Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)

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When your busy, seriously amazing sister who’s chasing around two beautiful kids (4 and 2 years old) all day asks if you could make her an overnight oats recipe to make morning mealtime easier, for goodness sake, you make the woman some overnight oats.

This version is as simple as it gets: 5 ingredients5 minutes prep time, no fancy methods, and simple ingredients. Let’s do this!

 

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast or snack made by soaking rolled oats in liquid overnight.

We love how overnight oats seem to keep the integrity of the oat intact, helping to avoid that gummy texture that cooked versions sometimes take on. 

They’re simple to prepare (no cooking required!) and perfect for when you need a make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those with hectic mornings.

We also think our version would make the perfect meal to enjoy after an intense workout – hello 15 grams of protein / serving! Keep reading to learn our perfect formula for overnight oats!

How to Make Overnight Oats

After a little testing, I’m happy to report that our simple, straight-forward method truly yields the best results! I even tried partially cooking the oats with warm almond milk before refrigerating, but much preferred this completely raw version.

We use the following base formula for making perfect overnight oats:

1/2 cup Dairy-Free Milk + 3/4 Tbsp Chia Seeds + 1/2 cup Rolled Oats = Perfect Overnight Oats

You can play with formula as needed, adding more dairy-free milk for wetter oats, or adding more chia seeds (or oats) for thicker, more pudding like oats.

To make your overnight oats, simply add these ingredients to a small jar or bowl with your preferred sweetener (we love maple syrup or stevia!). We also added peanut butter to this version for a flavor and protein boost!

Give the mixture a few stirs to make sure the oats have been fully immersedin the milk. Then, cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight to let the oats soften and flavors meld. 

Overnight oats FAQs

How long do overnight oats last?
Overnight oats can be prepared up to 2-3 days in advance, sometimes longer. 

Can you eat overnight oats hot?
Overnight oats can be eaten hot or cold. To heat, microwave for ~45-60 seconds (just ensure there’s enough space at the top of your jar to prevent overflowing), or transfer to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. 

Can you use quick oats?
We prefer using rolled oats to make overnight oats, but you can use quick oats – they will just be softer.

Can you use steel cut oats?
Though we haven’t tried it, some people report success using steel cut oats to make overnight oats. They will take longer, require more liquid, and probably won’t be quite as soft. They may also be more difficult to digest.

Are oats gluten-free?
This is somewhat controversial as some believe even certified gluten-free oats to be troublesome for those with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. But based on our own research and experience, it seems certified gluten-free oats make this recipe gluten-free.

overnight oats Flavor Ideas

Using our formula as a base, the possibilities for overnight oat flavor variations are endless! We think the following would be delicious:

We hope you LOVE these oats! They’re:

Creamy
Hearty
Perfectly (& naturally) sweet
Peanut buttery
Satisfying
& Absolutely delicious

These oats would make the perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack, especially for those of you with hectic mornings. I also think it would make the perfect meal to enjoy after an intense workout – hello 15 grams of protein!

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If you give these a try, leave a comment below, rate them, and don’t forget to tag a picture #minimalistbaker on Instagram! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (5 Ingredients!)

EASY peanut butter overnight oats made with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes prep time. Naturally sweetened, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious.
Author Minimalist Baker
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4.94 from 340 votes
Prep Time 6hours5minutes
Total Time 6hours5minutes
Servings 1
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

OATS

  • 1/2cupunsweetened plain almond milk (or sub other dairy-free milks, such as coconut, soy, or hemp!)
  • 3/4Tbspchia seeds
  • 2Tbspnatural salted peanut butter or almond butter (creamy or crunchy // or sub other nut or seed butter)
  • 1Tbspmaple syrup (or sub coconut sugar, organic brown sugar, or stevia to taste)
  • 1/2cupgluten-free rolled oats(rolled oats are best, vs. steel cut or quick cooking)

TOPPINGS optional

  • Sliced banana, strawberries, or raspberries
  • Flaxseed meal or additional chia seed
  • Granola

Instructions

  • To a mason jar or small bowl with a lid, add almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, and maple syrup (or other sweetener) and stir with a spoon to combine. The peanut butter doesn’t need to be completely mixed with the almond milk (doing so leaves swirls of peanut butter to enjoy the next day).
  • Add oats and stir a few more times. Then press down with a spoon to ensure all oats have been moistened and are immersed in almond milk.
  • Cover securely with a lid or seal and set in the refrigerator overnight (or for at least 6 hours) to set/soak.
  • The next day, open and enjoy as is or garnish with desired toppings (see options above). See more flavor/topping suggestions in the blog post above!
    OPTIONAL: You can also heat your oats in the microwave for 45-60 seconds (just ensure there’s enough room at the top of your jar to allow for expansion and prevent overflow), or transfer oats to a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warmed through. Add more liquid as needed if oats get too thick/dry.
  • Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, though best within the first 12-24 hours in our experience. Not freezer friendly.

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Notes

*Overnight oats adapted from Eating Bird Food (one of my many girl crushes).
*Prep time reflects preparation and overnight soaking.
*The first, fifth, and last images reflect two servings (double ingredients) with additional chia seeds and peanut butter.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with fortified almond milk and without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1servingCalories: 452Carbohydrates: 51.7gProtein: 14.6gFat: 22.8gSaturated Fat: 4.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 10.19gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 8.3gSugar: 15.8gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 0.12mgCalcium: 341mgIron: 3.95mg

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  1. Evelyn Burgos-Ramirezsays

    I get recipes online all of the time and I hardly ever leave reviews. I have made this recipe several times since I’ve come across the recipe and just made it again and figured I’d leave a review this time. This is the best overnight oats recipe I’ve tried. For starters, I love oats but do not like hot oatmeal. 😂 This recipe is a game changer. It’s so simple even my daughters 10 and 11 make it on their own. We have added bananas, blueberries, and/or strawberries. We have also made it in individual batches or family size batches (quadruple the recipe for my family of 4 to save even more one time and dishes!) We absolutely love it and look forward to breakfast the next morning every time we make it. I also tend to add a little extra almond milk in my serving as I Iike my oatmeal a little runny. My family prefer s it thicker. Other than that l, this recipe is perfect as is written, delicious, and easily customizable. Love it!! Thank you for posting!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Amazing! We’re so glad the recipe is a winner in your family! Thank you for sharing, Evelyn! xo

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  2. Reneesays

    I warm it up just a little in the microwave and put cool blueberries on the top to make it perfect!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yum! That sounds lovely, Renee. Thank you for sharing! xo

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  3. Char Charsays

    I have made this serval times now and it’s so yummy. However I have now made my own version to reduce the calories further, as I’m trying to cut back where possible. The only difference is I added water instead of milk and I only add one tablespoon of peanut butter instead of two. Everything else remains the same. The oats still come out thick, sweet and salty and it’s 140 calories less, depending on your toppings obviously. Less calories, but still just as yummy.

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  4. W Montgomerysays

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!! I have been making swiss oatmeal forever but was tired of it. I tried this recipe because I didn’t have any greek yogurt which many other recipes call for. I am so in love with this. The best tip….don’t fully mix your peanut butter. Every bite was slightly different in taste/texture but just as incredible inflavor. I topped mine with slice banana but can’t wait to try berries and/or coconut!! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you gave the recipe a try and enjoyed it! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

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    • Melissasays

      So yummy! I used sugar free syrup and it was perfect. This definitely is on the make again list!

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  5. Marysays

    This was delicious. I like to eat my overnight oats warmed up in the morning, so I heated them up in the microwave for 60 seconds before eating and it was like having a warm peanut butter cookie right out of the oven for breakfast. I did not add banana slices on top, but I can see that banana on top would be excellent. I’ll definitely be making this again.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Mary! Love your description of it as a warm peanut butter cookie =) Thank you for sharing! xo

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  6. Nicsays

    This is brilliant. New to the overnight oat lark and not a fan of yoghurt so this was perfect. This tastes lovely. Will carrying on making it. Thanks for the receipe

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! Thanks so much for the great review, Nic. So glad you enjoyed!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Michelle! This jar is an old salsa or jam jar, which is ~12 oz and just a bit smaller than a pint-sized mason jar. Hope this helps!

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  7. Gina Francesesays

    This is absolutely delishious! Simple amd quick to make. I am making it again today for sure! Thank you so much for this recipe

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! So glad you enjoyed, Gina. Thanks for the lovely review!

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  8. Chris Chamberssays

    So delicious! Very simple. I substituted hemp seeds because I had them on hand and it worked well. Great recipe!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Chris! Thank you for sharing! xo

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      • Carolynsays

        I love this recipe. Simple, delicious and it keeps me satisfied all morning. Thank you!

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          Yay! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Carolyn! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  9. Nicole Madsensays

    This turned out so good! I made a double batch lastnight, heated in the microwave and then topped it with blueberries, blackberries and hemp hearts. We loved the peanut butter chunks (even our little girl who usually isn’t a fan of PB!)

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Whoop! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed it, Nicole. Love your add-ins too! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  10. Kayteesays

    So I should start by saying I figured I should leave a review after making this recipe and adding my own toppings since the new year (2022) I’ve lost weight (almost 30 lbs!) and it leaves me with much more energy for the day than I ever expected. My own twists include strawberries and cream, peaches and cream, peanut butter and banana, and a few others. Love love love love this recipe. Thank you so much. Picky kids, picky husbands, irritable non morning people, everyone loves this. Don’t be afraid of the chia seeds. They’re fabulous and an absolute must in this!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aw, we’re so glad you and your family have been enjoying them, Kaytee! Love all your flavor modifications! Thank you for sharing! xo

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  11. Jimmysays

    I accidentally purchased steel cut oats……(MEN, NO ATTENTION TO DETAILS AS IT PLAINLY STATES IN THE RECIPE PREFERABLE NOT TO USE THEM) any suggestions?

