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The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

easy Overnight oats recipe

So many people skip breakfast!  It’s so busy in the morning, especially if you have kids to get out of the house or work to get to!

That is why I LOVE overnight oats!  You make them the night before and  you have breakfast ready to go first thing in the morning! They are easy to grab and go if you must.  Whole rolled oats (not the quick kind), are slow digesting, so they will give you much needed energy, Full Fat greek yogurt (learn why low-fat dairy is terrible for our health here), is protein packed to keep your metabolism fired up, and chia seeds are full of fiber, age defying antioxidants, and heart healthy omega-3’s.

I think that is one reason they are so popular on Pinterest right now!  Most of the pictures look so beautiful and are overflowing with amazingly nutritious ingredients.  The funny thing is, I grew up eating overnight oats, except my mom called it Bircher Muesli, which is the real Swiss “overnight oats.”  Oats soaked in milk and yogurt overnight with added nuts, seeds, and fruit.  It makes for a delicious, nutritious and filling breakfast to take you through a few hours of morning rush.  Really, your options are endless with these and you can change the flavor for whatever season we are in!

My twins are so busy these days and I NEED to fuel up to keep up with them!  This breakfast is the perfect way to start my day… and theirs!

The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Sara ~Loving Life Naturally
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 1
  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats (I’m using gluten-free oats)
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk (Raw milk, Flax, hemp, or coconut)
  • 1/2 cup Full Fat Greek Yogurt (I use Fage Total)
  • 1 Tbs Chia seeds
  • Raw honey, maple syrup, or other natural sweetener to taste (Or keep it unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh or frozen Berries, (chopped apples, pear or banana)
  • (optional) slivered almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds, raisins, cranberries, goji berries)
  1. Mix milk, yogurt, oats, chia seeds, and sweetener of choice.
  2. Layer oat mixture with berries, alternating.
  3. Let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy for breakfast!
  5. Prep tip: Make a large batch so you have breakfast for the week!


easy Overnight oats recipe
In a small bowl, add your oats.


Right now I’m avoiding gluten to see if it helps my PCOS, and I found these gluten free oats at Trader Joes! Oats do not normally contain gluten, but many are processed in places they also process wheat and other gluten containing grains.

easy Overnight oats recipe
Add your chia seeds (or any other optional add in!)


easy Overnight oats recipe
Add your milk of choice and greek yogurt.


easy Overnight oats recipe
Layer with oat mixture and berries (or fruit of choice!). Keep in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy for breakfast!

easy Overnight oats recipes

easy Overnight oats recipes

And now for some more!  I though it would be fun to share some other GREAT whole food recipes to all of you…

From My Whole Food Life… Overnight Oats in a Jar

easy Overnight oats recipe

From Domesticate Me  Vegan Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats

easy Overnight oats recipes

From Happy Hearted Kitchen Orchard Bircher Muesli

easy Overnight oats recipes

From Naturally Sassy Overnight Oats with Blueberry Cashew Cream

easy Overnight oats recipes

From Keepin It Kind Pumpkin Persimmon Overnight Oats

easy Overnight oats recipes


Treat Yourself Sweeter Chia Chocolate Pudding Breakfast

easy Overnight oats recipes

Sunny Puddles Overnight Oats with Sun Butter

easy Overnight oats recipes


So there you have it!  Some fun and delicious new recipes for you to try!

Have you tried overnight oats?  Share your favorite recipes below 🙂

Keep it clean, keep it natural!  From my natural health blog to you!


2 thoughts on “The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

  1. Hi Sara,
    Thanks for linking my Chocolate Chia Pudding up here! You have a beautiful, site- I will definitely be having a look around 🙂 I also have another overnight breakfast pudding- Strawberry Chia Pudding- still no bake, no added sugar. Pop on over if you are interested. Thanks again! Kirsten


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