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Overnight Oat Recipes

21 Best 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 overnight oats that suit your taste buds. The best part? These Overnight Oat Recipes are made with simple ingredients, and you can prep them the night before, which means you can enjoy a tasty and satisfying breakfast with minimal effort in the morning. 

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  • Store the Overnight Oat Recipes in a jar with room to spare since the oatmeal expands as it rehydrates, and so will any mix-ins you add.
  • I usually shoot for a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid unless I am adding chia or basil seeds; for those recipes, I use a 1:2 ratio. 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 the oats soak, the softer they will become.
  • Give the mixture a good stir before adding your toppings and digging in. 


1. Biscoff Overnight Oats

A cup with Biscoff overnight oats topped with Biscoff cookie butter and garnished with a Biscoff cookie.

Make simple but delicious Biscoff Overnight Oats with minimal ingredients; they come together quickly and taste just like Lotus Biscoff cookies!

2. Peach Overnight Oats

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

These Peach Overnight Oats are sweet and creamy, making them the perfect breakfast! Prepare them ahead of time so you can enjoy a tasty meal 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.

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 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

A side view of overnight oats with frozen fruit.

Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit are one of the best ways to enjoy a nutritious breakfast when you’re on the go, and they are a perfect 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!

8. Mango Overnight Oats

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

Mango Overnight Oats are a simple, make-ahead breakfast; this is one of the easiest recipes to prepare. 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

A cup over overnight oats topped with coconut flakes with cherries on the table.

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

East 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!

11. Cinnamon Overnight Oats

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

Make Cinnamon Overnight Oats with oats, almond milk, and cinnamon for a quick and easy breakfast that comes together while you sleep.

12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana

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 a delicious batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats. They take 5 minutes to prep without cooking; combine oats and let them chill. It’s the perfect grab-and-go meal to keep you going until lunch.

13. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

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

Make an easy overnight oats recipe flavored like a chocolate-covered strawberry with a layer of creamy oats sandwiched between strawberry fruit spread and a dark chocolate topping.

14. 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 lunch!

15. Lemon and Blueberry Overnight Oats

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

Try Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats with chia seeds if you’re looking for a healthy breakfast with Fall flavor that will keep you full all morning long.

16. Nutella Overnight Oats

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

Easy Nutella Overnight Oats are a simple, delicious hazelnut breakfast idea. Quick to meal prep in advance for ready-to-go breakfasts throughout the week.

17. Strawberry Overnight Oats

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

These Strawberry Overnight Oats will soon become your new favorite breakfast. They taste like summer in a bowl, and you can make them in 5 minutes! 

18. Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

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Photo Credit: The Healthy Epicurean

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats are practically hands-off, loaded with flavor, and irresistibly delicious.

19. Overnight Oats with Blueberry and Chia

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Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

Overnight Oats with Blueberry and Chia is super easy and quick to prepare. What’s more, it streamlines your morning rush, ensuring a healthy start to the day.

20. 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.  They’re the perfect grab ‘n go breakfast!

21. 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 the easiest breakfast to make from scratch. A healthy way to start your day, this overnight oatmeal recipe can be packed up for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast treat.


The best overnight oat recipes have a few things in common- oats (of course) and toppings or 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 Recipe
  • Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese
  • Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Cookie Butter


  • Refrigerate – Most Overnight Oat Recipes keep for three days in the refrigerator. If the oats seem dry after sitting in the fridge, add another splash of almond milk.


What is the best liquid for overnight oats?

It depends on what you like. Milk is my preferred liquid to make these 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 like their oats in one of two ways. Some want them to be thin and wet, whereas others enjoy more of a thick paste. I prefer mine thin, but I try to keep a good balance with each one of my overnight oat recipes, and I usually shoot for a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid unless I am adding chia 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; this thickens the oats and increases 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 find yourself craving 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.