Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in the craziness of the morning rush we sometimes skip out. So instead of trying to wedge bacon and eggs between your alarm and the 8am bus, plan ahead by preparing nutritious overnight oats the night before. Fantastic for quick, on-the-go snacking, here are 20 fast and easy overnight oat recipes we love from across the web.
This overnight oats recipe is quick to make, quick to grab, and quick to eat with a total prep time of just five minutes. And the peaches make it perfect for those looking for something both sweet and healthy.
Berry-lovers can start the day right by with this yummy blend of blueberries, oats, and maple syrup. You also lock in 12 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber in just one serving. Talk about a great way to start the day!
This recipe makes the perfect breakfast for those looking for a sugar-free meal, which, as those who live sugar-free know, can prove a real challenge. Fruits add nutritional benefits and and give these overnight oats a naturally sweet flavor.
Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats are a great treat for the morning commute. What’s great about this recipe is that you can use coconut milk as a dairy-free option and still get a great, creamy texture.
Bananas and nuts are a naturally perfect combination and will give you a much-needed energy boost. The oatmeal blend will keep you full through the morning so you can keep going without getting the munchies.
Like bananas and nuts, apples and cinnamon are a classic combo, too. These overnight oats are both gluten-free and vegan, not to mention delicious, so people with all kinds of diets can dig in.
Want all the goodness of cinnamon rolls in a jar? Just follow this two-step recipe and you’ve got it. Plus, this breakfast can double as a snack or dessert.
The chia seeds and cocoa powder in this recipe provide plenty of antioxidants, plus this healthy blend is perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
Speaking of a sweet tooth, try these Salted Turtle Overnight Oats for a rich, sweet and salty dessert. The unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe help lower the total sugar count as an added bonus.
This recipe is as sweet as it sounds, but not as sugary. That’s because it uses unsweetened cocoa powder and stevia, a natural sweetener. This is another meal that can work for breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
Can something with the word “cookie dough” in the title really have nutritional benefits? Yes. Yes it can. This overnight oats recipes contains protein, fiber, iron, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and D.
Pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice make this a perfect breakfast for autumn. These overnight oats have under 230 calories and will help keep you from snacking through the morning.
Pumpkin and persimmon are both fall fruits. Together they make an awesome combination so good, you won’t remember that it’s healthy, too.
If you’re not a fan of cold-served oats, this recipe is still a great fit for you. Just prep the night before, microwave for 1-2 minutes in the morning, and enjoy!
This is a highly versatile recipe. There are lots of choices for what specific ingredients to use, particularly in the last few steps, all of which will give you a yummy, crunchy breakfast.
These overnight oats are perfect for almond fans as the recipe calls for both almond milk and slivered almonds. Dried cherries add a tartness balanced by cinnamon and the oats. Take just 10 minutes to prep, stick the mix in the refrigerator overnight for 8 hours, grab in the morning and enjoy.
Love carrot cake? Love oatmeal? Put the two together with Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. This recipe is great because it gives you the taste of dessert while avoiding added sugars.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Why not get your apples in at the start of day with Apple Pie Overnight Oats? It’s apple pie in breakfast form.
This awesome recipe holds the record for shortest prep time: just 3 minutes! If pudding sounds good for breakfast, definitely give this recipe a try.
Want to make your own unique overnight oats recipe? Follow this comprehensive guide to oat freestyling.