    Thank you so much for all you do!!!!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Jimmy, steel cut oats would be good in this or this recipe. We wouldn’t recommend them for overnight oats, unfortunately!

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  12. Reginasays

    OMG, so easy and SO delicious!! I eliminated the sweetener, and it was perfect for me. It was yummy cold, but I decided to heat it up since it’s freezing here in New England. I will definitely be making this regularly – thank you!

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  13. Siobhansays

    Delicious! I added strawberries for a PB&J spin on it and topped it with freeze dried strawberries for crunch.

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  14. Lizsays

    OMGEE!!! I came across this recipe by searching for different ways to up my resistant starch game. I made this last night and just had it to break my 13-hour fast. It was to. die. for. just as is! I do plan to add a pinch of Redmond’s Real Salt and swap out the maple syrup for allulose tonight. Thanks for the delicious recipe! YUMMO!!!

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  15. Nivisays

    I make these multiple times and it is foolproof and delicious! Another great recipe from MB, thank you!

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    • Sarahsays

      I make 2-3 jars of this on Sundays for the week ahead. Love it! I cut down on the peanut butter and sweetener but add whatever fruit is in season (right now I’m on an apple kick), cinnamon and walnuts. Frozen mixed berries work well too. It’s my favourite breakfast because I can have it mid morning at my desk at work. For those wondering what size jar, I use pint sized wide mouth mason jars. Works like a charm!

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      • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

        Nice! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your experience, Sarah. We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe!

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  16. Millie Rodriguezsays

    Made this last night and just finished eating some for breakfast. It was so good! I wasn’t sure it would be because I used some Keto nut butter I had leftover, but it was yummy. I usually like things crunchy, so I used some granola that had little chocolate nibs in it as a topping, and it just made my morning! I did find a couple of mushy chunks in it that I didn’t like, and when I took one and spread it out on a napkin, it was a clump of the chia seeds. I wonder if I can leave that out next time? Next time, I want to try it without the peanut butter and mix crunchy peanut butter in afterwards to see if I like that even better. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Millie, we’re so glad you enjoyed it! You can leave out the chia seeds, but it won’t thicken quite as well, so we’d suggest using less dairy-free milk. Thank you for sharing your experience! xo

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  17. Chelseasays

    I make these every now and then. Since I’m a breastfeeding mom and I workout, I double the recipe. I LOVE these! They definitely feel full when I eat them and they’re healthy. Highly recommend.

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  18. Want to love itsays

    What size mason jar are you using? My 1/2 cup almond milk and all ingredients added sit in about 1/3 of the hat while yours is over half full with just the non-oats ingredients.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi there! We can’t remember exactly, but we think it’s actually a re-used salsa or jam jar. Probably ~10 oz?

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  19. Rachelsays

    Super good! Only had quick oats but they were still awesome even just while assembling it, hopefully the texture will be okay in the morning despite using quick oats! I’m breastfeeding so I’m trying to eat oatmeal every day. Followed the recipe besides using cows milk instead of a plant based milk and added about 1 tsp of vanilla and we only had Jiff peanut butter. Very tasty!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thank you for sharing, Rachel! It should be delicious, just a little less textured.

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  20. Carolsays

    Have always hated oatmeal and this has almost changed my mind. Still playing with the right amount of liquid and ingredients to get the perfect mouthfeel, but it’s a game changer for breakfast. Ty!!

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  21. Amysays

    Firstly,

    This was delicious and so decadent! We were big fans! I love overnight oats because they are so versatile and so easy! After a workout it’s perfect to not have to cook/think about breakfast.

    My question: Should the oats still be chewy or should they resemble more the consistency of cooked oatmeal? I have made the pumpkin pie overnight oats and I remember they were much creamier.

    We used oat milk because that is what we had and we wondered if perhaps that might have made the consistency different than what we normally expect with overnight oats. I think almond milk and other non dairy milks are more viscous.

    Regardless, we LOVED it but just were not sure if we had the right consistency.

    Great recipe!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoy the recipe, Amy! Thank you for sharing! Overnight oats will be more chewy than cooked oatmeal, but shouldn’t be overly chewy. You can try adding more dairy-free milk or letting them soak longer. Hope that helps!

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  22. Jacquisays

    I’m not usually a cereal lover but this recipe looked really appealing. It was fabulous. I did reduce the amount of peanut butter (1 tbs. chunky) and used stevia instead of syrup. Added raspberries in the morning. It was filling, delicious. and healthy. Will definitely make it again.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! So glad you enjoyed. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jacqui!

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  23. Maricelys Bonillasays

    Definitely a must try especially if you love peanut butter. No funny aftertaste like a lot of recipes out there. Will definitely fill you up as I was only able to eat

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Lovely! We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Maricelys! Next time, would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  24. Cindysays

    This was delicious.. I followed the recipe exactly, I thought there was too much peanut butter, so I made it again using less, and it was perfect. Thank you for sharing this.

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  25. Kellysays

    I made this for my 11 and 9 year old kids and it would be an understatement to say that it was a huge hit. We topped it with banana and it is amazing. They have asked for this every single day for breakfast for the last week. Thank you for such a great family friendly recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! We’re so glad the whole fam is enjoying it! Thank you for sharing, Kelly! xo

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Ashley! We don’t have a lot of experience using steel cut oats in overnight oats, but they probably need to soak for at least 10-12 hours and may need a bit of extra liquid to fully soften. Hope this helps!

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  26. cmartcookiesays

    I’m making this tonight, but wanted to comment on the certified GF oats and issues affecting people who need to be GF. I had a visit with a dietician – we talked about this problem. She said that it could be a FODMAP issue if people have a problem with oats. I don’t know much about FODMAPs, but she said going on a FODMAP diet is harder than even what I’ve had to be doing with so many food sensitivities. So, since this recipe has chia seeds, too – and I like overnight chia breakfasts, I’m going to see what happens. Breakfasts really are the absolute hardest meal for me since I’m also allergic to egg whites. It would be nice to find something to look forward to for breakfast.

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  27. Lee Kaplansays

    I made this with Bob’s Red Mill High Fiber Oat Bran cereal. Excellent hot or cold, and so filling, I had to save half for my morning break. This also changed my mind about chia seeds. I might even try chia seed puddings now.

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  28. Renosays

    How do you get the peanut butter to pour as if it’s liquefied to a drizzle 🤷‍♂️? I’ve never seen that consistency of peanut butter before.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Reno! Our smooth peanut butter is thin enough to drizzle slightly, but you can always add water or a liquid sweetener if yours is thicker. Hope this helps!

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    • RickyThreeStickssays

      You can microwave peanut butter for a few seconds to dramatically reduce its viscosity. I do it in a small ramekin to drizzle over ice cream. Be mindful to watch it- it will bubble over quickly and burn in the center if left for too long, or in a non-microwave safe container.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! Thanks so much for the great review, Nao! We’re so glad you enjoyed!

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  29. Emailiesays

    Thanks for posting this recipe! The flavor was great- however, the consistency was more like a paste in the morning. I would say the proper ratio of milk to oats is 2:1 (1 cup milk to 1/2 cup oats). I would also add vanilla and cinnamon to give that extra extra!

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  30. Riasays

    This recipe is my favorite! Great portion, great flavor, but best of all – no excuses to eat junk on hectic mornings!

    The base recipe (almond or cow milk) with peanut butter is still my favorite, with some frozen strawberries throw in. By the morning they are soft enough to mush up into the oats! I’ve also tried it with a protein shake as the liquid, and eaten for lunch. I have been trying different milks and nut butters, but so far the basic has been best.

    I can’t believe I haven’t jumped on the overnight oat bandwagon until now. Thank you Minimalist Baker!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Ooo – all such great ideas! Thanks for the lovely review, Ria. We’re so glad you enjoy the oats!

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  31. Shereensays

    My partner made this for me as an easy grab and eat breakfast which is handy as I very recently had discectomy surgery and can’t really stand to make food at the moment.
    Changed it up a bit by using light coconut milk instead of milk and added fine chopped bits of banana to it too. As it was mixed in and kept in the fridge the banana didn’t go brown. I really enjoyed it and found it very filling so one jar of this lasted me two days. Thanks for the recipe minimalist baker x

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad it was helpful and enjoyable! Wishing you a speedy recovery, Shereen! xo

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  32. Josays

    I’m eating this now and it’s delicious! I read other reviews and added a sprinkle of cinnamon after I heated it up for 1 minute. Adding to my list of quick breakfast recipes and meal prep. So easy and yuuummm thank you!

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  33. Carolinesays

    Hi! I tried to look through the comments to see if this has been asked already, but is there a particular reason alternative milks are suggested (beyond, of course, keeping the recipe vegan and such)? I’d like to try this with whole milk, but I didn’t know if chia seeds react oddly or anything.
    Thank you for any help!

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  34. ABsays

    This was my first time making overnight oats and I’m so glad I used this recipe because it was yummy goodness!!

    I put them in the fridge the evening before so it was about 15 hours before I ate them. I did add in some cinnamon before soaking them and added granola and strawberries after soaking.

    The only change I would make would be to reduce the amount of peanut butter, it was a little overwhelming. All in all.. SO good and a recipe I will use again and again. Thanks!!

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  35. Laurasays

    Hi! I really want to make this but don’t have chia seeds. Are they there for flavor or something else? Would it be strange if I forgo them?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Laura, the chia seeds add thickness and nutrition. You can omit them and reduce the dairy-free milk a bit. Hope that helps!

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      • Juleasays

        Delicious addition to our breakfasts! Topped with chia seed jam we made with local berries, and our little toddler gobbles it up.

