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Protein Overnight Oats

Looking for a high protein breakfast you can easily make ahead? Protein overnight oats are an easy breakfast recipe you can make for a healthy & hearty breakfast, with or without protein powder! Made with Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and old-fashioned oatmeal, this recipe is easy to make in just 5 minutes!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 425kcal
Author Lyndsey


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt swap for dairy free yogurt if desired
  • toppings of your choice


  • Add ½ cup of oats to mason jars. Pour in ¼ cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and ¼ cup yogurt to each jar and mix thoroughly.
  • Add desired toppings, cover with lid and allow to refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


  • Make these overnight oats vegan by using plant based yogurt and nut or oat milk.
  • Not a fan of chewy oats? Try quinoa parfaits for a different texture spin on this recipe.
  • To sweeten these oats with no sugar try adding a drizzle of maple syrup or raw honey. The protein powder I used is already sweetened with stevia and erythritol so I did not need to add additional sweetener. Also, vanilla Greek yogurt tends to be much sweeter than plain so that may impact the sweetness if you decided to swap plain for vanilla.
  • Out of milk? Water is an easy swap for milk or almond milk. You may find it to be more runny so start with half the water and adjust as necessary.
  • Not a fan of protein powder? Make this recipe without protein powder or half the amount in the recipe. You will still have a high protein breakfast.
  • Make oats thicker by adding less liquid. If you like your oatmeal more runny, add in additional liquid in the morning prior to eating.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.9g | Protein: 32.6g | Fat: 9.3g