Quick Overnight Oats

Simple quick nutritious meal to start your day.



Ready In:

8 – 12 hrs






About this Recipe

By: Nutrition Coach

Overnight oats are a quick way to prepare a no-cook breakfast. Just prepare in advance overnight and enjoy in the morning.

Milk poured into bowl of oats with some peacans


  • .5 cups rolled oats
  • .5 cups almond milk
  • .5 cups blueberries
  • 1 oz walnuts (14 halves

This recipe is flexible! You can substitute rolled oats with other varieties, just be sure to adjust the cooking time based on the thickness and density of the oats you choose. Don’t love blueberries? Feel free to swap them out for your favorite fruit! Likewise, if walnuts aren’t your thing, pick another nut you enjoy. The nuts add healthy fats to the meal, but you can customize them to your preference.

different types of nuts
Blueberries in a bowl


Calculation uses 1/2 cups rolled oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cups blueberries, and 1 oz of walnuts (14 halves) with percentages showing recommend daily value using 2,000 calories per day diet as the reference.

  • Protein 24% 24%
  • Carbs 19% 19%
  • Calories 23% 23%
Oats with fruit and nuts on top

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Combine equal parts of old-fashion rolled oats and liquid such as almond milk, milk, or other milk alternatives. For richer creamier results add equal parts oats, milk, and half part yogurt. Fruit and nuts maybe added at this time, but depending on their weights they may sink to the bottom of the container. The fruit and nuts may be added in Step 3 to appear on top.

Step 2

Cover and chill overnight 8 – 12 hours. The time will determine the texture of the oats. Longer times will allow the oats to soften.

Step 3

Enjoy the next morning or store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If fruit and nuts were not added in step 1 you may sprinkle them on top.