20+ Delicious & Easy Overnight Oats Recipes

Overnight oats are the perfect vessel for a nutritious, filling and satisfying breakfast! Plus, if breakfast is already prepared it can make those busy mornings feel less overwhelming.

The best part? The flavor combinations are endless! I’ve compiled over 20 overnight oats recipes and variations that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. Seriously, though, you can prepare up to 4 servings at a time and have breakfast done for (almost) the whole week!

Overnight oats topped with berries on a counter next to a bowl of berries.

It’s relatively simple for overnight oats to fit into any diet – whether you’re gluten-free, low FODMAP, vegan or dairy-free. I’ll even discuss how to make them higher in protein and fiber!

Every week, you can make a new variation so you never get bored.

How to Make Overnight Oats High in Protein

I do find that overnight oats aren’t as filling as, let’s say, an egg breakfast. There are a few tricks and tips I have to increase the protein content which make them a super convenient way to increase overall protein consumption.

  • Add protein powder, just one scoop per serving typically provides over 20 grams of protein.
  • Sprinkle with hemp hearts! They’re deliciously nutty and have 10 grams of protein per serving (and omega-3 fatty acids).
  • Chopped nuts add some texture as well as healthy fats and protein.
  • Use a combination of Greek yogurt and milk or water (usually a 1:1 ratio) instead of milk. For a dairy-free sub, select a high protein dairy-free yogurt (like Kite Hill).
  • Whisk Greek yogurt and protein powder together in a bowl, then add water or milk.
  • Incorporate nut butter into your oats mixture or on top.

Increasing the Fiber Content in Overnight Oats

My favorite reason to eat more overnight oats? They’re easy to customize for a breakfast high in both protein AND fiber.

Fiber is important as it helps control blood sugars, decreases the risk of chronic diseases, improves the gut microbiome, and promotes bowel regularity. Follow the tips below!

  • Seeds, seeds and more seeds! Hemp and flax have a little bit, but chia seeds reign supreme in regards to fiber content (usually, 10 grams per serving).
  • Always add some fresh fruit. Raspberries are one of my favorites as they contain 8 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup.
  • Add some nuts: almonds, pistachios, walnuts and hazelnuts are good sources of fiber.

Delicious Variations of Overnight Oats

I’ve tried to compile the most delicious variations of overnight oats. These recipes can be prepped up to 4 days in advance!

Some might look complex, but all can be made in under 10 minutes with just a few simple ingredients.

To make them allergy friendly: use certified gluten-free oats if you’re gluten-free, select a high protein dairy-free yogurt, and make necessary adjustments as needed!

1. Coffee Overnight Oats (Sticks Scratch Kitchen)

Coffee overnight oats in mason jars, one with a spoon in it.

Combine your morning coffee with a delicious and nutritious breakfast! This recipe has 3 different variations of coffee oats – espresso powder, brewed coffee, or mocha protein powder.

More coffee inspired oats:
High Protein Espresso Overnight Oats (Fit as a Mama Bear)
Brown Sugar Coffee Overnight Oats (Hey Snickerdoodle!)
Cold Brew Overnight Oats (Street Smart Nutrition)

2. Bananas Foster Overnight Oats (Laura Fuentes)

Overnight oats topped with caramelized bananas in a clear glass jar on a table.

A simple recipe that doesn’t feel like your typical overnight oats, as the bananas are caramelized to take it to the next level! The bananas foster requires just 2-3 minutes on the stove. Then, all you have to do is assemble!

3. Easy Maple Pumpkin Overnight Oats (Spa Bettie)

Easy pumpkin overnight oats in a glass jar on a table.

The comforting flavors of maple and pumpkin – a perfect recipe for those colder months (or honestly, any time of year). These are made with dairy-free milk, canned pumpkin, maple syrup, and cinnamon – so they are vegan as well.

However, easily sub in whatever milk you prefer.

For more pumpkin recipes, try:
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats (Delightful Adventures)
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats (Ooh La La It’s Vegan)

4. Tiramisu Overnight Oats (The Cinnamon Jar)

Two glass jars of tiramisu overnight oats on a table next to a spoon.

A creamy, decadent overnight oats paying tribute to the classic Italian dessert. To make the tiramisu topping, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and honey are whisked until smooth and creamy.

Divide into layers, alternating with the oats mixture, for the perfect bite.

5. Cake Batter Overnight Oats (Pumpkin ‘N Spice)

Cake batter overnight oats in a large white bowl with sprinkles on top.

Cake for breakfast, in the form of overnight oats? Why not! These are a healthier version, made with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, vanilla bean paste, milk, sugar, and butter extract to give it that cake flavor.

Top with sprinkles and whipped cream for an indulgent yet nutrient-packed breakfast.

Also try:
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats (Craving Something Healthy): Grated carrots, raisins, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, and crushed pineapple are combined with a creamy oat mixture. Yum!

6. Biscoff Overnight Oats (Wholly Tasteful)

Biscoff cooking overnights oats in glass jars with spoons in them on a counter.

These overnights oats are made with Lotus Biscoff cookie butter, which is like a jarred version of the popular Biscoff cookies. Top with fresh fruit for some antioxidants and crumbled cookies for some texture.

Also try:
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Couch Potato Camping)
Snickers Overnight Oats (She Wants to Be Good)

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (Well Fed Baker)

Chocolate peanut butter overnight oats topped with mini chocolate chips in a large clear glass.

