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Overnight Oat Recipes

1. Biscoff Overnight Oats

Biscoff overnight oats in a jar.

Make simple and 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

Two peach overnight oats.

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

Photo Credit: I Heart Vegetables

3. Protein Overnight Oats

A container of protein overnight oats.

Protein overnight oats are a healthy, make-ahead breakfast, and the added protein will keep you full throughout the day. Plus, the protein oats are perfect for meal prep!

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4. Matcha Overnight Oats

A container of matcha overnight oats.

Matcha overnight oats are an easy grab-and-go breakfast option featuring bright green matcha, chia seeds, and whole rolled oats for a quick morning treat.

5. Coffee Overnight Oats

A jar of coffee overnight oats.

You can get the morning started with a warm cup of coffee or get your fix with coffee overnight oats! The creamy oats come together quickly. Plus, they are a great way to use the leftover coffee in your pot!

Photo Credit: A Virtual Vegan

6. Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit

A container of overnight oats with frozen fruit.

Overnight oats with frozen fruit are one of the best ways to enjoy breakfast on the go. This oat recipe is an excellent way to use the last bit of the frozen fruit in your freezer. 

7. Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

A container of cinnamon roll overnight oats.

Cinnamon roll overnight oats are a delicious way to start your day! And the best part? The dessert-like breakfast is ready when you wake up!

Photo Credit: Lemons and Zest

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8. Mango Overnight Oats

A jar of mango overnight oats.

Mango overnight oats are a simple, make-ahead breakfast. The pureed mango combines with rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, and maple syrup for a tropical start to your day. 

Photo Credit: It’s Not Complicated Recipes

9. Overnight Oats With Coconut Milk

Overnight oats with coconut milk in jars.

Prepare overnight oats with coconut milk, resulting in a creamy and filling breakfast you can customize with your favorite toppings like shredded coconut or fresh berries. 

10. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

A jar of pumpkin overnight oats.

Pumpkin pie overnight oats requires minimal preparation. The creamy oatmeal recipe features pumpkin puree, warm spices, and maple syrup – all the flavors of Fall

Photo Credit: The Toasty Kitchen

If you love pumpkin flavor, try Kodiak pumpkin pancakes and Kodiak cakes pumpkin muffins.

11. Cherry Overnight Oats

Two containers of cherry overnight oats surrounded by fresh cherries.

Few things are as satisfying as blended cherry overnight oats to start your morning. I love topping the breakfast dessert with toasted nuts, and what’s cherry oats without adding a cherry on top?

12. Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Top the overnight oats with cinnamon.

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

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats in a jar.

Make morning a breeze with delicious chocolate peanut butter overnight oats. The meal takes 5 minutes to make, and it tastes so good it will keep you going until lunch.

Photo Credit: Vegan Huggs

14. Oreo Overnight Oats

Over overnight oats in a glass jar.

Oreos for breakfast? You know it! The delicious Oreo overnight oats feature creamy oats, chia seeds, milk, and Oreos. And it tastes just like Oreo cookies dunked in milk. 

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15. Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

A container of chocolate strawberry overnight oats.

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

Photo Credit: Homebody Eats

16. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Apple overnight oats in a jar.

Apple cinnamon overnight oats are easy and oh-so-good. The sweet and creamy oats are loaded with fiber to keep you full until your next meal!

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings

17. Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats

Two jars of blueberry lemon overnight oats.

Lemon blueberry overnight oats with chia seeds are a healthy, filling breakfast with bright flavors from the berries and citrus. 

Photo Credit: Our Plant-Based World

18. Nutella Overnight Oats

Nutella overnight oats in glass jars.

If there is one dessert ingredient my family loves the most, it’s sweet and creamy Nutella. And these Nutella overnight oats are a morning treat my kids go crazy for. 

Photo Credit: The Littlest Crumb

19. Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry overnight oats in a jar.

Strawberry overnight oats may become your new favorite breakfast. The fresh strawberries and oats taste like summer in a bowl.

Photo Credit: Gathering Dreams

20. PB and J Overnight Oats

PB and J overnight oats in a jar.

Make your childhood dreams come true with peanut butter and jelly overnight oats! The recipe is hands-off and loaded with flavor! Use my fresh fig jam for the best results.

Photo Credit: The Healthy Epicurean

21. German Chocolate Overnight Oats

A cup of german overnight oats.

German chocolate overnight oats are a filling and delicious breakfast packed with decadent German chocolate cake flavor. 

Photo Credit: Flavor the Moments

22. Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats

Layered blueberry overnight oats in a jar.

Blueberry overnight oats with toasted coconut is an easy breakfast meal to make from scratch and a healthy way to jumpstart your morning.

Photo Credit: The Suburban Soapbox

Tips for Making the Best Overnight Oats Recipes

  • 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.