Overnight oats take about 5 minutes to prepare, and they work their magic while you’re sleeping. Wake up in the morning, and breakfast is served with zero prep!
Like most of my go-to breakfasts, I don’t really use a recipe. I just eyeball things and use what I have.
That said, there are a ton of overnight oat recipes online, and you can be really fancy and creative with what you add.
Our favorite is a simple chocolate version.
Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 TB maple syrup
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- Mix all the ingredients together and let sit in the fridge overnight. Enjoy in the morning!
This recipe is SO customizable. You can add fruit or you can swap or remove the sweetener (honey, sugar, mashed banana, etc.). I’ve also tried an “Almond Joy” version where I added some coconut flakes and mini chocolate chips, and that was amazing, too.
Best of all, my kids love this breakfast.