25 Overnight Oats Recipes for Busy Mornings

Overnight oats are simple to put together, full of flavor and slow-burning energy, and they make busy mornings go faster! Here’s a great list of my favorite 25 grab-and-go overnight oats recipes.

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Ok no, really, overnight oats are one of the easiest morning time grab-and-go breakfasts a busy mama can keep in her meal prep arsenal.

Overnight oats are simple to throw together, kids love them, and you can eat them while walking out the door.

I tell my kids it’s like eating lumpy ice cream for breakfast. The 3 year old buys it and the 4 year old rolls her eyes at me (how is this a thing already? #5goingon15) but reality is, overnight oats are the tasty bedrock of any busy morning.

Overnight oats are packed with slow burning energy, meaning they have a better chance of keeping you full til lunch.

Add nuts and milks for protein and sweeteners and seasonings for flavor (and maybe cold brew for your mama brain) and you’ve got yourself a winning breakfast.

You can even make savory overnight oats, if you’re not a big fan of the sweets-for-breakfast thing.

Here’s my basic overnight oats ratio, for those who want to make it themselves:

(psst- I have a whole post outlining my favorite types of overnight oats! Read it here)

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup milk (almond milk is our fave, but regular cow milk is awesome)
  • Cinnamon and maple syrup to taste
  • Pecans or walnuts

Other than that, go crazy! I also like adding peanut butter (powder, creamy, or chunky), chocolate chips, coconut flakes, raisins, you name it: the toppings aisle is your playground.

Read also: 23 Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles

I even put together a handy list of 25 overnight oats recipes to jumpstart your mornings:


Maple Bacon Overnight Oats

Spicy Black Bean Overnight Oats

Miso-Glazed Banana and Bacon

Cheddar and Herb Overnight Oats

Turmeric Poached Egg Overnight Oats

Grilled Avocado and Chili-Spiced Egg Overnight Oats


Banana Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

Homemade Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

Apple Crisp Overnight Oats

Chai Spiced Chia Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Nutella Overnight Oats

Cold Brew Coffee Protein Overnight Oats

Healthy Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Tres Leches Overnight Oats

Almond Joy Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats

Banana Bread Overnight Oats

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Cherry, Vanilla, and Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

Mocha Almond Overnight Oats

Pecan Pie Overnight Oats

8 thoughts on “25 Overnight Oats Recipes for Busy Mornings”

  1. I’ve usually made 4 (4days) it’s easier to make them. We are 3 in my family so 12 jars go into the fridge each day different flavor

  2. What containers are you using? I’ve used the mason jars before but wondering about Pyrex type containers like on your pictures…

  3. Thank you for the yummy recipes! I can’t wait to try them. Where did you purchase your beautiful glass bowl with the red lids? They look perfect for over night oats. Thank you!

  4. I think you could! I haven’t personally tried leaving them for longer than one night. One thing you could try is to mix the grains and seasonings, then just add the liquid the night before.

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