How to make delicious protein-packed overnight oats

How to make delicious protein-packed overnight oats

In today's fast-paced world, a healthy and convenient breakfast option can be a lifesaver. That's where overnight oats come into play. They are not only nutritious but also incredibly easy to prepare. In this guide, we'll walk you through how to make overnight oats that are not just satisfying but also packed with protein. Let's dive in!


Before we get started, let's gather the ingredients you'll need for your protein-packed overnight oats. You can easily customize your oats to suit your taste preferences, but here's a basic list to get you started:

Base ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)

Protein boosters

  • 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder (whey, pea, or hemp)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)

Flavour and sweeteners

  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen berries
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon

Mix-ins and toppings

  • Sliced fruits (e.g., banana, strawberries)
  • Nut butter (e.g., almond, peanut)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Dark chocolate topping 
  • Additional honey or maple syrup for drizzling

Step 1: Choose your base

Select your oats

Start with 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats. These oats have a hearty texture that works perfectly for overnight oats. They're also rich in fiber, keeping you feeling full until lunchtime.

Liquid love

Incorporate 1/2 mashed banana for natural sweetness. This not only adds flavour but also provides a creamy consistency.

Step 2: Add sweeteners and flavour

Natural sweetness

Incorporate 1/2 mashed banana for natural sweetness. This not only adds flavour but also provides a creamy consistency.

Berry bliss

Toss in 1/4 cup of fresh or frozen berries. They bring a burst of colour, antioxidants, and fruity goodness to your oats. Don't forget a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra warmth.

Step 3: Incorporate protein

Power-Packed protein

To transform your breakfast into a protein powerhouse, add 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder. Whey, pea, or hemp protein all work splendidly. Additionally, mix in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and chopped nuts for extra protein and a delightful crunch.

Read more about our protein options at Nordic Nutrirtion here

Step 4: Mix-ins and toppings

Get creative

Now, it's time to get creative with your mix-ins and toppings. Sliced fruits, nut butter, shredded coconut, and dark chocolate chips are all fantastic choices. They add texture, flavour, and a touch of indulgence.

Step 5: Refrigerate and enjoy

Chill Out

Once you've assembled all your ingredients in a mason jar or container, give them a good stir. Seal the container and refrigerate it overnight, or for at least 4 hours. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and flavours, resulting in a delightful, ready-to-eat breakfast.

Morning delight

In the morning, give your oats a final stir, and your protein-packed overnight oats are ready to enjoy. Top them with extra toppings, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and savor every spoonful.
Creating your own protein-packed overnight oats is a breeze with this simple guide. By customizing your base, adding your favourite flavours, and incorporating protein-rich ingredients, you can make a delicious and nutritious breakfast that fuels your day. Say goodbye to morning rush and hello to a satisfying and wholesome start!

How long does overnight oats last?

The great thing about overnight oats is that you can prepare them in advance. A great idea can be to make the overnight oats on a sunday and then store the oats in an airtight container. The oats should be able to be stored for 3-5 days.
Just be aware that the overnight oats after being stored for 3-5 days might be a bit dry.
It can be a good idea to add some milk to dry it up.