When overnight oats first became a thing, they were so exciting. A healthy breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning! You don’t even have to heat it up! You can put it in an adorable Weck jar!!! What’s not to love? But after a while, it started to feel like every recipe was just a slight variation of the same thing.
Apple Cinnamon? Again?
Pumpkin Spice? Yawn.
I feel like the internet collectively grew tired of the whole overnight oats phenomenon. Which is a shame! Because overnight oats are a fantastic blank canvas that lend themselves to all kinds of experimentation. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite creative overnight oats recipes to inspire you to try something new.
6 Creative Overnight Oat Recipes
You’ll be excited to get out of bed in the morning when you remember you’ve got these chocolatey oats waiting for you in the fridge. You’ll also want to try chai pear and spiced apple.
Maple + Fig + Tahini Overnight Oats from Probably This
Is it fig season yet? Is it? IS IT? Because I’m counting down the days until I can have this for breakfast.
Elvis Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon from Eating Bird Food
Elvis might not have eaten his oatmeal with coconut bacon, but you’ll love the crispy crunch and savory flavor it adds to this dairy-free recipe.
Banana Flax Turmeric Overnight Oats from Nourish Everyday
A mash-up of golden milk and overnight oats? Breakfast just got so much easier. Add a scoop of protein powder to make it even more filling.
Vanilla Oats with Coffee Syrup and Berries from My Goodness Kitchen
For those of us who aren’t morning people, there’s this vegan version of overnight oats made with espresso syrup to help wake you up. Yes.
Comforting, creamy and loaded with fiber, our overnight oats are made with almond butter and bathed in quick and antioxidant-rich apple compote for a delicious flavor.4