Overnight Oats With Protein Powder

Clean Plate Mama
by Clean Plate Mama
2 servings
5 min

Overnight oats have always been one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. They are easy to make, nutritious, and made from clean eating ingredients.

Rolled oats, the main ingredient in overnight oats, are high in fiber, packed with magnesium, zinc, and iron, and are low on the glycemic index. I always add chia seeds to my overnight oats as well - they contain antioxidants, omega-3's, protein, and fiber. So much nutrition packed into this high protein breakfast.


  • HIGH PROTEIN BREAKFAST - Just one serving of these overnight oats with protein powder contains 26 grams of protein. Add in a scoop of your favorite nut butter and you have roughly 30 grams of protein! Note: If using dairy-free milk, you will have less protein.
  • PERFECT FOR FOOD PREP - With just 5 minutes of prep time, you can have a healthy breakfast ready and in the fridge for the days ahead.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE - This recipe has a very simple base which is delicious as is, but can be customized in so many ways to satisfy any flavor cravings you have.

For recipe variations and suggestions for add-ins, be sure to read the full blog post. And if you're looking for more overnight oats recipes, check out these blueberry chia overnight oats and raspberry overnight oats.


Overnight Oats With Protein Powder
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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  • ▢ 1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed)
  • ▢ 1 scoop protein powder of choice
  • ▢ 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • ▢ 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ▢ 1 3/4 cups milk (see notes)
Optional toppings
  • ▢ walnuts, pecans, sliced almonds
  • ▢ fresh fruit
  • ▢ dried coconut flakes
  • ▢ cacao nibs
  • ▢ nut butter

In a medium sized food safe container, such as a Pyrex, add all ingredients and stir until combined. Alternatively, you can also divide ingredients between 2 mason jars.
Cover and place in fridge overnight.
Divide between two bowls (or save half for the next day) and add desired toppings. You can also add more maple syrup and milk if desired.
  • You can use any protein powder that you like. I typically use Garden of Life plant based chocolate protein powder.
  • You can use regular milk or any dairy-free milk. If using dairy-free, make sure it's unsweetened. Protein content will be slightly less if using non-dairy milk.
  • Use mason jars to make individual serving sizes so you have an easy grab and go breakfast in the morning.
  • Play around with your favorite toppings. Nuts, any fresh fruit, nut butters, dried coconut, and/or cacao nibs are all great options.
  • Overnight oats will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days.
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