High Protein Overnight Oats (Vanilla and Chocolate)

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These Overnight Oats and Protein Powder are perfect for busy mornings. Made with milk, oatmeal, Greek yogurt and protein powder, this oatmeal recipe is an easy way get in extra protein. Play with different flavors and toppings to make each morning unique, delicious and simple.
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Two jars of overnight oats one chocolate and the other vanilla both topped with mixed berries, greek yogurt and sprinkle of chia seeds.

These overnight oats and protein powder are a meal prep gold mine. They come together in less then 5 minutes with and almond milk, greek yogurt, and protein powder base and they’re ready to eat on your way out the door in the morning.

Overnight oats are not only delicious but these have a whopping 36 grams of protein per serving, meaning you’ll be full and happy all morning long. This creamy breakfast treat is made with simple ingredients and is an easy breakfast when you’re busy, lazy or a combo of the two. 

The best part is all the flavor variations. Use your milk of choice, a protein flavor you love, and go wild with the toppings. This recipe includes a chocolate and a vanilla base. Make a double batch of each kind and add whatever toppings spark your fancy each morning. 

Looking for a traditional warm oatmeal? Strawberry baked oatmeal and carrot cake baked oats are a must. They’re just as creamy and delicious but are served hot.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • 36 grams of protein per serving.
  • Easy grab and go breakfast.
  • Great for meal prep.

Ingredients and Substitutions:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for overnight oats and protein powder. See recipe card below for full dip ingredients list and instructions.

Oats, chia seeds, honey, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, vanilla protein powder, greek yogurt and almond milk for overnight oats.

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  • Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk: any type of milk or non-dairy milk.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: use old fashioned oats for best results. Steel cut oats and quick oats are not recommended, as they have a different texture and will not be the right consistency.
  • Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Vanilla or Chocolate Protein Powder: use your favorite type of protein powder as it will adjust the taste of your oats. I am using PEScicene gourmet vanilla and chocolate truffle which is a whey casein blend, you can use code OHSNAP to save directly on their website. A whey casein blend results in a nice and thick overnight oat and I highly recommend this brand for the best taste. The type of protein powder makes a difference, see notes in the recipe card.
  • Honey: or maple syrup
  • Chia Seeds
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Flavor Variations

  • Add peanut butter, Pb2 or almond butter to the chocolate base or swirl peanut butter syrup on top.
  • For a tropical twist, add coconut flakes and fresh fruit like pineapple and mango.
  • Add sliced apples, caramel drizzle or brown sugar to the vanilla for an apple pie overnight oat.

Dietary Modifications

  • For dairy-free, use a vegan protein powder and dairy-free yogurt.
  • This recipe is gluten-free if using certified gluten-free oats and a protein powder that is gluten-free.

How to make this healthy breakfast (a step-by-step visual guide):

Step 1: assemble oats and refrigerate

Add everything to a mason jar or sealable container (image 1, 2 and 3), shake to combine (image 4), and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. 

Four images showing adding oats, honey and almond milk to the rest of the ingredients in a mason jar and stirring to combine.

Step 2: add optional toppings

When ready to enjoy, remove from the fridge, stir and enjoy cold.

Optional: add additional almond milk if you like a thin consistency and your favorite toppings like fresh berries, chopped nuts, chocolate chips or an extra dollop of Greek yogurt. 

Expert Tip!

Make a big batch and double or triple the recipe to have for the week. I suggest making a double batch of each flavor so you can alternate flavors each morning. 

Vanilla chia overnight oats with mixed berries on top and a hand holding a spoon with some on it.

Recipe FAQs

How to store leftover oats?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 

Can I use other types of oats?

Old-fashioned oats, often called rolled oats, are the best for overnight oats because they become super creamy overnight. Steel-cut oats tend to be too firm, even after soaking and quick oats become too mushy and soggy.

Can I use other protein powders in these oats?

Yes! PEScience is my preferred blend when it comes to overnight oats, baked oats and pretty much any kind of protein powder baked good. It results in a nice and thick overnight oat. PEScience is a whey casein blend. If you use other blends ex. whey only you may want to lower the liquid because it does not get as thick as a whey casein blend does. You want to be sure you love the flavor and texture of your protein powder as it makes a huge difference in the flavor of your oats.

How do I omit the protein powder in these oats?

You will lose the protein in these oats if you omit it but if that is ok with you I would up the oats to 1/2 cup, lower the almond milk to 1/2 cup and omit the protein powder.

Two jars of overnight oats one chocolate and the other vanilla both topped with mixed berries, greek yogurt and sprinkle of chia seeds.

Protein Overnight Oats

Danielle Lima
These Overnight Oats and Protein Powder are perfect for busy mornings. Made with milk, oatmeal, Greek yogurt and protein powder, this oatmeal recipe is an easy way get in extra protein. Play with different flavors and toppings to make each morning unique, delicious and simple.
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 8 hours
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 359 kcal

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Ingredients
  

Vanilla

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 26g
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 56g
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (PEScience) whey casein blend
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

Chocolate

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 26g
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 56g
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (Pescience) whey casein blend
  • 1 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Add everything to a mason jar or sealable container, shake, and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • When ready to enjoy remove from the fridge, stir and enjoy cold. 
  • Optional, you can add additional almond milk if you like a thin consistency and your favorite toppings like fresh sliced fruit, chopped nuts and an extra dollop of Greek yogurt. 

Important Note on Protein Powder

  • It is important to note that using a different protein powder will result in different texture results! If you're not using a whey casein blend then you may need to recude the almond milk to 1/2 cup as it will not get as thick as a whey casein blend does.

Notes

  • It is important to note that using a different protein powder will result in different results! I have tested this with many brands and the best results are with the recommended protein powder. 
    • Whey Casein is the preferred type of protein powder for these oats because it gets nice and thick. I like using PEScience gourmet vanilla and chocolate truffle which taste the best in these oats. Use code OHSNAP to save. 
  • Nutritional information for Chocolate Overnight Oats:
    • Calories 379 36 P / 40 C / 10 F / 8 Fiber 
  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 35gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 328mgPotassium: 279mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18g
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