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
Here’s a fairly simple take on overnight oatmeals that calls for some basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand at home!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Overnight Oats with Banana, Maple Syrup, and Tahini
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.
Peanut Butter & Jelly 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.
Rhubarb and Rosemary 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.
Creamy Blueberry-Pecan Overnight Oatmeal
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.
Overnight Gingerbread Steel-Cut Oatmeal
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.
Wintertime Overnight Oats with Warm Roasted Plums and Caramel Sauce
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.
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.