Matcha Overnight Oats

Matcha Overnight Oats

When most of my friends started to drink coffee in junior high / high school, I never got into the habit. I don’t really like the taste of coffee (but the smell is so good!), so I’ve slowly become a rather passionate tea drinker. I’ve known to drink and buy lots of tea, and we usually have a pretty extent variety of different flavors at home. I love green tea (like, really love it), but in the evenings I go for herbal teas like chamomile, or make a ‘potion’ out of chaga or reishi. A couple years ago I found matcha and fell for it instantly. I love the steady buzz it gives me and finally I was able to order a latte at a cafe, yay! I make my own matcha lattes with both water and plant milk and always add a bit of vanilla. Sometimes I add a bit of coconut butter too and blend it in my blender, so that the latte becomes very frothy. If I’m looking for a sweeter drink, I add a fresh date (to the blended version), or just a dollop of honey. In the summertime I’m all about iced matcha lattes, but before I get too much into that, I wanna tell you about this new love of mine, a.k.a. matcha overnight oats!

Matcha Overnight Oats (GF + V) | tuulia blog

This recipe is pretty much your basic overnight oats recipe (+ the matcha!) but I sweeten the porridge with a mashed banana. I love adding banana to all of my porridges and besides slicing it on top, it works well as a part of the ‘base’ too. And it’s a nice way to replace your basic sweeteners :)

Besides rambling about my love for matcha, I thought I’d share a few great links that I’ve found inspiring lately! A few years back I used to share this kind of stuff monthly but then gave up on the habit, so this is my way of bringing that tradition back in a relaxed, not-regular way, which seems to be my way of working. Enjoy the porridge + the links, friends!


I’ve been daydreaming about a vegan + gluten-free summer cake for a while now and this one looks so gorgeous, that I need to come up with a recipe soon!

The 10 things to remember this week. And every week.

Do you work from home? Read this and you’ll be laughing out loud tears in your eyes, like I did. And then I read it again. (And now I’m really into New Yorker too!)

These chickpea cookies with dark chocolate, YES PLEASE!

If you live in Helsinki, I strongly recommend eating in MAT at Iso Roobertinkatu. I go there way too much and love their vegan patties, and that gluten-free buckwheat bread!

I also love being out in the sun and sunbathing, but I try to be careful with my skin. My favorite sun screen has been the Puhdas+ sun screen but now I’m trying out a spray from Algamaris, which smells wonderful and spreads really well (they’re both natural cosmetics). So with these buddies, I’m all ready for a hot and steamy summer – hope you are too!

Matcha Overnight Oats (GF + V) | tuulia blog Matcha Overnight Oats (GF + V) | tuulia blog


Matcha Overnight Oats

notes: as I mentioned above, I use mashed banana to sweeten the porridge and it makes the porridge creamier too. if you’re not into bananas, you can use 1 to 2 teaspoons of your desired sweetener. 

serves one

1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 tbsp chia seeds
3/4 unsweetened almond milk (or other plant-based milk)
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 – 1 tsp matcha powder (depending on how strong you like it)
a pinch of vanilla powder
fresh berries, for serving

METHOD:

1. Measure the rolled oats, chia seeds, and almond milk in a bowl and mix well. Place the bowl in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight.

2. Slice the banana into small pieces and smash with a fork. Add the banana mash, matcha powder, and vanilla to the porridge and mix well. Add a little milk if the porridge feels too thick. Top the porridge with berries and enjoy!

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  1. I must say, I love my morning coffee! I do have matcha in my pantry but really have never given it a fair chance. All of your matcha drinks sound incredibly enticing (!!) but I’m really into this overnight oats version. It looks so incredibly creamy and refreshing, especially as we move in warmer weather. Xx, Jess

    • I’ve always been jealous of the “morning coffee moment” as I never learned to drink it haha! But I do love my tea so I understand the love for the routine :) And these oats are a nice change to the regular breakfast game! Thanks for stopping by and for always being so sweet Jess! <3

  2. Thank you for the lovely tag. ps. the very last book I purchased…N’Ice Cream ;). Putting my ice cream maker to work, trying new things, making too much ice cream and lacking in freezer space.