Monday, August 20, 2012

How To: Overnight Oats

Hey guys! This morning I posted my breakfast on Instagram:

White Chocolate Wonderful Overnight Oats

There usually seems to be a lot of confusion concerning those who have never heard of or tried overnight oats, but would like to. So, I decided to type out exactly what overnight oats are and how you can make them! 

Overnight oats are so perfect for when you know you have to have a quick breakfast ready to go that you can even take with you if you wanted! All you need is an almost empty jar of nut butter (any will work!) with about 1 to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter left inside, some whole grain (non-instant) rolled oats (or other form of oatmeal/grain), milk in whatever form you choose, cottage cheese or greek yogurt. You can also throw in some chia seeds, ground flax seed, protein powder, fruit, nuts, whatever tickles your fancy. Here is what I use for my personal oats for this morning:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons left in a near-empty Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonderful container
  • 1/2 a cup of low fat 1% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic puffed kamut cereal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup whole grain (non-instant) rolled oats 
I combined all of the ingredients above into the peanut butter jar and mixed well:

Doesn't look the prettiest, but I swear it is so worth it. I have done overnight oats where I have mixed in half a banana along with the other ingredients with other flavors of nut butter and it turns out fantastic. Overnight oats are so great because they are simple, quick, and make your morning easy. You can play around with toppings and try all sorts of combinations. You don't need an empty jar to do this, you can just add the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of nut butter and let it sit overnight in a covered container. They still turn out amazing.

I hope this was helpful to those who want to try making overnight oats for the first time. Remember to play around! You can do endless combinations.


  1. I'm going to make this tonight!!!! Thanks!!!! (Follower from IG:anissazumba)

  2. Great idea using puffed kamut! I have a big bag of it! I must make it, but I'll use yogurt instead since I don't have cottage cheese. Now to finish up some PB so I have a jar to use! :)

  3. I made it and liked it. This time I actually used the wheat puff cereal and the cinnamon swirl peanut butter and add raisins, protein powder, flax seed.