Overnight Oats with Protein Powder
This protein-packed breakfast is the perfect way to start your morning! These overnight oats with protein powder are easy to make, delicious, and will keep you satisfied all morning long.
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What Makes This Recipe Great
Imagine how easy breakfast would be if you could simply grab and go a delicious, filling meal with minimal prep and no running around last minute! Welcome, overnight oats with protein powder!
This easy high-protein breakfast takes just 5 minutes the night before, and gives you a protein-packed breakfast the next morning for up to four days! No more early rising to cook and eat, simply open your refrigerator, grab a mason jar of protein overnight oats with banana or fresh fruit, and enjoy!
- Perfect for meal prep
- Great source of protein
- Nutritious breakfast
- Just 5 minutes of prep time
- Great option for busy mornings when you’re in a rush
- Made with simple ingredients
- Healthy overnight oats recipe
Ingredient Notes for Overnight Protein Oats
Gluten Free Oats: I like Bob’s Red Mill brand or One Degree brand from Costco or Thrive Market! While it seems like all oats would be gluten-free, be sure to check the label because this isn’t always the case! Make sure to look for the GF label and use gluten-free oats. If you don’t need to be gluten free, you can use old-fashioned oats. I do not recommend using quick oats for this recipe.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds give this oatmeal an extra boost in fiber and healthy fats!
Non-Fat Greek Yogurt: If you’re dairy-free, sub your favorite dairy-free yogurt of choice, or replace it with an extra cup of almond milk.
Almond Milk: If you prefer different non-dairy milk, feel free to use your favorite milk of choice! Oat milk or coconut milk will work great. For extra protein, I recommend using Fairlife milk (which does have dairy).
Vanilla Protein Powder: I have recently been trying out protein powder from the brands Be Well By Kelly (code MARY for a discount!), but use your favorite brand! You could also use chocolate protein powder if you prefer the chocolate and banana combo! If using unflavored protein powder, feel free to add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. If you want to use a vegan protein powder, that will definitely work for this oatmeal recipe. Whey protein also works. The type of protein powder doesn’t matter in terms of how the consistency will turn out – it really just creates flavor variations! Vanilla is my favorite flavor for this protein overnight oats recipe.
How To Make Protein Overnight Oats
- Mash your bananas and add all other ingredients to a mixing bowl except for the oats.
- Mix well until relatively smooth and combined
- Add in the oats and stir until combined.
- Divide the mixture between four 7-oz glass jars (these are my favorite), cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. For best results, store overnight!
Mary’s Tips & Tricks
Double Batch: If you want to make more protein overnight oats with banana for yourself or your family, simply click “print” on the recipe below and increase the servings. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust!
Favorite Toppings: Feel free to add blueberries, fresh strawberries, other fresh berries, peanut butter, seed butter, almond butter, pure maple syrup, coconut flakes, or even chocolate chips to these overnight oats with protein powder!
Jars: I use Weck Tulip jars, but feel free to use whatever glass jar you have on hand. These jars each hold about 7 oz. Just be mindful of the serving size if you don’t have the same volume containers as I am using.
Variations: You can really adjust these protein overnight oats with banana to your preference. Use a different flavor protein powder (like chocolate or strawberry) and try mashing up different fruits like strawberries or blueberries. You can also add a dollop of peanut butter to the mixture if you prefer. Or, use any of these as toppings. This recipe is versatile and accommodating to all kinds of flavor preferences!
In one jar of this recipe with banana, there are 369 calories.
Yes! In a serving of these overnight oats with banana, there are 23 grams of protein, keeping you fuller longer!
Chia seeds are rich in nutrients: antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Yes! Try mashing blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc!
More Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
Overnight Oats with Protein Powder
- 2 cups gluten free oats
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, for dairy free: sub dairy free yogurt of choice, or replace with an extra cup of almond milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder, I like Be Well By Kelly's protein powder!
- Mash your bananas and add all over the ingredients to a bowl except for the oats.
- Mix well until relatively smooth and combined.
- Add in the oats and stir until combined. Divide the mixture between four 7-oz jars (these are my favorite), cover, and store in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. For best results, store overnight!
This post was originally published on June 23, 2022 and was updated with new copy on November 15, 2023.