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If you’ve never heard of overnight oats before, let me give you a quick little primer!

Overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking your oats with liquid on the stove or in the microwave, you mix rolled oats with the liquid and other mix-ins and let it rest in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, you have a pudding-like porridge that is perfect for easy grab-and-go breakfasts. It doesn’t have the same texture as hot/stove-top oats. It’s creamier, denser, and in my opinion, so much tastier.

I’d take a jar of overnight oats over hot oats any day!

Base Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup (heaping) rolled oats (do not use quick oats!!)

  • ⅔ cup unsweetened milk of choice

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxmeal

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 0-1 tablespoon honey, rice malt syrup or maple syrup- avoid if trying to lose weight.

Choose your flavour combo:

Strawberries + vanilla powder

Mixed berries – best choice for low carb diet

Choc (cacao powder) + banana – avoid if going low carb

Carrot cake – shredded carrot & raisins


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

  2. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.

Can I make these ahead of time?

You certainly can! Overnight oats are PERFECT for weekend food prep.  Its easy to make up 8-10 jars of overnight oats on the weekend to grab for quick breakfasts and snacks during the week. The recipes with fruit mix-ins, eat within 3-5 days, the ones without, you could get by with letting them chill in the fridge for 7-10.

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