Jump on the Trend: 4 Delicious Overnight Oats Recipes

Blog | May 9th, 2023

While hot cereals like oatmeal are a comforting boost on cold mornings, overnight oats are a refreshing alternative on warm spring and summer days. Another difference is that overnight oats soak slowly as you sleep whereas the traditional version has to be prepared and cooked in the already hectic mornings. Simply put, overnight oats are mixed with a milk option and allowed to sit overnight in the fridge to create a quick, easy, ready-to-eat breakfast that’s loaded with rich fiber, proteins, and gut-healthy nutrition. Need some help deciding where to start? These delicious recipes will have the whole family begging for more!

Pineapple Cobbler Overnight Oats

Kids of all ages will be excited about a breakfast that tastes like dessert while packed with nutrition!


¼ cup of pineapple, chopped in small pieces

1 tablespoon dried cherries or raisins

1 cup rolled oats

¾ cup almond milk, unsweetened

⅔ cup Greek yogurt

⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 Tablespoon granulated or brown sugar

1 medium maraschino cherry


-Add all ingredients to a bowl, except the maraschino cherry. Save that for topping.

-Stir well to combine.

-Spoon into a container, top with cherry and place the lid on top.

-Refrigerate overnight.

-Eat it cold or heat 30 to 60 seconds in the microwave for a warm breakfast.

Double Chocolate Overnight Oats

Who can say no to chocolate for breakfast? Most likely, not many can make that promise!


1/2 cup Kodiak Power Oats

1/2 cup milk of choice

1/4 Cup Greek yogurt

2 Tablespoon chopped nuts or seeds

2 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup

1 Tablespoon cocoa

1 Tablespoon chocolate chips

1/2 cup fresh fruit for topping


-Add all ingredients to a serving container and mix well.

-Seal and refrigerate overnight.

-In the morning, top the oats with fresh fruit.

Spiced Chai Overnight Oats

This one is a little more adult oriented, but kids won’t turn down warm spices in a cool breakfast!


1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)

1 1/2 Tablespoons chia seeds 

3 teaspoon chai spice (recipe below)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 cup milk of choice

1 1/2 Tablespoon of pure maple syrup or other liquid sweetener

1 scoop or sprinkle of optional toppings: nut butter, nuts, granola, sliced banana, chopped apple, berries etc.


-In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oats, chia seeds and chai spice.

-Add the greek yogurt, milk choice and maple syrup to the mixture.

-Mix well to combine.

-Divide oat mixture between three airtight containers or mason jars.

-Place in the refrigerator overnight.

-In the morning, remove from fridge and add toppings. 

*Chai Spice

Mix 1 Tablespoon of  ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon allspice and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves. Store in an airtight container to use on all sorts of recipes like overnight oats, lattes, baked goods and anything that needs a spicey pop.

Cold Brew Coffee Overnight Oats

When you need nutrition combined with your morning wake up routine, add coffee to your oats to get up and go in a hurry!


1/2 cup rolled oats

2 Tablespoons cold brewed coffee

1/2 cup milk of choice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 teaspoons vanilla almond butter

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey

1 teaspoon chia seeds

A dash of sea salt


-Add all ingredients to a bowl or jar that can be sealed.

-Stir well to combine.

-Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

-Garnish with cacao nibs, toasted pecans, chocolate chips or any of your favorite toppings, if desired.

-Serve cold or warm. 

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