12 Ways To Make Easy Overnight Oats
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast doesn't get much easier than overnight oats. All you do is combine dry oats with milk or yogurt and let them sit overnight in the fridge. The next day, your overnight oats are softened up and ready to eat. The real fun comes when you customize your overnight oats with flavorful add-ins and toppings. Here are 12 easy ideas to get you started.
Overnight Coconut Pecan Steel Cut Oats
"Love that this is 'no cook,' but I do warm it up the next morning. Didn't have coconut and went with raw organic honey for sweetness," Rina McDaniels Shaffer says. "Can't wait to add other healthy goodies!"
Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
"I made this with regular chocolate milk and didn't use cocoa powder but holy moly was it good! I added chopped frozen strawberries for extra fiber and flavor and was not disappointed," Lydia Lloyd.
Overnight Light PB&J Oats
"I substituted what I had: blueberries instead of raspberries, real peanut butter instead of powder, and honey instead of sugar. Still worked. Delicious!" — gailm
Overnight Steel-Cut Oats with Yogurt and Blueberries
Reviewer lutzflcat recommends adding more oats if you're looking for an oaty flavor. Otherwise, enjoy this yogurt-based version of overnight oats.
Overnight Chai Oatmeal
"The flavor is dead-on chai and smells delicious," says France C, who found that the recipe needed an extra 3/4 cup of milk. "With the additional milk, though, it was still thick, but a very good consistency. Normally for overnight oats, the standard guideline is a two-to-one ratio of liquid or yogurt to oats, so this recipe would work best with 2 cups of milk. Cardamom is quite pricey, but it definitely makes this recipe so don't leave it out!"
Peanut Butter and Honey Overnight Oats with Walnuts and Cranberries
You can easily make this recipe your own with whatever nut butter and dried fruit you have in the pantry.
Easy, Healthy No-Cook Overnight Oats
"A little sweetness is all you need, and vanilla extract makes it taste gourmet. You can get creative with this recipe and use berries instead of bananas, flax seeds instead of chia, or any unsweetened nut milk or nut butter that you fancy." — HurdBird
Overnight Caramel Gingerbread Oats
"Gingerbread morphs regular overnight oats into the flavors of fall. I find adding the spices overnight dilutes the flavors, so I suggest waiting to add most of the spices before serving." — thedailygourmet
No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal
"Excellent! I loved this tasty breakfast! I'm making it again tonight. This is so versatile, you can easily use different fruits or milks. I made it with non-fat milk last night, but tonight I will use almond milk. The consistency is perfect," says France C.
Overnight Oats with Jam
"Never have been super crazy about overnight oatmeal, but this one turned out well," writes lutzflcat. "The preserves brought a delicate and sweet flavor, simply a good balance with the oats and yogurt. Nice, simple recipe."
Steel-Cut Oats with Pumpkin and Spice (Overnight Method)
"I must admit, these oats were a happy surprise. I haven't had much luck with overnight steel-cut oats. They never seem tender enough. These tasted great! Not crunchy, but just enough chewy texture for me. I took the submitter's suggestion in the intro and added sweetener, cream, and toasted walnuts," Paula says. "Delicious!"
Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Why not add overnight oats to your morning smoothie? "Delicious! we will surely make this often," Marianne says.