Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

The recipe below is for one single-cup serving. Prepare additional servings in their own jars using the same ratios. You can prepare as many servings as you'll eat within 5 days!

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving (scale up for more servings)


  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup milk, any kind, including non-dairy
  • 1/3 cup plain or vanilla yogurt, any kind, including non-dairy
  • 1 teaspoon honey, maple syrup, or sweetener of your choice, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, sliced strawberries, raspberries, or other chopped fruit of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon raisins or other dried fruit
  • 1 tablespoons chopped or sliced almonds, cashews, walnuts or other nut of your choice

Special equipment:


1 Combine the oats, chia seeds, and milk in an 8-ounce or larger jar: Stir to mix the ingredients together. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to thicken slightly.

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

2 Layer the remaining ingredients on top: Once the chia and milk mixture has thickened slightly, top it with layers of yogurt, honey (if using), berries, raisins and nuts. Cover the jar with a cap and refrigerate until needed, or for up to 5 days.

Grab-and-Go Oatmeal Chia Cups

3 Enjoy! Eat your breakfast straight from the jar, mixing everything together as you go, or pour the contents into a bowl, if you prefer.