Overnight Maple Oatmeal Recipe
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Overnight Maple Oatmeal Recipe

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I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid the mid-morning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. —Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Assorted fresh fruit

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without fruit) : 249 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, milk, syrup and vanilla. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Just before serving, stir in yogurt. Top with walnuts and fruit. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Overnight Maple Oatmeal in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014

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Air Force Mom User ID: 6838300 223181
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"I made this with vanilla Greek Yogurt & toasted pecans - topped it with berries & the family lived it. So quick & easy! ??"

Halfthere User ID: 7881328 223133
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"I can 't imagine wanting to eat cold wet oatmeal."

MargeAZ User ID: 1297434 223116
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"You can make it more diabetic friendly by using plain fat-free yogurt instead of the vanilla yogurt, Greek yogurt if you want even more protein, and replacing the maple syrup with sugar-free syrup. That will cut carbs and fat.

The Nutritional Facts for the recipe as is - 36 grams of carbs, but you have to add the carbs for any fruit you inlcude. So, it could put you over the recommended amount of carbs for a diabetic meal, which is 45-60."

camatt User ID: 3411153 199939
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"This was so easy and wonderful. easy to take to work. Lots of options for variety with changing up the fruits and nuts. Thanks for the recipe"

annie1992 User ID: 2246916 184280
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"No, jenn, the oatmeal is not cooked. It sits overnight and soaks up the milk and becomes softer, and it's not a hot cereal, it's eaten cold and requires no cooking at all."

jenninick User ID: 7369953 127430
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Do you cook the oatmeal?"

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