Recipe: Overnight Oats

I had been wanting to try overnight oats ever since I heard about them a few years back. They look so cute in those trendy mason jars on Pinterest. FINALLY, last night I decided to give it a shot.

This recipe is extremely convenient for busy mornings. You can switch up the ingredients as you please. Variant recipes I have found online include “Tropical Overnight Oats,” “Apple Pie Overnight Oats,” and “Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats.” I decided to start with something basic.



1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of greek yogurt
1 tbs chia seeds
Frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, blueberries)
1/2 cup of milk

Step 1: In that exact order, place ingredients in a mason jar. Hold off on pouring in the milk until the very end.

Step 2: Shake it up!

Step 3: Place in fridge for the night (around 8 hours or so).

Step 4: The following morning, simply pull it out of the fridge, take off the cap, and enjoy!


Final results… Success! It was very tasty with a creamy texture — similar to a fruit parfait. It was extremely filling; I could hardly finish it. In the future I would probably use a flavored yogurt instead of plain. I also hope to try the many different varieties of overnight oats.