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  36. Aimeesays

    I just love this. It’s like eating an entire bowl of Reese’s peanut butter cup….. but healthy. This is SO DOGGONE EASY to make in the evening (2 mins?) and grab-and-go in the morning – perfect as I’ve been getting back into the swing of working At The Office instead of WAH. Also, I’ve kind of fallen in love with chia seeds.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yay! We agree this is perfect for the grab-and-go! Thanks for the lovely review, Aimee, we’re so glad you enjoy! xo

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  37. Laurasays

    Delicious! I have Hashimoto’s disease, and follow the AIP diet with reintroductions, so gluten-free oats work for me. I made this with oat milk (Elmhurst brand), unsalted natural peanut butter, and honey instead of maple syrup. Hopefully it works out – peanuts have been an iffy food in reintro, so I may have to find different additions, but even just they honey would be tasty! I also thought about using pistachios instead. Cocoa powder/cacao nibs with the honey…so many options! Thank you for a fantastic and easy recipe.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Laura! And woohoo for being able to eat oats =) If you want a peanut-free version, you can sub almond butter or try this golden milk overnight oats recipe. Hope that helps!

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  38. Caitsays

    I pull this recipe out every summer when the thought of cooking breakfast just becomes absolutely abhorrent in a house without central air. My family adores it from the toddler on up, and there is nothing better than going to bed knowing you have an extra nutritious breakfast all ready to go… and easier than cereal! Very easy to play around with and adjust based on my mood too. We are transitioning to a Whole Foods Plant Based diet and I am this spending more time on your site than ever. Thanks for being consistent and simple and amazing. We had your caramelized mushroom risotto for dinner too tonight and my husband asked “How is this so good? Did you put meat in it?” 😂 Love MB always.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aw, we’re so glad you and your family enjoy our recipes, Cait! Thank you so much for sharing! xoxo

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  39. Emilysays

    I LOVE LOVE this recipe. It’s my take to work breakfast. I top it with tons of blueberries and just the tiniest pinch of salt. It’s SO GOOD, y’all!

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      • Adia Shabazzsays

        This was yummy even without sugar and with the berry compote. I’ve made it as peanut butter and jelly and chocolate peanut butter (using semi sweet dark chocolate chips) I’ve also made it with steel cut oats and I find adding 3/4 c to 1 c of liquid does the trick. I’m going to let my children try it and choose the flavoring they want.

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          Woohoo! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Adia! xo

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  40. Kari Kaysays

    This is by far the best overnight oats recipe! I’ve shared this recipe with a few friends and everyone’s loving it. Thank you so much. I can’t wait for breakfast time.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Amazing! We’re so glad to hear it, Kari. Thank you for the lovely review! xo

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  41. Richsays

    Fantastic! I’ve never been inclined to comment on a recipe before, this one changed that. Flavors and texture were spot on. I’ll be making a double batch tonight to last the rest of the week. I used Trader Joe’s old fashioned oats and they definitely require more liquid. Didn’t realize which site I was on, now it makes sense why it’s so good. We have been using the Minimalist Baker cookbook at home for years. The ginger-colada smoothie is an absolute staple in our house. Thanks for another great one!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Rich. We are so glad you enjoy our recipes! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  42. Jocelynsays

    My daughter loved this! She said it is better than the usual overnight oats recipe I make. Thanks so much.

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  43. Julianne Fitzgeraldsays

    I made this for the first time and it was delicious! Definitely making this part of my daily routine!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Amazing! Thank you for the lovely review, Julianne. We are so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  44. Debra J Reesesays

    I made this recipe exactly how you said to and for me, it yielded a much too thick treat in the morning. I’m going to make it again tonight but I will make one change, double the almond milk and it will be perfect in every way. This is a personal preference only, otherwise, it is delicious!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Debra, thanks for sharing your experience! You can definitely play around with the amount of almond milk to personal preference. Hope you like it even more next time!

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      • Lavanyasays

        Oh this was perfection, thank you! Felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast, no better way to start the day! Can’t believe it’s healthy, to boot!

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Lavanya! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

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    • Kathy Vetrosays

      I have made this recipe many times. I always add a little extra milk when putting it together. I often add another bit of milk in the morning and maybe toss a few raw almonds on top.

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  45. Janellesays

    I used oat milk and increased the chia seeds to 2T and it was fantastic. I also sprinkled ground cinnamon and cardamom before serving!

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  46. Sarah Serunjogisays

    Initially, I was skeptical because I’ve tried some other overnight oats recipes which were not good. But this one is absolutely delicious to the extent I felt compelled to write a comment. Honestly 10/10!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Woohoo! We love to hear it, Sarah. Thanks for the lovely review! xo

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  47. Stacysays

    I used to eat banana and peanut butter overnight oats, but when I was nursing bananas didn’t sit well with the baby. I started using this one and it’s the best I’ve tried so far.

    I quadruple this recipe twice a week and eat this for breakfast every day. I love it. Thank you!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aw, yay! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Stacy. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  48. Ambersays

    I made it using this unsweetened oat milk and almond butter instead of peanut butter, and even so, I think 1 tablespoon of natural maple syrup made it almost inedible because it was too sweet! Otherwise it seems like a wonderful recipe but for those of you who aren’t major sugar people: beware! I would start with 1 teaspoon of sweetener and increase based on taste from there. I will definitely make again but adjust the syrup level way down.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Sorry to hear that, Amber! Was it 100% pure maple syrup? Either way, yes, feel free to reduce and add a bit more dairy-free milk to have enough liquid.

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  49. Susansays

    I’m loving this recipe!! I use honey instead of maple syrup. Since my first batch was a bit dry, I increased the almond milk to 3/4 cup. I think the brand of oats I used is a bit heartier than most so the extra liquid was necessary. The single serve batch is very filling and extremely satisfying. Well worth the calories especially since if I eat these for breakfast midmorning, I’m good until dinner :)

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you are enjoying it, Susan! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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  50. Jennifersays

    I have been trying to lower my cholesterol and have eaten these every day for 2 weeks. Love them! I also use oat milk and bump up to 3/4 of a cup. I like them hot – really hot – and I add a full chopped up banana and it’s like banana bread… delicious! Sometimes I add some cinnamon, too.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you’re enjoying this recipe, Jennifer! Love your modifications too. Thanks for sharing!

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          Yum- sautéed apples sound like a delicious addition. Thanks for sharing, Mia!

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  51. Pearlsays

    This has changed our breakfast routine. It is so delicious. Definitely a recipe we will keep making forever. Highly recommend!!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yay! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Pearl. Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

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  52. Erinsays

    What size (in ounces) did you base the nutrition information on? Trying to find the right size container. Thanks!

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  53. Nicolesays

    This recipe was super easy to follow, I subbed almond butter for a more mild flavor and it paired nicely with fruit. The consistency was perfect! Not too thin or too thick. Had this for breakfast at 8 am and full the entire day!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Nicole. Thanks so much for the lovely review! Xo

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  54. Galina Noskovasays

    I’ve made this already several times. It is quick to make yet it is full of goodness. Even my husband loves it who isn’t so much into healthy breakfast. Thank you Dana! Another genius recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you both enjoy it, Galina. Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

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  55. Kevinsays

    Love this recipe! I prefer it with a little extra almond milk so it isn’t too sticky, with bananas and some cinnamon on top. Perfect easy breakfast!

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  56. Suesays

    I haven’t always been a fan of overnight oats but this was delicious! Will definitely add this to my breakfast favourites. Topped with strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and seeds.

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  57. Irene Binyonsays

    I have made tons of breakfast oatmeals. By 10 AM, I was so hungry I would have gnawed at my own arm. I gave this recipe a try. At first I was “put off” by the number of calories (New Year’s Resolution). But, holy smokes, this is wonderful, healthy and most important to me… makes it all the way to lunch. Thanks for sharing!

    I change up the milk, add different fruits, some nuts for crunch, etc. to vary the recipe but will keep this one in the rotation year round!

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  58. Brennasays

    These are literally the best overnight oats I’ve ever eaten. I made a half recipe but used the full recipe’s amount of milk and added some chocolate peanut butter protein powder by KOS and it made it so so good. I didn’t think I’d be as into it since most overnight oats are hit or miss for me but this was great, I’ll probably make this a couple times a week from now on.

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  59. Brisays

    This was absolutely amazing!! Perfect, quick breakfast for those hectic mornings. Loved that it was so easy to make too. Didn’t have any milk in hand so I used 2 parts water and 1 part coconut cream. Turned out super creamy and delicious! Also used almond butter instead of peanut butter, and added fresh raspberries and a small handful of chocolate chips. Definitely recommend this recipe!!!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Bri! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications.

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  60. Hannah Greenoughsays

    I have 2 quick questions- is it alright to use rice milk? Also, is it possible to use something besides a glass jar?

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  61. AShahsays

    Love this overnight recipe for a quick breakfast grab on busy mornings! The proportions are perfect. I made many variations of overnight oats and my favorite is this recipe with using oat milk instead of almond milk and 3-4 diced dates instead of maple syrup. Thank you!

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      • Angiesays

        I stumbled upon this recipe last night. Looked easy enough and I had ingredients on hand. So I decided to give it a whirl. I was pleasantly surprised this morning! Used ground up flaxseed, local raw honey and peanut butter. Then topped with fresh strawberries. I’m not a big fan of hot oatmeal but this cold blend rocks and pops for me. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Kathysays

    I think I have made this recipe 30-40 times. It never comes out anything but perfect no matter what I add to it. It’s actually going to be my lunch tomorrow. Sometimes two breakfasts are a good thing.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Kathy. We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  63. Bellesays

    I’ve been using this for ages. The nut butter gives it a more fulfilling flavor. I use almond butter and sometimes peanut butter. I generally sprinkle it with cacao nibs,
    cinnamon or nutmeg and add frozen blueberries/raspberries. I have it either with plain yoghurt or vanilla bean coconut yoghurt (COYO).

