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Get Your Breakfast on with Three Yummy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes

Breakfast is not my best meal. If I’m lucky I actually remember to eat it. When you’re a busy mom, though, ain’t nobody got time for that! Sure, I always try to have a healthy breakfast for kids available for my two but when it comes to me my energy usually runs out jusssst before I remember to make something.

I’ve almost always got something like my cinnamon sugar muffin bites around the house to snack on, but with my recent weight loss journey things like that usually aren’t a good choice. ( because let’s be honest there is no such thing as eating one or two muffin bites.) Due to this I’ve been looking for awesome healthy breakfast recipes and decided to try a few overnight oatmeal recipes. 

I was hesitant to jump into the whole overnight oatmeal thing for a few reasons. For one, chances are I would make it and forget it for a few days. There was also something about cold oatmeal that just sounded wrong to me. It looked a bit more like something I should be using to tile my bathroom than put in my mouth. I am so glad I got over that, though. Since giving it a try and working out flavor combinations that I love it has quickly become one of my favorite breakfast options, and definitely not one that I can easily forget about. Who doesn’t like a treat waiting for them in the morning?

There are a ton of different ways that you can go about making overnight oatmeal once you get the basics down. You can make it as healthy or as not so healthy as you want. It is also a great candidate for adding extra nutrients that you may otherwise not get in your diet! ( Bonus: kids love this stuff too! It can be a great way to get a healthy meal into them without them being any the wiser!) My son refuses to eat regular oatmeal. Like, pack his bags and move to another country with a new family before he so much as looks at it. Overnight oatmeal, however, he has gradually been rethinking this standpoint.

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Oats alone are a great breakfast option for many. They are high in antioxidants and fantastic for lowering the risk of coronary artery disease and lowering bad cholesterol. ( That’s the LDL and Triglycerides) When you add in fruits and other components you get all kinds of added benefits like extra vitamins and minerals, increased metabolism and digestion, and even a little kick in the energy department!

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overnight oatmeal recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Overnight Oats

I know if you are a frequent reader you are already well aware of my love obsession with peanut butter and chocolate together. I mean, you just can’t go wrong. Of course, if you aren’t a peanut butter fan you could always go with Nutella here too. Just be careful with the calories on that one if you are looking for weight loss. They can add up pretty fast!

Peanut butter is a great protein though and will give you a little extra go power to get your morning tasks finished in no time. It is also a great source of Vitamin E, potassium, and B6. That said, I highly suggest going with a natural peanut butter to avoid added sugar and other things that just don’t belong in peanut butter.


1 C old fashioned oats

1/2 C creamy peanut butter

1/2 C plain greek yogurt

2 T chia seeds ( optional, but really adds to the texture)

1/2 C milk ( you can use almond milk, rice milk, etc. Whatever you prefer, any works here)

1/4 C mini chocolate chips ( for a healthier alternative, try carob chips)

Add the oats to your jar first. Then, stir in the greek yogurt, peanut butter, and milk. Finally, sprinkle in chia seeds and chocolate chips. Give everything another good stir and seal up. Place in your refrigerator overnight ( or at least around 8 hours or so) and enjoy in the morning! It’s really that easy!

Related: Quick and Easy Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Bites 

overnight oatmeal recipes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Now, you can just do strawberry. You can do strawberry banana. How great of a breakfast, though, to wake up to chocolate covered strawberry oatmeal? I can tell you, it’s pretty awesome.

Strawberries are such a great fruit. Berries, in general, are full of antioxidants that help keep your mind sharp as you age. In addition, the fiber found in berries of all varieties is great to ensure healthy digestion ( which is such an important component of weight loss!)


1 C old fashioned oats

1/2 C greek yogurt ( plain or strawberry here)

2 T chia seeds

1/2 C milk

1/4 C mini chocolate chips

1/4-1/2 C chopped strawberries, chopped ( depending on how much you like strawberries here)

Just like before add your oats first. Then dump in the yogurt and milk. This time stir in your strawberries and finally the chia seeds and chocolate chips. Let chill overnight and enjoy!

overnight oatmeal recipes

Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats

I’m not even going to pretend that this one is completely healthy, but it is pure zen. Honestly, it’s not that bad though because you aren’t eating that much of the cookies! You can make it even better for you by choosing a healthier variety of cookie for your pieces.

While you aren’t getting any of the added benefits of fruit or extra protein in this one you are still getting the benefit of the chia seeds, which help with digestion, and the greek yogurt which is a great source of calcium, potassium, and vitamins B12 & B6.


1 C old fashioned oats

1/2 C plain greek yogurt

1/2 C milk

2 T chia seeds

1/4 C crushed sandwich cookie pieces

For a little extra chocolate in this one you can add in a chocolate protein powder, or even a little chocolate syrup ( just don’t go overboard). Starting with the oats add in each of the ingredients and seal. Chill overnight or at least 8 hours to set.

Pro Tip: I actually keep a jar of crumbled cookie pieces on hand most of the time. It is a great option to add to ice cream, pudding, and all kinds of sweet treats. 

overnight oatmeal recipes

There are a ton of other ways that you can put these together. The possibilities are completely up to your imagination and what you can come up with. How about a chocolate banana or a mint chocolate? In fact, I might need to try that one…

If you come up with any great combinations be sure to let us know in the comments! We love hearing what you guys are up to and look forward to seeing your oatmeal creations!

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Ghastly is a paranormal historian living in Arkansas. She writes on mental health, chronic illness, crafting (or at least trying to), and her love of cupcakes when she isn't herding cats or homeschooling her special needs daughter.

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