Recipe ~ Overnight Oats in a Jar

Here's a recipe for ya on a slow deal Saturday! Borrowing from a post on our other site: Overnight Oats in a Jar is quick to prepare and delicious to eat!

Note: to make this recipe gluten free, make sure to use a certified gluten free oat

I have been really loving this recipe lately because of the fact that I can grab it out of the fridge in the morning, pour a cup of coffee and I'm good to go! Since it uses oats, which are pretty cheap, this is a budget friendly recipe too! Even better this can easily be a gluten free recipe!

Just follow the recipe below to make these overnight oats in a jar! You can also click the little print icon to get to a print-friendly version of the recipe!

Recipe ~ Overnight Oats in a Jar

Author: Zack Reyes - Look Before Spending
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Serves: 1
This is a quick and easy recipe that taste great and results in a wholesome breakfast that is ready for you in the morning.
  • 16-ish ounce Jar - such as a Mason jar or even an old peanut butter container
  • 3/4 cup raw old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 oz. (or half a small carton) of regular or Greek yogurt (vanilla flavor works best)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Fresh fruit/berries (optional)
  1. Scoop old fashioned oats into the bottom of the jar.
  2. Add milk (the oats will soak this up nicely overnight). I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any kind will do.
  3. Add yogurt to jar.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon into jar.
  5. Close jar and shake the living daylights out of it.
  6. Set in your refrigerator and it'll be ready to eat in the morning.
  7. Add fresh fruit just before eating if you have it.

oats in a jar

We always save our empty peanut butter jars for this recipe. The PB flavor that comes from using the jar is so good! Plus it's a great way to reduce waste. Also, using jars that you would normally recycle anyway are perfect for taking oats in a jar on the go. You don't have to worry about keeping track of you container!

So there ya go!  A super easy way to have a quick and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.  If you like this recipe for oats in a jar, let us know and pin it here!


  1. Stephanie says:

    I didn’t know about overnight oats until I saw this post! I’ve had them about three or four mornings since I saw this post. I use rolled oats and chop up half a banana and some strawberries and stir them in before leaving them overnight. Also I’ve experimented with the flavored yogurts (Fruyo’s the newest thing by Fage) and it makes it super tasty too. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Yay! Glad to hear it! Experimenting with it is fun for sure. I gotta try stirring in the fruit and leaving it overnight. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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