    Sometimes I add organic nutrient powders like mushroom cacao or longevity/immunity to make it a gorgeous bright color (not sure if they’re available internationally but I buy Mindful Foods Star Dust Powders locally) .

    I prefer to use frozen fruits because they keep the oats a nice chill temperature for my commute to work. I love that this meal can be made days in advance and it’s great that you can mix up variations so it doesn’t feel like you’re having the same breakfast every day. Thanks for the recipe.

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  64. MIke Farrellsays

    You may want to watch the time period stated for how long this product will keep. If your “milk” is due to expire, then the 3 day period would be too long.

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    • Tiffanysays

      That’s not her problem for the recipe, but is a good reminder for readers. My milk often doesn’t mgically expire on the day on carton though, so there’s wiggle room.

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  65. NDsays

    Best overnight oats ever! The measurements of each ingredient are spot on and I wouldn’t change a thing…and I’ve made this over a dozen times. Nicely done and thank you :)

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  66. Kristinsays

    So good! This a perfect formula for overnight oats. I’ve eaten them every weekday morning for a week, and they provide me enough energy to chase my 2 small kids around until lunch! Thanks!

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  67. Jensays

    This was great! It’s like a cross btw overnight oats and chia pudding, which is a good thing. Also can be made vegan, with all ingredients I already had on hand. I added some mini chocolate chips right before eating and it was a treat. Next step: see if my oatmeal hating toddlers will eat it (if not, more for me!).

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Josefina, our videos don’t always show the exact measurements (it can get a bit cluttered on the screen). You can find the full measurements and recipe in the recipe box on this post.

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  68. Pamsays

    This recipe is amazing! I am a die hard eggs and potatoes gal…this is ALMOST better! Cholesterol is getting high…need to get some gf oatmeal in my diet. Forgot to make it the night before a few times…still works, however I like the consistency of doing overnight better

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  69. Jennifersays

    I have to be honest overnight oats have not been my jam; the recipes are often lacking flavour or the texture is off putting. However, I have made this a couple of times now and it will be part of my breakfast repitoire. It reminds me of a peanut butter and banana sandwich, so I changed it up a bit to reflect the nostalgia. The base of the recipe was followed; however, in the morning, I added a bit of water and cinammon and heated it through, then tossed in a half banana and a couple of chopped walnuts. Might take out 1 Tbsp of nut butter next time to make up for the walnuts or add some chia jam. Delicious!

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  70. aliciasays

    Delicious! Never tried overnight oats, this was the first recipe I tried. I substituted honey for the maple syrup and it was delicious. Will definitely make this a regular!

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  71. Tami Nsays

    I love this East peanut butter oats recipe. What size jar do you use (?), because when I make it in what looks like yours (12 oz) it’s not even close to what the video shows. Mine is only half full.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hm, not sure why that would be. We’re not sure on the size of our jar, but probably about 12 ounces also.

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    • enzarelasays

      Hi Tami, I think this is because most of the pictures reflect “double servings.” As in, they are doubling all the ingredients and adding extra PB and chia seeds.

      There is a note at the end of the recipe saying this :)

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  72. Alyson Wsays

    I had made the overnight oats with yogurt recipe and didn’t like it. Then found this recipe. Perfect! I don’t like peanut butter, so used raisins instead. Yummy!

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  73. Shanesays

    These oats are my new favourite lunch! A super easy-to-make snack/breakfast/lunch, these oats are delicious and filling. I’ve started adding a bit more milk to mine, as I prefer oats a bit milkier (roughly 1/4 cup more works well). As well, adding a bit of desiccated coconut as a garnish is great. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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      • Ambersays

        I made this twice and it was delicious! Thank you!!
        I happen to be out of chia seeds. What can I use as a substitute?

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  74. Anjalisays

    These oats taste delicious! I’ve been making these regularly now ever since my first time. I use one tablespoon of chia seeds instead of 3/4 because it’s easier to measure out and doesn’t make that much of a difference for me. For some people, I would also recommend adding a couple tablespoons more milk, but I haven’t done this myself as I am okay with the texture as it is.

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  75. Angelinasays

    Simply amazing! What can I say, MB nails it everytime. I am a nutrition major and will definitely recommend this recipe when I am a Registered Dietition. It’s very filling with all the healthy fats from almond butter (my nut butter of choice!) and the chia seeds help keep you “regular” if you know what I mean ;) I am so grateful for this recipe xo.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoy this one, Angelina! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

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  76. Julie Bsays

    We LOVE this Peanut butter overnight oats recipe. My daughter never wanted oatmeal for breakfast until she tastes these – and the bonus is she enjoys helping make them as well! After reading some of the other reviews, we reduced the peanut butter to 1 TBSP, and we use hemp seeds instead of chia seeds (just personal preference – I don’t like the gelatinous consistency of chia seeds). I have not noticed any lack of thickness by using hemp seeds. The maple syrup gives it just the right bit of sweetness without it being too sweet. We prefer to eat the oatmeal warm, so 1 to 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave and then top with some chopped pecans and strawberries – sometimes a little extra milk is needed as well. Absolutely delicious and keeps us full until lunch. Thank you for an excellent recipe!

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  77. Christine Fischer Guysays

    Fantastic. Loving it for the quick prep, high protein and general deliciousness. I thought I’d love the chocolate-almond milk sub but actually liked it less than the classic version. There was a change in texture I didn’t love.

    Keep up the good work–I come here often to look for healthy and vegan recipes.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and sharing your experience, Christine! xo

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  78. Alyssa Crosssays

    Loving this recipe! As someone who loves oatmeal, but finds it takes too long to make on rushed mornings, and it’s too hot to eat during the summer, cold overnight oats are perfect! I put it together the night before, then toss it in my lunch bag and eat it when I get to work.

    I also enjoyed adding some shredded coconut mixed in for some texture and flavour.

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  79. Alysonsays

    Quick question about the recipe, it calls for 3/4 tablespoons of chia seeds, is that correct? I’ve never measured 3/4 tablespoons before, just teaspoons, & pretty much every other recipe I’ve found for a similar kind of peanut butter overnight oats doesn’t call for tablespoons of chia seeds. Just a little lost on that, but I’ve never made overnight oats before.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Alyson, the measurement is correct. 3/4 Tablespoon is 2 1/4 teaspoons if you’d prefer to measure with teaspoons. Hope that helps!

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      • Alysonsays

        Thanks for clarifying, & the conversion. I have a measuring set that has increments for teaspoons but just 1 tablespoon measure so I wasn’t sure what to do for that 😅
        After making them, they were really delicious! I added honey to mine in the morning because I wanted them a tad bit sweeter, but I love the peanut butter flavor! I also had to sub flaxseed meal for chia seeds because I couldn’t find chia seeds in my grocery store but they turned out great. Also, holy moly were these filling. I had to eat it in 2 sessions haha

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  80. Lorainesays

    I’ve been making overnight oats for a while now but I love this particular recipe with the chia and peanut butter to make it more substantial. For me, it needs a bit more milk. When I run, I always need a little something easily digestible to get out the door so, a little of this before I go, and then the rest to look forward to when I get back with some fresh fruit.

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  81. Alishasays

    I make this recipe almost weekly because it’s THAT perfect! The consistency is delightful and it make breakfast incredibly easy to not have to warm anything up. I usually top with fresh berries or mango. Thank you for helping me find such a delicious, easy, and nutritious breakfast that doesn’t involve eggs!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Whoop! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Alisha! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  82. Emilysays

    I saw this on your blogs’ instagram story and immediately went to make it! It only took 5 min to put together and after waiting a few hours it turned out so delicious, thick, and perfectly sweetened. This recipe will for sure become a staple breakfast/snack :)

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    • Lorrainesays

      Great recipe! I have a 9 week old baby and I like that I can throw this together the day or night before when I have a spare moment. I like adding some fresh fruit or a dash of cinnamon.

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      • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

        Perfect for that! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Lorraine!

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  83. Rachel Liptonsays

    THIS IS MY DADS FAVORITE RECIPE. I wish he would learn to make it himself but seriously he is a routine guy and this is his go-to.

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  84. Maryamsays

    This is a super great recipe! I just made it for the first time and love it so much! I used wild blueberries as a fruit for some sweetness and carob chips and added Maca powder. Delicious!!

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  85. Rochelsays

    WOW! Where has this been all my life??? Thank you so much for this quick, simple, YUMMY, life savor! My mornings are hectic, to say the least, and I needed a quick breakfast for myself and kids. I used regular cow’s milk as that’s all I had, and organic brown sugar. I skipped the peanut butter this time, but that mistake will be remedied the next batch.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you find this recipe helpful, Rochel! Definitely recommend the PB =) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  86. Clairesays

    I’ve made this dozens of times and can’t believe I have forgotten to write a review until now; it’s super easy and delicious! I often use 1/2 tablespoon honey to sweeten and close to 1 tablespoon of chia seeds (though I never measure). I use dairy milk now, but in the past I have tried soy and almond milks, too, which both result in a creamy base. My favorite flavor combo is crunchy peanut butter (for texture) with a bit of cacao powder for a Reese’s-inspired breakfast :)

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yay! We’re so glad you enjoy it, Claire! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  87. Sheetal Toliasays

    Thank you for such an amazing recipe! It is literally my go to breakfast in the morning. So quick and easy to prepare, minimal clean up and convenient! Highly recommend to anyone who is in a rush to eat breakfast :)

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  88. Kedisays

    Another total keeper! I have been making this recipe for over a year. I love how it tastes with the overnight preparation, but if I’m feeling impatient, I just put the almond milk and oats in a bowl and microwave for a minute before adding everything else. Lately I’ve been loving it with store-bought chocolate sea salt granola to add more texture.

