The Easiest Ever Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats | healthy | in a jar | recipe

Skip the drive-thru, skip that empty belly, take a few minutes to prep overnight oats so you don’t have to spend ANY time making breakfast in the morning. 


I’m a breakfast eater. A good breakfast energizes my day, fuels my brain, and makes me nice. But, sleep does the same. The thought of waking up 10 minutes earlier to pour a bowl of cereal and eat it….. that was too much. Hence easy no-time breakfasts. A breakfast I can grab and save for work.

I bring oatmeal or yogurt to eat while I get started working. It’s the best.

Here’s one of my favorite and easiest breakfasts. It takes less than 5 minutes, is chalk full of good for your body fiber, protein, and fruity nutrients. It’s got no added sugar, and is so good in the morning.


Overnight Oats | healthy | in a jar | recipe
Overnight Oats
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Let your fridge do all the work with these delicious & easy overnight oats

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fruit of choice I love both fresh berries and frozen berries
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter powder
  • 1/2 cup milk enough to cover ingredients
  1. Add all ingredients, except milk, to a portable bowl (with lid).

  2. Pour milk over the rest of the ingredients. Pour until ingredients are covered. 

  3. Place in fridge. Remove from fridge when ready to eat, stir and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

I eat my overnight oats cold, but you can definitely pop a microwave safe bowl into the microwave for traditional hot oats. You can also add flax seeds or chia for extra fiber, and cinnamon for extra flavor


A few disclaimers:

-I always add milk, it’s not pictured because a) I drank the rest that morning & didn’t have time/desire to run to the store (food photographer probs) and b) I thought they’d photograph better dry

-I never use jars for overnight oats or layered salads. They’re pretty & fantastic for photography & idealism, but in reality they’re heavy. I’m just not going to heave a jar or 2 up the hill to my bus stop each morning.


that’s all… a little reality check 😉


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Do you make overnight oats often? What do you love to add?


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    April 12, 2017

    I love overnight oats. Yours look so delicious with the berries!

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    Kelli McGrane
    April 13, 2017

    I’m eating overnight oats as I read this 😉 Love how simple they are to make and so many flavor options!

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      April 13, 2017

      yay! Love them so much, partly because they’re so easy & versatile

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    August 9, 2017

    Thank you for mentioning the impracticality of jars. I agree they’re pretty, and not only heavy, they’re breakable!! I just shake my head when I see a blog post extolling the virtues of jars as a suitable portable lunch vessel. My son would drop one on the concrete floors of his school cafeteria the first time I dare put a jar in his lunch box.

    I also want to thank you for an approachable overnight oats recipe. I’ve not tried them, but I like oatmeal and oatmeal cookies, so it would seem to reason I’d like another oats containing recipe. And with your’s, I don’t have to pull the blender out (I’m not about that).

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      August 9, 2017

      ahhh thanks Corinne! and amen, they look great, particularly in photos but I’m not going to haul them to & from work. And do it! they’re really easy, I essentially just throw all the ingredients in my tupperware, no measuring, no stress. and amen to the blender, I love mine but it’s loud and has to be cleaned afterward.

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