Easy Vanilla Overnight Oats with Fruit
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Overnight Oats Recipe (How to Make Overnight Oats)

This easy Overnight Oats Recipe is made with gluten-free oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, and a touch of vanilla. Delicious and easily customizable, learn how to make Overnight Oats and enjoy topped with fresh fruit and crunchy mix-ins!
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make overnight oats, overnight oats
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa



  • Fruit (fresh or frozen)
  • Nuts: slivered almonds, cashews, pistachios
  • Seeds: chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds
  • Dried fruit: cranberries, blueberries, raisins


  • Transfer the oats to a large container – Transfer the rolled oats to a large mason jar or container with a secure lid.
  • Mix the yogurt with the chia seeds – In a separate bowl stir together the yogurt with the chia seeds and mix well to combine. Adding the chia seeds to the yogurt (rather than the milk) prevents them from clumping together.
  • Mix everything together – Add the milk, vanilla extract, and yogurt with chia seeds to the oats. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate – Cover with an airtight lid and store in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • Serve – When ready to eat, you can dump the toppings directly into the jar or divide into bowls and add toppings.


These and these Le Parfait reusable glass jars are my favorites for prep and storage.
(originally published on Feb 7, 2016)


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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