When it comes springtime, I am chomping at the bit to make overnight oats. Sure I make it from time to time in the winter, but it hits differently when it’s warm weather outside. Kind of like ice cream on a hot summer day vs. an ice cream in the snow. Just different, right?
There are plenty of fancy overnight oats recipes out there. Like this golden milk one from Fit Mitten Kitchen or this brownie batter one from Eating Bird Food. But if you’re new to overnight oats and you’re just looking for a recipe so simple you could memorize it and ingredients that you likely already have at home, this is the recipe for that moment.
Easy overnight oat recipe
- 2 cups oats (I use old fashioned)
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit of choice (my favorites are fresh strawberries, blueberries, or peaches)
- 3 cups milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
If you want to up the protein check out my post about protein overnight oats, there are a bunch of ways to really easily amp up your grams of protein with this recipe.
- Chop fruit
- Put everything in a medium container (I use a pyrex with a lid)
- Mix it all together
- Cover and put in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning
Makes 4 servings, but sometimes I put a little extra of all of the ingredients so I have a full week of breakfast ready for mama!
Go ahead and get your overnight oats on, mama!
I love this recipe because it provides a great base, but you can adjust the ingredients to suit your flavor and texture preferences. Sweet tooth? Add mini chocolate chips? Looking for more protein in your breakfast? Add collagen! Meal prepping? Break the recipe into 4 containers instead of putting it all in one big bowl.
If you want to see the easy peasy video version of this recipe, check out my Instagram reel for this overnight oats recipe. So easy, you can make it with a baby wrapped to you.