Trader Joe’s has a super wide selection of oats and various oat-based products. And now we’ve just discovered that they also sell overnight oats!
Easy, quick, and requiring zero prep, Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats are a simple and delicious choice for breakfast or just a healthy snack.
What are overnight oats? Well, the name comes from the DIY process of making them by soaking rolled oats in milk overnight in the refrigerator.
But Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats come ready made, with no preparation necessary. Basically, overnight oats are just oats that have been pre-soaked and do not require heating.
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats are both vegan and gluten free.
What Kind Of Overnight Oats Does Trader Joe’s Sell?
Trader Joe’s currently stocks two different varieties of overnight oats, Trader Joe’s Vanilla Overnight Oats and Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Chia Overnight Oats.
In August 2021, they also released a limited edition Pumpkin Overnight Oats, but time has yet to tell whether this product will return to shelves in fall 2022.
How Much Are Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats?
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats vary in price by variety. Currently, their Vanilla Overnight Oats are priced at $1.99 and their Almond Butter Chia Overnight Oats are $2.29. Each container is a single 5.5 oz serving.
Are Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats Healthy?
Generally speaking, Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats are pretty dang healthy. Not only are they vegan and gluten free, but they also don’t contain any added sugar.
They still have a fair amount of sugar content due to the presence of dates, but if you’re not concerned with fructose, then don’t hold back enjoying these nutritious oats.
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats also offer a decent amount of fiber (6 grams in vanilla and 8 grams in almond butter chia), while also providing important protein (8 grams in vanilla and 12 grams in almond butter chia).
Trader Joe’s Almond Butter Chia Overnight Oats pack a bit more nutrition, so they understandably have more calories, too, coming in at 340 calories per serving. The Vanilla Overnight Oats only have 240 calories, making them a bit closer to a snack than a full meal.
How To Make Trader Joe’s Vanilla Overnight Oats
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats require zero prep! That’s right. Just pull off the plastic cover, grab a spoon, and enjoy. Many shoppers have even raved about the way these oats taste cold, so it’s really no exaggeration to call them “ready to eat.”
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats Recipe
The great thing about Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats is that they are 100% ready to eat. No heat necessary (unless you’d like to heat them up in the microwave).
You can, of course, spice up your TJ’s Overnight Oats by adding any ingredients you like.
Some ideas for ingredients to add to these ready-made oats include:
- Fresh berries
- Cacao nibs
- Chopped nuts
Or, you can make your own overnight oats from scratch with this Overnight Y’Oats recipe from Trader Joe’s, made with yogurt, almond milk, oats, and chia seeds.
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats Reviews
The reviews for Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats could best be described as mixed. While we were able to find some rave reviews, we also stumbled into quite a few less-than-glowing reviews.
Here are some great reviews from traderjoesreviews.com:
Unfortunately, one Reddit user had quite a negative experience with their overnight oats, calling it the Trader Joe’s product they would never buy again:
And as good as the Pumpkin Overnight Oats sound, here are some negative reviews criticizing their texture and flavor:
How long do Trader Joe’s overnight oats last?
When you buy your Overnight Oats at Trader Joe’s, the container will be stamped with a sell by date which should be adhered to. If unopened, these oats will remain safe to eat through that date. If you open the container, however, these oats can last up to 5 days stored properly in the refrigerator.
Can you microwave Trader Joe’s overnight oats?
Yes. If you’d like to eat your oats warm, you can heat them in the microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Consider transferring them into a microwave safe cup or bowl before microwaving.
Does Trader Joe’s sell Mush overnight oats?
As far as we can tell, Trader Joe’s does not sell Mush brand oats.
What are the best brands of overnight oats at Trader Joe’s?
At our local TJ’s, the only brand of overnight oats on the shelf is Trader Joe’s brand. And as far as we can tell, that’s the only brand they sell.
Trader Joe’s Overnight Oats are a relatively healthy, inexpensive snack that can be used as a light breakfast or comforting boost throughout the day. Depending on your personal tastes, you might love them, or… you might not. If they sound appealing at all, then they’re probably worth a try.