5 Overnight Oatmeal Recipes To Make Mornings Easier

Effortless, drool-worthy recipes that give oatmeal a whole new name!

Your alarm goes off and, after hitting the snooze button one too many times, you realize you’re going to be late for work! At what feels like superhuman speed, you open your closet and grab the first socially acceptable outfit you find, then dash to your shower. You notice your stomach making strange gurgling noises in an attempt to draw attention to your tummy’s pressing hunger, but the time crunch you’re under leaves no room to fix yourself breakfast.

Instead of depriving your body of the fuel it needs, we’ve got a genius solution for you. Allow us to introduce overnight oatmeal. Uber scrumptious and packed with nutrients, overnight oatmeal is your hero in disguise on busy mornings. By simply whipping an effortless recipe the night before and popping it in your fridge, you’ll wake up to a ready-to-eat, hand-held meal that delivers all the nourishing goodness your system needs. Meanwhile, oats act as a powerful superfood that’ll provide lasting energy and satiation throughout the day.

Countless variations of the classic overnight oatmeal recipe exist out there, in an effort to shake things up and keep your taste buds from getting bored. Here at Skinny Ms., we’ve grouped together 5 of our absolute favorites. These grab-and-go recipes call for easy prep and simple ingredients, and taste downright delectable.

1. Refrigerator Oatmeal with Bananas and Berries

Bananas and berries form a delicious duo in this effortless recipe. Orange juice and shredded coconut add a  splash of tropical flavor to this satisfying morning meal!

2. Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Juicy apple and savory cinnamon make a mouthwatering pair in this oatmeal recipe; each savory spoonful will feel like diving into a slice of warm apple pie! Meanwhile, this oatmeal dish tops the charts when it comes to timing- you can throw it together in under 5 minutes with the help of your slow cooker!

3. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This recipe spotlights a beloved superfood- sweet potatoes. Packed with nutrients and energizing properties, sweet potatoes lend a candied, earthy character to this delectable breakfast. With a hearty dose of complex carbs and fiber, this meal makes the perfect fuel before an intense workout!

4. Berry Overnight Oats

This cold and creamy grab & go breakfast will keep you satisfied all morning long, thanks to protein-rich superfoods like chia seeds and almonds. Sweetened with honey and complete with fresh, vitamin-packed berries, this brightly-colored breakfast will become a regular on your morning menu.

5. Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

This recipe has you waking up to the irresistible aroma of pie, and enjoying it, too! A healthified version of everyone’s favorite dessert, this no-sugar-added pumpkin oatmeal dish calls for 100% clean ingredients your body will thank you for. Imagine digging into a slice of pumpkin pie without the guilt!

If you liked these recipes, learn more about transforming your morning porridge into a flavorful work of edible art! Check out these 13 Ways to Jazz up your Morning Oatmeal.

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Ellie Krasner

Ellie is a full-time violinist living in Las Vegas, and a writer with an insatiable appetite for clean eating and fitness! She is a graduate of Binghamton University with degrees in English literature and violin, and loves investigating the world of healthy living.

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