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Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats

Wake up to a mason jar full of these easy-to-make Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats—the perfect meal prep breakfast recipe! Simply combine old-fashioned rolled oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and milk, refrigerate overnight.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups milk regular or plant-based
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pecans coarsely chopped, toasted


  • Combine Oats and Milk. In four 8-oz. mason jars place equal amounts of the oats, milk and vanilla in each. (½ cup oats, ½ cup milk, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla in each.) Stir to mix well.
    2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups milk
  • Top with Sweetener. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup. Pour a quarter of this mixture in each of the jars over the oats. Refrigerate the oats for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    3 Tbsp. brown sugar, 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • Toast Pecans and Serve. Just before serving, toast pecans at 325 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Divide pecans and sprinkle in each jar. Serve with additional cinnamon and maple syrup, if desired, and enjoy!
    ¼ cup pecans



**This recipe can either be made in two larger mason jars, each holding two servings, or four smaller mason jars, each containing one single serving.
Prep-Ahead Instructions:
This recipe is perfect to prep ahead. Simply combine all of the ingredients, except the pecans, in a jar. Leave in the refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
Storage Directions:
Prepared jars will last in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days.
Recipe Tips
  • Get rolling. Stick with old-fashioned rolled oats rather than quick or steel-cut oats for the best results.
  • Make it work. While maple syrup and brown sugar add to the classic flavor, you can easily change it up with different sweeteners.
  • Wait for it. Don't add the toasted pecans until you're about to dig into this brown sugar oatmeal recipe.
  • Add some fuel. An easy way to feel full longer is to include some optional add-ins, like protein powder, flax seeds, or chia seeds.
  • Go big. Whip up a double batch of this oatmeal and have breakfast taken care of all week.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 2mg