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  89. Emily McMillansays

    Oh my goodness… so so delicious! These overnight oats are PERFECT for a large family on the run! It takes literally two minutes to put together and after leaving it in the fridge for six hours, it is ready to be eaten! I used agave nectar instead of maple syrup and it worked out great :) I highly recommend this recipe!!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you and your family enjoy it! Thanks so much for sharing, Emily!

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  90. megansays

    hello! did you initially have an old recipe for overnight oats that didn’t involve chia seeds? i tried to look through your site and find it but i wasn’t able to. maybe i’m remembering wrong, but figured i’d ask. thank you!

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  91. Yonchisays

    This is so good I want to eat it all day long ! I sleep better just knowing it’s waiting for me in the fridge to be enjoyed in the morning :-) it’s that good ! Such a simple and delicious recipe :-) and those peanut butter swirls…yum yum yum…

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoy it, Yonchi! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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  92. Alice Pilgeramsays

    I do not know how else to contact you, so here goes

    CAn one use Raw Oats for overnight oatmeal?

    Short Answer: NO

    We actually did work it out. Our raw oats are simply smashed seed. The seed embryo is actually still viable. When you put the raw seed in liquid and let it set overnight, the oats actually try to germinate. The end product is very sour and does not have a pleasant taste. Apparently, several customers have tried to make overnight oats with the raw oats and the end product was very sour. We had a cookie maker that would mix the dough on Monday and then refrigerate until Thursday. The cookies were not good.

    In contrast, old-fashioned oats are steamed before they are rolled. Steamed oats are actually dead and do not try to germinate and therefore do not turn sour. Quick oats are steamed longer.

    Our oats are great cooked.

    Thanks for the response. I appreciate that you tried to help.

    Alice

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  93. Alice Pilgeramsays

    Hi, I work with a small company, Montana Gluten Free Processors. We are a farmer/family company that produces, processes and markets oats and oat products.

    Our oatmeal is raw (we do not steam or roast the oats prior to rolling). A customer just asked me if the raw oatmeal would work for overnight oats and I do not know. What are your thoughts?

    Thanks Alice

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Alice, unfortunately we’re not familiar with the processing of oats so we’re not sure. Let us know if you figure it out!

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  94. Sulvasays

    This was my first time having overnight oats and this came out DELICIOUS! the only change I made was I used almond butter instead of peanut butter because it’s what I had in the house and I love it!!! So so sooooooo good! Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Sulva! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  95. Chrissysays

    Easy breezy to make and SO delicious. After I make and swirl it around I want to start eating it immediately! I use sweetened soy vanilla milk and a little sprinkle of turbinado sugar. Also, I have some homemade concord grape jam from my cousins and put a bit on top in the morning… pb&j yes please! Such a treat, filling, and love that it’s all ready to go in the a.m.! I heat mine up then pour a little more milk on before eating. Also don’t forget a little pinch of salt, makes the flavor even better. I make 2-4 servings (love the easy clicking for more Dana!) and store in an air-tight stainless steel container to eat over a couple days.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe, Chrissy! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

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  96. Kelley Switzersays

    I cannot believe how good these are!! — so creamy and delicious! It was so hard to share half with my daughter as I wanted it all to myself (plus more!!) . I used cashew butter and did more chai seeds, less maple syrup.

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  97. Emmasays

    I love this recipe. It’s so easy and delicious and keeps me full all day. I’m a college student (with limited fridge space and very busy days) and these are great. I tried making it with honey at first because I didn’t have any maple syrup, and it was good, but definitely a stronger sweet flavor. I prefer the maple syrup. Thank you!

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  98. Melinda Muyargassays

    This was great! First time I’ve seen an overnight oats recipe that did not include yogurt. It was delicious, and also surprisingly very filling!

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  99. KaBlusays

    Thanks for the recipe. I made it and I’m not a huge peanut butter fan but this was great. I used coconut milk and coconut nectar instead also I left out the chia seeds. I wanted to try it first before I involved my family and lets just say that they are up next!

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  100. Christinesays

    I may be late to this “overnight oats” game but this recipe is now a family favourite! I knew I would love it ? (and I did) but child and hubby both request it regularly! Love the protein in this. Followed your directions exactly and always comes out creamy and flavourful ? Now we used whole milk and all still great ?

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  101. Rachelsays

    This is so delicious but doesn’t have enough liquid. I made it with oat milk and almost doubled the oat milk. I also omitted the maple syrup because oat milk is pretty sweet. I made a batch for the morning, tested it the night before, and ended up eating the whole thing that night and immediately making another.

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  102. Sallysays

    Hi i normally used greek yogurt when making overnight oats would this still work with your recipes or would almond milk better ?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Sally, we think almond milk would work better, but greek yogurt might work too! Let us know if you try it!

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  103. Jillsays

    Can I use cow milk? If so, should I use the same amount?
    Thank you, Dana. I love your recipes!

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  104. Emilysays

    Hi! I tried to download the CTA at the bottom of this recipe that has 20 recipes but it says the campaign is no longer active. Do you still have those available?

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  105. Thilinisays

    I absolutely love this recipe, and have shared it with all my family and friends. I usually add a tablespoon of yoghurt to make it extra creamy. Thank you for posting it!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aw, thanks so much for sharing, Thilini! We’re so glad you enjoy it!

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  106. Virginiasays

    Just started trying overnight oats, and it helps that there are so few ingredients that result in something delish, satisfying, and healthy! Followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of dicing a little banana and mixing it in w/ the other ingredients. Oh, and I used monk fruit granulated sugar instead of maple syrup. Thanks~my sis and I totally enjoyed this.

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  107. Karensays

    I love this recipe! It’s super customizable (I add some protein powder and different toppings every day) and now that I’ve made it a few times, it only takes me a few minutes to prep! It keeps me full for so long and is so filling – in a good way :)

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  108. Alisonsays

    This is absolutely delicious! This is definitely going to be my go-to overnight oat recipe. I made it per the recipe and enjoyed every bite. So yum!

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  109. Leahsays

    Do I need chia seeds? Also I might have hemp seeds but I’m not sure if it can replace the chia seeds?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Leah, it won’t thicken as much with hemp seeds, but it will still work! Maybe add slightly less milk?

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  110. Emilysays

    Great recipe! I prep 2-3 servings at a time and eat throughout the week. I have an allergy to tree nuts, so I use oat milk. I also use honey instead of syrup, and I add in a little cocoa powder to make it chocolate peanut butter flavored!

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  111. KCsays

    This was easy and delish! I followed the recipe exact. Straight out of the fridge, it did come out very thick/pasty. I warmed it for about a minute, then stirred it and topped it with banana and it was perfect
    – thick but no longer pasty. If you want it thinner, I think adding is some extra almond milk before you warm it would work perfectly. It is a little higher in calories than I want for breakfast, so next time I will probably drop the PB down to just one tablespoon as it was plenty Peanut Buttery. I used Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick GF rolled oats.

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  112. Alexysssays

    Great recipe! I use only one tbsp of peanut/almond butter and one tsp of maple syrup. Also add some cinnamon. The next day I will add walnuts and some chocolate chips to make up for the less maple syrup ;) it’s soooo good. My husband loves it too!!! I could eat this everyday! Thank you!!!

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  113. Caspersays

    Delicious! I made 3 on Sunday to eat for breakfast and finished them today, and made two more to finish the work week!

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  114. Sarasays

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, this was so delicious!! I used quick cooking oats, cause that’s all I had; but I just added a little more milk to thin it out and then heated it up in the microwave just fine. I also added like a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, added blueberries and crushed pecans on top, used Vanilla Almond nut butter and left out the maple syrup and added a pinch of brown sugar. Might not have been super healthy; but it was really good and very filling.

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  115. Ruth Lucianosays

    Life changing!!!

    Soooo good!! I made it (honey instead of maple syrup) and add raspberries and dried cranberries for topping.

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  116. Shannon Holmessays

    I really enjoyed these. Very filling and I even forgot the chia seeds. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. Zsays

    I tried this a few days ago and have been eating it for breakfast every morning. I love the flavor and how satisfying it is. I know this sounds kind of unhealthy for a breakfast, but I have been adding about one tablespoon of mini chocolate chips which makes it taste like a chocolate chip, peanut butter cookie, oat cookie. This is my new favorite breakfast recipe and thank you so much for creating this awesome recipe!

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      So great! Thanks for sharing your experience, Z! Love the chocolate chips addition ;D

      Next time would you mind adding a rating to your review? It’s super helpful to us and other readers! xo

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      • Lizziesays

        Just curious why there are so many calories. 450?? That’s a lot. Wondering if almond butter would be a lower fat alternative. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          Hi Lizzie, that’s pretty standard for a meal. But you could make smaller portions if concerned.

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  118. Tilly Cucumbersays

    Holy smokes! I was seriously skeptical but this came out so yum. I added just a heaping teaspoon of banana jam (if you haven’t had it….you should definitely try it. It’s sublime). Breakfast for 5 in less than 5 minutes. Finding jars to hold these took way longer so I just used glass Tupperware. Thank you for sharing and being a really wonderful sister. She is lucky to have you.

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  119. Annettesays

    Love this versatile recipe. I topped with granola from your Banana Bread Granola recipe. Looking forward to trying the carrot cake version.

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  120. erinsays

    I love this recipe! I have been making a large batch and eating over the course of a few days. I’d like to try making a few servings in individual mason jars. Sort of grab and go idea What size should I buy? I have never used masons before . Thanks for any advice.
    Erin

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Erin, great idea! We would recommend using wide mouth pint size jars. They will allow room for adding toppings!

