Overnight Oatmeal is a cinch to throw together (about a minute!!) and produces a healthy, super delicious and convenient breakfast!
If you’re looking for a convenient, tasty and healthy on-the-go breakfast recipe, you really can’t beat Overnight Oatmeal.
Overnight oatmeal is one of those simple, head-slapping recipes that you’ll make again and again once you try it. Fast, convenient and so many variations…there’s a lot to love about it. It’s darn healthy for you, too!
HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL?
Start with your oats and fill a bowl or jar with as much oatmeal as you like. If you’re leaving the house in the morning and want to grab it and go, then go with a jar. I use a bowl most often since I’m home most mornings but regardless of which I use, I typically fill it about halfway with oats (I like a lot of toppings so I leave room for them).
Next, generously pour some milk over the oats to cover. I almost always use almond milk but dairy is just fine. Soy or coconut have both worked really well for me, too. You’ll press the oats down a little to make sure they’re fully immersed in the milk.
You can add a little sweetener to your Overnight Oatmeal now if you like or wait until the oats are done. I like to add zero-calorie Truvia® packets (or the brown sugar blend, YUM!!) but regular sugar will do. This is such a healthy breakfast and not having additional calories is even better. 😉
Pop your bowl or jar into the fridge for a few hours or overnight (hence the name “Overnight Oatmeal“, haha)! When it’s finished, simply add your fresh berries and enjoy! I like to allow mine to come to room temperature but you can enjoy yours cold or pop it in the microwave to gently warm it.
And hey, if the recipe wasn’t clear enough, here’s a super-fast video I made showing you just how simple this Overnight Oatmeal really is to make! You can also scroll down for the recipe if you need it (may as well bookmark it or drop it into your “YUM” folder)!
WHAT KIND OF OATMEAL FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
Old-fashioned oats are the favorite in this house. We’ve used all kinds, but steel-cut don’t get soft enough for our liking and instant tend to have too much of a mushy texture. They’re all good, but if you can, I highly suggest going with the old-fashioned kind. It will say “old-fashioned” right on the box.
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe with Fresh Berries
- 3/4 cup oats
- 3/4 cup milk dairy, almond, soy or coconut all work well
- 1 teaspoon Truvía® sweetener or 1 Tablespoon sugar
- Fresh berries and nuts for topping
- Place oats in a bowl or jar. Cover with milk, pressing down to ensure all oats are well covered. Chill in refrigerator a few hours or overnight.
- NOTE: Add sweetener either before chilling or after oats are done.
- Remove from fridge and top with berries and nuts (or whatever strikes your fancy)!