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9 Overnight Oats Recipes

I am sure you’ve seen a hundred recipes online for overnight oats. You may have even tried a few and thought that there must be a way to make them that doesn’t require a lot of prep work or tons of ingredients. You’re not alone. When I used to make recipes for overnight oats, I felt like what was billed as an easy breakfast was actually super involved and didn’t turn out quite the way I expected. Well, not anymore! Here is my simple overnight oats recipe plus some variations so that you can create your own tasty, simple, and quick version.

Base recipe

  • ½ cup oats (any kind – instant, steel cut)
  • ½ cup low-fat milk (any kind – regular, almond, soy)
  • 2 Tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds


  1. Layer a jar or container as follows: Oatmeal, Greek yogurt, Chia seeds, Milk
  1. Let sit overnight or at least four hours before enjoying.


To top off your overnight oats, add in some flavor! This is my favorite part and it doesn’t require anything fancy. Sometimes I just add whatever fresh or frozen fruit I have. Be aware that adding in a lot of extras adds calories as well. I recommend avoiding sweets and syrups. Here are a few of my favorite add-ins:

Mixed Berry

  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 drizzle of honey

Peanut Butter and Jelly

  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. jelly or natural preserves

Coconut Mango

  • 2 Tbsp. shredded coconut
  • ½ cup fresh mango
  • 1 drizzle of honey

Cherry Delight

  • ½ cup cherries
  • Drizzle of honey

Chocolate Chip Banana

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips

Strawberry Kiwi

  • 1 medium kiwi
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • Drizzle of honey

Apple Cinnamon

  • A dash of cinnamon (to taste)
  • ½ cup chopped apples

Cranberry Pecan

  • ½ cup cranberries
  • 3-4 Tbsp. pecans

Pumpkin Pie

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Drizzle of honey


Nutrition information for the base recipe only

  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 233
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrate: 32
  • Protein: 18
  • Remember that any of the add-ins increase the calorie amount so consider that when meal planning.