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Overnight Oats in a Jar

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This easy overnight oats recipe is a fiber-rich, healthy breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings! The best part, there’s no cooking required!

Overnight oats in a mason jar (no cooking required)! A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
Overnight Oats

Weekdays are hectic, so having a healthy breakfast that I can grab and eat on the go is a must. Overnight oats are perfect for meal prep, you can make a batch on Sunday to eat throughout the week.

How To Make Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are easiest to make because they are no-cook breakfast. So instead of baking, cooking or microwaving the oats, they get soft overnight in the fridge. To make them simply combine oats with some milk, chia seeds and fruit and place them in a jar and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, add more fresh fruit and crunchy toppings and enjoy. I use Monk fruit or Stevia to sweeten them but you can sweeten them with whatever you prefer. A little brown sugar or maple syrup would also work, or leave the sweetener out completely.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

The answer is both! I usually let them sit out on my counter an hour while I go to the gym or get ready for my day to get the chill out. Some people like to heat them up in the microwave a few minutes, it’s totally up to you.

How Long Do Overnight Oats last

To make this for meal prep, you can double or quadruple the recipe. You can leave them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Ingredients for oats

  • Oatmeal: Plain old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats are best for making overnight oats. Do not use steel cut oats.
  • Liquid: For the liquid you can use water, 2% or low-fat milk or your favorite plant-based milk like oat milk, almond milk, etc.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny seeds are highly nutritious, and expand while they soak which helps give the oats a pudding-like texture.
  • Protein: If you want to add protein, add Greek yogurt, almond butter or a scoop of protein powder.
  • Sweetener: I use monk fruit sweetener or stevia, but you can also use honey or maple syrup to sweeten.
  • Toppings: Add fresh fruit and crunchy nuts or seeds, granola or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. There are so many topping ideas and combinations, the possibilities are endless.

Overnight oats in a mason jar (no cooking required)! A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.

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Overnight Oats

4.93 from 57 votes
2
Cals:236
Protein:6
Carbs:34.5
Fat:10
Overnight oats in a mason jar (no cooking required)! A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Overnight oats in a mason jar (no cooking required)! A hearty healthy breakfast packed with fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 jar

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup quick oats I prefer organic, you can use gluten-free
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 medium banana sliced (use the other half as a topping)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries divided
  • monk fruit sweetener or stevia, to taste or your favorite sweetener
  • pinch cinnamon

for the topping:

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans or any nuts or seeds

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning, add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 jar, Calories: 236 kcal, Carbohydrates: 34.5 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 95 mg, Fiber: 8.5 g, Sugar: 11.5 g

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617 comments on “Overnight Oats in a Jar”

  1. This is the first time I have ever tried overnight oats. I used vanilla almond milk for me & 2% milk for my husband and left out the sweetener. I have made it with strawberries & mango as well, it’s a great quick breakfast!

  2. Finally, after years of looking at this recipe, I tried it this week (03.19.22) and I love it. 
    I changed 1/2 cup milk to 1/3 cup milk because the 1/2 cup milk was too liquidy for me. I’ve had it with frozen fruit: blueberries, raspberries and am going to try mangoes. 
    Its quick, easy and very tasty. 

  3. What is the difference when buying canned pumpkin? Some recipes say do not use pumpkin pie filling. I look on the store shelves and the cans say pumpkin pie puree. Is that the puree you use or what?