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Almond joy overnight oats in a mason jar sitting on a turquoise plate.

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Now you can have everything that’s delicious about an Almond Joy candy bar in one make-ahead, nutritious overnight oats recipe.

Yield: 1 serving 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 4 hoursTotal: 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats*
  • 1/21 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon 100% cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 12 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 banana, sliced

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  1. In a 12- to 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 add-ins (except bananas), which are almond butter, coconut, cocoa powder, sliced almonds, and mini chocolate chips for this version.
  4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
  5. When ready to eat, add your sliced bananas per the instructions below. Here’s how to serve when ready:
    • Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Open and add in the bananas. 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 and more milk or sweetener, as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.


  • If using rolled oats, they ideally need to sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours but are even softer and better after 6-8 hours in the fridge.
  • It’s best to eat overnight oats within about 3-5 days, especially if you added in fresh or frozen fruit. After that, the texture and quality of the oatmeal deteriorate.
  • You can use steel-cut oats in place of the rolled oats, but they will require longer in the fridge to get soft and may need more liquid. Quick oats will result in a mushy, porridge-like consistency.
  • Feel free to add in some protein powder to your overnight oats to increase protein and calories. If using a sweetened protein powder, be sure to cut back on the sweetener in the overnight oats recipe. You may also need to add more liquid.
  • Gluten-Free Note: If you have a gluten allergy, be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats. While oats are a naturally gluten-free food, they are often processed in a factory where gluten is present.
© Author: Rachel Tiemeyer
Cuisine: American Method: No cook