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vanilla overnight oats

Vanilla Overnight Oats

Vanilla overnight oats is a healthy breakfast recipe that’s sure to become your new favorite. All you need to do is quickly prepare a jar using basic pantry ingredients, then let the oats sit in the refrigerator overnight. When you wake up, a delicious breakfast is ready! Trust me, you will love overnight oats!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight oats vanilla, overnight oats vanilla almond milk, vanilla overnight oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 290kcal


  • 16-ounce mason jars or airtight containers


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk can use coconut milk or dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt can use non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure maple syrup


  • Place Into a 16-ounce mason jar, or another glass container, the rolled oats, milk, chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Stir ingredients together until combined and the oats are completely covered in liquid.
  • Tightly place the lid on and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 5 hours.
  • Remove the lid and stir in 1-2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup. If the oats are a little on the thick side then stir in a splash or 2 of additional milk.
  • Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.


How to Meal Prep 
Overnight oats are a natural meal prep breakfast recipe. 
All you need to do is put the jars together the night before and let them sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, add your sweetener and some extra liquid, and enjoy. 
3-4 jars of overnight oats can be made ahead of time.
How to Freeze 
One of the ways I freezer overnight oats is to put all the ingredients together into a baggy or jar, minus the liquid, and freeze. This assures I have all the ingredients needed ahead of time and the only item I need to pick up from the store is almond or coconut milk.

Favorite overnight oats toppings

Fresh fruit - Bananas, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries are delicious in this vanilla overnight oats recipe. Chopped apples, peaches, kiwi, and just about any fruit will be tasty. 
Dried fruit - cranberries, cherries, blueberries, and other dried fruits add another layer of texture and flavor.
Nuts - Pecans, almonds, and cashews give this recipe a nice crunch and flavor.
Nut butter - Stir in some peanut butter, almond, cashew, or any nut butter for added protein and flavor.
Shredded coconut - Sprinkle on top or stir in shredded coconut for added flavor and texture.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g