Protein Overnight Oats Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Protein overnight oats are an easy, filling, and healthy way to start your day! Pop them in the fridge and wake up to a tasty breakfast that’s ready to go.

There are things in life I am good at.

Applying makeup. Remembering random and completely useless information. Reading magazines. Playing double dutch.

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Unfortunately, breakfast is not one of my many talents.

Don’t misunderstand me – I am a very capable cook. But rarely do I have my mess together early enough to prepare an actual meal worthy of fueling the first half of a day.

I can do a pop tart. A toaster waffle.

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On a particularly bad morning (meaning I stayed up too late bingeing something completely useless on Netflix), I might just gesture towards a pan of brownies while I stare hopefully at the coffeepot, wishing coffee would magically appear.

We can’t all be good at everything. And I have accepted that I am horrible at mornings, and have learned to make it work for me.

You might think that I’d make it easier on myself by simply going to bed earlier. But that would be ridiculous – why give up 4 completely useless hours of my day in order to be more productive and energetic in the mornings?

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Instead, I make my night self (AKA my GOOD self) help my morning self out by preparing breakfast in advance, laying out clothes, and setting reminders for all of the things I’m likely to forget in my grumpy, groggy state.

Overnight oats is one of those things my night self prepares frequently. I add protein powder to mine, which not only adds a healthy dose of protein to keep me full, but also some sweetness and flavor, which makes a bunch of sugar unnecessary.

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If cold oats aren’t your thing, pop these in the microwave to heat up in the morning. Top with fresh fruit if you’d like, and enjoy.

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Protein Overnight Oats Recipe

    1 Servings


  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Steel Cut Oats


  1. Pour almond milk, yogurt, and protein powder into a jar – whisk or stir to combine.
  2. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and oats.
  3. Store in the refrigerator overnight. Top with fruit, nuts, or granola and enjoy.



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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 490 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 567

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 50mg
Total Carbohydrate 61g
  Dietary Fiber 12g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 34g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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