All Aboard the Overnight Oats Bandwagon

326 calories // 26g carbs // 21g fat // 19g protein // 9g fiber // 4g sugar

Remember that time everyone and their French Mastiff was eating Overnight Oats?

And that time was now?

And how did your French Mastiff put the lid on his jar without thumbs?

He’s a she? Oh. Oh God.

Are we off track already? Have we fallen off the (band)wagon before even getting on? Shit. Climb aboard and let’s eat this jarred creation/end this exasperated extended metaphor.

I nabbed the basics of my recipe from SkinnyTaste because it seemed legit and I have a constant supply of chia seeds and almond milk and there is even a canister of oats stuffed into the depths of my cupboards. Crazy, I know.

I also added a few other things I’m partial too: vanilla protein powder, chunky peanut butter, ground flaxseeds, slivered almonds, and a couple of the entirely too many strawberries I got at a farmer’s market – on a Monday – (I am so New York, right? Farmer’s Markets on Mondays? RIGHT?) to give it the Molly seal of approval. My seal is bigger than your French Mastiff.


Overnight Peanut Butter/Vanilla/Strawberry Oats
serves one redhead 

Let’s put these things in a jar, yeah?

  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • a little less than 1/4 scoop (8g or so) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon of chunky peanut butter (my jar wasn’t entirely empty…), save a little for topping
  • a few slivered almonds
  • 2 sliced strawberries

This is even easier done than said…

Put the ingredients in your jar. Stir. Stir a little more. Put the lid on your jar. Put the jar in the fridge. Find something productive to do with the rest of your evening. May I suggest sleeping? And/or scheming?

empty jar

I can’t wait to start scrap booking my adventures with this jar.
And that’s why I’ve already got 10 pages.

I think I’m a fan of overnight oats? It’s certainly more carbs in the morning than I’m used to (see Oat-less Overnight Oats recipe below for a less carby, completely not at all overnight oats variation) so that’s a change. But there’s also good fiber from the chia seeds and oats, so net carbs are still net-tastic. Or at least not-net-bad. And I’m a firm believer in making breakfast a big ol’ meal so the added morning calories don’t bother me at all.

But you know what? I’m going to have to do more research. Field work. Scheming.


Oat-less Overnight Oats

418 calories // 22g carbs // 15g fat // 52g protein // 10g fiber // 10g sugar
Yo I heard you like protein so I put some protein into your protein breakfast.

Oat-less Overnight Oats
(you know…yogurt)

  • 6 oz plain fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • nuts and stuff
Neapolitan Overnight Oats

309 calories // 32g carbs // 10g fat // 27g protein // 11g fiber // 4g sugar

Neapolitan Overnight Oats

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • strawberries

To be continued…



  1. Some lovely breakfast options there, they look really tasty!

  2. They look wonderful! The peanut butter one sounds amazing! Do you have the nutrition data for that one? Also, would quick oats work? It’s what I happen to have on hand. 😉
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. The peanut butter one is the first picture on the post. It’s 326 calories, 26g carbs, 21g fat, 19g protein, 9g fiber, and 4g sugar.

      Also I think I read somewhere that quick oats are a big no no for overnight oats. Alas and alack!

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