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How to Make Nutella Overnight Oats

Nutella overnight oats are a breakfast treat that’s not only easy to prepare but also a delight to wake up to!

This tasty recipe combines the creamy goodness of Nutella with the wholesome benefits of oats.

Discover the perfect balance of flavor and nutrition in this recipe!

Nutella Overnight Oats in a clear bowl topped with raspberries

Nutella Overnight Oats

Indulge in the irresistible fusion of creamy Nutella and wholesome oats with this delectable overnight oats recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 297 kcal


  • 1 Mason jar
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 whisk


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon nutella
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds optional
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • toppings of your choice fresh fruit, nuts, yogurt, granola, etc.


  • In a small bowl, add the milk, oats, chia seeds, salt, and Nutella.
  • Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the mixture to a mason jar and seal the jar.
    Nutella Overnight Oats in a sealed Mason jar
  • Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • In the morning, stir the oats again and add your desired toppings.
    Nutella Overnight Oats in a clear bowl topped with raspberries
Keyword nutella overnight oats

Why Nutella Overnight Oats?

This quick and easy Nutella-filled goodness is a delicious and easy breakfast that is perfect for busy mornings.

These overnight oats are made with just a few simple ingredients, and they can be customized to your liking.

2 spoonfuls of Nutella
Nutella adds a touch of sweetness!

1. Convenience

Overnight oats are a time-saver. You can prepare them the night before and wake up to a ready-to-eat breakfast.

It’s perfect for those hectic mornings when you need something quick and satisfying.

2. Balanced Nutrition

Oats provide a good source of fiber and essential nutrients, while Nutella adds a touch of sweetness and hazelnut flavor.

The chia seeds contribute omega-3 fatty acids and additional fiber, making this breakfast not only delicious but also nutritious.

Bowl of oats
Rolled Oats
A jar of almond milk next to a bowl of almonds
Almond Milk or Milk of Choice
White bowl of chia seeds
Chia Seeds (optional)

3. Versatility

Customize your Nutella-infused oats to suit your taste preferences.

Experiment with different toppings like fresh berries, shredded coconut, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

The possibilities are endless!

2 bowls of Greek yogurt
Add a dollop of Greek yogurt for added protein.


  • You can use any type of milk you like, such as dairy milk, almond milk, oat milk, or coconut milk.
  • If you don’t have chia seeds, you can leave them out.
  • You can make your overnight oats ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To warm your overnight oats, simply microwave them on low for a few minutes.


  • For a chocolate hazelnut flavor, add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder to the oats.
  • For a peanut butter cup flavor, add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to the oats.
  • For a fruity flavor, add 1/2 cup of chopped fresh fruit to the oats.
  • For a nutty flavor, add 1/4 cup of chopped nuts to the oats.
Various nuts and seeds
Add texture to your oats with nuts!

Check out protein-packed overnight oats in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post – “The Best Proats Recipes to Start Your Day“.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve your overnight oats with a dollop of yogurt on top.
  • Sprinkle your overnight oats with granola or chopped nuts.
  • Add fresh fruit to your overnight oats for a sweetness and a boost of vitamins.
  • Drizzle your overnight oats with honey or maple syrup for a touch of sweetness.
4 white measuring cups with different berries in each cup - blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries
Top your overnight oats with berries!


Nutella overnight oats are a delightful fusion of convenience, nutrition, and indulgence.

This recipe is a testament to the fact that a quick and delicious breakfast doesn’t have to compromise on flavor or health benefits.

Treat yourself to the pleasure of waking up to a jar of Nutella-infused goodness – your taste buds and busy mornings will thank you!

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Check out more healthy recipes in the Age-Defying Dietitian’s Healthy Aging Recipes section of the blog.

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