10 Overnight Oat Recipes for Busy Mornings

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Between school and work, our schedules are packed. Sometimes it feels like we barely have time to sleep, and we spend most mornings in a rush. Unfortunately, during these times it’s difficult to make breakfast a priority. When we’re rushing, our main concern is getting out of the door on time.

But having a balanced breakfast is incredibly beneficial, especially when you’re busy. Breakfast gives you energy and keeps you from feeling hungry before lunch time.

One way to make time for a balanced breakfast is to prepare oats by soaking them overnight. Oats make a tasty, versatile breakfast for all ages. Below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 Overnight Oats Recipes for Busy Mornings. Try making the oats in a container with a lid or in a mason jar. You can enjoy this quick breakfast in the morning or grab a spoon and take it to go!

1. Clean Eating Refrigerator Oatmeal
One of our simplest overnight oats recipes is this clean-eating refrigerator oatmeal made in a jar. It combines old-fashioned oats with protein-rich chia seeds to help you feel full longer. It’s a versatile, customizable recipe that you can flavor with pumpkin puree or applesauce. Both options are listed in the recipe.

2. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
You can also combine oats and chia seeds with natural peanut butter and your choice of natural sweetener. Follow this recipe to create a creamy, hearty vegan breakfast that you can enjoy on the go.

3. Vegan Overnight Oats with Banana and Cinnamon
Pictured above, this deliciously thick recipe is made with no added sugar! It’s sweetened with mashed banana, vanilla extract, and a dash of cinnamon.

4. Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
If you prefer your oats without chia seeds, make these strawberry shortcake oats. They’re made with fresh strawberries and strawberry jam. Make sure to choose a jam that’s low in added sugars or naturally sweetened!

5. Orange Vanilla Overnight Oats
This orange and vanilla overnight oats recipe is another seedless option. The oats are soaked in orange juice and water instead of milk, then served with seeds and toasted coconut for an added crunch.

6. Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal
If you like carrot cake, you’ll love this recipe! This vegan and gluten-free oatmeal is packed with nuts and seeds that add a satisfying crunch to your breakfast. You’ll also reap all the health benefits of nuts, coconut, and flaxseed.

7. Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats
To add protein to your breakfast, make overnight oats with protein powder. This chocolate banana oatmeal recipe uses a few tablespoons of protein powder, bananas, chia seeds, and cacao nibs.

8. MMM-Style Overnight Oats
This protein-rich creamy vanilla recipe is absolutely decadent. It incorporates chia seeds, dried coconut, and buckwheat for a rich, smooth, and crunchy texture. Check out the yummy topping suggestions!

9. Overnight Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oats
If you’d rather have a warm breakfast, you can make overnight oats in your slow cooker. This recipe is great for fall! It’s made with real pumpkin and a little bit of pumpkin pie spice.

10. Slow-Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Combine apples, cinnamon, and vanilla in the slow cooker for a sweet, warm breakfast that will start your day right.

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2 Comments on "10 Overnight Oat Recipes for Busy Mornings"

  1. Dianne Parker  July 26, 2019

    I’m copying ALL these recipes to try … I’m a newbie with Weight Watchers and these recipes are da’ BOMB! I wonder if you would know or how I could track the POINTS I’d have in these oatmeal recipes? Thank you in advance.

    • Gale Compton  July 28, 2019

      Dianne, I would record the points listed under each recipe.


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