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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

2. Orange & Vanilla Overnight Oats

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


5. Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal

6. Ginger Peach Overnight Oatmeal

7. Choco-Banana Overnight Oats

8. Bircher Muesli With Plums And Pistachios

9. (Salted) Caramel Mocha Overnight Oatmeal

10. Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

11. Apple of My Eye Overnight Oatmeal

12. Tropical Overnight Oats

13. Black Forest Overnight Oatmeal

14. MMM-style Overnight Oats

15. Banana Kiwi Overnight Oats

16. Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oatmeal

17. Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats

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

19. Mocha Banana Chia-Oatmeal Breakfast Parfait