recipe of overnight oats

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe

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25 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Want to know the best way to make a quick and tasty breakfast? Let’s make overnight oats. This is a super easy dish that is healthy and nutritious. In this article, you will find a step-by-step overnight oats recipe that will help you prepare the base that you can serve with various toppings and additions for a perfect breakfast!

Overnight oats are a game-changer for busy mornings, offering a delightful combination of convenience and nutrition. This step-by-step recipe is a fantastic guide to creating a versatile base that can be customized with your favorite toppings and flavors. It's not just breakfast; it's a canvas for your culinary creativity. Make your mornings delicious and stress-free with these overnight oats!

What is an Overnight Oat?

Overnight oats are one of the best breakfasts because they require minimal preparation. You can make overnight oats ahead of time. This allows you to prepare your breakfast in just a few minutes. This is a perfect option for people who have limited time to make the dish. 

The recipe for overnight oats is simple and requires basic ingredients. You can also enhance this meal by adding a variety of toppings and mix-ins. These include fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, spices, jams, and more. You will find a few ideas to make your oatmeal even better below.

Overnight Oats Ingredients

The main benefit of overnight oats is that they are a completely healthy meal. They are a source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus, the ingredients are simple and you can find them at home. Let’s take a look at each one:

  • Milk: Milk provides a liquid base for the oats, allowing them to absorb the liquid and soften over the night. It provides creaminess and adds to the overall texture of the dish.
  • Yogurt: It enhances the creaminess of the oats and adds a tangy flavor. It is also an excellent source of protein and probiotics for gut health.
  • Oats: Oats are the main ingredient, and they absorb the liquid to become soft and easy to eat without the need for cooking. They are an excellent source of fiber and provide sustained energy.
  • Maple syrup: Sweetens the oats naturally, enhancing their flavor without adding refined sugars.
  • Almonds: Provide healthy fats, protein, and fiber along with a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds a warm and comforting taste to the oats.
  • Salt: Salt brings out the natural flavor of oats and helps balance out the sweetness.
  • Banana: It provides natural sweetness and creaminess, and adds texture and taste.
  • Kiwi: Adds a refreshing and tangy flavor, as well as vitamin C.

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How to Make the Overnight Oats?

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The method for making overnight oats is super easy! Here are the steps to the recipe:

  1. In the evening, add the cinnamon, salt, yogurt, almond milk, and maple syrup to the oatmeal.
  2. Also, add some almonds. 
  3. Mix the oat well, pour it into a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap, or you can put it in a jar with a lid. 
  4. Leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. In the morning, dice the kiwi and banana and place on top of the oatmeal.
  6. Then, add the remaining nuts. Enjoy!

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • If you like sweeter flavors, you can substitute honey for the syrup.
  • You can also add any fruit you like.
  • For more nutrition and flavor, you can add chia seeds.

how to prepare overnight oats

Overnight Oats Recipe Variations

  • Apple Pie Overnight Oats

This option is perfect for fall! Stir applesauce and warm spices into the creamy oat base, then top with diced apples. You can also add toasted pecans for crunch. Or add a scoop of cinnamon apples made on the stove. They taste just like apple pie.

  • Peach Crisp Overnight Oats

Top your oatmeal with sweet, juicy slices of peach and nutty granola before putting it in the fridge.

  • Overnight Oats with Chocolate Banana Bread

For a rich, chocolaty banana bread flavor, stir cocoa powder, mashed banana, cinnamon, and nutmeg into the base of this variation. Top with sliced banana, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

How to Store the Overnight Oats?

After you have prepared the overnight oats, cover the container or jar with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate to let the oats soak up the liquid and let them cool. It is ideal to refrigerate the oats overnight, but you can also store them for up to several days.

A great nutritious breakfast for those who are actively training and aiming to build muscle mass. This is a very good option for a meal right before a workout (ideally - about 1.5 hours before the workout), as the dish contains a moderate amount of protein (which is good because it won't overload the digestive system and cause a feeling of heaviness during the workout). Additionally, quality carbohydrates and fats will provide a good level of energy (which is also important for productive work in the gym) and satiety for several hours.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
Nutrition Editor
Health score:
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Easy Overnight Oats Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Overnight oats recipe - the best variant for a healthy and nutritious breakfast.
recipe of overnight oats
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
The ingredients you need:
7 tablespoons / 3,5 ounces (100 g) oatmeal
8,8 ounces (150 g) almond milk
4,2 ounces (120 g) greek yogurt
1,4 ounces (40 g) maple syrup
1,4 ounces (40 g) almonds
0,04 ounces (1 g) cinnamon
1 pc banana
1 pc kiwi
Let’s start !

In the evening, add the cinnamon, salt, yogurt, almond milk, and maple syrup to the oatmeal.


Add some almonds. 


Mix the oat well, pour it into a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap, or you can put it in a jar with a lid. 


Leave in the refrigerator overnight.


In the morning, dice the kiwi and banana and place on top of the oatmeal.


Add the remaining nuts.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 1 Calories: 255
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g7%
Saturated Fat 2g8%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 62mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 40g15%
Dietary Fiber 6g22%
Total Sugars 21g 
Protein 13g 
Vitamin C 4mg20%
Calcium 230mg18%
Iron 2mg10%
Potassium 337mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Watch How To Make It

Experiment with different milk options such as almond milk, coconut milk, or even a blend of different types. Each imparts a unique flavor profile to your overnight oats. Also, don't forget to play around with textures by adding a mix of crunchy nuts, seeds, or granola. The key is to create a personalized blend that suits your taste buds. Enjoy the journey of discovering your perfect overnight oats combination!

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