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Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a delicious vegan breakfast

When your busy, seriously amazing sister who’s chasing around two beautiful kids (4 and 2 years old) all day asks if you could make her an overnight oats recipe to make morning mealtime easier, for goodness sake, you make the woman some overnight oats.

This version is as simple as it gets: 5 ingredients5 minutes prep time, no fancy methods, and simple ingredients. Let’s do this!

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast or snack made by soaking rolled oats in liquid overnight.

We love how overnight oats seem to keep the integrity of the oat intact, helping to avoid that gummy texture that cooked versions sometimes take on. 

They’re simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and perfect for when you need a make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those with hectic mornings.

We also think our version would make the perfect meal to enjoy after an intense workout – hello 15 grams of protein / serving! Keep reading to learn our perfect formula for overnight oats!

Chia seeds, oats, almond milk, peanut butter, and maple syrup for making our delicious vegan overnight oats recipe

How to Make Overnight Oats

After a little testing, I’m happy to report that our simple, straight-forward method truly yields the best results! I even tried partially cooking the oats with warm almond milk before refrigerating, but much preferred this completely raw version.

We use the following base formula for making perfect overnight oats:

1/2 cup Dairy-Free Milk + 3/4 Tbsp Chia Seeds + 1/2 cup Rolled Oats = Perfect Overnight Oats

You can play with formula as needed, adding more dairy-free milk for wetter oats, or adding more chia seeds (or oats) for thicker, more pudding like oats.

To make your overnight oats, simply add these ingredients to a small jar or bowl with your preferred sweetener (we love maple syrup or stevia!). We also added peanut butter to this version for a flavor and protein boost!

Give the mixture a few stirs to make sure the oats have been fully immersed in the milk. Then, cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight to let the oats soften and flavors meld. 

Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats alongside oats and chia seeds for a fiber-rich vegan breakfast

Overnight oats FAQs

How long do overnight oats last?
Overnight oats can be prepared up to 2-3 days in advance, sometimes longer. 

Can you eat overnight oats hot?
Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. To heat, microwave for ~45-60 seconds (just ensure there’s enough space at the top of your jar to prevent overflowing), or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. 

Can you use quick oats?
We prefer using rolled oats to make overnight oats, but you can use quick oats – they will just be softer.

Can you use steel cut oats?
Though we haven’t tried it, some people report success using steel cut oats to make overnight oats. They will take longer, require more liquid, and probably won’t be quite as soft. They may also be more difficult to digest.

Are oats gluten-free?
This is somewhat controversial as some believe even certified gluten-free oats to be troublesome for those with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. But based on our own research and experience, it seems certified gluten-free oats make this recipe gluten-free.

Stirring together a jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a healthy gluten-free vegan breakfast

overnight oats Flavor Ideas

Using our formula as a base, the possibilities for overnight oat flavor variations are endless! We think the following would be delicious:

Jar of our simple and amazing vegan Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe

We hope you LOVE these oats! They’re:

Creamy
Hearty
Perfectly (& naturally) sweet
Peanut buttery
Satisfying
& Absolutely delicious

These oats would make the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those of you with hectic mornings. I also think it would make the perfect meal to enjoy after an intense workout – hello 15 grams of protein!

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If you give these a try, leave a comment below, rate them, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats for a delicious vegan breakfast

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)

EASY peanut butter overnight oats made with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time. Naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Jar of Peanut Butter Overnight Oats topped with sliced banana and strawberries
4.94 from 269 votes
Prep Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

OATS

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (or sub other dairy-free milks, such as coconut, soy, or hemp!)
  • 3/4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp natural salted peanut butter or almond butter (creamy or crunchy // or sub other nut or seed butter)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or stevia to taste)
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats (rolled oats are best, vs. steel cut or quick cooking)

TOPPINGS optional

  • Sliced banana, strawberries, or raspberries
  • Flaxseed meal or additional chia seed
  • Granola

Instructions

  • To a mason jar or small bowl with a lid, add almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup (or other sweetener) and stir with a spoon to combine. The peanut butter doesn't need to be completely mixed with the almond milk (doing so leaves swirls of peanut butter to enjoy the next day).
  • Add oats and stir a few more times. Then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats have been moistened and are immersed in almond milk.
  • Cover securely with a lid or seal and set in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 6 hours) to set/soak.
  • The next day, open and enjoy as is or garnish with desired toppings (see options above). See more flavor/topping suggestions in the blog post above!
    OPTIONAL: You can also heat your oats in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (just ensure there's enough room at the top of your jar to allow for expansion and prevent overflow), or transfer oats to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Add more liquid as needed if oats get too thick/dry.
  • Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours in our experience. Not freezer friendly.

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Notes

*Overnight oats adapted from Eating Bird Food (one of my many girl crushes).
*Prep time reflects preparation and overnight soaking.
*The first, fifth, and last images reflect two servings (double ingredients) with additional chia seeds and peanut butter.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with fortified almond milk and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 452 Carbohydrates: 51.7 g Protein: 14.6 g Fat: 22.8 g Saturated Fat: 4.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.04 g Monounsaturated Fat: 10.19 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 229 mg Potassium: 479 mg Fiber: 8.3 g Sugar: 15.8 g Vitamin A: 253 IU Vitamin C: 0.12 mg Calcium: 341 mg Iron: 3.95 mg

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    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Josefina, our videos don’t always show the exact measurements (it can get a bit cluttered on the screen). You can find the full measurements and recipe in the recipe box on this post.

  1. Pam says

    This recipe is amazing! I am a die hard eggs and potatoes gal…this is ALMOST better! Cholesterol is getting high…need to get some gf oatmeal in my diet. Forgot to make it the night before a few times…still works, however I like the consistency of doing overnight better

  2. Jennifer says

    I have to be honest overnight oats have not been my jam; the recipes are often lacking flavour or the texture is off putting. However, I have made this a couple of times now and it will be part of my breakfast repitoire. It reminds me of a peanut butter and banana sandwich, so I changed it up a bit to reflect the nostalgia. The base of the recipe was followed; however, in the morning, I added a bit of water and cinammon and heated it through, then tossed in a half banana and a couple of chopped walnuts. Might take out 1 Tbsp of nut butter next time to make up for the walnuts or add some chia jam. Delicious!

  3. alicia says

    Delicious! Never tried overnight oats, this was the first recipe I tried. I substituted honey for the maple syrup and it was delicious. Will definitely make this a regular!

  4. Tami N says

    I love this East peanut butter oats recipe. What size jar do you use (?), because when I make it in what looks like yours (12 oz) it’s not even close to what the video shows. Mine is only half full.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hm, not sure why that would be. We’re not sure on the size of our jar, but probably about 12 ounces also.

    • enzarela says

      Hi Tami, I think this is because most of the pictures reflect “double servings.” As in, they are doubling all the ingredients and adding extra PB and chia seeds.

      There is a note at the end of the recipe saying this :)

  5. Alyson W says

    I had made the overnight oats with yogurt recipe and didn’t like it. Then found this recipe. Perfect! I don’t like peanut butter, so used raisins instead. Yummy!

