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Three glasses of protein overnight oats

Protein Overnight Oats: Three Ways

Julia Hop Hing
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup plain, vanilla, or coconut Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp - 1tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


    Fruit Overnight Oats

    • 1/4 cup fruit of choice (fresh or frozen)
    • 1 tbsp nut butter (optional)
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)

    Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

    • 1/4 cup raw grated carrots
    • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 1/2 - 1 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)
    • 2 tbsp blueberries (optional)

    Iced Coffee Overnight Oats

    • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
    • 1/2 tbsp instant coffee, mixed into 1 tbsp hot water
    • 1 - 2 tbsp chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (optional)
    • For a mocha version, add 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)


    For Overnight Oats Base

    • Add the oats, Greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds, flaxmeal, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt into a mason jar (or container with a lid). Stir to combine. Feel free to omit the chia seeds or flaxmeal if you don’t have them on hand.
    • Place container in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
    • In the morning, take the container out of the fridge, remove the lid, and give the oats a good stir.
    • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

    Fruit Overnight Oats:

    • To the protein overnight oats, add a 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen fruit. You can either layer the fruit and the oats on top of one another in the jar or mix the fruit straight into the oatmeal mixture.
    • In the morning, top with fruit of choice, such as berries, pomegranate seeds, or sliced banana. You can also add your favorite nut butter or a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds to the mix.

    Carrot Cake Overnight Oats:

    • Stir grated carrots, shredded coconut, and chopped walnuts into the protein overnight oat mixture when prepping.
    • Store in the fridge for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight.
    • When ready to eat, top with additional Greek yogurt, walnuts, and fresh blueberries.

    Iced Coffee Overnight Oats:

    • Make the protein overnight oatmeal recipe, but leave out the cinnamon.
    • Stir grated zucchini and coffee into the mixture when prepping. If you'd like, you can also add chocolate chips.
    • In the morning, top oats with extra chocolate chips.


    *Overnight oats will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.  

    ** To make a meal prep batch, double or triple the recipe.
    *** The minimum chill time is 2 hours, but it is recommended to leave it for longer, preferably overnight. 
    Keyword breakfast, calcium, fiber, fibre, healthy snack, meal prep, oats, plant based, protein, vegetarian