Overnight Oats Essentials

While there are literally an endless amount of variations you can make to overnight oats, these are the essential elements.
Serving: 1
Preparation time: 4 minutes
Total time: overnight (or at least 5 hours)


  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of a liquid of your choice
  • Toppings of your choice


  1. Add rolled oats and liquid to a mason jar and give it a good stir
  2. Place in the fridge and wait overnight
  3. Add any toppings you want, as well as additional liquid if the consistency is too thick

Personalising Your Overnight Oats

Choosing A Liquid  

Choosing the right liquid comes down to texture, consistency, taste and nutrition. The most popular choices are yoghurt and milk, however you can easily achieve similar results with almond, cashew, soy or skim milk. Adding yoghurt or chia seeds are a great way to make your oats thicker, as well as getting an additional nutritional boost.

Mix Ins & Toppings 

Choosing the right toppings is the most important part of making overnight oats. You want to add more nutrition, while improving its flavour at the same time. From fresh fruit, nuts and granola to coconut, chia seeds and protein powder, there are no rules when it comes to adding extra flavours and ingredients. Just keep experimenting until you get the right taste and texture that suits you.
If you’re stuck for ideas, try starting out with these popular combinations:

  • Blueberries, pecans & honey
  • Banana, chia seeds & vanilla protein powder
  • Apples, cinnamon & maple syrup
  • Peanut butter, banana & granola
  • Raspberries, cacao powder, chia seeds & raw honey

Protein-filled overnight oats recipes make for great post-workout snacks. Or, you can experiment with sweeter selections for the perfect quick and easy dessert

Looking to make some healthy additions to your overnight oats? We’ve featured a couple of Darwin health food and supplement stores that will stock everything you need!

Natural Life–Go Vita Darwin
If you’re looking to add some vitamins and sport supplements to your overnight oats, you won’t be disappointed with the range at Natural Life—Go Vita Darwin, Their products and services include:

  • Sport, health & fitness supplements
  • Large range of vitamins &natural skin care products
  • Qualified naturopaths

Natural Life—Go Vita Darwin is also home to health, fitness and weight loss consultants, so stop by for some professional advice today! Visit their LocalSearch profile for opening times.

Greenies Real Food
Need some fruit and vegetables for your overnight oats? You can’t go past Greenies Real Food. Their products and services include:

  • Locally grown organic fruit & vegetables.
  • Gluten-free products
  • Online shopping

If you’ve got a sensitive stomach, Greenies Real Food offer a range of gluten-free and organic selections to choose from. Visit their LocalSearch profile for a full list of their products.