  6. Shane says

    These oats are my new favourite lunch! A super easy-to-make snack/breakfast/lunch, these oats are delicious and filling. I’ve started adding a bit more milk to mine, as I prefer oats a bit milkier (roughly 1/4 cup more works well). As well, adding a bit of desiccated coconut as a garnish is great. Thanks for the recipe! :)

  7. Anjali says

    These oats taste delicious! I’ve been making these regularly now ever since my first time. I use one tablespoon of chia seeds instead of 3/4 because it’s easier to measure out and doesn’t make that much of a difference for me. For some people, I would also recommend adding a couple tablespoons more milk, but I haven’t done this myself as I am okay with the texture as it is.

  8. Angelina says

    Simply amazing! What can I say, MB nails it everytime. I am a nutrition major and will definitely recommend this recipe when I am a Registered Dietition. It’s very filling with all the healthy fats from almond butter (my nut butter of choice!) and the chia seeds help keep you “regular” if you know what I mean ;) I am so grateful for this recipe xo.

  9. Julie B says

    We LOVE this Peanut butter overnight oats recipe. My daughter never wanted oatmeal for breakfast until she tastes these – and the bonus is she enjoys helping make them as well! After reading some of the other reviews, we reduced the peanut butter to 1 TBSP, and we use hemp seeds instead of chia seeds (just personal preference – I don’t like the gelatinous consistency of chia seeds). I have not noticed any lack of thickness by using hemp seeds. The maple syrup gives it just the right bit of sweetness without it being too sweet. We prefer to eat the oatmeal warm, so 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave and then top with some chopped pecans and strawberries – sometimes a little extra milk is needed as well. Absolutely delicious and keeps us full until lunch. Thank you for an excellent recipe!

  10. Christine Fischer Guy says

    Fantastic. Loving it for the quick prep, high protein and general deliciousness. I thought I’d love the chocolate-almond milk sub but actually liked it less than the classic version. There was a change in texture I didn’t love.

    Keep up the good work–I come here often to look for healthy and vegan recipes.

  11. Alyssa Cross says

    Loving this recipe! As someone who loves oatmeal, but finds it takes too long to make on rushed mornings, and it’s too hot to eat during the summer, cold overnight oats are perfect! I put it together the night before, then toss it in my lunch bag and eat it when I get to work.

    I also enjoyed adding some shredded coconut mixed in for some texture and flavour.

  12. Alyson says

    Quick question about the recipe, it calls for 3/4 tablespoons of chia seeds, is that correct? I’ve never measured 3/4 tablespoons before, just teaspoons, & pretty much every other recipe I’ve found for a similar kind of peanut butter overnight oats doesn’t call for tablespoons of chia seeds. Just a little lost on that, but I’ve never made overnight oats before.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alyson, the measurement is correct. 3/4 Tablespoon is 2 1/4 teaspoons if you’d prefer to measure with teaspoons. Hope that helps!

      • Alyson says

        Thanks for clarifying, & the conversion. I have a measuring set that has increments for teaspoons but just 1 tablespoon measure so I wasn’t sure what to do for that 😅
        After making them, they were really delicious! I added honey to mine in the morning because I wanted them a tad bit sweeter, but I love the peanut butter flavor! I also had to sub flaxseed meal for chia seeds because I couldn’t find chia seeds in my grocery store but they turned out great. Also, holy moly were these filling. I had to eat it in 2 sessions haha

  13. Loraine says

    I’ve been making overnight oats for a while now but I love this particular recipe with the chia and peanut butter to make it more substantial. For me, it needs a bit more milk. When I run, I always need a little something easily digestible to get out the door so, a little of this before I go, and then the rest to look forward to when I get back with some fresh fruit.

  14. Alisha says

    I make this recipe almost weekly because it’s THAT perfect! The consistency is delightful and it make breakfast incredibly easy to not have to warm anything up. I usually top with fresh berries or mango. Thank you for helping me find such a delicious, easy, and nutritious breakfast that doesn’t involve eggs!

  15. Emily says

    I saw this on your blogs’ instagram story and immediately went to make it! It only took 5 min to put together and after waiting a few hours it turned out so delicious, thick, and perfectly sweetened. This recipe will for sure become a staple breakfast/snack :)

    • Lorraine says

      Great recipe! I have a 9 week old baby and I like that I can throw this together the day or night before when I have a spare moment. I like adding some fresh fruit or a dash of cinnamon.

  16. Rachel Lipton says

    THIS IS MY DADS FAVORITE RECIPE. I wish he would learn to make it himself but seriously he is a routine guy and this is his go-to.

  17. Maryam says

    This is a super great recipe! I just made it for the first time and love it so much! I used wild blueberries as a fruit for some sweetness and carob chips and added Maca powder. Delicious!!

  18. Rochel says

    WOW! Where has this been all my life??? Thank you so much for this quick, simple, YUMMY, life savor! My mornings are hectic, to say the least, and I needed a quick breakfast for myself and kids. I used regular cow’s milk as that’s all I had, and organic brown sugar. I skipped the peanut butter this time, but that mistake will be remedied the next batch.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you find this recipe helpful, Rochel! Definitely recommend the PB =) Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. Claire says

    I’ve made this dozens of times and can’t believe I have forgotten to write a review until now; it’s super easy and delicious! I often use 1/2 tablespoon honey to sweeten and close to 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (though I never measure). I use dairy milk now, but in the past I have tried soy and almond milks, too, which both result in a creamy base. My favorite flavor combo is crunchy peanut butter (for texture) with a bit of cacao powder for a Reese’s-inspired breakfast :)

  20. Sheetal Tolia says

    Thank you for such an amazing recipe! It is literally my go to breakfast in the morning. So quick and easy to prepare, minimal clean up and convenient! Highly recommend to anyone who is in a rush to eat breakfast :)

  21. Kedi says

    Another total keeper! I have been making this recipe for over a year. I love how it tastes with the overnight preparation, but if I’m feeling impatient, I just put the almond milk and oats in a bowl and microwave for a minute before adding everything else. Lately I’ve been loving it with store-bought chocolate sea salt granola to add more texture.

  22. Emily McMillan says

    Oh my goodness… so so delicious! These overnight oats are PERFECT for a large family on the run! It takes literally two minutes to put together and after leaving it in the fridge for six hours, it is ready to be eaten! I used agave nectar instead of maple syrup and it worked out great :) I highly recommend this recipe!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you and your family enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing, Emily!

  23. megan says

    hello! did you initially have an old recipe for overnight oats that didn’t involve chia seeds? i tried to look through your site and find it but i wasn’t able to. maybe i’m remembering wrong, but figured i’d ask. thank you!

  24. Yonchi says

    This is so good I want to eat it all day long ! I sleep better just knowing it’s waiting for me in the fridge to be enjoyed in the morning :-) it’s that good ! Such a simple and delicious recipe :-) and those peanut butter swirls…yum yum yum…

  25. Alice Pilgeram says

    I do not know how else to contact you, so here goes

    CAn one use Raw Oats for overnight oatmeal?

    Short Answer: NO

    We actually did work it out. Our raw oats are simply smashed seed. The seed embryo is actually still viable. When you put the raw seed in liquid and let it set overnight, the oats actually try to germinate. The end product is very sour and does not have a pleasant taste. Apparently, several customers have tried to make overnight oats with the raw oats and the end product was very sour. We had a cookie maker that would mix the dough on Monday and then refrigerate until Thursday. The cookies were not good.

