How to Make Overnight Oats + Four Recipes

How to Make Overnight Oats + Four Recipes

This post was requested a whiiiile ago and so I’m finally popping in to share my tips + recipes for the BEST overnight oats!

There are so many things to love about overnight oats for breakfast. Firstly, they are the absolute perfect thing to bring on-the-go. Whether you eat them on your commute, bring them traveling or enjoy them at your desk, they are SO easy to tote around. Plus, I always save old glass jars to stir all of my overnight oat ingredients directly in – that way all you have to do in the morning is grab it from the fridge!

Also, they are VERY versatile. I don’t even know how many different varieties of overnight oats I’ve made over the years but I’m gonna guess it’s a lot πŸ˜‰ You can add different nuts/seeds, fruit, powders and whatever else you like (ideas below). The possibilities are seriously endless – plz feel free to go wild with the flavour combos!

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Oh, they’re also obviously very healthy – full of fibre and protein and will keep you full until lunch! Okay I can keep naming reasons but I think you get the point: overnight oats are an excellent breakfast choice and you should make them ASAP. Below is my guide, plus a few fun recipe ideas!


This makes only 1 serving, so double/triple as needed! I sometimes like to make a big batch (of 3-4 servings) at the beginning of the week, and I just store it in a big glass container in the fridge.

  • 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of vanilla extract (if available)
  • 3/4 c. milk of choice – I love almond or coconut or a combo!

To make, simply mix your dry ingredients in a clean glass Mason jar to evenly combine. Pour in your milk + sweetener, plus any additions, and use a spoon to mix it all together. Place the jar in the fridge overnight to set, then add desired toppings in the morning!


  • Fresh fruit – sliced banana, berries, kiwi, cherries, etc.
  • Cooked fruit – apple or pear cooked in a skillet with cinnamon + maple syrup until soft
  • Dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, etc.
  • Yogurt – Greek or non-dairy coconut
  • Pumpkin or sweet potato puree
  • Nut butter (peanut/almond/cashew butter, tahini, etc.)
  • Protein powder
  • Collagen peptides (I love Further Food + Sproos)
  • Shredded veggies – carrot or zucchini
  • Cacao powder
  • Coconut flakes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds – pumpkin, sunflower, hemp etc.
  • Other spices – nutmeg, cloves, chai spices, etc.
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Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats


These all use the base overnight oats recipe, and then you simply mix in the extras and prepare as usual, letting them sit overnight and topping with more fun stuff in the morning! Enjoy.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • 1 overnight oats base recipe
  • 1/2 c. carrot, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp. raisins
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut (plus more for topping)
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of cloves

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

  • 1 overnight oats base recipe
  • 1 tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

  • 1 overnight oats base recipe
  • 1 large apple, half shredded and half chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter

Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Overnight Oats

  • 1 overnight oats base recipe
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin or sweet potato puree
  • 1/4 c. coconut yogurt
  • 2 large dates, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. pecans
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats with all the fixings!

Hope you love these and give them a try! Also can’t wait to see which new combos you come up with, so plz share πŸ™‚

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