15 High Protein Overnight Oats Recipes

Try any one of these delicious and healthy high protein overnight oats recipes that are gluten free, dairy free (or easily made that way), and plant based. A great way to start the day! 

Bowl of overnight oats topped with cherry chia seed jam and almond butter drizzle


High Protein Overnight Oats for Better Energy 


One of the most common breakfast issues I encountered with clients back in my nutritional consulting days was a lack of protein. Often clients would tell me they either skipped breakfast altogether or gobbled down toast, a muffin, a bowl of cereal or some other carbohydrate-centric food.

While there is nothing wrong with carbs at breakfast, in fact complex carbohydrates are recommended (think whole grain and unrefined), it’s so important not to forget the protein! This list of overnight oats is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time to prepare a balanced meal in the mornings but want the energizing, blood sugar stabilizing benefits of protein. 

Check out these delicious, easy, and healthy recipes that will give you that perfect boost of protein power in the A.M., and keep you energized for hours after! 

The Recipes List: 


Strawberries and tahini cream overnight oats in jars

Strawberries and Tahini Cream Overnight Oats from My Berry Forest

This easy recipe for strawberries and tahini cream oats is so flavourful. The protein rich tahini is an amazing addition to oats as the warm, mildly spicy flavor goes so well with sweet juicy strawberries. 




protein packed vegan cookie dough overnight oats in a bowl with cashew butter and chocolate chips

Vegan Protein-Packed Cookie Dough Overnight Oats from NITK

This delicious, creamy, and perfectly sweet recipe is the most popular recipe on NITK currently and it’s no surprise. Just a handful of ingredients creates a bowl of healthy oats that has an amazing cookie dough flavour! 




Jar of vanilla overnight oats topped with blackberries

Vanilla Overnight Oats from Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate

This recipe for Vanilla Overnight Oats with Blackberries and protein is an easy make ahead meal perfect for a quick breakfast on-the-go! These vanilla oats are creamy, delicious and completely customizable! Simply swap out the whey protein for a plant-based option to keep this recipe dairy free. 




Big bowl of chocolate overnight oats topped with nut butter, banana, and berries

Chocolate & Coconut Overnight Protein Oats from Charleys Health

This simple recipe combines jumbo oats with chocolate vegan protein and cocoa powder to create a creamy, chocolaty breakfast that is packed with protein, tastes like dessert but is healthy enough for breakfast! 




Bowl of overnight oats topped with cherry chia seed jam and almond butter drizzle

Healthy Overnight Oats with Cherry Chia Seed Jam from NITK

This simple and delicious recipe for oats with homemade cherry chia jam is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, protein-packed, and perfect for busy mornings!




Bowl of orange vanilla overnight oats topped with orange slices


Orange Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats from Cotter Crunch

This easy make-ahead, dairy free citrusy breakfast recipe made using fresh oranges and the addition of protein-packed collagen peptides, offering your body a boost of energy in the morning.




Bowl of overnight quinoa and oats topped with fresh fruit and seeds

Unreal Overnight Quinoa & Oats Recipe from NITK

Protein-rich quinoa, oats, and vanilla protein powder bring the power into this fruit-filled overnight oats recipe that makes a great start to any day!




3 Jars of vegan overnight oats with three different flavours

Vegan Overnight Oats 3 Ways (Protein Packed!) from The Banana Diaries

Try any one of these three variations of easy and healthy vegan oats that are packed with 30 grams of protein! The three delicious flavor options will get your mornings off to a healthy start!




Jar of protein overnight oats topped with fresh berries

Protein Overnight Oats from Eating Bird Food

This simple recipe packs over 20 grams per serving, is incredibly easy to make and uses a simple mix of oats, chia seeds, protein powder, almond milk, vanilla, and cinnamon!




Lemon Raspberry Overnight Pulp in a jar with berries and almonds

Lemon Raspberry Overnight Pulp from Delight Fuel

This healthy, no cook overnight “pulp” is a twist on overnight oats and a delicious way to enjoy breakfast. The pulp is a great source of protein and is easy to prepare, perfect for busy mornings (and repurposes the leftover pulp from your homemade plant based milks)!




Bowl of steel cut overnight oats topped with fresh berries

Overnight Steel Cut Oats from Well Plated

Steel cut oats contain a good amount of protein and mixed with the optional powder add-in in this recipe it’s a protein packed breakfast idea that has a lovely and different texture than regular overnight oats. 




Strawberry overnight oats layered with yogurt in a jar

Protein Strawberry Oats Parfait Recipe from Ora Organic

Overnight oats, meets strawberry shortcake, meets yogurt parfait in this unreal recipes that contains 22 grams of plant-based protein per serving – that’s how I would like to start my day! 




Jars of yogurt and pumpkin overnight oats topped with pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Overnight Oats from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Yummy pumpkin combined with oats, yogurt, and chia seeds makes a high protein filling breakfast. For vegan friendly use your favorite dairy free yogurt as a swap in! 




Healthy almond butter and chocolate overnight oats in a bowl

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cup Overnight Oats from Rachl Mansfield

This recipe is unreal. Oats, collagen (hello protein!), almond butter, dark chocolate, chia seeds… for breakfast?! Yep! Need I say more??




Jars of peaches and cream overnight oats

Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats from The Roasted Root

A delicious combination of peaches and “cream” (coconut milk!) makes for an unreal gluten-free and dairy-free breakfast that has optional collagen as a protein add-in! 


I hope you have enjoyed this mouthwatering list of overnight oats that are full of protein power, whole foods, and natural sweetness. I’d love to know which one you plan to try first! Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below to save this list for later!


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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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