Overnight Oats

This is one of our favorite go-to recipes. Not only are overnight oats much richer and creamier than quick packaged oats that you make in the morning in five minutes or less, but soaking the oats overnight increases their digestibility and makes it easier for your body to absorb their nutrients, especially if your digestion is compromised from treatment or cancer itself. Their soft, gentle texture makes this an ideal breakfast for anyone experiencing dry or sore mouth/throat. Try adding some cinnamon or fresh berries for some extra sweetness.

Overnight Oats

Serving Size: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
Boost your oatmeal:
  • Handful of walnuts, almonds or pecans
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Drizzle of maple syrup


  1. Before bed, combine the oats and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for 1 minute and then turn the burner off and cover the pot with a lid.
  3. Leave the covered pot sitting on the stove top overnight.
  4. When you are ready to eat breakfast in the morning, heat up the oats on the stove and add dairy-free milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and ginger to the pot.
  5. Top with some of our suggestions or add your own.
Overnight Oats
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