Pistachio Overnight Oats Recipe

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Lindsay Delk, RDN

I love pistachios and anything with pistachios! This recipe for pistachio overnight oats combines the rich, creamy texture of overnight oats with the delightful crunch of pistachios. This simple and nutrient-dense breakfast option is a power-packed treat that fuels your day with energy.

This post was written by Lindsay Delk, RDN. It is for informational purposes and is not intended to replace medical advice or instructions given by your healthcare provider. 

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Jar of overnight oats on a white dish with a spoon

Why You’ll Love Pistachio Overnight Oats

You’ll fall head over heels for these pistachio overnight oats.

  • Easy

They are easy to prepare ahead of time. Simply mix the ingredients the night before, and you’ll wake up to a ready-made breakfast.

  • Delicious

The flavor combination is scrumptious. The earthy but sweet taste of pistachios blends beautifully with the creaminess of the oats soaked in milk and yogurt.

  • Nutritious

These pistachio overnight oats are packed with nutrients. This meal will keep you satisfied and energized throughout the morning.

Side view of the jar of oats with a spoon

Recipe Ingredients & Mental Health Benefits

  • Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • Milk (any kind)
  • Chopped pistachios
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • Maple syrup
  • Flaxseed or chia seeds (or a combination of both)
  • Almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

> Rolled Oats

The rolled oats are whole grains that are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are heart healthy, help stabilize blood sugar, and are good for your gut. Rolled oats and old-fashioned oats are the same thing.

Black pot of rolled oats

> Milk

The milk in this recipe provides protein, calcium, vitamin D, and many other nutrients. I like to use nonfat dairy milk, but you can use any milk you like. If you are using plant-based milk, check the nutrition label for high amounts of protein and calcium.

> Pistachios

Pistachios provide protein, fiber, B vitamins especially vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium. These micronutrients are especially important for good mental health.

Shelled pistachios falling out of a wooden spoon on a white background

> Nonfat Greek Yogurt

The nonfat Greek yogurt provides protein, calcium, and probiotics without any saturated fat. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that improve your gut health, which then helps your mental health through the gut-brain axis.

> Flaxseed and/or chia seeds

The flaxseed and chia seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for your mental health. I use ground flaxseed meal for the flaxseed because it’s easier for your body to use. Both these seeds are also anti-inflammatory foods.

Get my free printable Anti-Inflammatory Foods pdf here.

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How to Make Pistachio Overnight Oats

Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.

The ingredients for pistachio overnight oats in a white bowl

Mix together all the ingredients.

The ingredients for pistachio overnight oats mixed together in a bowl

Divide the mixture between 2 containers, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Top with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt, additional pistachios, and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Closeup overhead picture of the oats topped with Greek yogurt, pistachios, and a sprinkle of cinnamon

These overnight oats jars on Amazon are the perfect size for a serving of overnight oats. They have a screw-on lid and a band that holds the included spoon. They have measurements on the jar, and they are dishwasher-safe. You can also use them for other food, such as a small salad, pasta, fruit, etc.

Pistachio overnight oats in a jar with a lid and spoon attached

Here is the link if you would like to check them out: Overnight Oat Jars

Tips, Variations, Substitutions

  • Use the milk you prefer, such as low-fat dairy milk, almond milk, or oat milk.
  • Adjust the amount of maple syrup according to your preference for sweetness.
  • If you don’t have pistachios on hand or you don’t like pistachios, try chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
  • Add sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for more nutrition, texture, and crunch.
  • Add fresh fruit, like blueberries, raspberries, bananas, or mango, to the top of your oats.
  • For a vegan version, use plant-based milk and vegan yogurt in the recipe.
  • If you can’t let the oats soak overnight, let them soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Another view of the jar of oats on a white dish with a spoon

Pistachio Overnight Oats FAQ

Can I use instant oats instead of rolled oats in overnight oats?

Yes, you can use instant oats in overnight oats, but the texture will differ. Rolled oats are thicker and maintain their shape better after soaking, so they have a chewier texture you may prefer. Instant oats are thinner and break down more during soaking, so they have a softer, mushier texture.

Can I use honey instead of maple syrup in overnight oats?

Yes, you can use honey as a substitute for maple syrup in overnight oats. Honey will provide a slightly different flavor than maple syrup. You can also adjust the amount of honey you use based on your taste preference.

Can I prepare overnight oats more than one night in advance?

Yes, you can prepare overnight oats more than one night in advance. They will usually keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a tightly sealed container. This makes them a great option for meal prepping at the start of the week.

Bottom Line

These pistachio overnight oats are a perfect blend of convenience, taste, and nutrition. They’re an excellent breakfast option that can help you maintain your health, boost your energy levels, and even improve your mood.

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Jar of overnight oats on a white dish with a spoon

Pistachio Overnight Oats Recipe

These pistachio overnight oats are a perfect blend of convenience, taste, and nutrition. They're an excellent breakfast option that can help you maintain your health, boost your energy levels, and even improve your mood.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 0% fat
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp flaxseed or chia seeds (or a combination of both)
  • 1 tsp almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Mix together all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Divide the mixture between 2 containers, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Top with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt, additional pistachios, and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

Notes

  • Use the milk you prefer, such as low-fat dairy milk, almond milk, or oat milk.
  • Adjust the amount of maple syrup according to your preference for sweetness.
  • If you don’t have pistachios on hand or you don’t like pistachios, try chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans.
  • Add sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds for more nutrition, texture, and crunch.
  • Add fresh fruit, like blueberries, raspberries, bananas, or mango, to the top of your oats.
  • For a vegan version, use plant-based milk and vegan yogurt in the recipe.
  • If you can’t let the oats soak overnight, let them soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Keyword overnight oats, pistachio, rolled oats

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