Overnight oats just might be the easiest breakfast ever. There’s very little effort involved and all that effort happens the night before. For me, this is awesome because I am never in the mood to put forth effort in the morning. And if you have kids, overnight oats are a fun little project for them. Let them choose mix-ins and shake them up in the jar before bedtime and serve them hot or cold before school the next morning.
Of course, when you eat overnight oats as much as I do, you need new ideas for them all the time! Here are 4 ways to do overnight oats – all perfect for fall!
4 overnight oat recipes
First, you’ll start each of these recipes with 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats (rolled or regular both work) and 1/2 cup of your favorite milk. I’m really fond of this refrigerated coconut milk lately. Vanilla flavored milk works well too!
Then add your mix-ins:
Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.
Read on for three more yummy recipes!
Add 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, 1 tablespoon of chopped dark chocolate, and 1 tablespoon of almonds.
Add half a cup of chunky spiced or cinnamon applesauce. (I love the one they sell at Trader Joe’s, but you can too.)
This recipe is a little bit different. Instead of milk, use a half cup of strongly brewed chai in this one. Stir in a small diced pear in the morning.
Once your oats and mix-ins are assembled, stir and refrigerate overnight in a jar or Tupperware container.
In the morning, you can add sweetener (I like using honey or maple syrup) or more milk if you like. You can also customize your overnight oats by adding things like Greek yogurt, flax or chia seeds, protein powder–whatever you want! I like eating my oats cold, but you can pop them in the microwave for a warm breakfast on those chilly fall mornings.
Do you make overnight oats? What’s your favorite thing to mix in?2