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Easy Overnight Oats

Overnight oats with yogurt is an easy make-ahead breakfast that is perfect for busy weekday mornings. You can make a big batch and keep them in the refrigerator for up to five days. Top each serving with fresh fruit, crunchy cereal or granola for a filling and delicious breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy overnight oats, how to make overnight oats, overnight oats with yogurt
Servings: 4
Calories: 229kcal


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/3 cups skim milk
  • 5 ounces Open Nature Icelandic-Style Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (see note)
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon optional


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Divide the mixture evenly among mason jars or other containers with lids (about 1/2 cup each).
  • Cover and refrigerate the overnight oats for at least four hours, ideally overnight for best results. They will keep well for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  • For serving, top with fresh fruit and Open Nature Pecans & Maple Syrup Flakes & Clusters Cereal.


You can substitute the vanilla extract for maple or almond extract to change the flavor.
The nutrition estimate does not include toppings.


Serving: 1container | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg