Vegan Overnight Poppy Seed Lemon Oats Recipe

overnight poppy seed lemon oats recipe

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of oats for breakfast when the temperature drops? This Overnight Poppy Seed Lemon Oats recipe is easy to prepare and nourishing to eat and is served warm or chilled. They require some advance planning, but they’re worth it. You can even prep them the night before your big hike or after a morning yoga session.

One of my favorite things about overnight oats is that they can be as rich and decadent or as light and nourishing as you choose.

This Overnight Poppy Seed Lemon Oats recipe has a bright, zesty flavor that works beautifully for a light breakfast.

They pack a hearty dose of fiber, potassium, and an easy-to-digest mix of healthy fats, proteins, and minerals that leave you feeling full and energized.

The lemon zest provides just enough flavor to make the oats pop, while the poppy seeds add some crunch and nuttiness. Combine them with all of the other great ingredients to make an amazing breakfast that’s hard to match. Enjoy!

This delicious lemon oats recipe is the perfect excuse to enjoy the sunshine and some quality time outside. If you are heading to the park for a hike or trail run, this delicious overnight lemon oats recipe will be an excellent post-run snack. If you’re traveling, there’s no better way to start your trip than with a cool bowl of Poppy Seed Lemon Oatmeal. Either way, you’re bound to be very pleased. This Overnight Poppy Seed Lemon Oats recipe is easy to prepare. Just mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl, set it in the refrigerator to chill, and enjoy.

For a more savory variation, simply replace the poppy seeds with pumpkin seeds, and serve over your favorite granola. For even more protein and nutrition, top with a generous scoop of fruit salsa or a small dollop of Greek yogurt.

overnight poppy seed lemon oats recipe

Overnight Poppy Seed Lemon Oats

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 2
Calories 263 kcal


  • Large Jar


  • 1/2 cup Quick or Regular Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbsp. Hemp Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. Poppy Seeds (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Soy Milk (or other plant-based milk)
  • 3/4 cup Sweetened Vanilla Coconut Yogurt
  • 1 Lemon Zest


  • Mix the oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, poppy seeds and lemon zest together in a large jar. Pour in the soy milk and coconut yogurt and mix again. Place into the fridge overnight. This makes an ideal grab and go breakfast in the morning.


Tip: To add more healthy fats and protein to these overnight oats, top with some pumpkin seeds. To reduce carbohydrate, use unsweetened vanilla yogurt and use a monk fruit or stevia sugar substitute.
Keyword dairy-free, gluten-free, oats, vegan

If you enjoy our Overnight Lemon Oats recipe, I’m sure you’ll like our Vegan Strawberry Smoothie Bowl recipe.

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