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Overnight Oat Recipes

Start your morning with a fuss-free breakfast. Whether you’re looking for something sweet and fruity or rich and indulgent, you will find 23 of the BEST overnight oats recipes to satisfy your cravings.

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1. Biscoff Overnight Oats

Biscoff overnight oats in a jar.

Make simple but delicious Biscoff overnight oats. The dessert-like breakfast comes together quickly and tastes just like Lotus Biscoff cookies!

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2. Peach Overnight Oats

A picture of two containers of peach overnight oats with peaches in the background.
Photo Credit: I Heart Vegetables

Peach overnight oats are sweet and creamy, like peach cobbler in a jar! Prepare oats ahead of time for a delicious breakfast option on busy mornings.

3. Protein Overnight Oats

A container of protein overnight oats topped with almond butter and chocolate chips.

Protein overnight oats are a healthy, make-ahead breakfast perfect for those busy mornings, and the added protein will keep you full longer. Plus, they are perfect for meal prep!

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4. Matcha Overnight Oats

A spoon scooping out some of the matcha overnight oats.

Matcha overnight oats are a healthy grab-and-go breakfast option featuring green matcha, chia seeds, and rolled oats for a meal-prep-friendly breakfast treat.

5. Coffee Overnight Oats

A container over coffee overnight oats topped with nuts and espresso beans.
Photo Credit: A Virtual Vegan

Speaking of caffeine, get your fix in the form of overnight oats! Chilled, creamy coffee overnight oats are super quick and a great way to use leftover coffee in your pot!

6. Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit

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Overnight oats with frozen fruit are one of the best ways to enjoy a nutritious breakfast when you’re on the go, and a great way to use the last bit of the frozen fruit used to make smoothies.

7. Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

A container of overnight oats garnished with cinnamon sticks.
Photo Credit: Lemons and Zest

Cinnamon, rolled oats and brown sugar make these cinnamon roll overnight oats a delicious way to start your day. These best part? This easy breakfast recipe is ready for you when you wake up!

If you love cinnamon rolls, as we do, try old-fashioned cinnamon rolls, no yeast cinnamon rolls, cinnamon rolls with heavy cream, or air fryer cinnamon rolls.

8. Mango Overnight Oats

A jar of mango overnight oats topped with shaved mango slices.
Photo Credit: It’s Not Complicated

Mango overnight oats are a simple, make-ahead breakfast. Pureed mango combines with rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, and maple syrup to give you a taste of the tropics.

9. Overnight Oats With Coconut Milk

Three containers of overnight oats with coconut milk topped with fresh blueberries.

Enjoy overnight oats with coconut milk! The rolled oats soak up the coconut milk, resulting in a creamy and filling breakfast that’s ready in the morning.

10. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

A jar of overnight oats topped with pecans and a pumpkin in the background.
Photo Credit: The Toasty Kitchen

Pumpkin pie overnight oats are an excellent make-ahead breakfast with zero cooking involved. This creamy oatmeal recipe includes pumpkin puree, fall spices, and maple syrup – flavors reminiscent of your favorite fall dessert! For more pumpkin-flavored recipes, try Kodiak pumpkin pancakes or Kodiak cakes pumpkin muffins.

11. Cherry Overnight Oats

Two containers of cherry overnight oats.

Few things are as satisfying as a quick grab-and-go breakfast on a busy morning, and our blended cherry overnight oats are no exception.

12. Cinnamon Overnight Oats

A bowl of cinnamon overnight oats with cinnamon sticks stuck into it.

Make cinnamon overnight oats with almond milk and cinnamon for a quick and easy breakfast that comes together while you sleep.

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Two containers of chocolately overnight oats with a spoon of melted peanut butter pouring over the top.
Photo Credit: Vegan Huggs

Make mornings a breeze with delicious chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. They take 5 minutes to make and are the perfect grab-and-go meal to keep you going until lunch.

14. Oreo Overnight Oats

A close up of a small container of oreo overnight oats.

Oreos for breakfast? Delicious Oreo overnight oats feature creamy oats, chia seeds, Oreo cookies, and milk for a grab-and-go breakfast treat!

15. Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

A container of overnight oats with chocolate and topped with fresh strawberries.
Photo Credit: Homebody Eats

Make chocolate-covered strawberry overnight oats with creamy oats sandwiched between strawberry fruit spread and a dark chocolate topping.

16. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Overnight oats in a jar topped with chopped up apple slices.
Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings

Apple cinnamon overnight oats with chia seeds are hearty, satisfying, and oh-so-filling. Sweet, creamy, and full of protein and fiber, this breakfast will keep you full until your next meal!

17. Lemon and Blueberry Overnight Oats

Two cups of blueberry overnight oats topped with blueberries and lemon zest.
Photo Credit: Our Plant Based World

Lemon blueberry overnight oats with chia seeds is a healthy, filling breakfast with bright flavor.

18. Nutella Overnight Oats

Three jars layered with overnight oats and Nutella.
Photo Credit: The Littlest Crumb

Nutella overnight oats are a simple, delicious breakfast idea. Easy to meal prep in advance for ready-to-go breakfasts throughout the week.

19. Strawberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats topped with strawberries and surrounded by strawberries.
Photo Credit: Gathering Dreams

Strawberry overnight oats will soon become your new favorite breakfast. They taste like summer in a bowl and come together in 5 minutes! 

20. Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats topped with peanut butter and jelly.
Photo Credit: The Healthy Epicurean

Make all your childhood dreams come true with peanut butter and jelly overnight oats. They are practically hands-off and loaded with flavor! Make them with Fig Jam for the best results.

21. German Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

A cup of overnight oats filled to the brim and topped with nuts and coconut flakes.
Photo Credit: Flavor the Moments

German chocolate overnight oats are a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast with the flavors of german chocolate cake. 

22. Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats

Oats layered with blueberry filling and topped with blueberry and large coconut flakes.
Photo Credit: The Suburban Soapbox

Blueberry overnight oats with toasted coconut is an easy breakfast meal to make from scratch. A healthy way to start your day, it can be packed up for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast treat.

Tips for Making the Best Overnight Oats

  • Store overnight oats in a jar with room to spare since the oatmeal expands as it rehydrates, and so will any mix-ins you add.
  • I find a 1:1 ratio of one part old-fashioned oats and one part milk the best unless you add chia seeds or flaxseeds. Use less liquid if you want thicker oatmeal and more if you like it runny.
  • Despite the name overnight oats, they only need to soak for 2-3 hours before you can enjoy them. However, the longer you soak the oats, the softer they will become.
  • Give the mixture a good stir before adding toppings and digging in. If the oats seem dry after sitting in the fridge, add another splash of milk.
  • Overnight oats are typically consumed cold, but if you prefer a warm bowl of oatmeal, you can heat the prepared oats in the microwave.

Serving Suggestions

The best overnight oat recipes have a few things in common – oats (of course) and mix-ins to take them to the next level. Here are a few of my favorites!

  • Chocolate Chips, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds
  • Agave, Maple Syrup, Monk Fruit, Fig Jam
  • Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese
  • Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Cookie Butter

How Long do Overnight Oats Last?

  • Refrigerate – Store overnight oat recipes in an airtight container for 3-4 days. If the oats seem dry after sitting in the fridge, add another splash of almond milk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best liquid for overnight oats?

It depends on what you like. Milk is my preferred liquid to make overnight oat recipes. Use dairy, oat, almond, coconut, or soy milk. You can also use water, orange juice, apple juice, and yogurt.

What is the ratio of oats to liquid for these Overnight Oat Recipes?

People often enjoy their oats in one of two ways. Some want them to be thin and wet, whereas others eat theirs as a thick paste. I prefer mine thin, but I try to keep a good balance with these overnight oat recipes, and I usually shoot for a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid unless I include chia, flax, or basil seeds. For those recipes, I use a 1:2 ratio.
If my recipe is too thin, I recommend adding a tablespoon of Greek yogurt to thicken the oats and increase the protein.

Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?

Serve overnight oats chilled straight from the fridge for a convenient, no-cook breakfast that doesn’t need to be heated. However, if you crave something warm, microwave the oats for 30 seconds to a minute before adding the toppings.

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Thursday 2nd of February 2023

I am prepping a few of these tonight using the ingredients I have. Thank you so much for posting all of these ideas.

Tressa Jamil

Thursday 2nd of February 2023

You'll have to let us know what you think once you've tried a few of them. Thanks for taking the time to comment.