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How to Make Overnight Oats

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Prep

10 minutes

Yield

1

In this recipe I'll show you how to make overnight oats in 10-minutes. Prep these on Sunday and have them ready in the fridge for the week!

I’m all about easy recipes lately that can be made in just a jar. They’re cute, take no time to make, and they make for quick, easy, grab-and-go meals for my busy lifestyle. For this recipe I’m going to show you how to make overnight oats. A great, healthy breakfast option! 

Overnight oats in a jar on a cutting board

Why you’ll love these overnight oats: 

  • 10-Minutes: I promised you quick and these only take 10-minutes to prep/make 
  • Easy: Made with simple ingredients, you can whip up a bunch of these to have on hand for the week
  • Filling: This is a great, healthy, filling breakfast to have to start off your day 

Ingredients you'll need before I show you how to make overnight oats

Ingredient Notes: 

Oats: Cooking or rolled oats are the best option here because they soak up the liquid overnight, leaving you with a creamy (not mushy) texture. 

Jam: I used raspberry jam but you can omit this, add fresh fruit instead, or swap it for whatever jam you have on hand. 

Overnight oats in a jar with a spoon in them

How to make overnight oats: 

  1. Add the oats, almond milk, and honey to a 500ml / 16 oz jar, mix to combine.
  2. Transfer into the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours or overnight.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the raspberry jam and chia seeds. Set aside.
  4. When you are ready to enjoy your oats, arrange the sliced banana, hemp seeds, raspberry chia jam (as much or as little as you’d like), and chopped dark chocolate on top.
  5. Mix together and enjoy this delicious, healthy breakfast!

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

Tip for Quick Serving: If you’re going to be on the go, add your toppings once the oats are ready before leaving your home! 

How can I make this vegan? Make this dairy-free by using your favorite vegan yogurt. Use any plant-based milk to make it nut-free. Then sub honey for maple syrup or agave. 

Customize: Customize your oats by adding or swapping ingredients! Use any nut butter, seeds, berries, granola, nuts, spices, drizzle honey, or maple syrup- the list goes on. Say hello to your new favorite breakfast!

Storage: Store prepared overnight oats in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Overnight oats in a jar with a spoon in them

How to Make Overnight Oats

5 from 16 votes
In this recipe I'll show you how to make overnight oats in 10-minutes. Prep these on Sunday and have them ready in the fridge for the week!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 651 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup cooking OR rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam save this jam with the chia seeds for later too, don't use all at once
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ - ½ cup Greek or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 – 3 tbsp dark chocolate chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add the oats, almond milk, and honey to a 500ml / 16 oz jar, mix to combine.
  • Transfer into the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours or overnight.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the raspberry jam and chia seeds. Set aside.
  • When you are ready to enjoy your oats, arrange the sliced banana, hemp seeds, raspberry chia jam (as much or as little as you'd like), and chopped dark chocolate on top.
  • Mix together and enjoy this delicious, healthy breakfast!

Video

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Notes

If you’re going to be on the go, add your toppings once the oats are ready before leaving your home! 
Make this dairy-free by using your favorite vegan yogurt.
Use any plant-based milk to make it nut-free. 
Customize your oats by adding or swapping ingredients! Use any nut butter, seeds, berries, granola, nuts, spices, drizzle honey, or maple syrup- the list goes on. Say hello to your new favorite breakfast!
Store prepared overnight oats in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 97.8g | Protein: 25.3g | Fat: 17.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 18.5mg | Sodium: 153.9mg | Fiber: 12.2g | Sugar: 47.2g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Jenn

5 stars
Fabulous, you always have the best ideas for breakfast!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, jen!

samantha

5 stars
I love this recipe! I never thought I would be adding yogurt to my overnight oats but now I’ll never go back!

Maria Koutsogiannis

right? so fun hey!

Crystal

5 stars
So so good, had it this morning, leaving this comment right now on my lunch break!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, crystal!

Eftihia

5 stars
Amazing! I love that you can prepare it the night before. It saves you a lot of time in the morning-

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much hun!

Trina

5 stars
I love this! At the moment, I don’t have fruits but I have seeds and I have to say the base is just as satisfying without fruit!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

right, isn’t it just so versatile!

Zandra

5 stars
This has officially become my favorite breakfast! You’re such a nutcracker when it comes to recipe creating!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yay! I love that for you so much!

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