3 Easy, Instagram-Worthy Overnight Oats Recipes



Say goodbye to açaí bowls, and hello to overnight oats, the newest breakfast trend to hit our Instagram feeds.  

Overnight oats are exactly how they sound – a pre-made pot of nutritional goodness to help kickstart the morning, not to mention they are super cheap to make.

Overnight oats are soaked in either milk, water or yoghurt and then refrigerated through the night which gives them a softened texture the following day.

And as it turns out, soaking oats overnight could actually be better for your gut health too.


Well, when rolled oats are soaked in liquid they become more digestible.

This is because the starch breaks down, reducing phytic acid levels, a natural substance that has the potential to impair the absorption of beneficial minerals in our gut. 

Overnight oats are a health-beneficial, time-friendly way to get creative with different flavour combinations and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast in the morning.

Here are our favourite, insta-worthy overnight oat recipes that have inspired us to hop on the trend.

Cool Matcha Overnight Oats by Natalie Rose A @wakeupandsmelltherosay



1/3 cup rolled oats

½ tsp matcha powder

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ large banana (mashed)

½ cup of vanilla coconut yoghurt

Toppings: (as desired)

Banana (sliced)





  1. Pour hot water over oats until just covered.
  2. Add matcha, banana, yoghurt and chia seeds.
  3. Mix until well-combined.
  4. Leave overnight in the fridge.
  5. Add desired toppings the next morning.
  6. Snap a picture and enjoy.

Nectarine and Strawberry Overnight Oats by Anne-Cath @the.oatmeal.diary



½ rolled oats

½ nectarine (chopped)

¼ cup strawberries (chopped)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds (ground)

1/3 cup almond milk

¼ cup coconut vanilla yoghurt

1 tsp maple syrup

Toppings: (as desired) 

Nectarine (sliced)


Coconut yoghurt

Peanut butter

Pumpkin seeds

Dark chocolate chips

Quinoa puffs


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Add toppings as desired.
  4. Snap a picture and enjoy.

Pink Overnight Oats by Mich @rainbow_bowlss



½ cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ cup oat milk

½ cup berry yoghurt

Toppings: (as desired)

Banana (sliced)

Frozen blackberries


Pumpkin seeds


  1. Cover rolled oats with milk.
  2. Add in chia seeds and yoghurt.
  3. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Add toppings as desired.
  6. Snap a picture and enjoy.
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