easy overnight oats

I’ve been working on a gut healing protocol with my friend Kim of Root and Branch Nutrition for a couple of months now, and I am learning a ton as we go. One such lesson (among many) is that overnight oats are actually a wonderful food for the microbiome. And I am all about nourishing that microbiome for optimal health. Add in the benefits of flax and chia seeds for both hormone health and digestion, plus B-Powered honey, and healthy fats from sheep’s milk yogurt and walnut butter, and these are a win.

With that in mind, I’ve been enjoying overnight oats a couple times a week, and I think I’ve got it down. I grabbed us a big bag of organic gluten free oats, and it’s been fun playing around with different ways to enjoy. This is one of my favorites.

easy overnight oats

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup organic gluten free oats
  • 1/3 cup favorite yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey (we love Beekeeper’s Naturals Honey; save 15% with code MODERNMAMAS)
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • favorite toppings: sautéed apples, walnut butter, extra honey


Put oats in a bowl with filtered water and soak for 5 or so minutes, and then strain and rinse.

Meanwhile, add 1/2 cup yogurt to a bowl and grind your flax seeds.

Add all ingredients (aside from toppings) to a large mason jar and mix it up until evenly combined.

Top with lid and put in the fridge overnight or for a few hours.

The next morning (or whenever you enjoy), add your favorite toppings and ENJOY!

I love this after a good workout or before a fun hike day (or anytime really). I hope you enjoy with the ones you love. If you do, I’d love to hear about it! Comment below or tag me on social media. Sending love and nourishment, now and always!

Hugs, Laura


By | 2021-01-26T15:20:39-08:00 January 26th, 2021|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|2 Comments


  1. Jessica C February 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Holy moly this was good. The cold tangy oats paired with the warm sauteed apples was a match made in heaven. I used almond butter because that’s what I had on hand, also topped with cinnamon, allspice, and a drizzle of local honey. Wonderful post-workout breakfast this morning. I’ll be having it again tomorrow. Thank you for your delicious recipes, your kind words, and unrelenting realness.

    • Laura Bruner February 6, 2021 at 6:46 am - Reply

      Hi Jessica! This just made my morning. Thank you so much for sharing this feedback. Love that you’re enjoying the overnight oats. Your kind words mean more than I can say. Have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for connecting here!

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