I’ve been getting lots of questions on my Instagram about how I make my Overnight Oats. If you google “Overnight Oats” you will find hundreds of different ways to make them, but the basic idea is that you soak oats in some form of liquid in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can just pull your oats out of the fridge, and they are ready to eat! I love making overnight oats to save time on busy weekday mornings.
How to Make Overnight Oats
The basic ingredients you will need for this Overnight Oats recipe are: plain greek yogurt, almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla), rolled / old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, and a fruit of choice (optional).
Start with a large jar or tupperware of choice. First, put 1/3 cup oats in your jar.
Then add 1/3 cup each of almond milk and greek yogurt. I use plain greek yogurt because I like to sweeten my oats with fresh or frozen fruit, although feel free to use a flavored greek yogurt if you wish.
Next, add 1 teaspoon of chia seeds and mix everything up! Note: chia seeds are NOT optional for overnight oats. They play the essential role of thickening the oats overnight.
I then like to top everything off with about 1/4 cup of frozen fruit. As I have mentioned before, I love buying frozen fruit because I never have to worry about it going bad if I don’t eat it fast enough. In this recipe the frozen fruit will defrost in the fridge overnight, so the berries will be juicy and ready to eat in the morning.
And, that’s it! Put the lid on your jar or tupperware and place it in the fridge overnight. Wake up, stumble into the kitchen, pull your jar from the fridge, grab a spoon, and dig in. Your oats will be ready to eat and you don’t even have to lift a finger in the morning.
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Learn how to make Overnight Oats - an easy, quick protein-packed breakfast that you can eat on the go. Made with oats, yogurt, almond milk, and chia seeds.
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Stevia to sweeten (optional)
- Frozen or fresh fruit of choice
Combine the first five ingredients in a jar or tupperware. Stir well to combine. Top with fruit and put the lid on the jar. Place in the fridge overnight to soak. In the morning, take off the lid and enjoy!
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Christine @ Cooking with Cakes
I’ve been curious as to what the craze is with overnight oats, but after looking at this recipe, I totally getting!! thanks for sharing girrrl
I was definitely skeptical at first because I liked hot oatmeal, but now I am totally hooked on this kind – so fast and yummy!
First time attempting such a breakfast and I am glad I did. I added maple syrup and some cocoa powder to go with the peanut butter…WOW. Great recipe! I’m definitely gonna try all your other breakfast recipes. Also, if you ever need a guest chef contribution, I might be able to help in various courses :).
Kellen, I am so glad you tried them and liked them! I will have to try adding cocoa powder next time – that is pretty genius.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
I’ve never made overnight oats and I do love a good bowl of oatmeal. Thank you for the step by step instructions! This is awesome. 🙂
Tina, I love oatmeal in any form 🙂 I hope you try this version and enjoy it!
Hi Rachel!! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I love it! It all started with the sweet potato cookies which I am obsessed with. I make them all the time. I just made the overnight oatmeal for tomorrow and I’m excited to try it tomorrow! Hope all is well with you!
Leigh, it is so great to hear from you! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and trying some of my recipes. Let me know how you like the oatmeal!