6 mason jars with various overnight oats in them

7 Overnight Oats Recipes

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping these Overnight Oats recipes ahead of time for the week. Use our 7 different delicious combinations to start filling your fridge today.

7 Overnight Oats Recipes

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We can’t enough of Overnight Oats in our homes! In addition to our 7 Smoothie Pack Recipes, they are one of the easiest ways to consume whole grains, fruits, and good-for-you proteins every single morning.

strawberries, almonds, oats on a white platter

We’ve created one Overnight Oats recipe for every day of the week, so you never get tired of the same one and so you include a variety of healthy ingredients in your diet throughout the week.

In this article you’ll find:

  • Benefits of Overnight Oats
  • How to Make Overnight Oats (+ Video Tutorial)
  • 7 Overnight Oats Recipes
  • FAQ: Do I Eat Them Warm or Cold?
  • FAQ: Can I Freeze Them?
  • Printable 7 Recipe Cheat Sheet

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.close

No Cooking Involved: The oats soften in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed.

Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn‚Äôt get much healthier than this! Just check out all the benefits of oats alone, according to Harvard School of Public Health. The combo of fresh or frozen fruit, whole grains, and other nutritious add-ins provides fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals.

blueberries, oats, walnuts, and cinnamon on a white platter

Eat On the Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these overnight oats cold or warm. (Read on for tips for serving.)

Super Tasty: With a balance of sweet, salty, and texture, our variety of overnight oat recipes will make the whole family happy. Today‚Äôs recipe‚ÄďPeanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats‚Äďis one of my favorites. It‚Äôs like a dessert in a jar.

HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. Here’s the basic method:

instructions for how to assemble overnight oats
  1.  Build the Base: In a clean 12-16 ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
  2. Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen berries, chopped peaches or tropical fruit, or your favorite dried fruit, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. We do recommend adding banana slices fresh rather than ahead of time, but they can work if you don’t mind mushy bananas.
  3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins, such at nut butters, flaxseed, chia seeds, nuts, cinnamon, etc.
  4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats (this version is our Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats)‚Ķ

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To make Overnight Oats a regular part of your breakfast routine, we created a handy one-page printable of all the recipes. Place this inside a cabinet or pantry door so you can whip up these recipes anytime.

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    7 DELICIOUS, HEALTHY OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPES

    Recipe #1: Almond Joy

    Love that candy bar with chocolate, coconut, and almonds? Well, now you can have everything that’s delicious about Almond Joy in one make-ahead, nutritious overnight oats recipe.

    Recipe #2: Strawberry Shortcake

    This recipe tastes surprisingly like the dessert we all know and love. Make this when strawberries are in season or use frozen strawberries all year round.

    Recipe #3: Peach Pie

    This overnight oats recipe combines all the best flavors, crunch, and sweetness of peach pie into a satisfying, nutritious breakfast. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!

    Recipe #4: Blueberry Muffin

    Fresh or frozen blueberries, chopped walnuts (optional), cinnamon, and vanilla come together in this oats recipe to create a tasty “blueberry muffin” experience.

    Recipe #5: Raspberry Lemon

    Raspberries and lemon zest star in this bright, fresh flavored overnight oats recipe. Whip up a few batches when fresh raspberries are in season or make them anytime with frozen raspberries.

    Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

    Recipe #6: Peanut Butter and Jelly

    You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this healthy take on America’s favorite sandwich. Polly and I agreed that this was one of our favorite combinations!

    Recipe #7: Peanut Butter Cup

    Peanut butter and chocolate marry together in this healthy breakfast that you might mistake for dessert!

    oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas in mason jar on a counter

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have your fridge stocked with several of these flavors for the week ahead?

    FAQ: DO I EAT OVERNIGHT OATS WARM OR COLD?

    We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve overnight oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

    Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it‚Äôs too thick and more sweetener if you‚Äôd like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you‚Äôre on the run!

    Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

    FAQ: CAN I FREEZE OVERNIGHT OATS?

    As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won‚Äôt freeze and thaw well. If you‚Äôd like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:

    DON’T FORGET YOUR FREE CHEAT SHEET!

    Make healthy eating even easier! Don’t forget to snag your free 1-page printable to hang inside a cabinet.

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      6 mason jars with various overnight oats in them

      7 Overnight Oats Recipes

      • Author: Thriving Home
      • Prep Time: 5
      • Total Time: 5
      • Yield: 1 serving 1x
      • Category: Breakfast
      • Method: No cook
      • Cuisine: American

      Description

      Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Overnight Oats ahead of time for the week. Use our 7 different delicious overnight oats recipes to start filling your fridge today.


      Ingredients

      Almond Joy:

      • 1/2 cup¬†milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2‚Äst1¬†tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1 tablespoon¬†almond butter
      • 1 tablespoon¬†unsweetened shredded coconut
      • 1 teaspoon¬†100% cocoa powder
      • 1‚Äď2¬†tablespoons sliced almonds
      • 1‚Äď2¬†tablespoons mini chocolate chips
      • 1/2¬†banana, sliced

      Strawberry Shortcake:

      • 1/2 cup¬†milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2¬†‚Äst1¬†tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup¬†frozen or fresh chopped strawberries (chopped is easier to eat than sliced)
      • 2 tablespoons¬†vanilla Greek yogurt
      • 1‚Äď2¬†tablespoons sliced almonds
      • 1/8 teaspoon¬†pure vanilla

      Peach Pie:

      • 1/2 cup¬†unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup¬†rolled oats
      • 1 tablespoon¬†ground flaxseed
      • 1 tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup, plus more to taste (sub: honey)
      • 1/2 cup¬†diced peaches (fresh or frozen)
      • 2 tablespoons¬†chopped pecans
      • 1/4 teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon¬†pure vanilla extract

      Blueberry Muffin:

      • 1/2 cup¬†milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1 tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup¬†frozen or fresh blueberries
      • 2 tablespoons¬†chopped walnuts (optional)
      • 1/4 teaspoon¬†ground cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon¬†pure vanilla extract

      Raspberry Lemon:

      • 1/2 cup¬†milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2‚Äst1¬†tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup or honey
      • 2 tablespoons¬†vanilla Greek yogurt
      • 1 cup¬†fresh or frozen raspberries
      • 1 teaspoon¬†lemon zest
      • 2 tablespoons¬†sliced almonds

      Peanut Butter and Jelly:

      • 1/2 cup¬†milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2¬†‚Äst1¬†tablespoon¬†pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup¬†frozen or fresh chopped strawberries (chopped is easier to eat than sliced)
      • 1 tablespoon¬†all-natural peanut butter
      • 1 tablespoon¬†all-natural strawberry jam
      • 1 tablespoon¬†chopped peanuts
      • 1‚Äď2¬†teaspoons chia seeds

      Peanut Butter Cup:

      • 1/2 cup¬†almond milk, plus more for serving (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup¬†old-fashioned rolled oats (sub: quick oats)
      • 1/2‚Äď1¬†tablespoon maple syrup or honey
      • 1 tablespoon¬†peanut butter
      • 1 tablespoon¬†ground flaxseed
      • 2 tablespoons¬†mini chocolate chips
      • 1‚Äď2¬†tablespoons chopped peanuts
      • 1/2¬†banana, sliced

      Instructions

      1. In a 12-16 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
      2. Add oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
      3. Add in the remaining fruit and add-ins (except bananas, which you will add right before eating so they don’t turn brown and mushy).
      4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
      5. You have two choices how to serve them:

      Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Open and add in the bananas (if they are in your recipe). Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add in the sliced bananas (if they are in your recipe) and more milk or sweetener, as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

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