8 Overnight Oats Recipes That Make Breakfast Taste Like Dessert

Oats are pretty dang great. Half a cup packs seven grams of protein and five grams of fiber, making them the perfect base for a healthy breakfast. You can ditch the instant stuff—and the added sugar that often comes with it—but keep the convenience by making your own oatmeal ahead of time. Just mix rolled oats with a few other ingredients and stash them in jars overnight for an easy grab-and-go breakfast in the morning.

We rounded up eight of the most flavor-filled overnight oat recipes floating around the Internet—so get your spoon ready.

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photo credit: Dashing Dish

Brownie Batter Protein Overnight Oats

Need we say more? Start the day with some fudgy deliciousness from Dashing Dish, which happens to pack a whopping 40 grams of protein.

You’ll need:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt (can sub mashed banana)
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp baking stevia
1 cup rolled oats
¼ cup chocolate protein powder

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Split between two jars and store overnight.

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photo credit: Be Whole Be You

Coconut Cream Pie

This light, sweetly-flavored concoction adds mega-healthy chia seeds into the oatmeal mix for some extra protein and fiber.

You’ll need:
½ cup rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
2 Tbsp shredded coconut
1 Tbsp chia seeds
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1-2 tsp coconut butter
½ tsp vanilla
Dash of sea salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Jar for at least four hours or overnight. Top with toasted coconut flakes or sliced almonds. See the full deets on Be Whole Be You.

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photo credit: Make Healthy Easy

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

With flavor that’s so much richer than the instant stuff, this fruity overnight oats recipe from Make Healthy Easy is easy-peasy. Greek yogurt pumps up the protein while flaxseed adds omega-3s and fiber.

You’ll need:
½ cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp milk of choice
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
½ cup sliced frozen strawberries
1-2 Tbsp sliced almonds

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Jar for at least four hours or overnight. Top with sliced almonds when you’re ready to dig in.

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photo credit: Cooking On The Front Burners

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

PB and banana are the perfect couple, so they’re up there as one of our favorite additions to a sandwich or morning oats. Cooking On The Front Burners’ recipe makes for the ultimate ooey-gooey breakfast.

You’ll need:
½ banana, mashed
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey
¾ cup milk of choice
1 cup rolled oats
1 Tbsp chia seeds
½ tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Jar for at least six hours or overnight. Top with banana slices and/or chopped walnuts before noshing, if desired.

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photo credit: Organize Yourself Skinny

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Oh, the struggle of trying to eat a healthy diet and really, really loving candy. Organize Yourself Skinny gets it, and comes to the rescue with this decadent-tasting recipe. Candy for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do.

You’ll need:
½ cup rolled oats
½ Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp chia seeds
½ cup coconut milk
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tsp chocolate chips
1 Tbsp chopped almonds

Mix rolled oats, cocoa powder, and chia seeds. Add coconut milk, extracts, and maple syrup. Stir until combined and store for at least five hours or overnight. When ready to eat, add coconut milk as needed to loosen oats. Top with coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds.

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photo credit: Amy’s Healthy Baking

Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Notice that we’re fans of transforming dessert into breakfast here? Oatmeal is the perfect canvas for tons of flavorful, fun add-ins. So yeah, count us in for some pie feels from Amy’s Healthy Baking tomorrow morning.

You’ll need:
¼ cup rolled oats
½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
¼ cup milk
2 tsp stevia (or other sweetener)
¼ cup blueberries

Combine all ingredients and jar. Stash in the fridge overnight and enjoy cold.

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photo credit: Motion Mama

Café Mocha Overnight Oats

Calling all java addicts. With this breakfast you can drink your coffee while eating it, too. Motion Mama’s recipe takes just five ingredients to turn your favorite latte into a full-blown meal.

You’ll need:
1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup almond milk
2 shots espresso (or strong coffee)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 ½ Tbsp maple syrup

Mix all ingredients and store in a jar overnight.

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photo credit: Jar of Lemons

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

It definitely doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving-time to enjoy this pumpkin-y breakfast. (Especially because pumpkin contains beta carotene, a form of vitamin A, which acts as an antioxidant and helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and eyes.) Jar of Lemons’ recipe packs all the flavor you love, minus the crazy calories and sugar found in pie.

You’ll need:
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
½ cup rolled oats
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 packet stevia

Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet ingredients (pumpkin included) and stir. Store overnight and enjoy!

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