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  121. Brisays

    Just made these last night and ate them this morning. I followed the recipe using almond milk and almond butter with maple syrup to sweeten and regular whole chia seeds. I found it to be super dry and gummy, not creamy at all. I added more almond milk and microwaved it, hoping to save it, but it was clumpy and still not creamy. I just don’t think there was enough liquid. I did like the flavour with the almond butter and maple syrup, but just not the texture at all, I’m sorry!

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    • Sarasays

      I used quick oats, cause that’s all I had. It was super thick; but I just added more milk to it to thin it down and heated it. It was delicious!

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    • Tabathasays

      I would also recommend adding a splash of extra almond milk and using a creamier nut butter (like peanut butter), I find almond butter to be not quite as creamy. And for sure rolled oats not quick oats, good luck! I make these all the time and they are so good, if you still want some almond deliciousness I add sliced almonds to mine—highly advise!

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  122. Alejandrasays

    Absolutely amazing!!! Love this breakfast so much. My only modification is I use ground chia seeds instead of whole ones because I prefer the consistency.

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  123. Michellesays

    So yummy and perfect consistency! I added some frozen blueberries and it didn’t effect the consistency. Thank you, this is my new go to breakfast. My entire family loved it cold or warm.

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  124. Tarasays

    This is such a life saver! My daughter (1 1/2 years old) eats oatmeal every morning and with a baby on the way, this is a great way to make the mornings a bit easier on me.

    I substituted almond milk with whole milk and will probably reduce the amount of peanut butter since it was pretty thick. It’s so good and I’ll definitely be stealing many bites ?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Tara. We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  125. Lexsays

    Great recipe and very easy to make! The best thing about this is that once you get all of the ingredients, you can make this for weeks with only having to get almond milk. So it is also a very inexpensive but filling breakfast. Added bananas and blueberries in the morning when I was ready to eat the oats.

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  126. kimsays

    I had heard about Overnight Oats before, but never tried it. I made your recipe as is, and used 1/4 tsp of monk sugar to sweeten it, and used flat large oats instead of steel cut ones. It was a pleasant, mild flavour and made the perfect amount to feel full. I never realized the oats were simply raw.

    Chia seeds are not a staple in my pantry and had to go buy them specially for this recipe. I was wondering if flax seed is another option. Have you tried flax instead of chia as an option?

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  127. Junesays

    I made this last night and really enjoyed it today. I went to the gym and had a huge burst of energy, and my endurance was even greater today. I wonder if it’s the chia seed. They say the chia seed is a powerhouse of nutrients. Had it with a cup of coffee and it was so tasty. Thanks.

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  128. Edie Mitchellsays

    5 stars
    To double or triple this recipe should be straight forward, no?
    Good in refrigerator for three days so they wouldn’t spoil before one eats it up.
    Thanks
    Making more than one serving at a time would save more time in the mornings.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yes, that should work! You can make a single batch in each jar or double/triple in a larger jar/bowl.

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  129. Remysays

    Would I be able to leave out the chia seeds? I saw this recipe now and I want to make it for my breakfast tomorrow btiis too late to get seeds. Also is there anything else that I can use instead of chia seeds that aren’t flaz seeds?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Remy, yes, feel free to leave them out, but maybe reduce the liquid a little? You could try hemp seeds!

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      • Hannahsays

        Hi there, love the look of this recipe. I was just wondering why freezing isn’t recommended? I thought it would be useful to make in batches then freeze individual jars.
        I’ve purchased Bexfast overnight oats in the past which can be frozen and the ingredients look very similar.

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        • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

          Hi Hannah, we think it would impact the texture and make the oats soggy. But if you give it a try, let us know how it goes!

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  130. Digvija Sajjasays

    This was so good and it just took me 5mins to make, can have this everyday for breakfast :) Dessert for breakfast !!!!!!!!!!

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  131. chloesays

    This recipe fills up about 1/4th of a mason jar for me. Nothing like the picture or video. Am I crazy or doing something wrong? Great flavors. Please help!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Chloe, we reused a smaller glass jar for the photos, so that might be why yours doesn’t fill the jar as fully.

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  132. Jocelyn Bsays

    I just made mine with banana and chocolate peanut butter and vanilla almond milk. Its a 10/10 for me.

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    • Shierley Millersays

      My husband was “traumatized” by a failed overnight oats. This rekindled his passion for it. I actually….munched it raw before it went to the fridge and had to stop myself. It was THAT good. I actually added some flaxseed meal and seeds too for added nutrition. Perfect sweetness, packed with punch of protein. Thank you for this recipe. I’m looking forward to trying varieties of it.

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  133. Katie Macsherrysays

    This is the best goddamn overnight oatmeal I have ever had. Thank you for reigniting my love of overnight oats.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Katie. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! Xo

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  134. Cherylsays

    I make this recipe all the time! I use raw almond butter and gluten free instant oats. Pre-measured packets of oats makes it even faster to prepare!

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  135. Alyxsays

    Delicious! I recommend going with Old Fashioned Oats over Quick Oats. This recipe is so good, and the peanut butter is the perfect touch.

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  136. Elenasays

    One of my favorite breakfasts! Even in the winter i find myself craving overnight oats instead of heated oats. I make it almost exactly as written, except I’ll add a touch more of almond milk and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg).

    Usually will top with a banana, blueberries or frozen mixed berries(I’ll put those in the jar too & let them defrost over night).

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  137. SBsays

    I’ve made this so many times I felt compelled to let you and others know how simple it is to make, how delicious it is, and how filling it is! Thank you so much for this great recipe!!

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    • Yulcasays

      Since becoming a mom 4 months ago, these have been my go-to breakfast most days. Easy, yummy, filling, simple ingredients – perfect. And oats are excellent for my milk supply ;). Thanks!

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  138. Julessays

    Could you add a grated apple to the overnight mixture? I added a couple of Medjool dates but I was thinking some more fruit to the overnight mixture would also be nice for added natural sweetness.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Jules, we haven’t tried that, but it sounds lovely! The apple may turn brown though. Let us know if you give it a try!

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  139. Jackiesays

    Very yummy! I love this just as written, though over time I have changed the recipe to include 1 whole tablespoon of chia (just for convenience and speed), 1 tbsp pea protein, and 1 tbsp of flax. We also mix in some cacao and serve with fresh banana slices, and sometimes I omit the maple syrup and mash up a date in the bowl instead. I like a bit more protein since it is 6 to 7 hours between breakfast and lunch for me. I’ve tried making this with steel cut oats as someone else suggested, and those are a bit TOO firm for my preference. I like Bob’s Red Mill extra thick oats. Perfect for overnight oats. They stay chewy without being too firm.

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  140. Heather Marie Goosssays

    This is my favorite overnight oats recipe!!! It is especially good with blueberries on top. I have found it also works using quick cook steel cut oats. It ends up with a chewier texture, which I prefer.

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  141. shanthi ssays

    Hi
    I could never imagine that oats could be eaten without cooking. Amazing idea and it tasted great. Thanks for this morning time save.

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  142. Heathersays

    Second time making this recipe. Only thing I change is almond butter in place of peanut butter. Wholesome and filling for hours. Love it!

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  143. Taliasays

    My favorite breakfast in the morning! It’s so tasty and keeps me full for 3–4 hours.

    I start with peanut butter in the bowl, microwave it for 20 seconds to soften it, and then add the almond milk, sweetener, and chia seeds. (You still get yummy swirls of peanut butter, but it’s easier to stir around.)

    In the morning, I add another tablespoon of almond milk, stir it up, and microwave a little over a minute.

    I’ve yet to try the recipe with additional toppings—because honestly, these overnight oats are delicious and filling just as is—but I think adding a banana could be a nice touch!

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  144. Melanie Serresays

    I want to include more chia seeds in my diet and I absolutely love overnight oats! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us! I truly appreciate it. ❤️

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Andi, we prefer the texture with the added chia seeds, but other readers have left them out and still had success. Enjoy!

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  145. Kimber Harveysays

    I have never reviewed a recipe… but felt I HAD TO SHARE. This recipe is AMAZING!! I stayed full most of the day, and it tasted like no bake cookies… what more could you ask? :)

    I will recommend this recipe to everyone I know.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      SO glad to hear it, Kimber! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review! xo

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  146. Chase Carsonsays

    I have made this recipe three times it simple and to make also very filling

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  147. Jennysays

    I have made this recipe more times than I’d like to admit, sometimes with little variations just to change things up, and it has been phenomenal every time! We have a 3 year-old, a 2 year-old, a 1 year-old and one on the way (so overnight oats is a lifesaver for me)… and it is a HUGE hit at our house!!!

    We actually made a batch this evening and our older two get a big kick out of helping in the kitchen. They were SUPER-EXCITED to assist in making their own breakfast for tomorrow morning – and to choose what they added to their own (dried berries this time). Like I said, we’ve made it A LOT and it’s always a favorite. So thankful you shared the recipe!!! :D

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      We are so glad you and your family enjoy this recipe! Thanks so much for the lovely review! xo

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  148. Nanasays

    This breakfast got on top of my recipe lists!
    It is absolutely amazing, super quick to make and delicious.
    I swapped almond milk with regular full fat milk and added Sultana raisins.
    Perfection!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  149. Barathisays

    Never been a fan of oats but I tried it for the sake of peanut butter, Since I love PB.. I tried it for today breakfast.. To my surprise we loved it (me and my husband) .. Absolutely delicious, and felt filling till 2PM!! Now I don’t have to eat the sticky sticky cooked oats for the sake of nutrition it has.. Great one..

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      So glad you both enjoyed these, Barathi! Thanks so much for the lovely review!

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  150. Julijasays

    Eating this as I’m typing the review!!
    Amazing recipe didn’t change a thing and the consistency and texture is amazing.
    Very yummy!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Laura, yes- you can use quick oats, your oats will just be softer. Hope that helps!

