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Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a no-cook breakfast option made with rolled oats, liquid, and other flavourings.

  • Raw oats soaked in liquid (milk, water, yogurt etc.) overnight in the fridge.
  • The oats soften and absorb the liquid, creating a creamy, porridge-like consistency.
  • Perfect for busy mornings – prepare the night before and grab and go in the morning.

Basic Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned work best)
  • 3/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (optional, adds protein and creaminess)
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, maple syrup, chopped dates etc.)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or container with a lid.
  2. Stir well to ensure everything is incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate overnight (at least 2 hours, ideally 8+).
  4. In the morning, stir again and enjoy!

Recipe Ideas and Variations:

Overnight oats are incredibly versatile. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Fruity: Top with fresh berries, sliced banana, chopped apple, or diced mango.
  • Chocolatey: Add cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or a spoonful of Nutella.
  • Nutty: Mix in chopped nuts like almonds, peanuts, or walnuts.
  • Spicy: For a kick, add a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, or even a sprinkle of chili flakes.
  • Seeds: Chia seeds, hemp seeds, or flax seeds add extra texture and nutrients.
  • Protein Boost: Add a scoop of protein powder to your mix.


  • Use a mason jar for easy storage and portability.
  • Prepare multiple jars at the beginning of the week for a quick grab-and-go breakfast all week long.
  • Get creative with your toppings! There are endless possibilities.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

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