Vanilla Overnight Oats

I am a big believer in breakfast. It fuels you for the day, boosts your metabolism, and prevents the dreaded hangries. I just don’t function well without breakfast. When I go without breakfast I get so hungry by 10 AM that I can’t even think. Breakfast is essential for me, and it should be essential for everyone!

However, we don’t live in a perfect world. We work, need every last minute of sleep, and just don’t have time to cook a gourmet, healthy breakfast every morning.

I mean, I love a good avocado egg toast, but every time I tell myself I’m going to make one the next morning, it doesn’t happen. Unless it’s on the weekend. I still have not mastered the whole morning thing, so if it ain’t easy, it ain’t happening! I need something that requires little to no effort. And that’s the beauty of these little jars of goodness. All of the work is done the night before!

A portable breakfast is another must for me. Like I said before, mornings aren’t really my thing. I’m almost always rushing out the door. I’m pretty sure 95% of my breakfasts take place in the car. It’s gotta be grab n go!

I’ve made overnight oats before, but recently discovered how well they work for me and my lifestyle. One day I may become a morning person, but after lying to myself for about a year, saying I’d make a fresh arugula and goat cheese omelet, I’ve come to the realization that I just need something that requires no work. So I finally perfected the recipe (in my humble opinion) and wrote it down so that I could share it with the world!

And it’s really freaking hot right now. These cold oats are a refreshing way to start the day. Paired with an iced coffee and now we’re really chilling out. That was lame, but it really is a great combo.

This recipe is totally versatile. I made this with peaches last week, then bananas, then photographed it with these vibrant cherry plums. You can use any seasonal fruit and it will be delicious with the mellow vanilla flavor of the oat mixture. I will definitely be trying it with strawberries before it gets too late in the summer. But the peaches in here were amazing!

Now of course there are about a million oatmeal and overnight oats recipes on the internet. But this recipe is special! It has protein and fiber to keep you full and your blood sugar stable until lunch. And I also highly recommend you add a tablespoon of drizzly nut butter on top for ultimate satisfaction. I’m really into cashew butter right now, but almond or peanut butter would be just as delicious. Even a handful of roasted nuts adds a nice crunch and gives you that extra satiety!

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats with a boost of protein and fiber, plus your choice of fruit!

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Amy Davis


  • 1/4 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Collagen Peptides
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 dash Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fruit of choice


  1. Add oats, chia seeds, collagen, protein, almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla to a mason jar.

  2. Mix ingredients well. Let sit for about 5 minutes. 

  3. Top with fruit and nut butter. 

  4. Chill for at least an hour.