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Overnight Oats base recipe

Everything you need to know about making your own Overnight Oats at home! With four recipes and all the best tips and tricks, this is your one-stop Overnight Oats read. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Overnight Oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 376kcal
Cost $1.82


  • 1/2 cup (54g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (82g) honey vanilla greek yogurt (we love Greek Gods) (Note 1)
  • 2/3 cup (158g) unsweetend vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (Note 2)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • Small pinch fine sea salt
  • Optional toppings: swirl of almond or peanut butter, miniature chocolate chips, fresh berries


  • PREP THE OATS: In a small bowl, mason jar, or plastic container, stir together the old fashioned oats, honey vanilla Greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon (if desired), and salt.
  • STIR: Stir well and make sure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • CHILL: Cover the container and refrigerate overnight or until sufficiently cooled and thickened. (Sometimes I'll even make them in the morning, get ready, and then go eat them -- they are great even after only 30 minutes in the fridge)
  • ENJOY: When ready to eat, top with any additional toppings if desired. Store Overnight Oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Note 1: The yogurt can totally overpower these oats, so get a mild-tasting, sweetened yogurt. My personal favorite is Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt (made by Greek Gods®). It's sweet, mild, and creamy. Whatever yogurt you choose to use, make sure you like it plain or you likely won't love it in these overnight oats. A plain vanilla yogurt (not Greek yogurt) is also a great option.
Note 2: We like 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup best, but sweeten to personal preference (1/2 tablespoon up to 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia)


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.8g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 130.3mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8.8g