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19 Overnight Oats Recipes To Restore Your Faith In Breakfast

Breakfast of convenience! It does all the work while you sleep, people.

Here’s a basic formula, from Food52, to follow when making your own overnight oats:


1. First, mix rolled oats with an equal amount of your liquid of choice. You can use any combination of dairy or non-dairy milk, yogurt, or even juice; just stick with the same basic 1:1 ratio. If you’re using steel cut oats instead, use more liquid and be prepared to do some chewing.

2. Mix any spices, sweeteners, or dried fruit you like into the oats and milk.

3. Store in a glass jar or another airtight container and let the oats soak for at least three hours, ideally overnight. A nifty breakfast hack to try: Mix the oats in a nearly-empty peanut (or almond) butter jar.

4. In the morning, you can add fresh fruit, nuts, and other favorite toppings to your oatmeal.

Find your own favorite flavor combos or try these quick recipes below to create all kinds of oat-y goodness:

1. Make-Ahead Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

This recipe uses frozen fruit which means even less work for you. Luv u, frozfru.

2. Orange & Vanilla Overnight Oats

The toasted coconut really makes this dish feel fancy, and the fresh fruit makes it feel healthy!

3. Maple PPBB (Pecan Peanut Butter Banana) Overnight Oats

This recipe calls for more in the liquid part of the ratio, but it also includes yummy chia seeds whose job is to soak everything up anyways.

Plus, the name of it sounds exactly like what a lumberjack would make if they had to make overnight oats.

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This recipe comes from BuzzFeed’s Clean Eating Challenge, which means it’s certifiably awesome and delicious and easy.

5. Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Would like this recipe to mango into my life right now.

6. Ginger Peach Overnight Oatmeal

Everything is great here when you combine seasonal stone fruits and yummy, healthy ginger.

7. Choco-Banana Overnight Oats

There is no greater love than between chocolate and banana. Top with carob chips, because you’re worth it.

8. Bircher Muesli With Plums And Pistachios

Don’t be scared that this muesli uses orange juice instead of milk. Just use the recipe to pretend like you’re Junie B. Jones!

9. (Salted) Caramel Mocha Overnight Oatmeal

BONUS: HIDDEN BANANA AND YOGURT.

10. Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

Is it cheating if you use a flavored yogurt? NOT AT ALL.

11. Apple of My Eye Overnight Oatmeal

Do you like apple pie? Do you like oatmeal? MAKE THIS!

12. Tropical Overnight Oats

Maybe use a tiny paper umbrella on top to go with this tropical theme. Everyone could use a little pick-me-up in the morning!

(Turn almost-empty jars into a bountiful breakfast container!)

13. Black Forest Overnight Oatmeal

CHOCOLATE. AND. CHERRIES. Y’ALL!

14. MMM-style Overnight Oats

Maybe now’s the time you try cooking this “rhubarb” you’ve heard all about. And look at what a pretty parfait this makes with the chia seeds!

15. Banana Kiwi Overnight Oats

Now here’s a super refreshing and super healthy breakfast. It just wants the best for you, that’s all.

16. Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal

Put chocolate in your breakfast and be happy about it. You deserve this.

17. Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

You get to have so much fun mashing together the blueberries and bananas that go into this oatmeal.

18. Banana Nut, Very Berry, Tropical, Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oatmeal

An oatmeal for eVeRy MoOd.

19. Mocha Banana Chia-Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait

This recipe includes espresso right in the chia seeds and oatmeal, so now it’s a double superfood!

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