    In contrast, old-fashioned oats are steamed before they are rolled. Steamed oats are actually dead and do not try to germinate and therefore do not turn sour. Quick oats are steamed longer.

    Our oats are great cooked.

    Thanks for the response. I appreciate that you tried to help.

    Alice

  26. Alice Pilgeram says

    Hi, I work with a small company, Montana Gluten Free Processors. We are a farmer/family company that produces, processes and markets oats and oat products.

    Our oatmeal is raw (we do not steam or roast the oats prior to rolling). A customer just asked me if the raw oatmeal would work for overnight oats and I do not know. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks Alice

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alice, unfortunately we’re not familiar with the processing of oats so we’re not sure. Let us know if you figure it out!

  27. Sulva says

    This was my first time having overnight oats and this came out DELICIOUS! the only change I made was I used almond butter instead of peanut butter because it’s what I had in the house and I love it!!! So so sooooooo good! Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  28. Chrissy says

    Easy breezy to make and SO delicious. After I make and swirl it around I want to start eating it immediately! I use sweetened soy vanilla milk and a little sprinkle of turbinado sugar. Also, I have some homemade concord grape jam from my cousins and put a bit on top in the morning… pb&j yes please! Such a treat, filling, and love that it’s all ready to go in the a.m.! I heat mine up then pour a little more milk on before eating. Also don’t forget a little pinch of salt, makes the flavor even better. I make 2-4 servings (love the easy clicking for more Dana!) and store in an air-tight stainless steel container to eat over a couple days.

  29. Kelley Switzer says

    I cannot believe how good these are!! — so creamy and delicious! It was so hard to share half with my daughter as I wanted it all to myself (plus more!!) . I used cashew butter and did more chai seeds, less maple syrup.

  30. Emma says

    I love this recipe. It’s so easy and delicious and keeps me full all day. I’m a college student (with limited fridge space and very busy days) and these are great. I tried making it with honey at first because I didn’t have any maple syrup, and it was good, but definitely a stronger sweet flavor. I prefer the maple syrup. Thank you!

  31. Melinda Muyargas says

    This was great! First time I’ve seen an overnight oats recipe that did not include yogurt. It was delicious, and also surprisingly very filling!

  32. KaBlu says

    Thanks for the recipe. I made it and I’m not a huge peanut butter fan but this was great. I used coconut milk and coconut nectar instead also I left out the chia seeds. I wanted to try it first before I involved my family and lets just say that they are up next!

  33. Christine says

    I may be late to this “overnight oats” game but this recipe is now a family favourite! I knew I would love it ? (and I did) but child and hubby both request it regularly! Love the protein in this. Followed your directions exactly and always comes out creamy and flavourful ? Now we used whole milk and all still great ?

  34. Rachel says

    This is so delicious but doesn’t have enough liquid. I made it with oat milk and almost doubled the oat milk. I also omitted the maple syrup because oat milk is pretty sweet. I made a batch for the morning, tested it the night before, and ended up eating the whole thing that night and immediately making another.

  35. Sally says

    Hi i normally used greek yogurt when making overnight oats would this still work with your recipes or would almond milk better ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sally, we think almond milk would work better, but greek yogurt might work too! Let us know if you try it!

  36. Emily says

    Hi! I tried to download the CTA at the bottom of this recipe that has 20 recipes but it says the campaign is no longer active. Do you still have those available?

  37. Thilini says

    I absolutely love this recipe, and have shared it with all my family and friends. I usually add a tablespoon of yoghurt to make it extra creamy. Thank you for posting it!

  38. Virginia says

    Just started trying overnight oats, and it helps that there are so few ingredients that result in something delish, satisfying, and healthy! Followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of dicing a little banana and mixing it in w/ the other ingredients. Oh, and I used monk fruit granulated sugar instead of maple syrup. Thanks~my sis and I totally enjoyed this.

  39. Karen says

    I love this recipe! It’s super customizable (I add some protein powder and different toppings every day) and now that I’ve made it a few times, it only takes me a few minutes to prep! It keeps me full for so long and is so filling – in a good way :)

  40. Alison says

    This is absolutely delicious! This is definitely going to be my go-to overnight oat recipe. I made it per the recipe and enjoyed every bite. So yum!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Leah, it won’t thicken as much with hemp seeds, but it will still work! Maybe add slightly less milk?

  41. Emily says

    Great recipe! I prep 2-3 servings at a time and eat throughout the week. I have an allergy to tree nuts, so I use oat milk. I also use honey instead of syrup, and I add in a little cocoa powder to make it chocolate peanut butter flavored!

  42. KC says

    This was easy and delish! I followed the recipe exact. Straight out of the fridge, it did come out very thick/pasty. I warmed it for about a minute, then stirred it and topped it with banana and it was perfect
    – thick but no longer pasty. If you want it thinner, I think adding is some extra almond milk before you warm it would work perfectly. It is a little higher in calories than I want for breakfast, so next time I will probably drop the PB down to just one tablespoon as it was plenty Peanut Buttery. I used Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick GF rolled oats.

  43. Alexyss says

    Great recipe! I use only one tbsp of peanut/almond butter and one tsp of maple syrup. Also add some cinnamon. The next day I will add walnuts and some chocolate chips to make up for the less maple syrup ;) it’s soooo good. My husband loves it too!!! I could eat this everyday! Thank you!!!

  44. Casper says

    Delicious! I made 3 on Sunday to eat for breakfast and finished them today, and made two more to finish the work week!

  45. Sara says

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, this was so delicious!! I used quick cooking oats, cause that’s all I had; but I just added a little more milk to thin it out and then heated it up in the microwave just fine. I also added like a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, added blueberries and crushed pecans on top, used Vanilla Almond nut butter and left out the maple syrup and added a pinch of brown sugar. Might not have been super healthy; but it was really good and very filling.

  46. Ruth Luciano says

    Life changing!!!

    Soooo good!! I made it (honey instead of maple syrup) and add raspberries and dried cranberries for topping.

  47. Shannon Holmes says

    I really enjoyed these. Very filling and I even forgot the chia seeds. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Z says

    I tried this a few days ago and have been eating it for breakfast every morning. I love the flavor and how satisfying it is. I know this sounds kind of unhealthy for a breakfast, but I have been adding about one tablespoon of mini chocolate chips which makes it taste like a chocolate chip, peanut butter cookie, oat cookie. This is my new favorite breakfast recipe and thank you so much for creating this awesome recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      So great! Thanks for sharing your experience, Z! Love the chocolate chips addition ;D

      Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

      • Lizzie says

        Just curious why there are so many calories. 450?? That’s a lot. Wondering if almond butter would be a lower fat alternative. Any thoughts? Thanks!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Lizzie, that’s pretty standard for a meal. But you could make smaller portions if concerned.

  49. Tilly Cucumber says

    Holy smokes! I was seriously skeptical but this came out so yum. I added just a heaping teaspoon of banana jam (if you haven’t had it….you should definitely try it. It’s sublime). Breakfast for 5 in less than 5 minutes. Finding jars to hold these took way longer so I just used glass Tupperware. Thank you for sharing and being a really wonderful sister. She is lucky to have you.

