The easiest ever Overnight Oats recipe made with just 3 Ingredients. A healthy, make ahead breakfast recipe.
Is that old saying, ‘breakfast is the more important meal of the day’ actually true?
Who knows, but I do know that having a pile of breakfasts prepared and ready in the fridge, definitely brightens up my morning.
You’ve all loved my Baked Oats recipe this winter, so I thought as the days are getting lighter and brighter (fingers crossed) I’d share another similar prepare ahead oats recipe that doesn’t need to be baked, Overnight Oats.
I used to eat these all the time and I’ve just rediscovered them.
Hope you have as much fun trying the different topping options as I have in thee last week!
You’ll love this Overnight Oats recipe because:✅ Make breakfasts for the week in just 5 minutes.✅ A whole world of toppings to try.✅ A strong healthy start to the day 💪🏼
FAQs about Overnight Oats
Which yoghurt can I use to make overnight oats?
I tend to use Low Fat Greek Yoghurt just because it’s what we always have in the house.
Basically, any yoghurt is fine and works. You might just need to add a little more milk if your yoghurt is very thick and you want the oats to be a more runny texture when you come to eat them.
Can I make this dairy free?
Sure. Just use dairy free milk and yoghurt. (I like almond milk in this for added flavour.)
What toppings can I add?
There are five different ideas listed in the recipe at the bottom of this post, but go crazy and try whatever takes your fancy.
I do think they benefit from having some sweetness added (maple syrup/honey/Nutella 🙌🏻) but that’s my own taste, you decide for yourself.
Should I add the toppings/flavours to overnight oats the night before or in the morning?
Add your additional ingredients either the night before or in the morning when ready to eat.
I tend to add in the morning, as the oats will last up to 3 days without the toppings.
If you want to save time, and plan to eat after just one night, adding the night before is fine.
Does it matter if I used whole or rolled oats?
Short answer: no.
In the photo below I’ve made Overnight Oats using both whole (jumbo oats) and also rolled oats and you can see that after a night in the fridge, there’s hardly any difference.
You can just about see a difference, but the texture when eating them is almost identical.
So longer answer – use whichever you have in the cupboard!
Can I heat these overnight oats up?
Yes. Just pop into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring well between bursts of heating.
How long will Overnight Oats keep in the fridge?
Without the flavours/toppings, they will be fine for 3 days after you make them.
Some people say longer, but I think they do go a bit of a strange texture if left for longer.
What container should I use to make these in?
Any container that you can put a lid or covering on works well. Just be sure it has enough space to allow for the oats to plump up and to add your toppings.
I do really like using these Kilner jars as they have a wide top to be able to reach your spoon in easily AND they have liquid measurements on the side so you can just pour milk straight in without measuring in a jug. YESSS!
Fancy some other easy Breakfast recipes ?
- Baked Oats – Over 50 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews.
- Shakshuka – A delicious healthy brunch.
- Mini Crustless Quiches – A protein packed make ahead breakfast.
Hope you enjoy this recipe. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ below!
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Overnight Oats - Just 3 Ingredients
Overnight Oats - 3 Ingredient Recipe:
- 40 g Oats
- 50 g Yoghurt
- 100 ml Milk
Peanut and Banana Flavour:
- 1 Small Banana
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter
- 1 tsp Honey
Nutella Berry Flavour:
- 4 tbsp Mixed berries
- 1 tbsp Nutella
Carrot Cake Flavour:
- 1 Small Carrot Peeled and grated
- 1 tsp Walnuts
- 1 tsp Raisins
- 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
Apple Pie Flavour:
- 1 Small Apple Cut into chunks or grates
- 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Honey
- 1 tsp Cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp Orange extract
- 1 tsp Chocolate chips
- 1 Small Orange/satsuma Peeled and broken into segments
To make the Basic Overnight Oats:
- Mix all of the ingredients together and store in the fridge overnight.
- Stir well before serving.
To add flavours:
- Add your additional ingredients either the night before or in the morning when ready to eat. I tend to add in the morning, as the oats will last up to 3 days without the toppings. If you want to save time, and plan to eat after just one night, adding the night before is fine.
Really great recipe 😍. We have loved trying all the flavours and the apple pie one is my favourite, but my boys like the Nutella ones best, although we found 1tbsp Nutella too much and added less.
Love all your recipes, I’ve tried lots of them and have never been disappointed. Thank you for making cooking exciting.
Absolutely love these overnight oats. Sometimes I make them the night before and sometimes in the morning. Jaffa cake is definitely my favourite!