Posted on October 24 2019
Busy weekday mornings call for simple breakfasts that can be made in advance — and overnight oats definitely fit the bill. They’re perfect for early mornings when you’re flying out the door or need to refuel after a morning workout. Plus, they offer endless flavor combinations so even the pickiest eaters can find an option to love. You start with fiber-rich oats, soak them in your favorite milk, then balance it out with protein and healthy fat to create a breakfast that powers your day.
These overnight oat recipes feature up to 21 grams of protein to keep you full all morning long:
Made with low-fat milk and yogurt, tropical mango and hearty chia seeds, this easy breakfast has a sweet and creamy texture. A touch of almond extract adds a nice, subtle nutty flavor.
Mango Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup (50g) Quaker Oats
- 1/4 cup (60ml) low-fat milk
- 1/3 cup (78ml) low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup (60g) diced mango
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Add oats to your container of choice and pour in milk and low-fat yogurt. Mix in almond extract. Add a layer of mango and top off with chia seeds. Place in fridge and enjoy in the morning or a few hours later.
Serves: 1 | Serving size: 1 container
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 338; Total Fat: 5.3g; Saturated Fat: 1.4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 5.8mg; Sodium: 66.2mg; Carbohydrate: 63.3g; Dietary Fiber: 6.7g; Sugar: 31.7g; Protein: 10g
Reimagine the classic combination of peanut butter and jelly with this breakfast oatmeal recipe that features the nut butter and crushed strawberries. Chopped apples are a great seasonal addition, and you can experiment with whatever variety is at your local farmer’s market.
Peanut Butter & Fruit Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup (50g) Quaker Oats
- 1/2 cup (250ml) low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup (30g) chopped apples
- 1/4 cup (30g) crushed strawberries
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Add oats to your container of choice, and pour in low-fat milk. Add layers of apples, strawberries and peanut butter. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy it in the morning.
Serves: 1 | Serving size: 1 container of oats
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 418; Total Fat: 20.4g; Saturated Fat: 3.8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 203mg; Carbohydrate: 46.8g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8g; Sugar: 15.1g; Protein: 16.2g
Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup grated zucchini
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Place all ingredients except the walnuts in a container and stir until well combined. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least a couple hours). Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You’ll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more milk before serving. Top oats with walnuts and serve cold.
Chocolate banana overnight oats combine oats, banana, almond milk, chia seeds and chocolate protein powder come together to make a quick and easy, healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. You do the prep work the night before so the oats are soft and ready to eat come morning. No cooking required!
Oats, banana, almond milk, chia seeds and chocolate protein powder come together to make a quick and easy, healthy breakfast option that tastes like dessert. You do the prep work the night before so the oats are soft and ready to eat come morning.
- 1 banana, cut in half
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (not instant)
- 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 4 Tablespoons chocolate protein powder
- ½ Tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons cacao nibs
- almond butter (optional)
- Cut one half of your banana in slices and mash the other half.
- Add mashed banana, oats, almond milk, protein powder and chia seeds into a bowl. Stir well to combine, until all the protein powder has dissolved. Seal container with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
- Take the container out of the fridge the next morning and stir the mixture. You’ll notice that the protein powder, oats and chia seeds soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Portion overnight oats into two containers, top each with banana slices, cocoa nibs and almond butter (if using). Enjoy!
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 324
- Sugar: 9g
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 49g
- Fiber: 11g
- Protein: 19g
Prep these yummy overnight oats before heading off to bed - the next morning enjoy a breakfast packed with fiber, antioxidants, and delicious flavor!
- ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt or you can use a mashed banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
- 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla cashew milk)
- optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and/or cinnamon
- optional: 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup or a couple of stevia packets)
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- unsweetened flaked coconut
- fresh fruit
- nut butter
Add yogurt (or banana), chia seeds, Matcha Collagen, milk and any optional add-ins to a blender and blend (or stir in a medium mixing bowl).
Stir in oats (don't blend). Divide into two glass jars or bowls that can be covered. Store covered in the fridge for about 6 hours or overnight. If your overnight oats are too thick in the morning, add a splash more of milk and top with any optional toppings desired.
MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Use certified gluten-free oats.
MAKE IT VEGAN: Leave out the Matcha Collagen and use 1-2 teaspoons matcha powder instead. Choose dairy-free milk. If adding additional sweetener, use maple syrup or stevia instead of honey.
WARM IT UP: Overnight oats are typically served chilled. However, if you prefer warm oats, you can heat them in the microwave. Add about 1/4 cup milk, in the morning, and use a microwave-safe jar and stir frequently while you’re warming them up.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Stats were calculated using Kroger Carbmaster Key Lime yogurt and no optional add-ins or toppings were included.