How To Do Overnight Oats

Being an oat right now is much like being a programmer: You’re in extraordinary demand, everyone’s talking about you, and quite often you get asked to perform a variety of tasks in a variety of contexts. There’s no limit to the amount of things people are doing with (and expecting of) oats these days, and overnight oats are just one of the many breakfasts one can make with this ingredient that’s both healthy and filling. Here’s a perfect recipe for overnight oats that will no doubt become a go-to breakfast for your weekdays…

Overnight Oats with Almond Butter, Figs, and Strawberries

1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond milk or Coconut milk

1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats

1 tablespoon Chia seeds

1 tablespoon Buckwheat Groats

1 tablespoon, Coconut Flake, toasted

2 tablespoons Almond Butter

1 tablespoon Fig Preserves or Fig Jam

1 teaspoon Honey


1-2 Dried Figs, cut into pieces

3-4 Strawberries, cut into pieces

Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, toasted


In a jar, combine almond butter, honey, and almond milk. Stir well to combine. Add in the oats, chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and coconut flakes. Stir well to combine and make sure everything is soaked in the liquid. Swirl in the fig preserves. Seal the jar and place overnight in the refrigerator. When ready to eat top with dried figs, strawberries, and coconut flakes.


Want more breakfast recipes? Check out this oatmeal recipe or 5 ways to make eggs.

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.