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Overnight Oats (6 ways!)

It’s easy to make overnight oats for a quick make ahead, grab and go breakfast or snack. Customize with add-ins and toppings to find your favorite delicious combination.

Other healthier breakfast recipes we love include baked oatmeal, this green smoothie recipe and no-bake breakfast cookies!

6 different combinations of overnight oats on counter.
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Easy Overnight Oats

To stay organized and on track throughout the week, I love to meal prep. Overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts to meal prep, as well as my mini egg frittatas and my homemade granola bar recipe.

This easy overnight oat recipe is one of my favorite healthy breakfasts to make for the week ahead! It’s perfect to grab and go and can be customized with fresh fruit, nut butters, honey, chocolate chips, coconut and homemade granola. The options are endless!


Dividing overnight oats base mixture into bowls.
  • Oats: I love to use old fashioned oats, however quick oats work too. Use uncooked for this recipe.
  • Milk: I love to use almond milk, but you can use any type of nut of cows milk).
  • Greek yogurt: I love to add this to help thicken the oats.
  • Vanilla + cinnamon: This adds great flavor. Feel free to add brown sugar to sweeten as well.

How to Make Overnight Oats

Start by making the base for the overnight oats, then let it chill in the fridge overnight. The next day, add all your favorite toppings and dig in!

  1. MIX. In a medium bowl, combine oats, milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. If desired, add in protein powder, chia seeds or a Tablespoon of nut butter, brown sugar, honey or fruit.
  2. POUR. Pour oat mixture into 4 jars and cover with a lid.
  3. CHILL. Place in fridge overnight.

Favorite Toppings

Once the base has set in the fridge overnight, you can then add your favorite toppings. I sometimes even add a little more almond milk, depending on how much the oats have thickened up.

6 bowls of different overnight oats combinations.

Below are 6 Overnight Oats Combinations that I Love:

  • Peanut butter, banana and chocolate chips
  • Greek yogurt, blueberries, sliced almonds, cinnamon and honey
  • Fresh berries and yogurt with granola
  • Apples, cinnamon, sugar and honey
  • Brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and maple syrup
  • Mango, mandarin oranges and coconut
Stack of overnight oats in meal prep containers.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Keep?

These easy overnight oats will stay fresh in your fridge for up to 1 week. For storing, I used these Pyrex containers in the photos, however mason jars work great too. As long as the oats are stored in an airtight container with a lid, they will be fine!

When storing, I typically only store the base mixture. Then right before eating, I’ll add in my toppings of choice. This helps the toppings to remain fresh and not get soggy.

Feel free to mix in some extras to your base mixture though, like protein powder, chia seeds, nut butter, brown sugar, honey or fruit. These will hold up just fine when mixed in with the oats and stored in the fridge. If the mixture has thickened up too much in the fridge, add in a little milk to thin it back out.

Overnight oats with fresh berries on top.

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Overnight Oats Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
It's easy to make overnight oats for a quick make ahead, grab and go breakfast or snack. Customize with add-ins and toppings to find your favorite delicious combination.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 55 minutes
Refrigerate: 5 hours 55 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours
Servings: 4



  • 1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 cups almond milk (sub: cows, cashew or coconut milk)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • Pinch salt and cinnamon
  • Optional: Add 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder and 2 teaspoons chia seeds, if desired

Optional mix in or toppings: Greek yogurt, brown sugar, fresh berries, bananas, peanut butter or almond butter, nuts, honey, chocolate chips, granola, coconut


    • Mix together the oats, milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add protein powder and/or chia seeds if desired. You can also mix in a Tablespoon of nut butter, brown sugar, honey and fruit here as well. 
    • Pour into 4 jars and cover with a lid. Place in the fridge overnight.
    • The next morning, stir in more almond milk if desired. You can also warm in the microwave if you prefer. Sweeten to taste (I always add a teaspoon of honey). Then top with your favorite toppings. My favorites are greek yogurt, almond butter, fresh berries and sliced almonds. Then I like to drizzle honey across the top. 


    Note: You can divide this recipe into 2 jars for a larger serving, or 4 smaller jars. 


    Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1.3mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American

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    Healthy overnight oats topped with blueberries, almonds and honey.

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