  50. Annette says

    Love this versatile recipe. I topped with granola from your Banana Bread Granola recipe. Looking forward to trying the carrot cake version.

  51. erin says

    I love this recipe! I have been making a large batch and eating over the course of a few days. I’d like to try making a few servings in individual mason jars. Sort of grab and go idea What size should I buy? I have never used masons before . Thanks for any advice.
    Erin

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Erin, great idea! We would recommend using wide mouth pint size jars. They will allow room for adding toppings!

  52. Bri says

    Just made these last night and ate them this morning. I followed the recipe using almond milk and almond butter with maple syrup to sweeten and regular whole chia seeds. I found it to be super dry and gummy, not creamy at all. I added more almond milk and microwaved it, hoping to save it, but it was clumpy and still not creamy. I just don’t think there was enough liquid. I did like the flavour with the almond butter and maple syrup, but just not the texture at all, I’m sorry!

    • Sara says

      I used quick oats, cause that’s all I had. It was super thick; but I just added more milk to it to thin it down and heated it. It was delicious!

    • Tabatha says

      I would also recommend adding a splash of extra almond milk and using a creamier nut butter (like peanut butter), I find almond butter to be not quite as creamy. And for sure rolled oats not quick oats, good luck! I make these all the time and they are so good, if you still want some almond deliciousness I add sliced almonds to mine—highly advise!

  53. Alejandra says

    Absolutely amazing!!! Love this breakfast so much. My only modification is I use ground chia seeds instead of whole ones because I prefer the consistency.

  54. Michelle says

    So yummy and perfect consistency! I added some frozen blueberries and it didn’t effect the consistency. Thank you, this is my new go to breakfast. My entire family loved it cold or warm.

  55. Tara says

    This is such a life saver! My daughter (1 1/2 years old) eats oatmeal every morning and with a baby on the way, this is a great way to make the mornings a bit easier on me.

    I substituted almond milk with whole milk and will probably reduce the amount of peanut butter since it was pretty thick. It’s so good and I’ll definitely be stealing many bites ?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Tara. We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  56. Lex says

    Great recipe and very easy to make! The best thing about this is that once you get all of the ingredients, you can make this for weeks with only having to get almond milk. So it is also a very inexpensive but filling breakfast. Added bananas and blueberries in the morning when I was ready to eat the oats.

  57. kim says

    I had heard about Overnight Oats before, but never tried it. I made your recipe as is, and used 1/4 tsp of monk sugar to sweeten it, and used flat large oats instead of steel cut ones. It was a pleasant, mild flavour and made the perfect amount to feel full. I never realized the oats were simply raw.

    Chia seeds are not a staple in my pantry and had to go buy them specially for this recipe. I was wondering if flax seed is another option. Have you tried flax instead of chia as an option?

  58. June says

    I made this last night and really enjoyed it today. I went to the gym and had a huge burst of energy, and my endurance was even greater today. I wonder if it’s the chia seed. They say the chia seed is a powerhouse of nutrients. Had it with a cup of coffee and it was so tasty. Thanks.

  59. Edie Mitchell says

    5 stars
    To double or triple this recipe should be straight forward, no?
    Good in refrigerator for three days so they wouldn’t spoil before one eats it up.
    Thanks
    Making more than one serving at a time would save more time in the mornings.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes, that should work! You can make a single batch in each jar or double/triple in a larger jar/bowl.

  60. Remy says

    Would I be able to leave out the chia seeds? I saw this recipe now and I want to make it for my breakfast tomorrow btiis too late to get seeds. Also is there anything else that I can use instead of chia seeds that aren’t flaz seeds?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Remy, yes, feel free to leave them out, but maybe reduce the liquid a little? You could try hemp seeds!

      • Hannah says

        Hi there, love the look of this recipe. I was just wondering why freezing isn’t recommended? I thought it would be useful to make in batches then freeze individual jars.
        I’ve purchased Bexfast overnight oats in the past which can be frozen and the ingredients look very similar.

  61. Digvija Sajja says

    This was so good and it just took me 5mins to make, can have this everyday for breakfast :) Dessert for breakfast !!!!!!!!!!

  62. chloe says

    This recipe fills up about 1/4th of a mason jar for me. Nothing like the picture or video. Am I crazy or doing something wrong? Great flavors. Please help!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Chloe, we reused a smaller glass jar for the photos, so that might be why yours doesn’t fill the jar as fully.

    • Shierley Miller says

      My husband was “traumatized” by a failed overnight oats. This rekindled his passion for it. I actually….munched it raw before it went to the fridge and had to stop myself. It was THAT good. I actually added some flaxseed meal and seeds too for added nutrition. Perfect sweetness, packed with punch of protein. Thank you for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying varieties of it.

  63. Katie Macsherry says

    This is the best goddamn overnight oatmeal I have ever had. Thank you for reigniting my love of overnight oats.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Katie. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

  64. Cheryl says

    I make this recipe all the time! I use raw almond butter and gluten free instant oats. Pre-measured packets of oats makes it even faster to prepare!

  65. Alyx says

    Delicious! I recommend going with Old Fashioned Oats over Quick Oats. This recipe is so good, and the peanut butter is the perfect touch.

  66. Elena says

    One of my favorite breakfasts! Even in the winter i find myself craving overnight oats instead of heated oats. I make it almost exactly as written, except I’ll add a touch more of almond milk and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg).

    Usually will top with a banana, blueberries or frozen mixed berries(I’ll put those in the jar too & let them defrost over night).

  67. SB says

    I’ve made this so many times I felt compelled to let you and others know how simple it is to make, how delicious it is, and how filling it is! Thank you so much for this great recipe!!

    • Yulca says

      Since becoming a mom 4 months ago, these have been my go-to breakfast most days. Easy, yummy, filling, simple ingredients – perfect. And oats are excellent for my milk supply ;). Thanks!

  68. Jules says

    Could you add a grated apple to the overnight mixture? I added a couple of Medjool dates but I was thinking some more fruit to the overnight mixture would also be nice for added natural sweetness.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jules, we haven’t tried that, but it sounds lovely! The apple may turn brown though. Let us know if you give it a try!

  69. Jackie says

    Very yummy! I love this just as written, though over time I have changed the recipe to include 1 whole tablespoon of chia (just for convenience and speed), 1 tbsp pea protein, and 1 tbsp of flax. We also mix in some cacao and serve with fresh banana slices, and sometimes I omit the maple syrup and mash up a date in the bowl instead. I like a bit more protein since it is 6 to 7 hours between breakfast and lunch for me. I’ve tried making this with steel cut oats as someone else suggested, and those are a bit TOO firm for my preference. I like Bob’s Red Mill extra thick oats. Perfect for overnight oats. They stay chewy without being too firm.

  70. Heather Marie Gooss says

    This is my favorite overnight oats recipe!!! It is especially good with blueberries on top. I have found it also works using quick cook steel cut oats. It ends up with a chewier texture, which I prefer.

  71. shanthi s says

    Hi
    I could never imagine that oats could be eaten without cooking. Amazing idea and it tasted great. Thanks for this morning time save.