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  151. Jennifer Ssays

    I’ve made overnight oats before and they’ve always been pretty meh. These were delicious! My 14 month old gobbled it up too. I’m making more for tomorrow.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Jennifer. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  152. Kathrynsays

    I didn’t have unsweetened almond milk on hand so I used regular milk, and I used honey as my sweetener! I decided to top it with bananas, and it was delicious!

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    • Carianne Hixsonsays

      I prefer pb2…peanut butter is too heavy for my stomach in the AM. Add it w/ the almond milk at night :)

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      • MamaDisays

        Thanks for sharing. I have been scanning the comments for this question! I’ll be using my PB2 for a lower calorie overnight oats.

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  153. Sarahsays

    Gosh, these tasted so good this morning. No chia seeds but everything else (more or less) the same. I put some sliced banana on top. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  154. Brennasays

    I just put mine in the fridge for tomorrow. Super excited to try! This will be my first overnight oat recipe. Do you eat it cold or warm it up?

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  155. Kaiasays

    This is a delicious overnight oats recipe and it’s now been put into my breakfast recipe rotation. Since I like a more liquid consistency I add a bit more almond milk in the morning. I used mini chocolate chips as a topping, because who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast? Thanks for a great recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yum! Thanks for the lovely review and for sharing your modification! xo

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  156. Sylvia B.says

    I used agave syrup for my sweetener and it worked quite well. However, the oats were still pretty tough when I ate them the following day. I believe it was because they were in the fridge for give or take 6 hours. I would definitely recommend soaking longer. Soaking the oats by themselves on the counter overnight (1/2 cup steel cut oats, 1/2 cup water, probably closer to 10 hours) resulted in softer oats.

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    • Kcharbssays

      Ahhh, the problem is that this recipe is not for steel cut oats. So yes, those will take longer to soften. You could also try blending the dry oats by themselves in a blender or even a coffee grinder.

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      • conniesays

        I add the steel cut oats in boiling water for an hour before I put them in the mason jar with the other ingredients. :)

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  157. Ashishwanghsays

    Hi!
    I read this recipe last night and just couldn’t wait to go and shop for all the ingredients you’ve mentioned… so I got down to making it right away and it was wow. The (minor) changes were
    I didn’t have almond milk so I used hazelnut milk.
    I didn’t have maple syrup nor brown sugar, so I used a scoop of homemade apricot jam, made from fruits in my garden. Necessity is the mother of invention ;)
    And I added slivered almonds.
    I love your recipe!! Of course, because it was so rich and protein-packed, I could only go for a run after breakfast ;)

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  158. Lynnsays

    This was my first overnight oats attempt (I prefer cooked oats), but have to say I was delighted! I decided that if I was going to put this into my regular breakfast rotation, I would try powdered peanut butter instead and reduce the amount of fat and calories. It wasn’t quite the same (after all, is there anything better than peanut butter?), but it was a very acceptable alternative. I used 2 heaping tablespoons of the powder, a dash of salt, and a little extra almond milk and it turned out great! I recommend giving it a try if you love the flavor of peanut butter, but not all the fat and calories that go along with it!

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    • Jennasays

      I am obsessed with these! I quadruple the recipe and eat them for breakfast during the week. By far my favorite overnight oatmeal recipe! :)

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    • DMMsays

      I was going to try the exact same thing! Thanks for posting your feedback! Do you think the salt can be left out?

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      • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

        The salt/salted peanut butter elevates the recipe a notch, but it should still be delicious without!

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  159. Samsays

    Seriously love this recipe, have made it hundreds of times. I love adding chopped apple in the morning for crunch. Keeps me full till lunch!

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  160. Ambersays

    You made a comment about preferring steel cut oats. You do know you can make overnight oats with steel cut oats? They just truly take overnight. In fact, I make them before I make my dinner and put in the fridge for the next day, and give a stir before bed. Also, I find they need a little extra liquid. They are amazing with yogart and fruit. Another thing to know about overnight steel cut oats is they keep a lot better over time, so I will make a batch for multiple days. Anyhow, excited to try the peanut butter. Love peanut butter in my hot oatmeal, so I am excited to try it this way.

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  161. Karen Taylorsays

    This is seriously the most delicious, easiest recipe I’ve made for breakfast. I’ve always been grossed out by oats because of how gummy they usually are- these were not gummy at all. I made them 20hrs in advance and they were perfect. I used less than 1Tbsp of maple syrup and they were perfectly sweet. I heated up for 30sec with a splash of almond milk and then added fresh strawberries and bananas. Just delicious!!! Thank you!!

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  162. Raquelsays

    These overnight oats are so easy to make and SO delicious!!!!! My boyfriend tried them and is hooked. I came home from work and found a note asking if I could make “the magical oats” for him lol. I vary using peanut bu

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Raquel. We are so glad your boyfriend enjoyed them! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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    • Stacysays

      Looking forward to trying out the recipe! How long would they be good for if looking to make for multiple days in advance??

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  163. Nicolesays

    I stumbled upon this “Oldie” last night as I was trying to prep for this morning – my first morning alone with my three kiddos (4yo, 2yo and 8weeks). Getting them dressed, fed and out the door is always challenging. I decided I would try overnight oats to make my morning easier. Having it prepped last night have me the confidence to handle the morning and, having BOTH my girls eat their breakfast (or at least most of it) made my morning a huge success! I had made a triple recipe (one for each of us) but if/when I do it again, i will make only 2 as I ended up splitting one between my girls. I sliced up a banana, swirled a little PB and topped it off with some chopped walnuts and they felt like they were having a treat for breakfast.
    This is also a great find for me as a breastfeeding mom who’s trying to keep up her supply (oats help milk production).
    Thank you so much for the easy, kid friendly recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      So glad you found this recipe helpful, Nicole! Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  164. Stacisays

    I have tried several different overnight oats recipes, but this one is hands-down the easiest and tastiest! I can’t handle many textures or weird flavors (yogurt is a no-go) in the mornings. I will admit I was slightly terrified to take the first bite, feaeful of the gag reflex. I was so pleasantly surprised though! These oats are my new go-to morning favorite. And they are so healthy! My natural peanut butter was lacking some oil due to a stirring mishap, so my peanut butter chunk sunk to the bottom. I’ll just leave it out in the future because they were super yummy even without that addition. I’ll add some in, or some almond butter or even Nutella for a special treat in the future.

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    • Crystalsays

      I’ve made this recipe before as is and it was delicious. This time I subbed in Dark Chocolate Almond Milk instead of plain unsweetened, and it tasted like peanut butter cup dessert! So good!

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  165. Erin Francesays

    Thank you Dana!!! You have made going vegan a joy. I have been sharing your recipes with my family for more than a year and I’ve never had a dud, they all turn out amazing!!! This recipe is the bomb and no exception!! So If there is a moment you think it doesn’t matter, realize that you’re helping make the quality of peoples lives better… I would be lost as GF & Vegan without your help!

    Thanks from me and my family!
    Erin

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Aww thanks so much for this sweet comment, Erin! We are so glad that you and your family are enjoying our recipes!

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  166. Ellesays

    I usually never leave comments, but I just had to say that this is the best overnight oats recipe EVER. I’ve tried making overnight oats countless times since they first got popular and I always thought people were A) nuts B) liars for saying how much they enjoyed them *until I tried this recipe*.

    I’ve had this every morning for two weeks straight! I add a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk in the morning and top mine with sliced banana and almond slivers.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      So glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Elle! Thanks for your lovely review!

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  167. Courtney Csays

    Made this last night and am currently eating it right now. I topped mine with half a sliced banana. I literally could eat this every morning!! I made another overnight oats recipe a couple of weeks ago and this one here blows the other out of the water!! Definitely sharing this recipe with everyone I know. Thank you !

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  168. KGsays

    SO glad we found this recipe! My husband and I make this regularly and its insanely fast and simple to make, and the consistency is like fancy rice pudding it’s delicious. I’ve started messing around with some spices in it and have found that a little bit of cinnamon (or if you’re feeling fancy also AllSpice and Ginger) really makes a fab addition as well. Can’t believe I’d never tried overnight oats before this but I’m a total convert now

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  169. Laurasays

    I have tried a couple other overnight oats and these are by far the best! Delicious! I did not modify it at all – love the peanut butter! Only request is for more overnight oat recipes!!

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  170. Katesays

    This looks amazing! So much so that I have a pot waiting for me once breakfast rolls around in a couple of hours :D as soon as I saw it last night, I knew I needed to give it a try!

    I added up the macros on MFP and I don’t know if it’s the peanut butter I’m using but it indicated that this recipe’s got a whopping 22g of protein in it!! Really can’t complain at that :p

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    • Katesays

      Can confirm; utterly delicious! Those little pockets of peanut butter are incredible. I took the extra step when preparing it of heating the peanut butter up in a small bowl for a short while, just to make it more ‘loose’ so that it mixed in better than leaving it solid (and my peanut butter is VERY solid!), which worked rather well.

      Also, apparently I am an idiot – I was using protein-added oats so of COURSE my protein macro was higher! Duh!

      I think this may well end up as my breakfast every morning for the rest of the week :p

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  171. Carriesays

    So incredibly delicious!! I made it with Vanilla Almond milk & threw in a few carob chips. When I was ready to eat, I warmed it just a bit, added granola & Hemp Hearts. Just wonderful!!!!

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  172. Lotta (swedish chick)says

    Hello I am swedish and I looooove this! But with this recipe can I heat it up in the morning or is it better cold?

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  173. Camillesays

    Since we aren’t really interested in eating anything before we get to work where we get hungry around 8:30 these have been PERFECT to making sure we eat breakfast. So easy to prep the night before and throw it in our bags for a desk breakfast. Neither of us particularly cared for oatmeal of any kind before this recipe. We love it! We add blueberries in the morning for a kick of antioxidants and to get some more fruit in our diets. Thank you for breakfast!

