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January 15, 2024

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are the easiest breakfast recipe we know of—just a few minutes of work before bed means that you get to wake up to a healthy + fruity breakfast that’s ready when you are!


Peaches and Cream overnight oats next to blackberry overnight oats in glass jars next to two spoons.

Easy Overnight Oats Are A Quick + Healthy Breakfast

All five minutes of prep for our overnight oat recipes happens the night before. We’re sharing a basic overnight oats ratio, as well as two of our favorite variations. A lot of recipes include chia seeds, but we’ve kept it simple with just oats and coconut milk as our base. From here, you can really add anything to make these oats your own. If you’d like, you can round out overnight oats with an egg or two, with easy Six Minute Eggs or Breakfast Egg Muffins.

Ingredients for overnight oats shown in glass bowls including oats, berries, coconut milk and protein powder

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Oats – Old fashioned rolled oats are our preferred oats for overnight oats because they don’t turn mushy as they soak up the liquid overnight.

  • Liquid – We use coconut milk, because it tastes great and makes this an easy vegan overnight oats recipe.

  • Fruit – Oats need fruit to live their best life.

  • Sea salt – A pinch of salt helps bring out the full oat flavor and balance the sweetness.

  • Add-ins – We’re using vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and shredded coconut. Some other classic add-ins for overnight oats are cinnamon, honey, maple syrup, dried fruits and nuts.

Coconut milk, old fashion oats, diced peaches, salt and vanilla protein powder in small bowls for overnight oats
ingredients for peaches and cream overnight oats in a glass jar
Overnight oat ingredients mixed into a jar
Peaches and Cream overnight oats in glass jars

How to Make Overnight Oats

  1. Each starts with the basic coconut milk and oats in a 16 ounce airtight jar.

  2. Then we add just a few things to create two different recipes: Shredded coconut + vanilla extract + berry jam = coconut-berry overnight oats! Or vanilla protein powder + fresh peaches = peaches & cream overnight oats!

  3. Place the overnight oats in their jar in the fridge, and top with more fruit before serving.

Ingredients for blackberry coconut overnight oats in glass bowls including oats, berries, coconut milk and vanilla
ingredients for blackberry overnight oats in a glass jar
blackberry overnight oats mixed together in a glass jar
Overnight Oats in glass jars topped with blackberries

How to Store Overnight Oats + Tips

  • Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. We don’t recommend freezing overnight oats, but if you do, it’s best to freeze only plain soaked oats with no fruit or flavor add-ins.

  • What is the basic formula for overnight oats? You can think of our overnight oats recipe as simply being 1 part oats : 1 part liquid (usually milk or non-dairy milk). However, we play around with this a bit depending on what add-ins we’re using, and we encourage you to do the same! Some—like peaches—will make your oats a little more liquidy, and some, like protein powder, will make them a bit more dry, so you’ll want to tinker with your liquid-to-oat ratio accordingly.

  • Are overnight oats healthy? Yes! Overnight oats are basically just a simple, no-cook way to make oatmeal. It’s full of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, they help control blood sugar, and they’re great for digestion.

  • Do you eat overnight oats cold? We do! But you can also eat them warm. Just pop the oats in the microwave before eating to warm them up.

  • How soon can I eat overnight oats? Overnight is best--at least eight hours in the fridge.

  • Are overnight oats vegan? Our overnight oats recipes are vegan, yes! As long as you make them with non-dairy milk, they’re a great vegan breakfast.

  • Pair overnight oats with our Spinach Feta Wrap for an energizing breakfast.

Jars of overnight oats topped with blackberries and peaches

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Overnight Oats

  • Serves: 3
  • Prep Time:  5 min
  • Cook Time:  12 hrs
  • Calories: 270


Peaches and Cream

  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
  • 1 peach, pitted and cubed (about ½ cup), plus more for serving
  • Sea salt

Creamy Coconut Berry

  • ¾ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons berry jam of your choosing
  • Sea salt
  • ¼ cup fresh berries of your choosing, for serving


Peaches and Cream

  1. In a 16 ounce airtight jar, combine the oats, coconut milk, protein powder, peaches, and a pinch of salt. Seal tightly and shake until well-combined.

  2. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Top with more peaches before serving.

Creamy Coconut Berry

  1. In a 16 ounce airtight jar, combine the oats, coconut milk, shredded coconut, vanilla, jam, and a pinch of salt. Seal tightly and shake until well-combined.

  2. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Top with the berries before serving.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories270
  • Protein7 g
  • Carbohydrates40 g
  • Total Fat8 g
  • Dietary Fiber6 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • sodium50 mg
  • Total Sugars7 g

Overnight Oats

Questions & Reviews

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  • Chelsea

    It says that it makes 3 servings but does each recipe ie "peaches and cream" and the "berry" together make 3 servings? Is one serving the full 3/4 cup of oats or is that 3 servings?

    Hi Chelsea, we need to update this thanks for bringing it to our attention! Each recipe could serve 2 people. Hope you enjoy!


    How long can overnight oats sit in the fridge? As in, can you make multiple days in one night, or is it better to just make them one night ahead at a time?

    I make 4 days worth. After 4 days they start tasting funny.

  • jenn

    AMAZING! I made the berry ones and they were SO GOOD and so easy to just grab in the mornings!

    so glad you liked it Jenn!