How to Make Easy Overnight Oats (3 Ways!)

When it comes to resolutions, well, I’m just not very good at them. I like to give myself attainable goals. (i.e., 5 ways I plan to be happier in the new year.) And one of the ways I keep things attainable is by making sure they’re EASY. If I try to add something complicated to my already busy routine, it’s probably not going to stick. Something told me I was going to love overnight oats as I started seeing recipes pop up for them the last few months. I already love oatmeal and I’m always looking for healthy and simple breakfast options, because despite wanting to just guzzle nothing but coffee in the morning, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. (My mom would be so proud!) But for someone reason, I was slow to try the overnight oats trend, and I’ve gotta say, I’m just bummed I missed out on all of that easy (and good-for-you) breakfast goodness!

Once you learn how to make easy overnight oats – and the recipe couldn’t be easier – it will hands-down become your new breakfast obsession.

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Because I’m so smitten, I’m bringing you THREE, yes 3, of my favorite overnight oats recipes. The mix-ins are pretty endless, giving you plenty of variations on breakfast. Things like mini dark chocolate chips, crushed peanuts, nut butters, jellies and jams, cocoa powder, fresh fruit, seeds; all of these make awesome additions to your overnight oats.

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HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 8 minutes
COOK TIME: 4-5 hours, preferably overnight

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Quaker Oats Standard Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup fat-free milk or nut milk like almond or cashew
2 tsp. honey

DIRECTIONS

Put the rolled oats into your container or jar (I love these jelly jars!) and then add the milk and honey. No need to stir before placing the mixture into the fridge overnight. Seal the container and place in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 4-5 hours so that the oats absorb all of the liquid.

The next morning, all you got to do is grab the oats from fridge, stir, and enjoy. (Yep, it’s that simple.)

NOTE: You can either add in your flavors the night before, or make the simple version the night before and add your toppings the next morning. It’s totally a personal preference!

You can eat this cold right out of the fridge or you can heat it up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and enjoy hot. (I actually love it cold!)

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The 3 ways I love eating my overnight oats are …

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Strawberries and Nutella

Because sometimes you just need a little bit of chocolate (or Nutella.) I am strawberry fanatic, and the little drizzle of Nutella makes me feel like I’m eating a decadent dessert. SO good.

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Blueberries and Pepitas

I love how nuts and seeds like pepitas (a.k.a., pumpkin seeds), crushed peanuts, almond slivers, walnuts, and sunflower seeds add that extra crunch to the overnight oats. Blueberries are lightly sweet and tart and pack plenty of fiber.

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Apples, Almond Butter, and Cinnamon

This is one of my favorite combinations. I actually throw the diced apple chunks into the oats, milk, and honey the night before so that the apples soften a bit overnight as well. In the morning I just stir in a tablespoon of almond butter and top with cinnamon.

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Have you tried overnight oats? Are you hooked yet? What are your favorite mix-ins or toppings?

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Photos by Annie Watts Photography

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Lexi

27 comments


  1. Overnight oats are THE BEST!!! I think it’s the best way to do it, honestly!

  2. Gloryanna

    I have been really getting in to overnight oats recently actually! I would make them for myself mostly, but husband is on his “eat healthier” kick so he has been open to trying different flavors with me!

  3. Ruthie Ridley

    Oh my gosh I want to try all 3!!! Love this recipe and you always take the best picures!!

  4. Stephanie

    This sounds and looks so delicious. It’s such a shame that I’m allergic to oats. I feel like I’m missing out on the best of the best when it comes to breakfasts!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

  5. these photos are magazine worthy! And I’m a huge fan of overnight oats. these sound delicious!

  6. angelle marix

    eekkk.. these look AMAZING!!!!!!! I need to make all three asap!!!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle Marix
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

  7. Jacki

    These all look so good! Pinning to try later!

  8. I love overnights oats. I actually shared a recipe on my blog for one. But my gosh your Nutella one is to die for. And these photos are amazing. Like Chanel said so magazine worthy girl!

    Huge fan of your photography !

  9. Angela

    Oh I have to make the apple, almond butter oats! They sound soo yummy!!

  10. Amaris

    This looks delish! Great job with the pictures, definitely caught my attention!

  11. Stephanie

    Is the texture soft because they soak overnight? I usually like my oats to be a bit firmer, not so mushy.

    • Lexi

      Yes, the texture is quite soft because it absorbs the milk overnight. 🙂

  12. I’ve SO been meaning to do this, but I keep forgetting to try it! Looks delicious and easy, which is a must in the mornings! Photos are gorgeous, by the way!!

  13. suzanne

    These all look delicious! I love making overnight oats. They make mornings much easier!

  14. Anna English

    I’ve never tried overnight oats before, but these look delish!

  15. Jamie

    Everything looks amazing! I have never made overnight oats, and have always wondered how. It sounds so easy!

    Definitely making these tonight!

    xx, Jamie

  16. Bella

    I have made over nigh oatmeal a couple times and its so good. Your pictures are so pretty. I just love how you styled it.

  17. Anna Cobbs

    OMG these look so good! I’ve been wanting to try to do these for awhile now.

  18. OK seriously, 1) these photos are gorgeous and 2) I LOVE overnight oats and have no idea how to make them, so I am super psyched for this post!!!! YAY!!! Making them for tomorrow haha! Thanks for sharing this, lady.

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