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Overnight oats are a great way to make a healthy breakfast without having to wake up at the crack of dawn to prepare it. Simply mix up your oats and other ingredients the night before, tuck them away in the fridge, and they’ll be ready in the morning.

While oats already contain a fair amount of protein, 5 grams for every 1/4 cup of dry uncooked oats, adding protein powder to your morning porridge gives you an added boost of energy and will help keep your muscles fueled for whatever you might face.

With our recipe, you get over 30 grams of protein in each cup of finished oats. Add even more with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or a protein-packed cup of coffee to start your morning off right.

Overnight Oats with Protein Powder

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Our overnight oats with protein powder recipe is a spin on The Conscious Plant Kitchen’s recipe. While the original recipe is made using vegan ingredients such as vegan protein powder, plant-based milk, and maple syrup or brown sugar, you can certainly use cow’s milk, whey protein, and honey instead.

One important thing to note before we dive into the recipe is that overnight oats recipes in general work best with old-fashioned rolled oats. Instant oats will become soggy and steel-cut oats will be tough and chewy, and just like with Goldilocks, the old-fashioned oats are just right.

This recipe makes 3 cups of finished oats, enough for the whole family or for one person to spread out over the next few mornings as a super simple breakfast meal prep. You can use whatever flavor of protein powder you like: vanilla protein powder is probably your safest bet along with chocolate protein powder.

You can top your oats however you like. Using peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut butters helps boost your early morning protein intake even higher.

Why not make your oats into an Instagram-worthy mason jar parfait with layers of oats, greek yogurt, and fruit? You can get as creative as you like with this protein overnight oats recipe. 

Overnight Oats with Protein Powder


  • 1 ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats 
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ⅔ cup of protein powder 
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Mix oats, protein powder, and chia seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Add almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until well blended. 
  3. Seal the bowl with a lid, wax wrap, or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 
  4. Stir the mixture 1 hour after refrigerating to prevent separation.
  5. In the morning, separate into servings and top with your choice of nut butter, fresh fruit, and nuts. 


Add Protein at Breakfast with Allo

Boost your breakfast time protein intake even higher with an extra 10 grams of protein in your coffee. Allo protein powder for hot coffee dissolves seamlessly in an 8 oz cup of hot coffee, hot tea, hot match, hot chocolate, or your favorite hot beverage.

Sample each flavor of creamer and non-creamer powders in vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut. Want to keep the flavor of your favorite hot beverage while adding a boost of protein? Try our natural unflavored protein powder.

You can even cook with Allo. Try our Perfect Oatmeal Cookie Protein Oats Recipe using Allo protein powder and skip the measuring. Our pre-portioned packets make adding Allo to your favorite recipes as easy as open and pour.

Keep a handful of packets in your gym bag, backpack, or glove compartment to add 10 grams of high-quality hydrolyzed whey protein to any meal, snack, or coffee break.

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