Basic Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


A simple, basic recipe for overnight oats that you can tweak to make your own. They’re easy to prepare and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast.



  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (affiliate link)
  • ½ cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/4 plain yogurt or 1/4 cup more milk
  • 12 teaspoons maple syrup or honey (or your preferred sweetener)
  • toppings of choice: fruit, nut butter, nuts, seeds, etc.

Optional add-ins:

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder
  • mix-ins like fruit, nut butter, etc


  1. Add oats, milk, yogurt and sweetener into a jar or storage container with a lid. Stir ingredients together. Place in the fridge overnight (or just 30-60 minutes if you’re in a rush and making them the morning of).

  2. The next morning, remove lid and give oats a big stir. If they seem too thick you can add a little more almond milk. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy. You can eat the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl.


Nutrition information does not include toppings.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 8g

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