  72. Heather says

    Second time making this recipe. Only thing I change is almond butter in place of peanut butter. Wholesome and filling for hours. Love it!

  73. Talia says

    My favorite breakfast in the morning! It’s so tasty and keeps me full for 3–4 hours.

    I start with peanut butter in the bowl, microwave it for 20 seconds to soften it, and then add the almond milk, sweetener, and chia seeds. (You still get yummy swirls of peanut butter, but it’s easier to stir around.)

    In the morning, I add another tablespoon of almond milk, stir it up, and microwave a little over a minute.

    I’ve yet to try the recipe with additional toppings—because honestly, these overnight oats are delicious and filling just as is—but I think adding a banana could be a nice touch!

  74. Melanie Serre says

    I want to include more chia seeds in my diet and I absolutely love overnight oats! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us! I truly appreciate it. ❤️

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Andi, we prefer the texture with the added chia seeds, but other readers have left them out and still had success. Enjoy!

  75. Kimber Harvey says

    I have never reviewed a recipe… but felt I HAD TO SHARE. This recipe is AMAZING!! I stayed full most of the day, and it tasted like no bake cookies… what more could you ask? :)

    I will recommend this recipe to everyone I know.

  76. Jenny says

    I have made this recipe more times than I’d like to admit, sometimes with little variations just to change things up, and it has been phenomenal every time! We have a 3 year-old, a 2 year-old, a 1 year-old and one on the way (so overnight oats is a lifesaver for me)… and it is a HUGE hit at our house!!!

    We actually made a batch this evening and our older two get a big kick out of helping in the kitchen. They were SUPER-EXCITED to assist in making their own breakfast for tomorrow morning – and to choose what they added to their own (dried berries this time). Like I said, we’ve made it A LOT and it’s always a favorite. So thankful you shared the recipe!!! :D

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We are so glad you and your family enjoy this recipe! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

  77. Nana says

    This breakfast got on top of my recipe lists!
    It is absolutely amazing, super quick to make and delicious.
    I swapped almond milk with regular full fat milk and added Sultana raisins.
    Perfection!
    Thanks for sharing!

  78. Barathi says

    Never been a fan of oats but I tried it for the sake of peanut butter, Since I love PB.. I tried it for today breakfast.. To my surprise we loved it (me and my husband) .. Absolutely delicious, and felt filling till 2PM!! Now I don’t have to eat the sticky sticky cooked oats for the sake of nutrition it has.. Great one..

  79. Julija says

    Eating this as I’m typing the review!!
    Amazing recipe didn’t change a thing and the consistency and texture is amazing.
    Very yummy!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Laura, yes- you can use quick oats, your oats will just be softer. Hope that helps!

  80. Jennifer S says

    I’ve made overnight oats before and they’ve always been pretty meh. These were delicious! My 14 month old gobbled it up too. I’m making more for tomorrow.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jennifer. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  81. Kathryn says

    I didn’t have unsweetened almond milk on hand so I used regular milk, and I used honey as my sweetener! I decided to top it with bananas, and it was delicious!

  82. Sarah says

    Gosh, these tasted so good this morning. No chia seeds but everything else (more or less) the same. I put some sliced banana on top. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  83. Brenna says

    I just put mine in the fridge for tomorrow. Super excited to try! This will be my first overnight oat recipe. Do you eat it cold or warm it up?

  84. Kaia says

    This is a delicious overnight oats recipe and it’s now been put into my breakfast recipe rotation. Since I like a more liquid consistency I add a bit more almond milk in the morning. I used mini chocolate chips as a topping, because who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Thanks for a great recipe!

  85. Sylvia B. says

    I used agave syrup for my sweetener and it worked quite well. However, the oats were still pretty tough when I ate them the following day. I believe it was because they were in the fridge for give or take 6 hours. I would definitely recommend soaking longer. Soaking the oats by themselves on the counter overnight (1/2 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 cup water, probably closer to 10 hours) resulted in softer oats.

    • Kcharbs says

      Ahhh, the problem is that this recipe is not for steel cut oats. So yes, those will take longer to soften. You could also try blending the dry oats by themselves in a blender or even a coffee grinder.

  86. Ashishwangh says

    Hi!
    I read this recipe last night and just couldn’t wait to go and shop for all the ingredients you’ve mentioned… so I got down to making it right away and it was wow. The (minor) changes were
    I didn’t have almond milk so I used hazelnut milk.
    I didn’t have maple syrup nor brown sugar, so I used a scoop of homemade apricot jam, made from fruits in my garden. Necessity is the mother of invention ;)
    And I added slivered almonds.
    I love your recipe!! Of course, because it was so rich and protein-packed, I could only go for a run after breakfast ;)

  87. Lynn says

    This was my first overnight oats attempt (I prefer cooked oats), but have to say I was delighted! I decided that if I was going to put this into my regular breakfast rotation, I would try powdered peanut butter instead and reduce the amount of fat and calories. It wasn’t quite the same (after all, is there anything better than peanut butter?), but it was a very acceptable alternative. I used 2 heaping tablespoons of the powder, a dash of salt, and a little extra almond milk and it turned out great! I recommend giving it a try if you love the flavor of peanut butter, but not all the fat and calories that go along with it!

    • Jenna says

      I am obsessed with these! I quadruple the recipe and eat them for breakfast during the week. By far my favorite overnight oatmeal recipe! :)

    • DMM says

      I was going to try the exact same thing! Thanks for posting your feedback! Do you think the salt can be left out?

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        The salt/salted peanut butter elevates the recipe a notch, but it should still be delicious without!

  88. Sam says

    Seriously love this recipe, have made it hundreds of times. I love adding chopped apple in the morning for crunch. Keeps me full till lunch!

  89. Amber says

    You made a comment about preferring steel cut oats. You do know you can make overnight oats with steel cut oats? They just truly take overnight. In fact, I make them before I make my dinner and put in the fridge for the next day, and give a stir before bed. Also, I find they need a little extra liquid. They are amazing with yogart and fruit. Another thing to know about overnight steel cut oats is they keep a lot better over time, so I will make a batch for multiple days. Anyhow, excited to try the peanut butter. Love peanut butter in my hot oatmeal, so I am excited to try it this way.

  90. Karen Taylor says

    This is seriously the most delicious, easiest recipe I’ve made for breakfast. I’ve always been grossed out by oats because of how gummy they usually are- these were not gummy at all. I made them 20hrs in advance and they were perfect. I used less than 1Tbsp of maple syrup and they were perfectly sweet. I heated up for 30sec with a splash of almond milk and then added fresh strawberries and bananas. Just delicious!!! Thank you!!

  91. Raquel says

    These overnight oats are so easy to make and SO delicious!!!!! My boyfriend tried them and is hooked. I came home from work and found a note asking if I could make “the magical oats” for him lol. I vary using peanut bu

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Raquel. We are so glad your boyfriend enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

    • Stacy says

      Looking forward to trying out the recipe! How long would they be good for if looking to make for multiple days in advance??

