Overnight Oats Recipe That’s Really Easy

This overnight oats recipe is just what you need for a healthy breakfast. It’s cheap and it has all kinds of great nutritional value – from the fiber in the oats to the probiotics in the greek yogurt.

It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare this the night before, too! Let’s go over some of the things you need for this overnight oats recipe.

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Alright, here’s what you need:

What It IsNameWhere to buy
GlasswareMason jar with handleAmazon
CookwareMesh strainerAmazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareLittle kitchen knifeAmazon
Cookware1/2 cup measuring cup (for dry goods)Amazon
CookwarePyrex measuring cup (for liquids)Amazon
CookwareSmall mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareRegular sized spoon for mixingAmazon
Ingredient1/2 cup whole milkStore
Ingredient1/2 cup rolled oatsStore
Ingredient150g yogurt (1 individual greek yogurt cup – like Chobani)Store
Ingredient1/2 smashed bananaStore
IngredientHandful of blueberries to top it with laterStore

Let’s start making this overnight oats recipe by taking out a mason jar.

mason jar for overnight oats recipe

Next, get your whole milk and Pyrex measuring cup.

milk and measuring cup

Measure out a half cup of whole milk and pour it into the mason jar.

Pouring milk into mason jar

You can feel free to add other stuff to this overnight oats recipe, like chia seeds or granola. Frankly, my jar was almost full (as you’ll see) so I couldn’t fit anything else in there anyway.

Next, grab your yogurt. I just bought the Wal-Mart brand since it was only like 78 cents. That’s pretty darn good.

yogurt for overnight oats recipe

Dump all of that into the jar.

pouring yogurt into mason jar

Then, get the oats.

oats in measuring cup

It might be tough dumping those in if the mason jar you use is like mine with a smaller opening. Avoid trying to dump the oats in near the edge of the counter or you’ll spill some like I did.

Once that’s all in there, mix things around with a spoon.

stirring overnight oats recipe

Following that, grab a cutting board, knife, and a small mixing bowl.

banana for recipe

Cut half a banana into the mixing bowl for this part of the overnight oats recipe and smash it up.

smashing a banana

There it is all smashed:

smashed up banana

Scrape all of that into the mason jar, too.

dumping banana into mason jar for overnight oats recipe

Once that’s in there, cover your mason jar in aluminum foil.

covered mason jar with overnight oats in it

Stick it in the fridge for this part of the overnight oats recipe. At this point, you’ll need to let it sit in there for at least a few hours (I’d say minimum 5 or go all the way over night).

mason jar with aluminum foil on it

Once enough time has passed, you’re ready to put the finishing touches on your overnight oats recipe. Grab the blueberries.

blueberries and a mason jar with overnight oats in it.

Put a handful of those into your mesh strainer and rinse them off in some cold water.

blueberries in mesh strainer

Once those are washed, put them into the mason jar to finish off your overnight oats recipe.

overnight oats recipe

There you go! Overnight oats. I decided to put an extra 1/2 cup of oats into mine since it seemed like there was too much liquid with only 1/2 a cup, however, once it was ready to eat it seemed like maybe a full cup of oats was a little too much after all.

Bottom line, go with your gut if you’re adding anything extra. The next time I do this, I probably will get some chia seeds and granola in there and just do a 1/2 cup of oats. Just be aware of how much space is left in your container that you make this in.

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Overnight Oats Recipe That's Really Easy

Recipe by Bob


Prep time






  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

  • 150g yogurt (1 cup of Chobani or something similar)

  • 1/2 banana

  • Handful of blueberries for topping


  • Pour 1/2 cup of whole milk into small mason jar.
  • Dump 150g cup of yogurt into mason jar.
  • Scoop 1/2 cup of rolled oats into the mason jar.
  • Smash 1/2 a banana and put that into the mason jar, mixing everything around.
  • Cover the mason jar and put it in the fridge for 6+ hours or overnight.
  • When it's ready to eat, wash a handful of blueberries and put them into the top of the mason jar.


  • Calorie calculation is at the end of the full recipe.

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Calorie Calculation

1/2 cup whole milk75
1/2 cup oats150
150g greek yogurt (calories depend on brand)80
1/2 banana estimate (about 60 grams)50
handful of blueberries est15
Total calories370