Quick Fix: Overnight Oats

I kept seeing these overnight oats on different blogs and websites. I wanted to try them, but we all know I have yogurt issues, and greek yogurt is one of the main ingredients. Apparently, though, I am a glutton for punishment because I had to go in for just one more try with the yogurt.

Surprisingly, it went well. I have a hard time with breakfast in general, but overnight oats are great! They are easy, which is what I look for in a breakfast, and they are just the right size as well as being tasty. The best part? There are a million ways to make these tasty little breakfast jars, as I have learned in the last couple of weeks.

This is a good recipe to start with though. You can exchange the fruit for any fruit you fancy. Once you get it down, you will notice that you can make all sorts of yummy overnight oats. They also store in the fridge for up to two days, making them a make-ahead delight! This is a recipe for two, but is easily increased or decreased, depending on your oaty needs!

Simple ingredients--always a plus!!! Greek yogurt, mango, old fashioned oats (note that it is important to use old fashioned rolled oats for these!) honey, and milk--I use almond milk. 

What you are going to do is mix all your ingredients (minus the fruit) and then distribute into two half pint mason jars. The mason jars are great because they make for a cute little server and you can use them again and again. And again. 

Okay greek yogurt, you're on! Let's give this relationship one last try! 

If you haven't before tried almond milk, please do! It's a great alternative to milk. 

Put ya honey in! Also, sugar works. Actually I prefer sugar, but I am always trying to be healthy.... so honey works too. 

I use this ball container to mix my two servings in. It's a freezer container. You can use any old thing. Shake to combine! 

Put your sliced fruit into your mason jars. 

Pour over your oats! 
And then using a fork or spoon, coax those oats to the bottom of the jar. 

Looking good, right?! Now put a little foil or a lid on those jars, and you just stick them in the fridge overnight. When you wake up, they are ready to be eaten. It's such a healthy start to your day!!! 

Billie's Overnight Oats 
[Adapted from The Yummy Life]

Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2 | Difficulty: Easy 
You Will Need:

1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup almond milk (or soy milk, or cow's milk, etc)
1/2 cup greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey or sugar
1 mango, diced (you can sub out fruit if you like)

2 half pint jars


In a large container with a lid, combine the old fashioned rolled oats, milk, greek yogurt and honey. Shake vigorously to fully combine.

In your two mason jars, distribute the fruit evenly.

Pour the combined oats into the two mason jars.

Using a spoon or fork, make sure the oats reach the bottom of the jar.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.


  1. Love this! Such a great idea. The hubby loves oatmeal for breakfast but neither of us ever feel like waking up wih enough time to make it. Problem solved!

    1. YAY! I know, the same for us--and there are so many great combos you can do with this, too!!