  92. Nicole says

    I stumbled upon this “Oldie” last night as I was trying to prep for this morning – my first morning alone with my three kiddos (4yo, 2yo and 8weeks). Getting them dressed, fed and out the door is always challenging. I decided I would try overnight oats to make my morning easier. Having it prepped last night have me the confidence to handle the morning and, having BOTH my girls eat their breakfast (or at least most of it) made my morning a huge success! I had made a triple recipe (one for each of us) but if/when I do it again, i will make only 2 as I ended up splitting one between my girls. I sliced up a banana, swirled a little PB and topped it off with some chopped walnuts and they felt like they were having a treat for breakfast.
    This is also a great find for me as a breastfeeding mom who’s trying to keep up her supply (oats help milk production).
    Thank you so much for the easy, kid friendly recipe!

  93. Staci says

    I have tried several different overnight oats recipes, but this one is hands-down the easiest and tastiest! I can’t handle many textures or weird flavors (yogurt is a no-go) in the mornings. I will admit I was slightly terrified to take the first bite, feaeful of the gag reflex. I was so pleasantly surprised though! These oats are my new go-to morning favorite. And they are so healthy! My natural peanut butter was lacking some oil due to a stirring mishap, so my peanut butter chunk sunk to the bottom. I’ll just leave it out in the future because they were super yummy even without that addition. I’ll add some in, or some almond butter or even Nutella for a special treat in the future.

    • Crystal says

      I’ve made this recipe before as is and it was delicious. This time I subbed in Dark Chocolate Almond Milk instead of plain unsweetened, and it tasted like peanut butter cup dessert! So good!

  94. Erin France says

    Thank you Dana!!! You have made going vegan a joy. I have been sharing your recipes with my family for more than a year and I’ve never had a dud, they all turn out amazing!!! This recipe is the bomb and no exception!! So If there is a moment you think it doesn’t matter, realize that you’re helping make the quality of peoples lives better… I would be lost as GF & Vegan without your help!

    Thanks from me and my family!
    Erin

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aww thanks so much for this sweet comment, Erin! We are so glad that you and your family are enjoying our recipes!

  95. Elle says

    I usually never leave comments, but I just had to say that this is the best overnight oats recipe EVER. I’ve tried making overnight oats countless times since they first got popular and I always thought people were A) nuts B) liars for saying how much they enjoyed them *until I tried this recipe*.

    I’ve had this every morning for two weeks straight! I add a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in the morning and top mine with sliced banana and almond slivers.

  96. Courtney C says

    Made this last night and am currently eating it right now. I topped mine with half a sliced banana. I literally could eat this every morning!! I made another overnight oats recipe a couple of weeks ago and this one here blows the other out of the water!! Definitely sharing this recipe with everyone I know. Thank you !

  97. KG says

    SO glad we found this recipe! My husband and I make this regularly and its insanely fast and simple to make, and the consistency is like fancy rice pudding it’s delicious. I’ve started messing around with some spices in it and have found that a little bit of cinnamon (or if you’re feeling fancy also AllSpice and Ginger) really makes a fab addition as well. Can’t believe I’d never tried overnight oats before this but I’m a total convert now

  98. Laura says

    I have tried a couple other overnight oats and these are by far the best! Delicious! I did not modify it at all – love the peanut butter! Only request is for more overnight oat recipes!!

  99. Kate says

    This looks amazing! So much so that I have a pot waiting for me once breakfast rolls around in a couple of hours :D as soon as I saw it last night, I knew I needed to give it a try!

    I added up the macros on MFP and I don’t know if it’s the peanut butter I’m using but it indicated that this recipe’s got a whopping 22g of protein in it!! Really can’t complain at that :p

    • Kate says

      Can confirm; utterly delicious! Those little pockets of peanut butter are incredible. I took the extra step when preparing it of heating the peanut butter up in a small bowl for a short while, just to make it more ‘loose’ so that it mixed in better than leaving it solid (and my peanut butter is VERY solid!), which worked rather well.

      Also, apparently I am an idiot – I was using protein-added oats so of COURSE my protein macro was higher! Duh!

      I think this may well end up as my breakfast every morning for the rest of the week :p

  100. Carrie says

    So incredibly delicious!! I made it with Vanilla Almond milk & threw in a few carob chips. When I was ready to eat, I warmed it just a bit, added granola & Hemp Hearts. Just wonderful!!!!

  101. Lotta (swedish chick) says

    Hello I am swedish and I looooove this! But with this recipe can I heat it up in the morning or is it better cold?

  102. Camille says

    Since we aren’t really interested in eating anything before we get to work where we get hungry around 8:30 these have been PERFECT to making sure we eat breakfast. So easy to prep the night before and throw it in our bags for a desk breakfast. Neither of us particularly cared for oatmeal of any kind before this recipe. We love it! We add blueberries in the morning for a kick of antioxidants and to get some more fruit in our diets. Thank you for breakfast!

  103. Jessica L. says

    I have made this recipe several times and have tried minor alterations each time just to try out different versions of the same recipe and every time, my oats have come out amazing and delicious. The one alteration I would suggest to most anyone, and of course everyone has a different preference on consistency, is that I add an extra splash of almond milk after I have finished preparing my oats. I make the full recipe and then at the end, I add justa splash more milk to make sure everything is fully covered with a small extra layer of milk over the top. I found that without doing this, my oats in the morning are extremely thick and sticky so this just gives it a touch more of a creamy consistency. I’ve also tried making this with half of the peanut butter being extra crunchy pb and the other half being almond butter. This gives the oats a little bit of a crunch to break up the consistency and a really nice touch as well as a womderful mixture of delicious flavors. Also, in the morning when I am ready to eat my oats, I add banana slices and strawberry slices just before I eat it so that they are very fresh and the texture and flavor is as rich and fresh and delicious as possible. This is truly the best overnight oats recipe I have tried yet. LOVE it!! One last tid-bit; if you prefer to have your peanut butter or almond butter mixed smoothly into the oats rather than having larger swirls and chunks of it throughout it, if you mix the syrup snd peanut butter together before adding it to the recipe, it thins it out just enough so that it mixes smoothly right into the mixture entirely rather than being swirls and gobs of peanut butter throughout. However, I quite enjoy the peanut and almond butter swirl surprises in my bites of oats!!! Thank you for the recipe!!! Very enjoyable!! <3

  104. Sophie says

    I loved this recipe! It is delicious. I usually add a little more milk after it sits in the fridge overnight, because it can harden.

  105. Kathy says

    I have made this recipe many times. Now that I am working on losing weight, I have substituted peanut butter powder to keep the fat content down and it’s still really delish.

  106. Jessica Speiser says

    This looks amazing! But I was wondering if it needs to be refridgerated over night since it is made with almond milk? I’m going backpacking and would love to have breakfast already prepared for the morning, but that also means no refrigerator. Please let me know :)

  107. Randi says

    I. Love this. My vegan daughter brought the recipe when she came for a visit. However, I use it for a snack. I guess because I need to loose weight and a bit uneasy with the nutritional values. Can you enlighten
    Me. How this is only one serving.
    Thank you

  108. Yuri says

    Can I prep overnight oats for the entire week ahead of time on a Sunday? Will the oats be okay to eat by the time it is Thursday or Friday?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      This recipe is best fresh and will keep for 2-3 days. I’d recommend making it a couple times throughout the week!

