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10 Overnight Oat Recipes

When it comes to weekday breakfast, quick and easy is the way to go, especially if you’re working from home and the kids are doing distanced learning.

So instead of a simple bowl of cereal or a granola bar, consider spending a few minutes the night before to toss together something that will be absolutely delicious and filling in the morning!

Read on to discover some of our favorite overnight oatmeal recipes that will make those boring weekday breakfasts a thing of the past!

Overnight Oats with Almond Butter and Fruit

overnight oats with almond butter

Here’s a fairly simple take on overnight oatmeals that calls for some basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand at home!

Ingredients

  • 4 hours–overnight total.
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, or other milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit

Directions

  1. In a pint jar or 1 1/2–2 cup storage tub, combine the almond butter and almond milk and stir vigorously with a fork to mix well. Add the chia or flax seeds, oats, cinnamon, and fruit. Stir.
  2. Cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to a week. To serve, you can stir and eat cold, transfer to a small pan and heat until hot on the stove, or microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or so.

Recipe and photo adapted from Welcome to the Table

Overnight Oatmeal with Sweet Marinated Peaches

You’ll definitely want to give this overnight oat recipe a shot while peaches are still in season!

Here, fresh peaches are marinated in thyme and brown sugar to make them extra sweet and just a tad herby.

Toasted walnuts add a nice crunch to contrast with the creamy texture of the oatmeal and peaches.

Find the full recipe at Fine Cooking

Berry-Licious Overnight Oats

berry-licious overnight oats

Here’s a delicious breakfast recipe that’s a cross between a smoothie bowl and overnight oatmeal.

Frozen berries are blended up into a smoothie texture and added to the top of overnight oats before being topped off with sliced fruits and nuts.

This recipe takes a bit longer in the morning, but the time is well worth it.

Find the full recipe at Forks Over Knives

Overnight Oats with Banana, Maple Syrup, and Tahini

overnight oats with bananas

Sweet, nutty, and filling, this overnight oat recipe is a great way to utilize those browning bananas you have sitting on your counter.

Top these oats off with hemp heart or nuts for a crunchy textural addition.

Find the full recipe at Bon Appetit

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

pb and j overnight oats

Reminiscent of your favorite childhood snack, these overnight oats feature both fresh strawberries and strawberry fruit preserves to add a punch of sweet flavor to contrast nutty peanut butter.

This is another one of those recipes that calls for common pantry ingredients, making it an accessible recipe to try out overnight oats for the first time.

Find the full recipe at Food52

Rhubarb and Rosemary Overnight Oats

rosemary strawberry overnight oats

This may be one of the most elegant overnight oat recipes ever!

Rhubarb and fresh strawberries add a nice fruity flavor, while rosemary adds an earthy, herby touch that’s surprisingly delicious in oats.

Find the full recipe at Food & Wine

Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Overnight Oatmeal

blueberry overnight oats

Here’s another super simple take on overnight oatmeal that calls for just 7 ingredients.

Of course, if you don’t have blueberries or pecans on hand, feel free to sub in strawberries, raspberries, almonds, or walnuts.

Top it off with greek yogurt for a little extra tang.

Find the full recipe at EatingWell

Overnight Gingerbread Steel-Cut Oatmeal

gingerbread overnight oats

If you’re ready for all the seasonal flavors that fall and winter have to offer, consider this gingerbread overnight oatmeal!

Featuring molasses, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, this recipe calls for more obscure ingredients, but the result is delicious.

Drizzle it with honey and sprinkle it with cinnamon to bring all the flavors together.

Find the full recipe at Fine Cooking

Wintertime Overnight Oats with Warm Roasted Plums and Caramel Sauce

roasted plum overnight oats

Now, if you’re really want to take your overnight oats to the next level, consider this recipe from Thrive Magazine.

With ingredients like roasted plums and caramel sauce, this is one of those dessert-for-breakfast recipes that are delicious and filling.

These would be a super special addition to your family’s holiday breakfast.

Find the full recipe at Thrive Magazine

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

carrot cake overnight oats

Yes, cake for dessert, because why not?

In this vegan recipe from Forks Over Knives, oats are combined with shredded carrot, dates, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, and nutmeg to create a Fall-inspired breakfast.

Top the overnight oats off with hemp seeds, almond butter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Find the full recipe at Forks Over Knives

By: Leigha

LeighaLeigha is the Marketing Assistant at the Skagit Valley Food Co-op.