Overnight Oats (Easy Oatmeal)

easy overnight oats recipe

Eating overnight oats is a tasty and easy way to incorporate resistant starch into your diet. The best thing is, you also get the benefits of fiber, protein and some essential vitamins and minerals (such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium). Milks and the wide variety of toppings that you can add to your oats like fruits, nuts (or nut butters!) and seeds also increase the nutrition content. Enjoy some today for breakfast or as a great snack!


1 cup
rolled old-fashioned oats ((not quick oats))
1 cup
milk of choice (dairy, soy, oat, almond or water)
1⁄2 cup
yogurt (preferably greek) (low-fat or full-fat)
2 tablespoons
sweetener of choice (honey or maple syrup or a sprinkle of stevia)
1⁄2 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1 teaspoon
cinnamon (optional – but tasty and so good for you)
2 tablespoons
chia seeds ((optional))
2 tablespoons
chopped walnuts or other nuts ((optional))
4 tablespoons
fresh berries or other fresh fruit ((optional))


1. Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined.
2. Cover the glass container with a lid or a wrap.
3. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
4. Toppings can be added the night before or immediately before serving.
5. Uncover and enjoy from the glass container the next day. 
Thin with a little more milk or water, if desired.