Overnight oats

An open quart jar containing overnight oat meal

Easy meal prep Oatmeal for those busy mornings. Overnight oats are super easy to make with only 5 ingredients + toppings.


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup Old Fashion Rolled Oats
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 TBS Sweetener (Brown sugar, Maple Syrup, or Honey)
  • 1/2 cup Milk (or non dairy milk or water.)

Guidelines for toppings

  • 1/8 tsp Spices (Like Cinnamon, Cardamom, or Pumpkin Spice)
  • 1 TBS Mix-in's (Like chocolate chips, nuts, or fruit)
  • 2 tsp Creamy or Liquid min-in's (Like Nutella, peanut-butter, jelly, or yoghurt)


  1. Take a clean half-pint mason jar and combine the oats, chia seeds, sweetener and milk inside it. Mix in the optional topping as desired.
  2. Put a lid on the jar and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Give the jar a shake before serving. The jars will last 5-7 days in the fridge.


Separation of liquid and oats is normal, just give the jar a shake to mix everything together again. 

No cooking is required, but you can heat up the oats on the stove top or microwave.

Oats will be chewy the first day or so (my favorite) and will progressively get softer the longer they sit.


Keywords: Breakfast, Oatmeal, Oats