Overnight Oatmeal - 8 Ways!

Overnight Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of my favourite breakfasts but sometimes I feel like it's too much of a hassle or I'm in too much of a rush to even cook instant oatmeal not too mention the healthier old fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats which take so much longer! One way to get around this is to make overnight slow cooker oatmeal but an even easier way is this overnight oatmeal where you simply mix all of the ingredients and let them sit in your fridge overnight and they are ready to eat in the morning! This recipe starts with old fashioned rolled oats which is mixed with milk and yogurt before being sealed or covered and left to sit in the fridge overnight and by the morning the oats will have soaked in all of the milk leaving you with some nice and creamy oatmeal! That's really all there is to the base recipe and from there there are tons of options!

Some options: You could use instant oatmeal. You can use your favourite milk including whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, etc. You could use a flavoured yogurt. You can add a sweetener of choice! You can add other healthy ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, nut butter, etc. Of course you can (and in my opinion should) add flavour! Most ingredients can be mixed in the night before but for some things like fresh fruits or berries or crunchy ingredients like nuts I sometimes like to add in the morning so that they are their freshest or crunchiest. (To keep things easy I sometimes add those ingredients the night before anyways.) The skye is the only limit to the different flavour combinations that you can come up with for this overnight oatmeal! Below you will find 8 great ways to enjoy this overnight oatmeal!

Please share your favourite flavour combos for oatmeal!

This overnight oatmeal is so quick, easy and convenient! You just need to spend a few minutes the night before mixing everything up and placing it in the fridge! In the morning you can grab it and go enjoying it chilled or after throwing it in the microwave for a few minutes to warm it up! I like to make a bunch of them on Sunday night and then I have quick ready to go breakfasts for the whole week!

Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

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Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

Super quick and easy oatmeal that's as simple as mixing everything and letting it sit in the fridge over night! Oatmeal never had it so easy!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk*
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional)
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Use your favourite milk: whole, skim, almond, cashew, coconut, soy, etc.
Tip: Prepare enough oatmeal on the weekend for breakfasts all week long!
Tip: Warm it up in the microwave for a few minutes!
Option: Add your favourite oatmeal flavours!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 376, Fat 6.3g (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 123mg, Carbs 58.9g (Fiber 7.8g, Sugars 27.9g), Protein 20.6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

Strawberries and cream overnight oatmeal with fresh strawberries and cream cheese!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like honey)
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons chopped or sliced almonds.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons white chocolate chips.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 405, Fat 6.7g (Saturated 0.6, Trans 0), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 203mg, Carbs 63.4g (Fiber 8.8g, Sugars 30.3g), Protein 23g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Banana and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oatmeal
Banana and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oatmeal

Banana and Chocolate Chip Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

Banana and chocolate chip overnight oatmeal!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like honey)
  • 1/2 banana, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons coarsely chopped peanuts.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons shredded coconut.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 464, Fat 8.5g (Saturated 1.8, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 124mg, Carbs 77.3g (Fiber 9.3g, Sugars 39.1g), Protein 21.7g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

All of the flavours of pumpkin pie in a quick, easy and healthy overnight oatmeal!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like caramel sauce or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/16 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons pepitas.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons pecans.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons crumbled gingersnap cookies!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 400, Fat 6.6g (Saturated 0.6g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 127mg, Carbs 64.6g (Fiber 9.8g, Sugars 30g), Protein 21.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal
Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

All of the flavours of carrot cake in a quick, easy and healthy overnight oatmeal!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk*
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons crushed pineapple.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 479, Fat 11.3g (Saturated 0.9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 222mg, Carbs 71g (Fiber 9.7g, Sugars 34.8g), Protein 25.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Chocolate and Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

The classic flavour combo of chocolate and peanut butter in easy overnight oatmeal!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like honey)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons coarsely chopped peanuts.
Option: Add diced banana!
Option: Add cooked and crumbled bacon!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 576, Fat 23.1g (Saturated 3.4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 271mg, Carbs 68.1g (Fiber 11.3g, Sugars 31g), Protein 29.6g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal
Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

All of the flavours of apple pie in a quick, easy and healthy overnight oatmeal!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk*
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like maple syrup or honey)
  • 1/4 cup apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons raisins.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons walnuts.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 421, Fat 6.5g (Saturated 0.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 561mg, Carbs 70.6g (Fiber 9.9g, Sugars 36.8g), Protein 20.8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Honey, Banana and Date Overnight Oatmeal
Honey, Banana and Date Overnight Oatmeal

Honey, Banana and Date Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

Overnight oatmeal with honey, bananas and dates!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • honey to taste
  • 1/4 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 banana, diced
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.

Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 554, Fat 6.7g (Saturated 0.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 125mg, Carbs 105.7g (Fiber 12.9g, Sugars 63.3g), Protein 22.3g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Overnight Oatmeal
Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Chocolate, Coconut and Almond Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes Sit Time: 4 hours Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes Servings: 1

All of the flavours of an almond joy bar in an easy overnight oatmeal including chocolate, coconut and almonds!


ingredients
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • sweetener to taste (optional - I like honey or cane sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon almonds, chopped or sliced
directions
  1. Mix everything, place in a sealed/covered container and let sit in the fridge until the rolled oats are nice and tender, about 4 hours, before enjoying chilled or warmed.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 463, Fat 13g (Saturated 3.4g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 124mg, Carbs 65.9g (Fiber 9.0g, Sugars 32.4g), Protein 22.5g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam
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11 comments:

Maria Lichty said...

Im loving all these options!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

All of these oatmeal recipes look great Kevin!!

Heather Christo said...

What wonderful ideas Kevin!!

Kendall said...

Wow! So many oatmeals. By the way, I have followed this blog for years, and it had brought me so many tasty recipes! Thank you!

We Are Not Martha said...

LOVE so many of these!! But I think especially the strawberries and cream version. Scheduled multiple pins for this one :)

Sues

Nancy Roberts said...

I use steel cut oats and love the consistency!

Julie | Table for Two said...

I'm obsessed with overnight oats! So many great options!

HMCraig said...

Some of my favorite combinations-
.....
Chopped candied ginger
Shredded coconut
Cashews
Coconut milk
.......
Dk Chocolate
Dried cherries
Sliced almonds
Almond milk

Kevin Lynch said...

HMCraig: Those sound great!

Guy Savory said...

How about some savory oatmeal recipes

Kevin Lynch said...

Guy Savory: Great idea! I was thinking that a followup/secondary collection of savoury oatmeal recipes was in order!

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