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.
Brownie Batter Protein Overnight Oats
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.
Coconut Cream Pie
This light, sweetly-flavored concoction adds mega-healthy chia seeds into the oatmeal mix for some extra protein and fiber.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combine all ingredients and jar. Stash in the fridge overnight and enjoy cold.
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.
Mix all ingredients and store in a jar overnight.
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.
Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet ingredients (pumpkin included) and stir. Store overnight and enjoy!