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Easy Overnight Oats

Here's the basic recipe for overnight oats with rolled oats, milk, yogurt and chia seeds. They're delicious, so easy to make and perfect for meal prep.   
Prep Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 208kcal

Ingredients

Basic Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk any milk will work, but I like unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt or 1/4 cup more milk I like using Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey or your preferred sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • pinch of sea salt
  • toppings of choice: fruit nut butter, nuts, seeds, etc.

Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

  • 1 Tablespoon peanut butter

Berry Overnight Oats

  • 1/4 cup fresh berries I like sliced strawberries and blueberries best

Instructions

Basic Overnight Oats

  • Add oats, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla and sea salt into a jar or storage container with a lid. Stir ingredients together. Place in the fridge overnight. If you're in a rush you can shorten the soak time to 2-4 hours.
  • The next morning (or when ready to eat), remove lid and give oats a big stir. If they seem too thick you can add a little more milk to loosen the mixture. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy. You can eat the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl for serving.
  • Overnight oats should last up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.

Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

  • Stir 1 Tablespoon of chocolate chips into the overnight oat mixture when prepping and then sprinkle oats with remaining chocolate chips to serve.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

  • Stir 1/2 Tablespoon of peanut butter into the overnight oat mixture when prepping and then drizzle oats with remaining peanut butter to serve.

Berry Overnight Oats 

  • Stir 2 Tablespoons of berries into the overnight oat mixture when prepping and then top oats with remaining berries to serve.

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Nutrition

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