Overnight Oats Recipe

Simple Overnight Oats Recipe

This is your basic recipe for one serving of overnight oats. From here, you can scale it up as much as you want. You can add flavorings to suit your fancy. Below the recipe, you’ll find some ideas for flavorings to get you started.


* Use more milk if you like your overnight oats thinner, if you will be heating your oats, or if using dried fruit.


  1. In a pint jar, mix the oats, milk, yogurt (if using), chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and salt for your base overnight oatmeal. Mix in your desired flavorings (except for the nuts and seeds for flavoring).
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to eat, top with nuts or seeds, as desired.
  4. Serve cold or warmed.

Flavor Ideas for Overnight Oats

Mix these add-ins into the basic recipe above.

Peanut Butter Banana

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Cherry Almond

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut


Measurement Guidelines For Flavorings

Use this guide to start making your own overnight oats flavor combinations!

  • ½ - 2 tsp sweetener of choice
  • ¼ - ½ cup fresh fruit
  • ¼ cup chopped dried fruit
  • 2 Tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tsp pure extract (vanilla, almond, etc)
  • Warm spices, to taste
  • ¼ cup nuts or seeds (add just before eating if possible)

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