Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia

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Make breakfast a breeze with a grab-and-go recipe for Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia and your choice of toppings.

A clear glass containing oats topped with bananas, peanut butter and chia seeds with honey being drizzled on top

For every bowl of macaroni and cheese, there is a plate of zucchini noodle stir-fry. And now, for every plate of stuffed French toast, there is a glass full of Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia. Balance, or, as I like to say, “just a taste” is the theme around here.

While I’ve been a longtime oatmeal enthusiast, chilled overnight oats is a relatively new discovery for me. But the great news is that there’s not much of a no learning curve.

A clear glass containing overnight oats topped with yogurt, raspberries and blueberries

All you have to remember is the ratio 1:1. That’s one part rolled oats to one part liquid (i.e. milk, yogurt, juice, etc.). Stir in a tablespoon of nutrient-rich chia seeds then pop your breakfast into the fridge.

Now here’s your chance to get creative when it comes to toppings! I’ve topped my overnight oats with everything from a dollop of yogurt or peanut butter to chopped nuts, every fruit imaginable and lastly, a thick drizzle of honey. And your make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfast is served!

Three clear glasses containing overnight oats with various toppings

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Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia

Make breakfast a breeze with a quick and easy recipe for Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.80 from 5 votes
A clear glass containing oats topped with bananas, peanut butter and chia seeds with honey being drizzled on top
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy variety)
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Fresh fruit, for serving


  • Combine the rolled oats, milk, chia seeds and honey in a Mason jar or small bowl. Stir to combine and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to enjoy, stir the oats, top with fresh fruit and serve.
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Calories: 278kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 332mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 200IU, Calcium: 197mg, Iron: 2.2mg


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    1. Hi Hannah! You can find the estimated nutritional info for one serving by clicking on the purple button below the recipe that says ESTIMATED NUTRITION INFORMATION. The 1x recipe yields 2 servings.

  1. 4 stars
    I have tried similar recipes without the chia…I thought it made it a little dry, but with fruit it was really good. I put in chopped pineapple.

  2. 5 stars
    I make this excellent breakfast every day but changed it as follows:
    Instead of honey, I make as follows:
    1 cup almond milk
    1/2 cup oats
    2 tsp chia seeds
    1 chopped banana( instead of honey)
    2 tsp shredded unsweetened coconut.
    May add: I tsp hemp seeds
    1 tsp ground flax seeds.

  3. 5 stars
    Love it with Macafamia Nut Milk. I add extra milk since it was a little dry for my taste. I also omit any sweetener. With the fruit I add raw coconut flakes and macadamia nuts.

  4. Would you be able to prep this days in advance or is it something you’d make each night with dinner?
    Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Hi Katherine! Overnight oats can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. But keep in mind that the oats will continue to soften the longer they sit.

  5. 5 stars
    I make this all the time! It takes the guess work out of breakfast and I love that I can mix it up by adding peanut butter or different fruits and jam.

  6. OMG, sounds so good and what a time saver. Just wondering, with the cold weather coming, is it ok to heat up a little in the microwave?

  7. This is the best! I make this all the time and so healthy for breakfast or a snack. Add nuts any fruit, honey… what ever you like. It’s just great!

  8. I’m all about balance too – everything in moderation! Love these overnight oats! The addition of chia makes them so much more visually appealing.