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Overnight Oatmeal

Start this breakfast the night before so you can get some extra sleep in the morning. My husband adds coconut to his, and I stir in dried fruit. —June Thomas, Chesterton, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup assorted fresh fruit
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a small container or Mason jar, combine oats, milk, yogurt and honey. Top with fruit and nuts. Seal; refrigerate overnight.
  • Chocolate-Cherry Oats: Use cherry-flavored yogurt, add 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and top with fresh or frozen pitted cherries.
  • Banana Bread Oats: Replace honey with maple syrup and stir in half a mashed banana and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Top with toasted pecans.
  • Carrot Cake Oats: Add 2 Tbsp. grated carrots, and substitute spreadable cream cheese for the yogurt.
  • Pina Colada Oats: Add half a mashed banana, 2 Tbsp. crushed pineapple and 1 Tbsp. shredded coconut to oat mixture.


  • Test Kitchen tips
  • Make this dairy-free by using 1/2 cup soy or coconut milk instead of milk and yogurt.
  • This can be prepared several days in advance.

  • 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 serving: 345 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.

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    • JMartinelli13
      Oct 5, 2018

      Initially I made this recipe from Taste of Home exactly as written. Since then, I've made a couple of the variations given, and slightly adapted ones as well. I use almond milk instead of regular milk, and greek yogurt. I am not a fan of walnuts, so sometimes I use pecans, sometimes I use granola. It's great with either honey or maple syrup. I also add a teaspoon of chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon.

    • sgronholz
      May 30, 2018

      This was really good! I tried the Banana Bread version of this recipe and will definitely make it again (with just a little less maple syrup...it was a bit on the sweet side for my taste buds!) Yum!

    • tammycookblogsbooks
      Mar 14, 2018

      I added almonds and chocolate chips. The honey makes it sweet so I would recommend using half the amount stated to begin with. Due to allergies I tried it without and with subbing one tablespoon of sour cream for the yogurt. Both tasted good but the one using sour cream had a creamier texture.

    • cynandtom
      Oct 8, 2017

      Easy and delicious make ahead breakfast!