Overnight Oats Recipe

Hey Friends! Yesterday in my post I shared a picture of the Overnight Oats I’d made and I raved about because they were so good! After getting Instagram DM’s about wanting my oat recipe and then a few blog comments, I decided to push that post to next week to give the people what they wanted! haha!

I just recently heard how my neighbor makes Overnight Oats all the time and her kids love them. So I’d just recently reached out to her to get her recipe. I also scoured Pinterest and kind of combined everything I’d been reading with my neighbors to come up with my first attempt at Overnight Oats.

A couple things to note…

*You know how some people give driving directions like, “Go north on Hwy 77 and turn east”? I feel like those same people are super precise with their recipe instructions. I roll more like, “Turn right at the Chick-fil-A and then make a left at Starbucks”. Keep that in mind when you’re reading the post. I did my best, but I kind of just throw some things in and here there. 😉

*The consistency of the oats the next day are mushy. I love a mushy cereal {yes, in college I’d pour my bowl of cereal then go get ready while my cereal got soggy} so this is absolutely my jam. However, if you have a sensory thing and don’t like foods like that, I’m not sure these will be your favorite.

*The VERY best part about these oats are you can top them with ANYTHING! We’ve added strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and honey so far and have been fans of it all!

Let’s get right to my Overnight Oat recipe…

These are the ingredients…protein powder, old fashioned oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and not pictured-unsweetened almond milk.

*My grocery store only had this giant jars in stock when I decided this was the week I was going to try this out so I doubled up the recipe in each jar. Keep that in mind. My numbers are doubled so just half these if you have small jars.

I dumped in one cup of old fashioned oats, one entire Greek yogurt, one full scoop of protein powder, and two tablespoons of chia seeds.

I forgot to take a picture of the unsweetened milk so wanted you to see what I used. And then I filled up the empty yogurt container with the milk and then dumped that in.

Then I stirred them all up, sealed the lids, and shook them up just a bit before placing them in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, I’ll have six servings of Overnight Oats. Each of us will add our favorite toppings and I’ll feel like I did a good job starting everyone off with a nice healthy breakfast.

This was a little picture of my early lunch on Tuesday. I thought it was delicious with the strawberries and blueberries.

One more thing we’re looking forward to doing is tweaking a few ingredients to have a completely different flavor. For instance, different flavors of protein powder, different Greek yogurts, and even adding in peanut butter or chocolate chips would be fun.

The sky’s the limit, friends! And trust me-it’s SO EASY!

Now it’s YOUR turn to share!! What’s your favorite go to breakfast?! I’d love to get another idea under my breakfast belt!

Thanks for reading today!


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  1. 1.19.23
    Elspeth said:

    Such an easy recipe for on the go! Love it

  2. 1.19.23
    Kelly Sites said:

    I LOVE oatmeal. Every Sunday I make a batch of steel cut oats for the week and I put it in the fridge. Then each a.m. I get up and grab a portion out and add a touch of almond milk (to make it not so stiff and clumpy) and I add a banana or berries and eat it up. So good and filling and healthy. I cook the oats with chia seeds and flax for extra health benefits. And I sometimes add cinnamon and apples.

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      This sounds very similar! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. 1.19.23
    Lisa T said:

    I make these every morning! I add chia and flax seeds and add the berries when I eat them. Delicious!

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:


  4. 1.19.23
    Sheaffer said:

    I’ve only had breakfast once since August (since I’ve been intermittent fasting), and it was at the ranch this past weekend. It was a biscuit sandwich with bacon, a perfectly fried egg, and melty cheese. I even had a Dr. Pepper with it. IT WAS GLORIOUS. The end.

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Man, that makes my overnight oats not sound so delicious! haha!

  5. 1.19.23
    Kim said:

    on IG because her entire approach is blood sugar balance and how to never diet but eat to keep blood sugar balanced. You’ll find tons of recipes for bowls, smoothies, and she shows how to make overnight n’oats…using frozen riced cauliflower instead of oats…so you don’t get the carbs and blood sugar imbalance. I think you will enjoy her content and recipes.

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thanks for sharing, Kim!

  6. 1.19.23

    This looks delicious! I like savory for breakfast…can I put sriracha on my oats?

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I wouldn’t recommend it! haha!

  7. 1.19.23
    “M” said:

    Sounds delicious! I’ll be expecting a jar soon!!

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:


  8. 1.19.23
    stacy said:

    Do you heat this up?

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      We eat it cold.

  9. 1.19.23
    Sara said:

    Do you warm up or eat cold

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      Erika Slaughter said:


  10. 1.19.23
    Mary said:

    I love steel cut oats! I make it in the instant pot. Overnight oats sound great though. Do you eat it cold?

    • 1.19.23
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Yes! I add toppings and eat it straight from the refrigerator.