Overnight Oats Are the Easiest Filling Breakfast Ever

POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

I always go to bed with the best intentions to wake up early, enjoy the morning, and fuel my body with a satisfying breakfast, but things don't always work out that way — did I mention I'm not much of a morning person? Luckily, I've found a recipe that requires about 30 seconds of preparation the night before and ensures that I get to fulfill at least one of these morning goals every day. Meet the easiest breakfast of all time: overnight oats. It does not get any better than mixing a few ingredients together before bed and grabbing a spoon when you're ready to eat a delicious breakfast.

High in protein and fiber, this whole-grain recipe will keep hunger at bay all morning long. I've toyed around with a number of iterations of the basic recipe with slight changes, but this combination of ingredients including chia seeds and slivered almonds has become my go-to mix. Try it out for yourself tonight.

Overnight Oats

Cook TimeAbout 8 hours
YieldOne serving

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness


    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
    • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar. Stir well, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

    2. The next morning, remove from the fridge, top off with your favorite fresh fruit, and enjoy!


    I'm a big fan of So Delicious's unsweetened coconut milk in this recipe, but any nut or cow's milk will do the job. Just be sure to stick with the 1:1 ratio. I topped off this jar with blackberries, raspberries, a few slivered almonds, and a slight drizzle of maple syrup, but feel free to get creative with your favorites. This recipe is incredibly versatile.