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Overnight oats

Lisa Bryan
This is a basic recipe to a delicious cold jar of healthy oats.
Servings 1 Person


  • 1 mason jar


  • ½ Cup oats
  • 2 Tsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tsp sweetner i.e. honey, syrup, or sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla
  • ½ Cup Milk up to ¾ cup depending on how thick or thin you like it
  • 2 Pinches salt
  • mix-ins of choice


  • In a medium mason jar, add all ingredients together and stir.
  • Add mix-ins on top.
  • Soak overnight in the refrigerator. Ready to eat in 30 minutes or preferably in the morning.


It is not necessary to soak overnight. They can work up to 30 minutes to an hour in the refrigerator. It’s much better cold and soaked overnight!
You can use any oat—quick oats or steel cut oats, it’s truly your preference on texture. I love the chewiness of steel cut oats. 
Add 1/4 cup yogurt as well to the basic recipe.
Mix-in ideas:
peanut butter and banana (1/8 cup peanut butter and 1/2 of a banana sliced)
apple cinnamon (1/2 apple chopped and 1/2 tsp cinnamon)
Raspberry vanilla (2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup raspberry)
blueberry honey (2 tsp honey and 1/2 cup blueberries)
maple syrup and nutmeg (3 tbsp syrup and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
granola and cranberries (1/2 cup granola and 1/4 cup cranberries)