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.

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Overnight Coconut Pecan Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Coconut Pecan Steel Cut Oats
Linda(LMT)

"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!"

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Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats

Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
Kim

"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.

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Overnight Light PB&J Oats

Overnight Light PB&J Oats
lutzflcat

"I substituted what I had: blueberries instead of raspberries, real peanut butter instead of powder, and honey instead of sugar. Still worked. Delicious!" — gailm

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Overnight Steel-Cut Oats with Yogurt and Blueberries

Overnight Steel-Cut Oats with Yogurt and Blueberries
lutzflcat

Reviewer lutzflcat recommends adding more oats if you're looking for an oaty flavor. Otherwise, enjoy this yogurt-based version of overnight oats.

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Overnight Chai Oatmeal

Overnight Chai Oatmeal
France C

"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!"

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Peanut Butter and Honey Overnight Oats with Walnuts and Cranberries

overnight oats topped with cranberries and walnuts
Tammy Lynn

You can easily make this recipe your own with whatever nut butter and dried fruit you have in the pantry.

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Easy, Healthy No-Cook Overnight Oats

Easy, Healthy No-Cook Overnight Oats
Paula

"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

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Overnight Caramel Gingerbread Oats

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

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No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal
France C

"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.

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Overnight Oats with Jam

Overnight Oats with Jam
lutzflcat

"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."

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Steel-Cut Oats with Pumpkin and Spice (Overnight Method)

Steel-Cut Oats with Pumpkin and Spice (Overnight Method)
Paula

"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!"

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Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Marianne

Why not add overnight oats to your morning smoothie? "Delicious! we will surely make this often," Marianne says.

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