Almond Overnight Oats: An Easy Breakfast


Learn how to make almond overnight oats with this super-simple recipe. This is a healthy breakfast you can make ahead of time.

When you have a busy morning ahead of you, prepare this oatmeal. Then, you have a fiber-packed breakfast ready to go, without any extra effort.

Almond overnight oats: an easy breakfast.

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Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast

I love creating meals ahead of time. I prefer to spend time with my kiddos sitting down at the table than making the food while they rush out the door.

This recipe is perfect any time of year. It’s great for back to school or even those lazy mornings where you just don’t want to cook. My kids love this recipe as much as they like my chocolate chip oatmeal muffins or Nutella crepes.

Glass full of overnight oats with almonds on top.

The idea behind my Almond Overnight Oats is that the prep work is all done the night before. This gives you a chance to a) sleep-in b) enjoy a hassle-free, healthy breakfast with the kiddos or, c) all of the above.

Almond Overnight Oats

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Ingredients Needed:

  • Oats – Use steel-cut for the best results. If you are pressed for time, you can also use quick-oats, but they will have a softer texture.
  • Milk – I used almond milk because it has the best taste. You can use your favorite kind of milk.
  • Yogurt – Greek yogurt is thicker and gives this recipe a better texture. If you use honey in your oats, use unsweetened yogurt. If you want to use a flavored or sweetened type of yogurt, skip the honey, or else it will taste too sweet.
  • Almonds – you only need them for the garnish. Use whole, sliced, or chopped.
Scooping a spoonful of oatmeal up with a spoon.

Overnight Oats Tips

This is a very simple recipe and has become of my go-to’s! If you have any questions about it, please leave them in the comments.

The Best Container For Overnight Oats

Any airtight container with a lid will work. My favorite is a small mason jar. I like the tight seal the lid provides, and I can shake it before I eat it. Plus, it makes clean-up really easy too.

Overnight Oats Texture

Overnight oats will have a texture that resembles cooked oatmeal. It might also taste like a thick smoothie, depending on how much milk you used.

Do You Eat Overnight Oats Hot or Cold?

This is completely up to you. Some people like to heat up their overnight oats because they prefer to eat their oatmeal hot. Others like the cold oatmeal. It just depends on your taste.

Other Almond Overnight Oats Ideas

It’s really simple to make changes to this recipe. Use pecans instead of almonds. Drizzle maple syrup on top with some cinnamon instead of honey. It’s a fantastic recipe that is easy to customize.

How to make overnight oats.
Almond overnight oats.
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Almond Overnight Oats

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Make this almond overnight oats recipe ahead of time and breakfast is ready to go!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Resting Time:8 hours
Total Time:8 hours 5 minutes




  • airtight container wtih a lid


  • 4 cups Steel-Cut Oats
  • 4 cups Almond Milk
  • 2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Almonds


  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine oats, milk, and yogurt and mix together.
  • Place in a air-tight container and let set overnight.
  • Scoop into a glass or mason jar and top with honey and almonds.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 1661kcal | Carbohydrates: 237g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 723mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 41g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1075mg | Iron: 15mg
Keyword: almond overnight oats
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1661kcal

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Make-ahead breakfast with oats and almonds.

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  1. Making overnight oats is big in our home. They are so quick to make and set in the refrigerator for the next morning. Yours sound delicious and we will give it a try.

  2. Yum, I need to do this. It would make a tasty breakfast! I know my daughter would like it too. My son might not be a fan, but he’s super picky. Normally he just has a frozen waffle or cereal.

  3. This is perfect! My daughter always RUSHES out the door in the morning. But I have some small plastic cups with lids that will work PERFECT for this breakfast. She can have it on the go.

  4. I’m all for simple breakfast meals for the kids during school time. I wonder how they would react to me creating the almond oats. Now, that Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is one I make often and the kids love it!

  5. I love overnight oats for back to school. They have just over 5 hours between breakfast and lunch and it is so important to give them foods that really fill them up.

  6. This recipe looks so savory and perfect for on-the-go or to have on hand on a whim. I love that it doesn’t request to heated or too many ingredients

  7. I have made overnight oats before. They are a good way to get breakfast made in the evening to reduce stress the next morning.

  8. This looks like a great breakfast! My kids go back to school next week and I will be needing these quick and simple breakfast options. Thanks for the idea!

  9. I’m a huge fan of overnight oats! I just love how tasty it is and it’s so versatile too. It takes less time and you can simply grab a serving in the morning and that’s it! This recipe is a must try!

  10. Overnight oats is something that could be done with the kids bec so easy!! and they would be very much eager to eat the ff morning! I havent try it almond though and would want to give it a try ☺️

  11. I’ve never tried making some overnight oats but I think it’s a good breakfast idea. It makes morning easier. Yum!

  12. I’ve never tried the overnight oats although, I have a whole case of em in pantry (thanks to mom). But you making them sound so good, I might try them

  13. This sounds delicious! I love overnight outs. They’re the perfect grab-and-go breakfast for work or school.

  14. Yay! Great thing I dropped by this website. I have never tried making this one and I guess this would be a great help for me. Definitely saving so much time preparing before going to office.

  15. This is a fantastic idea! Our morning tend to be hectic, so having something (other than a Pop-Tart) ready to go would be super helpful.

  16. Yum! I’m always looking for new twists for overnight oats. It’s a favorite breakfast of mine but I don’t want to get burnt out on it – switching up the flavor/toppings is key. Thanks for sharing!