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  174. Jessica L.says

    I have made this recipe several times and have tried minor alterations each time just to try out different versions of the same recipe and every time, my oats have come out amazing and delicious. The one alteration I would suggest to most anyone, and of course everyone has a different preference on consistency, is that I add an extra splash of almond milk after I have finished preparing my oats. I make the full recipe and then at the end, I add justa splash more milk to make sure everything is fully covered with a small extra layer of milk over the top. I found that without doing this, my oats in the morning are extremely thick and sticky so this just gives it a touch more of a creamy consistency. I’ve also tried making this with half of the peanut butter being extra crunchy pb and the other half being almond butter. This gives the oats a little bit of a crunch to break up the consistency and a really nice touch as well as a womderful mixture of delicious flavors. Also, in the morning when I am ready to eat my oats, I add banana slices and strawberry slices just before I eat it so that they are very fresh and the texture and flavor is as rich and fresh and delicious as possible. This is truly the best overnight oats recipe I have tried yet. LOVE it!! One last tid-bit; if you prefer to have your peanut butter or almond butter mixed smoothly into the oats rather than having larger swirls and chunks of it throughout it, if you mix the syrup snd peanut butter together before adding it to the recipe, it thins it out just enough so that it mixes smoothly right into the mixture entirely rather than being swirls and gobs of peanut butter throughout. However, I quite enjoy the peanut and almond butter swirl surprises in my bites of oats!!! Thank you for the recipe!!! Very enjoyable!! <3

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  175. Sophiesays

    I loved this recipe! It is delicious. I usually add a little more milk after it sits in the fridge overnight, because it can harden.

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  176. Kathysays

    I have made this recipe many times. Now that I am working on losing weight, I have substituted peanut butter powder to keep the fat content down and it’s still really delish.

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  177. Jessica Speisersays

    This looks amazing! But I was wondering if it needs to be refridgerated over night since it is made with almond milk? I’m going backpacking and would love to have breakfast already prepared for the morning, but that also means no refrigerator. Please let me know :)

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  178. Randisays

    I. Love this. My vegan daughter brought the recipe when she came for a visit. However, I use it for a snack. I guess because I need to loose weight and a bit uneasy with the nutritional values. Can you enlighten
    Me. How this is only one serving.
    Thank you

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Randi! You could always cut the portions in half for a snack to opt for something lighter.

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  179. Yurisays

    Can I prep overnight oats for the entire week ahead of time on a Sunday? Will the oats be okay to eat by the time it is Thursday or Friday?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      This recipe is best fresh and will keep for 2-3 days. I’d recommend making it a couple times throughout the week!

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  180. Sophiesays

    The oats were amazing! I ate them for breakfast this morning, and I added some rasberries and a little bit of my homemade granola…. Delish! Thank you so much Dana!

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  181. Elizabethsays

    Made this for the first time -delicious! My kid stole the rest of mine since he tasted it and liked it so much. Happy to have a new, quick breakfast option.

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  182. Wendysays

    Thank you for this easy recipe! I made this directly in the peanut butter jar to use up the last scrapings of peanut butter. I had no chia seeds and used dairy milk and also doubled the ingredients as it was a big jar. So delicious!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Smart! Thanks so much for sharing, Wendy! We’re glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. xo

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  183. Danisays

    Hi, could I use ground chia seeds? And if so should I wait and add them in the morning or still put them in to soak over night?
    Thanks!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      I think it would work but we haven’t tried it ourselves! If you experiment with it, report back! Good luck :D

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  184. Katiasays

    Would it make a difference if you add the nut butter in the morning after the oats soaked or when you mix everything in?

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  185. shivssays

    This recipe is amazing! We make this almost every morning since finding the recipe and it’s satisfying, filling, and very easy to make the night before! Love how easily it can be customized. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  186. Sarah-Bethsays

    This is so good. I’ve just made a variation of PB and Blackberry Jam! Only 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp of blackberry jam (or any jam, I used a sugar free homemade one) 1/2 TSP maple syrup, the rest of the ingredients in the same quantities. (Swirl the jam in after combining this rest of the ingredients). I have yet to taste this concoction as it is chilling overnight now but it looks good (especially topped with more jam, peanuts and cacoa nibs!)
    Overnight oats are for sure my favourite breakfast, both for nutrition and for speed (though I love smoothies too…)
    Thank you for this recipe! The origionaL is great just as written (but I only used a TSP of sweetener, an adjustment I always make).

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  187. Shannansays

    Oh. Em. Geeeeeee! After trying repeatedly (and unsuccessfully) for an easy, make-ahead breakfast with chia seed pudding – I decided to try overnight oats, and used this recipe. SO DELICIOUS! I prepped it last night and just polished off my serving, wishing there was more.

    Not being a huge breakfast fan, I can’t say thank you enough for something yummy, vegan, easy, and healthier than SAD options.

    I’ve just washed my mason jar and making another ready to go for tomorrow. ?

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  188. Kelseysays

    Dana – I have tried several overnight oat recipes but nothing compares to this one! It’s delicious, filling and so easy to make.
    I added sliced strawberries this morning and it was perfection. Can’t wait to have my second jar of happiness tomorrow morning!

    Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Kelsey! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind adding a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. xo

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  189. Kathy El-Jabshehsays

    Not to seem stupid, but I’m from Texas where we typically eat our oatmeal HOT. Are these to be heated or eaten cold from the refrigerator?

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    • Dana @ Minimalist Bakersays

      You can eat them straight from the refrigerator. But if you prefer, you can heat them on the stovetop or in the microwave once they’ve soaked overnight!

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  190. Lenasays

    Soo good! I also added some cocoa, as we love chocolate flavor. My kids and I devoured it, not just for breakfast but also enjoyed it as a dessert. My daughter is asking to make more for tomorrow, and why not. It’s simple and heaLthy! Thank you for the recipe!

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  191. Maria Krebssays

    This recipe is delicious! I only let myself eat it on days I bike into work because of the higher calorie count, but when I do it easily keeps me full until 1:00 lunch – even with the workout!

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  192. Jennysays

    As someone who is not a fan of oatmeal, I am loving this recipe! The first time I followed your recipe and now I just omit the maple syrup to save some calories. It tastes great! Now I add walnuts, cinnamon powder and flax seeds. Thanks for any easy recipe!

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  193. Brendasays

    Made these for my husband. He loved them and so did I. We used crunchy peanut butter for a nice crunch. I whisked my ingredients so I didn’t have a swirl. Topped it with half a banana in the morning. It’s a keeper. Thanks for this great breakfast recipe.

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  194. Jennysays

    This is the first overnight oats recipe I’ve ever done, and there’s no need for me to ever try another! My whole family lives it. Personally, the chia seed level makes it too thick and sometimes gummy for me, so I use Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain mix instead, which includes some chia seeds plus lots of other goodness.

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  195. Maisiesays

    Hi – Any experience with prepping about 18 hours in-advance? Does it lose it’s integrity/textures? Also, I’ve never seen any info on this, but I’m seeing chia seeds pass straight thru without digesting. Have you heard if they need to be ground, like flax seeds? Thank you!

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    • Jennysays

      I’ve eaten this 18 hours later and it’s still enjoyable. I sub in Trader Joe’s Ancient Grain mix for the chia seeds to reduce gumminess.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Hi Maisie, This recipe keeps for 2-3 days. You can certainly grind chia seeds for improved digestibility!

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  196. Wendysays

    These are fabulous! The only thing I would add would be flax hull lignans (a powder of extracted lignans from the flax seed shell that show in trials to increase your CD4 counts – the measurement of your immune system). I add it to all my breakfast type foods. They also convert to omega 3’s in your gut. That, added with the nutrition of the chia and I feel like I’m eating super power food in the morning!!!! The peanut butter is a decadent addition to taste here too! Thanks for this recipe!

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  197. connie noglesays

    This is so easy and awsome! Tasty and filling. I substituted macadamia nut milk and honey. So many possibilities with overnight oatmeal.

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  198. Carol Valentesays

    Any suggestions of containers other than mason jar or bowl? Could you make it in a plastic cup for easy disposal for taking to work,etc.?

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Any type of sealable container is fine, reusable obviously being the best choice :)

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  199. Mirandasays

    This was my first overnight oat recipe, and it did not disappoint. I followed the recipe except for substituting the milk for 1% and added a tablespoon of honey in the morning. It was simple and delicious! Thank you

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for the lovely review, Niki. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  200. Sofijasays

    It is absolutely amazing! I made it last night and it is delicious. I love it! And it might hold my energy up during my training.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Yay! Thanks so much for the lovely review, Sofija. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  201. Shellysays

    This was delicious! Thank you! I added sliced bananas and sunflower seeds. Perfect consistency.

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thank you so much for the lovely review, Shelly. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  202. Jennysays

    Made this with quick cook steel cut oats- ohhhh myyyy I just got done licking my tiny little mason jar clean!!! Yum!!

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    • Support @ Minimalist Bakersays

      Thanks so much for sharing, Jenny. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? It’s super helpful for us and other readers. Thanks so much! xo

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  203. Carriesays

    This was my first time making overnight oats. Delicious! I made one with peanut butter and one with almond butter so my husband and I could each try one. It is so filling and tasty. Thanks for another great recipe. I am going to try and make it for my 8 year old who will only eat instant oatmeal. Hoping he will like this much better.

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  204. Jeannesays

    I made this last night with 1% cows milk because that’s what I had on hand and it was fantastic this morning! I also added some mini choc chips along with my banana because I’m fancy like that. Thank you so much!

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  205. Katesays