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overnight oats in a jar garnished with peanut butter and sliced bananas


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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
A healthy make-ahead breakfast of raw rolled oats and chia seeds soaked in milk, yogurt, honey, and vanilla, and served with your favorite toppings.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 194



  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats, you can also use gluten free oats
  • ½ cup milk, any milk, including skim, soy, almond, etc.
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey, or to taste (you can also use maple syrup, or any other sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Diced or sliced fresh Fruit, for garnish, optional
  • Chopped nuts, for garnish, optional
  • Coconut shavings, for garnish, optional


  • Add oats, milk, yogurt, salt, and honey to a glass container, glass jar, or a cereal bowl.
  • Stir in chia seeds, vanilla (and dissolving mix-ins such as cocoa powder, if using).
  • You can also stir in Nutella or peanut butter, or wait to add those right before serving. However, If using berries, nuts, and other toppings that will get soggy, don’t add them until the next day, right before serving.
  • Cover the oats and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • Uncover; if oatmeal is too thick, thin out with more milk.
  • Top with fruits, nuts, coconut shavings, etc…
  • Serve.

Berry Oatmeal Variation

  • Add ½ cup fresh berries right before serving, and top with chopped nuts, if desired.

Chocolate Oatmeal Variation

  • Stir in 2 teaspoons cocoa powder.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Variation

  • Stir in 1 tablespoon smooth natural peanut butter right before serving.

Nutella Oatmeal Variation

  • Stir in 1 tablespoon Nutella right before serving.

Banana Bread Oatmeal Variation

  • Just before serving, stir a pinch of cinnamon into the oats, and top with sliced or chopped banana and chopped pecans or walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 104IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 179mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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