Overnight Oats

You know what sucks? When your internet stops working.

Yeah, it really stinks. It’s like I have no idea what to do with myself. Between grad school and blogging, I should have my laptop surgically attached to my body! Our modem has been acting up at home lately and finally yesterday, it just decided to stop working. WAHHHH!! What will I do with myself when I get home from work later today?! Can’t do bloggy things, can’t shop, can’t find more articles for my dissertation, can’t read all of the latest celebrity gossip. Yes my friends, my life is so exciting. I know you’re jealous. I guess until it’s fixed, I will just cook, watch even more garbage tv than I usually do, and maybe read a book (remember those things?!).

But, while I do have access at work and have a few extra minutes, I am going to share my latest breakfast obsession with you. When it comes to breakfast, I MUST have it every morning. Like for real. I HAVE to have breakfast. And during the week especially, I usually just want a bowl of cold cereal. I freaking love cereal. I crave a bowl of cereal every morning. And while I do enjoy oatmeal, it has that whole hot thing going on so it’s not always what I am craving.

Enter overnight oats. Overnight oats are basically oats soaked in milk and/or yogurt overnight in the fridge and come morning, you have a bowl of deliciousness waiting for you. Overnight oats are an acquired taste for some given the fact they are a cold and the texture is different than hot oatmeal, but I find that with a little tweaking, you can find a recipe that you will enjoy. Come morning, all you have to do is mix in your favorite toppings. Overnight oats are so insanely easy to make and it’s barely a recipe because really, what you mix in with your oats is totally up to you! I am giving you my basic recipe, but the oats, the milk, and the yogurt are your base and from there, the possibilities are endless!

Yield: 1 serving

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats are the perfect weekday breakfast! Prep it all the night before and grab and go in the morning! This basic recipe is simple and delicious and can easily be customized!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk (can also use soy or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I use non-fat)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs. nut butter
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • fruit of your choice

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, milk, yogurt, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix together until well-blended. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Stir in the honey and nut butter. Mix in or top with fruit of your choice! If the oats seem too thick, add more milk. If they are too liquidy, then add less milk the night before.

Notes

Other suggested mix-ins: nutella, chia seeds, flax seeds, brown sugar, sugar (or sugar substitute), agave nectar, graham crackers, chocolate syrup,

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 241mg Carbohydrates: 43g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 26g Protein: 19g

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20 comments

  1. I know what you mean about being lost without your internet. I would freak out if I couldn’t check my blog 15x a day. :) This oatmeal looks really cool. I would definitely like to try it. :)

  2. Eek! I’d be lost without my internet connection! However, these are terrific! Thanks for sharing….

  3. No internet is no bueno I would lose it…. I empathize. The overnight oats look fabulous. I have yet to try them as I love oatmeal but I have texture issues lol. I will one day thanks for the basic recipe to start with. :) P.S. I totally share your love of cereal!

  4. Nothing frustrates me more than dead internet. Hope that modem gets fixed soon! In the meantime…I absolutely love overnight oats. They are a definite breakfast staple in this household!

  5. Right after we shifted the internet guys took about a week to fix the new connection and I was so edgy and irritated. I can totally imagine how you feel right now. Hope its fixed soon.

  6. No internet…I do not even want to think of that possibility! I hope yours gets fixed soon.
    Your oats dish does look like a great way to start the day. Unique that you put nut butter in there, I must try that. Due to the coming of spring and the warmer weather I sure will not be wanting hot oatmeal, so it is great timing to find this recipe. Thanks

  7. I wasn’t convinced the first time I had overnight oats that I would ever have them again. I like my hot oatmeal. I have since had them a few more times and am starting to be won over. You’re right though it is all about the toppings. Hopefully your internet will be back up and running soon.

  8. Ugh, I hope you will have a new modem soon! I know I’d get my ironing done if my internet went out…but that’s no fun!!! Great way to start your day…the fruit on top is a delicious addition!

  9. Eeeeek! No internet?! Man, what would we all do huh? This oatmeal looks so good with that fresh fruit though, nicely done!

  10. It amazes me how paralyzed I feel when the internet is down. How did we survive before?!

    Your oats look delicious. Have you ever done them in an almost-finished nut butter jar? It’s SO good. The best is when I did them in a Biscoff jar. Heaven. :)

  11. I am legitimately lost without the internet, so I feel your pain. At least these oats look delicious! I could go for a big bowl right about now.

  12. What a lovely breakfast idea. This looks so delicious and easy!

  13. I know, what did we do before the Internet? I’ve never tried soaking oats overnight, but I love the idea of doing them in yogurt!

  14. What a great way to wake up in the morning! It looks like such a tasty looking breakfast, and healthy too! Did you find the oats broke down, or did they still have some texture to them the next day?

  15. I know what you are saying…
    I will be a lost case without Internet….

    These oats looks yum, perfect breakfast Idea…

  16. Having no internet is definitely a downer! But, at least you have cooking to keep you busy!!!
    What a yummy and easy breakfast!

  17. I love any breakfast that I can put together the night before. I bet if I used your idea and added some Nutella, even my kids would eat it! And I know how frustraiting the internet thing can be. We have soooooo many problems here, so I almost am used to a constant crappy connection. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  18. Hi! Just want to ask. You soak uncooked rolled oats in yogurt and skimmed milk overnight and it becomes edible the next day? Or is there a soaking technique that makes it right.

    It’s just that I soaked rolled oats in milk and cinnamon overnight in a recipe I found somewhere and it just came out really weird and somewhat inedible.

    • Hey Jam. Yes, it is edible. However, the texture is not for everyone so it might just not be your cup of tea. But, I will also say that finding a texture that you like can take some tweaking. I recommend giving it a try with the yogurt and seeing if that works for you!

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