  109. Sophie says

    The oats were amazing! I ate them for breakfast this morning, and I added some rasberries and a little bit of my homemade granola…. Delish! Thank you so much Dana!

  110. Elizabeth says

    Made this for the first time -delicious! My kid stole the rest of mine since he tasted it and liked it so much. Happy to have a new, quick breakfast option.

  111. Wendy says

    Thank you for this easy recipe! I made this directly in the peanut butter jar to use up the last scrapings of peanut butter. I had no chia seeds and used dairy milk and also doubled the ingredients as it was a big jar. So delicious!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Smart! Thanks so much for sharing, Wendy! We’re glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. xo

  112. Dani says

    Hi, could I use ground chia seeds? And if so should I wait and add them in the morning or still put them in to soak over night?
    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think it would work but we haven’t tried it ourselves! If you experiment with it, report back! Good luck :D

  113. Katia says

    Would it make a difference if you add the nut butter in the morning after the oats soaked or when you mix everything in?

  114. shivs says

    This recipe is amazing! We make this almost every morning since finding the recipe and it’s satisfying, filling, and very easy to make the night before! Love how easily it can be customized. Thanks for a great recipe!

  115. Sarah-Beth says

    This is so good. I’ve just made a variation of PB and Blackberry Jam! Only 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp of blackberry jam (or any jam, I used a sugar free homemade one) 1/2 TSP maple syrup, the rest of the ingredients in the same quantities. (Swirl the jam in after combining this rest of the ingredients). I have yet to taste this concoction as it is chilling overnight now but it looks good (especially topped with more jam, peanuts and cacoa nibs!)
    Overnight oats are for sure my favourite breakfast, both for nutrition and for speed (though I love smoothies too…)
    Thank you for this recipe! The origionaL is great just as written (but I only used a TSP of sweetener, an adjustment I always make).

  116. Shannan says

    Oh. Em. Geeeeeee! After trying repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) for an easy, make-ahead breakfast with chia seed pudding – I decided to try overnight oats, and used this recipe. SO DELICIOUS! I prepped it last night and just polished off my serving, wishing there was more.

    Not being a huge breakfast fan, I can’t say thank you enough for something yummy, vegan, easy, and healthier than SAD options.

    I’ve just washed my mason jar and making another ready to go for tomorrow. ?

  117. Kelsey says

    Dana – I have tried several overnight oat recipes but nothing compares to this one! It’s delicious, filling and so easy to make.
    I added sliced strawberries this morning and it was perfection. Can’t wait to have my second jar of happiness tomorrow morning!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Kelsey! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind adding a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. xo

  118. Kathy El-Jabsheh says

    Not to seem stupid, but I’m from Texas where we typically eat our oatmeal HOT. Are these to be heated or eaten cold from the refrigerator?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      You can eat them straight from the refrigerator. But if you prefer, you can heat them on the stovetop or in the microwave once they’ve soaked overnight!

  119. Lena says

    Soo good! I also added some cocoa, as we love chocolate flavor. My kids and I devoured it, not just for breakfast but also enjoyed it as a dessert. My daughter is asking to make more for tomorrow, and why not. It’s simple and heaLthy! Thank you for the recipe!

  120. Maria Krebs says

    This recipe is delicious! I only let myself eat it on days I bike into work because of the higher calorie count, but when I do it easily keeps me full until 1:00 lunch – even with the workout!

  121. Jenny says

    As someone who is not a fan of oatmeal, I am loving this recipe! The first time I followed your recipe and now I just omit the maple syrup to save some calories. It tastes great! Now I add walnuts, cinnamon powder and flax seeds. Thanks for any easy recipe!

  122. Brenda says

    Made these for my husband. He loved them and so did I. We used crunchy peanut butter for a nice crunch. I whisked my ingredients so I didn’t have a swirl. Topped it with half a banana in the morning. It’s a keeper. Thanks for this great breakfast recipe.

  123. Jenny says

    This is the first overnight oats recipe I’ve ever done, and there’s no need for me to ever try another! My whole family lives it. Personally, the chia seed level makes it too thick and sometimes gummy for me, so I use Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain mix instead, which includes some chia seeds plus lots of other goodness.

  124. Maisie says

    Hi – Any experience with prepping about 18 hours in-advance? Does it lose it’s integrity/textures? Also, I’ve never seen any info on this, but I’m seeing chia seeds pass straight thru without digesting. Have you heard if they need to be ground, like flax seeds? Thank you!

    • Jenny says

      I’ve eaten this 18 hours later and it’s still enjoyable. I sub in Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain mix for the chia seeds to reduce gumminess.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Maisie, This recipe keeps for 2-3 days. You can certainly grind chia seeds for improved digestibility!

  125. Wendy says

    These are fabulous! The only thing I would add would be flax hull lignans (a powder of extracted lignans from the flax seed shell that show in trials to increase your CD4 counts – the measurement of your immune system). I add it to all my breakfast type foods. They also convert to omega 3’s in your gut. That, added with the nutrition of the chia and I feel like I’m eating super power food in the morning!!!! The peanut butter is a decadent addition to taste here too! Thanks for this recipe!

  126. connie nogle says

    This is so easy and awsome! Tasty and filling. I substituted macadamia nut milk and honey. So many possibilities with overnight oatmeal.

  127. Carol Valente says

    Any suggestions of containers other than mason jar or bowl? Could you make it in a plastic cup for easy disposal for taking to work,etc.?

  128. Miranda says

    This was my first overnight oat recipe, and it did not disappoint. I followed the recipe except for substituting the milk for 1% and added a tablespoon of honey in the morning. It was simple and delicious! Thank you

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Niki. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  129. Sofija says

    It is absolutely amazing! I made it last night and it is delicious. I love it! And it might hold my energy up during my training.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sofija. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thank you so much for the lovely review, Shelly. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  130. Jenny says

    Made this with quick cook steel cut oats- ohhhh myyyy I just got done licking my tiny little mason jar clean!!! Yum!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for sharing, Jenny. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  131. Carrie says

    This was my first time making overnight oats. Delicious! I made one with peanut butter and one with almond butter so my husband and I could each try one. It is so filling and tasty. Thanks for another great recipe. I am going to try and make it for my 8 year old who will only eat instant oatmeal. Hoping he will like this much better.

  132. Jeanne says

    I made this last night with 1% cows milk because that’s what I had on hand and it was fantastic this morning! I also added some mini choc chips along with my banana because I’m fancy like that. Thank you so much!

  133. Kate says

    I tried this for breakfast today and it was delicious – thanks for the recipe ! I only used 1tbsp of pb as 2 seemed a bit much, also didn’t have any maple syrup so topped with mixed berries and chopped apple and it was yum!

  134. Veda says

    Came across this recipe after a Google search after a visit to a new brunch place where the overnight peanut butter oats blew my mind. I tried this but used coconut and almond spread and it was just as tasty – thank you, my breakfasts have now been transformed!

  135. Sam says

    This recipe is phenomenal! I was skeptical about making overnight oats since I love warm, cooked oatmeal but I’m obsessed with overnight oats now.

