The Only Basic Overnight Oats Recipe You'll Ever Need

A simple base for an easy breakfast, this recipe requires nothing more than stirring and sitting. Jazz them up with your favorite toppings, whether savory or sweet, to make a breakfast worth waking up for.

Overnight Oats recipe in a bowl on a table
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 ¼ cups unsweetened nut milk

  • ½ cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight; stir. Divide oat mixture between 2 bowls. Top with one the following topping combinations, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
9g Fat
34g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 bowl
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 250mg 11%
Calcium 206mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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