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Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I tasted muesli on a trip to Switzerland, and when I came home, I made it my way. Keep things interesting (and avoid midmorning munchies) by adding different fruits and nuts every day. —Maddie Kirk, Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine oats, milk, syrup and vanilla. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Just before serving, stir in yogurt. Top with walnuts and fruit.
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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • sgronholz
    Jul 11, 2018

    I thought this recipe was great. I used vanilla Greek yogurt and doubled the amount...yum! I can't wait to make it again!

  • Orbs
    Apr 15, 2018

    I added cinnamon and substituted applesauce for the yogurt. Delicious! Thank you, Maddie, for sharing this recipe.

  • Air Force Mom
    Mar 20, 2015

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

  • Halfthere
    Mar 19, 2015

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

  • MargeAZ
    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
    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
    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
    Jan 7, 2014

    Do you cook the oatmeal?