Peanut butter and chocolate are classic flavors – and these overnight oats use cocoa powder to get that chocolate taste without all the sugar. The peanut butter adds some additional protein and the mini chocolate chips add some texture!

For more peanut butter, try:
Peanut Butter Blueberry Overnight Oats (Dinners Done Quick)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats (The Oregon Dietitian): Overnight oats that are packed with protein (from protein powder), with no yogurt needed.
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds and Chocolate (The Clean Eating Couple)
Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats (The Family Food Kitchen)

8. Apple Pie Overnight Oats (The Healthy Epicurean)

Overnight oats in a clear glass topped with caramelized apples and chopped walnuts with a spoon in it.

I mean, just look at those! It’s like a healthy dessert for breakfast. The apples are caramelized with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with walnuts for some crunch.

9. Matcha Overnight Oats (Carmy)

Matcha overnight oats topped with blueberries on a counter surrounded by more glasses of overnight oats.

Add some extra antioxidants to your morning with these matcha overnight oats. All the traditional overnight oats ingredients with the addition of 4 teaspoons of matcha powder.

10. Mango Overnight Oats (Chenee Today)

Two clear glasses of overnight oats topped with mango sliced and coconut flakes.

These mango overnight oats are a tropical variation with creamy coconut milk and fresh mango. Top with coconut flakes and more mango for a refreshing breakfast that kind of feels like you’re on vacation!

Also try:
Creamy Peach Mango Overnight Oats (The All Natural Vegan)

11. Nutella Overnight Oats (brunch & batter)

Overnight oats topped with raspberries and Nutella on a dining table.

Top your overnight oats with Nutella for a little more indulgence – with any customizable additions you like! If your kids are Nutella-obsessed like mine are, they might enjoy this recipe, too!

For more chocolate overnight oats:
Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats (Fit Liz Kitchen)
The Most Delicious Chocolate Overnight Oats (Healthy Fitness Meals)
Brownie Batter Overnight Oats (Liv’s Little Muffins)

12. Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats (Street Smart Nutrition)

Overnight oats in a clear glass topped with fresh peaches on a table.

Celebrate summer with fresh, juicy peaches drizzled with honey or maple syrup and topped with chopped pistachios.

More peach recipes:
Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats (Britney Breaks Bread)
Peach Melba Overnight Oats (Flourishing Kitchen)

13. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Chocolate strawberry overnight oats on a wood cutting board next to a spoon and a bowl of strawberries.

I created this overnight oats recipe with a dark chocolate sauce made with dates for extra fiber! Combined with the sliced strawberries, it tastes a lot like a chocolate covered strawberry.

Also try:
Strawberry Pistachio Overnight Oats (Recipe Pocket)
Protein Packed Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats (Raising Generation Nourished)

14. Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats (It’s a Flavorful Life)

Lemon cheesecake overnight oats in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon in it.

Again, another super simple variation to overnight oats with the addition of lemon curd and whipped cream cheese to resemble a creamy, decadent cheesecake. Top with graham cracker crumbs and fresh fruit of your choice!

Also try:
The Best Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats (Pure & Simple Nourishment)

15. Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats (The Littlest Crumb)

Maple and brown sugar overnight oats topped with pecans and walnuts.

These maple brown sugar overnight oats embody all the cozy flavors for a crisp fall morning. Sounds so simple, yet the combination of maple syrup, brown sugar and nuts is so comforting and delicious.

16. Cinnamon Overnight Oats with Tahini (Baking Ginger)

Overnight oats in a bowl topped with tahini and figs on a table.

Incorporating tahini into your overnight oats adds more creaminess and flavor. It has a slightly nutty taste and complements the cinnamon well.

For more cinnamon, try:
Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats (Corrie Cooks)

17. The Best High Protein Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats (The All Natural Vegan)

Cookies and cream overnight oats on a wooden plate on a dining table.

This tasty recipe uses a plant-based protein powder that tastes like cookies and cream, then it’s topped with cacao nibs for crunchy texture and more chocolate flavor. Plus, each serving contains 25 grams of protein!

18. High Protein Gingerbread Overnight Oats (The All Natural Vegan)

Overnight oats topped with gingerbread and a gingerbread man cookie on a counter decorated for Christmas.

Ok, here’s your winter overnight oats recipe: creamy and packed with that classic gingerbread flavor from spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.

19. Banana Bread Overnight Oats (Simply Stacie)

Overnight oats topped with bananas and chopped walnuts in a glass jar on a wooden cutting board.

Walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg are added to the creamy oats mixture to make it taste similar to banana bread!

20. Black Forest Overnight Oats (Liv’s Little Muffins)

Black forest overnight oats on a counter with mini chocolate chips and cherries covering it.

Creamy, rich chocolate oats with sweet cherries and mini chocolate chips! Bonus option: directions to add a chocolate shell on top for even more crunch.

Related Posts:
High Fiber Breakfast Ideas
30 Breakfasts with 30 Grams of Protein
18+ High Protein Breakfast Casseroles

Nutrition and Convenience in a Jar

If you haven’t started your overnight oats journey yet, now is the time to start! Once you realize how quick and easy (not to mention delicious) it is, you might never stop.

It’s convenience and nutrition in a glass. Save this post so you never run out of ideas or draw from inspiration from it to create your own flavor combinations.

Which one can you not wait to try?

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