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Protein Overnight Oats

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High protein overnight oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast, and can easily be made with protein powder, or without.
Course Breakfast
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword breakfast, overnight oats, protein overnight oats
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 261



  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons whole unsweetened Greek yogurt (traditional or plant-based)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice

Optional toppings

  • chopped fruit nuts, seeds, nut butter, flaked coconut


  • To a 8-oz mason jar, add the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond milk and protein powder.
  • Cover and shake until the ingredients are very well mixed. Let settle for 2-3 minutes, then shake again until you see no clumping.
  • Store in the fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • When ready to serve, uncover and add any topping you like.
  • Store, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.


Rolled oats work best for this recipe. Steel cut oats will not work.
This recipe can easily be multiplied based on the number of servings you need.
Protein powders can differ drastically in both sweetness levels and texture - you may need to increase or decrease the maple syrup to achieve your desired level of sweetness.
For vegan be sure to use plant-based yogurt and protein powder.
For nut-free, be sure to use a nut-free milk like oat milk, hemp milk or coconut milk.
Nutrition information calculated using almond milk and protein powder. Nutrition information will depend on the type of protein powder you use.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 282mg | Iron: 3mg