Eating oatmeal is much easier when you prep it ahead of time! This Vanilla Overnight Oats is sweet and perfect for Summer mornings!
Breakfast does not have to be complicated.
You want to eat a healthy breakfast every morning, but you feel like you have no time to put anything together.
I’m with you, friend! I felt like cooking during busy mornings was just too much effort. I don’t have the energy to do that much so early!
That’s where a bit of meal prep comes in. Can you spend 30 minutes on a Sunday afternoon and have breakfast ready for the week?
Overnight oats are perfect for this! These Vanilla Overnight Oats are high protein, and an easy breakfast option that you can make in minutes and they’re ready to eat the next day. It’s got the right amount of vanilla flavor, yet simple enough that you can add other favorite toppings to it and it’s still delicious.
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This recipe has super simple ingredients. Nothing weird or hard-to-find in here!
- Rolled oats
- Greek yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Pure maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
There are so many optional add-ins and ways to customize this!
- Milk: Use dairy milk or non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, cashew milk, etc.
- Yogurt: Use vanilla greek yogurt for an extra vanilla flavor! You can also use a dairy-free yogurt if needed.
- Protein powder: Since this is a vanilla overnight oats, a vanilla protein powder would be delicious!
- Healthy fats: Add peanut butter or almond butter, flax seeds, or other favorite nuts and seeds.
- Fruit: Add any kind of fresh fruit like bananas, apples, fresh berries, etc.
- Sweetener: Instead of maple syrup, you can use honey, brown sugar, or other favorites.
Can I use another kind of oats?
I use rolled oats, or old-fashioned oats, in just about all of my recipes. They have a firmer consistency and I like the texture.
You can use quick oats or instant oats in these, but they might be a bit mushy. And I don’t recommend steel cut oats. They need their own recipe because steel-cut oats take longer to soften and need more liquid.
How to make
In a 16-ounce Mason jar, add all of the ingredients and give them a good stir. Place the lid on top and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, stir again and serve with your favorite toppings.
How to store
These will stay fresh in the fridge for 5-7 days, so make a few and eat them all week!
More overnight oats recipes
Are you looking for more delicious recipes? Check out my roundup of my favorite overnight oats!
Print the recipe for Vanilla Overnight Oats now:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- In a 16-ounce Mason jar, add all of the ingredients and give them a good stir. Place the lid on top and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning, stir the contents again and serve with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 8gSugar: 19gProtein: 18g