  136. Sarah says

    Just wondering if you could post some more overnight oats recipes? I’m not very creative when coming up with ideas for them. Thank you :) Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  137. Sylvia says

    I’ve never tried overnight oats before, but I had all of the ingredients (save for the peanut butter) at home and your recipes are always wonderful, so I gave it a shot. However, at around midnight, I couldn’t fall asleep and went to the kitchen to make homemade peanut butter from a packet of unsalted peanuts using your nut butter recipe, and added a tablespoon to the jar already in the fridge. Boy oh boy was it worth it! As much as I adore your cinnamon buns, this has become my new favorite breakfast recipe <3

  138. Alycia Moss says

    Amazing! I was dubious about “cold porridge” the whole overnight oats thing wasn’t something I thought I’d like. But. This is fabulous!
    I added a teaspoon of cacao powder and its like chewy chocolate heaven. Perfect for a 6am Monday pick up!

  139. Kelsey says

    Soooo good! I’ve eaten this for breakfast every day this week, with banana on top, and it keeps me full for hours. I’m going to try adding some grated carrot to it. Thank you for the awesome recipe!

  140. Leah says

    OMG I’ve tried different overnight oats, but this is by far my FAVE!! :)
    I added goji berries and cacao nibs as well – so yummmmmmy!!!

    I’m regretting leaving half of what I made at home now :( This would be a good mid morning snack!

    Thank you so much! :)

  141. Lauren Lohmiller says

    You have saved my breakfast! Currently studying abroad in Shanghai, China and have been struggling to stay vegan over here since they cook a lot of vegetables in animal fat :( or use meat to flavor vegetable dishes. Definitely skeptical about buying street food, and food from the stores since at times I literally have no idea what’s in the product. Finally managed to convince my stay at home mom to let me make my own food, so I searched the local foreign food market and was able to find all these ingredient (minus Chia Seeds) and make this one morning. So delicious! Looking forward to trying other overnight oatmeal!

  142. MySeeds says

    A great recipe to make mornings easier!
    Just wanted to share that BananaWave , the newest plant milk (like almond or rice milk but made with bananas instead) also works here, and also allows you to skip the added sweeteners (to the commentor who was worried about sweetening/calories) as it is pretty sweet by itself. Soaking the oats in it seems to intensify the banana flavor too. Banana+PB is always delicious.

  143. Evie B says

    This recipe was perfect!! I made a few changes based on what i hand on hand and since I am watching my sugar intake. I used coconut milk instead of almond milk, used dark brown sugar instead of the maple syrup and added blueberries! I think this will be my go-to breakfast! Thank you so much for sharing!

  144. Calli says

    Thanks for the tasty recipe! I used chocolate almond milk and almond butter. It tasted like an oatmeal no bake cookie!! Even my no eating oatmeal husband said it was tasty and asked how I made it!! Score! I added some walnuts, raspberries and blueberries to top it off! Delicious! Thanks again!

  145. Kat says

    We tried a different recipe a few days ago with more chia seeds and no peanut butter and it was so bland. This bowl is amazing, the peanut butter pieces you get every few mouthfuls are great.
    Might have found a way to get my partner to eat breakfast!

  146. Mary G says

    It is midnight and I am up making these overnight oats, because I forgot my little boy requested this for his birthday breakfast. I don’t want to disappoint him, plus I’m ecstatic he likes them. My whole family loves these oats and that says a lot with my picky eaters. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  147. Jamie Haney says

    I just made these overnight oats last night (my first time doing overnight oats at all) and I was skeptical, because of the few ingredients and small ish looking mason jar I had, and I must say I was pleasantly suprised this morning when I ate them, and it filled me up AND it was delicious! I used agave maple blend syrup and regular old skippy chunky peanut butter (that is what I had on hand :/) and it was great! Will make again, especially for my husband who is always rushing to get out in the morning before work, and eats oatmeal and blueberries every day. Thank you! It definitley makes oatmeal not quite as boring. Will try other recipes too.

  148. Tashina Schimming says

    This is AMAZZZZZZING! I woke this morning super excited that this yumminess was in my fridge and I am enjoying it as I type this!! Delicious in every aspect and sooooo creamy!! <3

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi! You can use quick oats, your oats will just be softer. Yes you are correct do not cook them prior to soaking them overnight!

  149. Romina Da Costa says

    Thanks for the recipe but does it really contain almost 15g of sugar?? That’s more than half the daily recommended intake of 25g. Where is all the sugar coming from?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Romina! The maple syrup and peanut butter both have sugars. If you are worried about your sugar intake, you could leave out the syrup.

      • Romina Da Costa says

        Ok that’s good to know! I use unsweetened PB at home only so it must bring that count down at least a bit :)

  150. Dana says

    Can the oats be baked/heated up in the microwave in the morning? If so for how long and at what temperature?
    Thank you! I really love all your recipes!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yes it can be heated up! Every microwave is different so heat until warm (45 seconds or so)

  151. Abby Collins says

    I love this recipe and make it at least once a week. I don’t use any maple syrup and change up the nut butters, when I make it. It’s so good and worth a try.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Abby! We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

  152. John says

    Tried this last night (made 1 extra). Loved it and ate the extra one for dinner! Already made a second batch for tomorrow. It is my new favorite food jam. It was especially good with Almond-Coconut blend milk! ????

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yum! Great idea, John! Thanks so much for the lovely review! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much!

  153. Eli says

    This was my first foray into the world of “overnight oats.” Im not a hot cereal fan, but desperately needed a nutritious, fast breakfast. I was super pleased with the results, although I did add a tiny bit more almond milk after about 4 hours because the mixture looked a little dry despite having pushed the oats into the milk mixture like the recipe states.
    I will definitely be making this again though!

  154. anthony says

    I like it better w Almond Butter .. natural PB is too thick and yuck. I also replace maple syrup w honey. so gooddddddd!

  155. Annie says

    I have experimented A LOT with overnight oats. I’ve tried all kinds of crazy recipes with random ingredients; pureeing fruit to make smoothies to mix in with the oats, adding all kinds of expensive nuts and things, and honestly not one of them has been as good as this one! Proof that simple sometimes really is best. I make this recipe all the time and I love to top with strawberries and ground flaxseed. SO delicious!!! The swirls of peanut butter are absolutely heavenly. Thank you for the great recipe!

  156. Emma says

    This was so awesome! I had never tried overnight oats before and so I was kind of worried about how it would taste. I would 10/10 recommend to anyone, super easy to literally just throw everything into a mason jar, pop in the fridge and bam! Instant to-go breakfast the next morning. I brought it to work with me and it was perfect to eat while doing work — and so tasty and filling! Amazing!!

  157. Aubrey says

    These are amazing! I changed up the butters and sweet ingredients to get different options. Currently eating a Peach Cobbler concoction with sunbutter (kept the maple) and peach fruit spread as a topping. I have a Nutella and Strawberry one in the frig for tomorrow. Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great ideas, Aubrey! We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers! Thanks so much! xo

  158. Lisa says

    This is a great recipe. I don’t like chia seeds so I add 5 or 6 whole almonds in each cup instead. It’s delicious!
    Thanks Dana!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great substitution idea, Lisa! We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers! Thanks so much! xo