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Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

One of the questions I get asked the most is, “What can I eat quickly for morning break at work?” For the answer, let’s talk about overnight oatmeal.

overnight oatmeal in white bowl topped with banana and blueberries with spoon in bowl

A healthier and easier breakfast has never been created! This easy overnight oatmeal allows you to prep in minutes the night before and have breakfast in-hand first thing in the morning.

We love overnight oats because they’re…

  • A perfect quick breakfast
  • Versatile
  • Can be eaten warm or cold
  • Packed with wholesome ingredients
  • Simply delicious

Overnight oatmeal

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could wake up in the morning to a healthy delicious breakfast that is easy to throw together, or even already prepared?

Turns out, that’s not too much to ask! Two oatmeal options are available–Overnight Oats and Quick Cooking Method.

Overnight oats are a mixture of old fashioned oats, plant milk such as almond (soy, cashew, etc.), and other delicious goodies that you mix up the night before in a bowl or jar with a lid and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, you can stumble to the refrigerator and eat it immediately or heat it up in the microwave for just a minute.

Overnight oats have a different texture than traditionally cooked oats. They are heartier and not smooshy at all. And the best part is versatility. To get you started, here are a couple of options:

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats–

  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other plant milk)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • raisins (optional)
  • walnuts (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. apple sauce
  • 1 tsp. sweetener of your choice (sugar, agave, sucanat, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • diced apple chunks for topping

Mix all ingredients (except fresh fruit topping) in bowl or jar. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. After 8 hours, remove from refrigerator, top with fruit, and eat. Or heat in microwave 1 minute before eating.

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Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats–

  • 1/2 almond milk (or other plant milk)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • fruit for topping

Mix all ingredients (except fresh fruit topping) in bowl or jar. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. After 8 hours, remove from refrigerator, top with fruit, and eat. Or heat in microwave 1 minute before eating.

Quick-cooking method

If preferred, the overnight method can be skipped and a quick-cooking method can be used.  Simply mix your ingredients and microwave for approximately 2 minutes. You will need to add an additional 1/4 cup of almond milk for this cooking method.

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Plant-based vegan sausage makes a great addition when serving this for breakfast. It is one of the many products that I like to order from MamaSezz meal delivery service. It comes ready to heat and eat, and it can also be frozen.

Nutrition in oats

Oats are a whole-grain food and are rich in fiber, manganese, the B vitamins thiamin and riboflavin, vitamin E and protein. They’re also low in sodium and fat and free of sugar, cholesterol and saturated fats.

One cup of rolled oats contains 160 calories, 3 grams fat, 10 milligrams sodium, 28 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber and 6 grams protein; it also provides 4 percent of the daily value for calcium and 12 percent of the daily value for iron.–LiveStrong

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Oats are loaded with fiber that helps lower cholesterol.

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Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

Overnight oats are a mixture of old fashioned oats, plant milk such as almond (soy, cashew, etc.), and other delicious goodies that you mix up the night before in a bowl or jar with lid and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Ingredients

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup almond milk or other plant milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp raisins (optional)
  • 1 tsp crushed walnuts (optional)
  • 1 tsp sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • diced apple chunks for topping

Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup almond milk or other plant milk
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh fruit for topping

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients (except fresh fruit topping) in bowl or jar. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. After 8 hours, remove from refrigerator, top with fruit, and eat. Or heat in microwave 1 minute before eating.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 2.6gFiber: 3.4gProtein: 3.3g

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Kit

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

I super love overnight oats and french toast for breakfast. These 2 are my breakfast staple ever since. I never miss the week without oats because it helps me with digestion.

Rai

Sunday 3rd of March 2019

I love doing overnight oatmeals! I'll definitely going to try these recipes! These are all so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

EatPlant-Based.com

Monday 4th of March 2019

You're welcome! It just makes breakfast so easy.

Louise

Sunday 23rd of September 2018

I am looking for the recipe for your Pumpkin Pie Overnight oats. Do I have the name wrong, I'm unable to find it? Thanks.

EatPlant-Based.com

Monday 24th of September 2018

Louise, I don't have a recipe of Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats, but they sound fabulous!

Jerry Clark

Saturday 7th of July 2018

My go to breakfast. Being an long haul trucker and most food options are grease and garbage. This helps me stay on track with my wfpb life style.

Anna

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

your amazing , I know how hard it is for truckers, my dad and brother was truckers , both have passed since, but the food choices was just where they could get gas and sleep. Keep up the good work! wfpb as much as possible.. =)

Judy

Friday 25th of November 2016

Great ideas. I used to mix Muesli with coconut yogurt in the evening and have that the next morning. Good to know I can use good old oatmeal in the same way with nut milk. Thanks for expanding my breakfast intake, Terri!