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7 Overnight Oat Recipes To Get You Started

Have you tried overnight oats yet? Overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold, however, if you prefer warm oats you can always (if a microwave is available) heat them up. Because you soak the oats overnight, they become soft and easy to digest making them delicious eaten cold. The biggest appeal being the "grab and go", ready for you in the morning option, especially when you have a few mouths to feed. If you prefer a savory breakfast of toast and toppings, save the overnight oats for your afternoon "pick me up".

How To Make Overnight Oats

Making overnight oats is super simple.

  1. Make the base recipe by mixing the ingredients in either a bowl, tupperware or a jar.

  2. Add in the mix-ins of your choice.

  3. Cover and let the oats rest overnight (or at least 8 hours.)

  4. Before eating, give the oats a good stir and enjoy!

The Base Recipe

The base recipe below is for one serving; however, you can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to make however many serves you want for a few mouths or the week.

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (or Honey)

1/2 Cup Milk of Choice (or water)

2 - 3 Tablespoons Low Fat Greek Yoghurt (or 1 scoop protein powder)

The mix-in options are endless

To flavour your overnight oats use fresh or frozen fruit, nut or seed butter, cacao powder or other nutritious powders, crushed nuts or seeds, jam of choice. Keep it simple or make it as fancy as you want!

Below are 7 examples. Choose your favorite and start experimenting:

PB Jelly:

1/2 cup frozen raspberries - or 1/2 cup fresh

1 Tbsp peanut butter - or nut/seed butter of choice

1 teaspoon jam

Choc Hazelnut:

1 teaspoon cacao (or cocoa a little sweeter) powder - or choc chips

1 Tablespoon chopped hazelnuts

1/2 banana

Apple Pie:

1 Granny smith apple diced or grated

1 Tablespoons cinnamon

1 Tablespoons crushed/chopped pecans - or walnuts

Blueberry Muffin:

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/8 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract - omit if using vanilla nut milk

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tbsp sliced almonds - optional

Carrot Cake:

1/2 shredded carrot

1 Tablespoon shredded coconut

1 Tablespoon raisins - or choc chips

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon crushed/chopped walnuts

Strawberries and Cream:

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder - or collagen powder and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries


1 Tablespoon instant coffee - dissolve in a splash of hot water to mix into oats

1 tablespoon cocoa (or cacao a little sweeter)

choc chips - optional


  • If your overnight oats are too runny for your taste, chances are you added too much liquid; if they are too dry, you likely didn’t add enough. A good ratio to stick to is 1:1. This base recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of the milk of your choice.

  • If you are worried about fruits like apples and bananas browning overnight, add them in the morning.

  • You can make overnight oats with quick-cooking oats. You can sub quick-cooking oats for rolled oatmeal 1:1. I recommend rolled oats as they will keep you fuller for longer.

  • You can use crushed weetbix instead of oats.






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