid, and the mixture will thicken, resulting in a creamy texture.

Step 5: Serve

The next morning, your overnight quinoa is ready to be enjoyed. It will have a thick and creamy consistency.

Step 6: Optional Toppings

Feel free to get creative with toppings. In the guide, strawberries were arranged for an aesthetically pleasing look, but you can use any berries or fruits you prefer.

Strawberries and coconut create a delightful combination, but blueberries, raspberries, or banana slices work equally well.

Step 7: Storage

This recipe is great for meal prepping. The amount provided can serve 2 to 4 people. If you're preparing breakfast for a few days, this overnight quinoa can be stored in the fridge for a convenient and filling morning meal.

Step 8: Enjoy

Overnight Oats with Quinoa

Revel in the luscious and creamy texture of the overnight quinoa. Packed with protein and nutrition from quinoa, hemp seeds, and chia seeds, this breakfast will keep you full until lunchtime.


Can I use uncooked quinoa in this recipe?

It’s recommended to use cooked quinoa in this recipe. Pre-cooking helps the quinoa become drier, allowing it to absorb the liquid more effectively and contributing to the desired creamy texture.

Can I substitute ingredients if I don’t have hemp hearts or chia seeds?

You can customize this recipe to your liking. Consider using flax, sunflower, or other nuts and seeds for added texture and nutrition.

How long does it take for the mixture to thicken in the refrigerator?

The mixture thickens overnight as it sits in the refrigerator. By the next morning, it should have a creamy consistency. Stirring well before refrigerating ensures proper absorption.

 Can I use light coconut milk instead of full-fat coconut milk?

Full-fat coconut milk provides a richer and creamier texture, but you can use light coconut milk if you prefer a lighter option. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preferences.

Can I make this recipe ahead for meal prep?

This overnight quinoa is excellent for meal prep. Prepare a larger batch, store it in sealed jars or containers, and enjoy a convenient and filling breakfast for several days.

Are there alternatives to strawberries for toppings?

Yes, feel free to experiment with various fruits. Blueberries, raspberries, banana slices, or any other berries work well. Choose your favorite fruits or what you have available.

Can I add sweeteners other than maple syrup?

 Adjust the sweetness to your liking. Honey or agave nectar can be used as alternatives to maple syrup.

How long does the overnight quinoa stay fresh in the fridge?

The overnight quinoa can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Ensure it’s sealed properly to maintain freshness.

Can I heat the overnight quinoa before serving?

While it’s typically enjoyed cold, you can warm it up. Add a splash of coconut milk or water and heat gently on the stove or microwave.

Is this recipe suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free, making it an excellent option for those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.


Alright, we’ve just rocked the kitchen with our Overnight Quinoa creation! As you polish off that last spoonful, pat yourself on the back for embracing a morning ritual that’s both tasty and nutritious. Feel free to mix things up—add your favorite fruits, go wild with toppings—because breakfast should be as fun as it is delicious.

Here’s to starting your day on a high note, one delightful bowl of quinoa goodness at a time. Keep those creative culinary vibes flowing, and may your mornings be as bright as your breakfast smiles!

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