How To Make Chia Seed Oatmeal: 9 Healthy Recipes

Thanks to Erin Palinski-Wade, RD

High Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Packed with protein and fiber, this chocolate peanut butter overnight oat concoction is as filling as it is healthy, explains Palinski, who provided this easy recipe.

Serves one


1/2 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp. Chia seeds

1 cup low-fat chocolate milk

2 tablespoons. crunchy peanut butter

1 medium avocado, pitted

Banana (optional)


In a small container or Mason jar, combine rolled oats and chia seeds. Put aside. In a blender, add chocolate milk, peanut butter, and avocado. Mix until smooth. Add liquid to oats and mix well in the container. Store overnight in the refrigerator. Top with a banana in the morning and enjoy.

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Breakfast cups with oatmeal and chia seeds

These delicious breakfast cups, courtesy of Mary Gollan, RDN, Preg Appetit, are not only vegan but gluten-free.

For four people


½ cup old-fashioned oatmeal (gluten-free, if needed)

½ cup chia seeds

4 tsp. honey, maple syrup or sweetener of your choice

1 ½ cups milk, any kind (including non-dairy)

1 ½ cups plain yogurt or vanilla, any kind (including non-dairy)

1 cup chopped fruit of your choice

4 tbsp. chopped or sliced ​​nuts of your choice


Combine oats, chia seeds, sweetener and milk. Pour halfway into an 8-ounce cup or Mason jar. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes. Top with the remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until needed for a quick snack or breakfast. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Favorite Overnight Oats

This surprisingly filling chia oatmeal recipe is equally delicious for breakfast or as a late afternoon snack, courtesy of Nielsen.

Serves two


3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla nut milk (such as macadamia nut milk)

2 scoops of protein powder of your choice (such as Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides or Vanilla Collagen Creamer)

1/3 cup gluten-free oatmeal

1 tbsp. unsweetened almond or peanut butter

1 tbsp. Chia seeds

1/2 cup berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)

A splash of organic maple syrup, raw honey, or a few drops of stevia (optional)


Mix the nut milk and protein powder in a Mason jar. Add the oats, nut butter, chia seeds and berries. Cover with lid and shake well. Refrigerate overnight and enjoy for breakfast.

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