No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

I saw this on Yahoo a few days ago and thought it was intriguing enough to give it a shot. I liked the idea of it because it’s a no-cook, no-recipe, power-packed breakfast that is made in a jar so I can throw it in the car in the morning and take it to work with me. All in all it sounded like a easy and convenient breakfast that was still healthy and could be customized based on what you were feeling like on any particular day – aka it sounded perfect! As I made my first one last week before we went to bed, I asked my husband if he wanted me to make him one to which he quickly said “umm, I’ll let you try this one out and then go from there”. He was a doubter and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling the same way but the next morning when I was enjoying a delicious breakfast with my coffee, he was the one missing out. {He tried his own combo after I posted this and couldn’t get over how good it was, his response was OMG. His combo was oats, skim milk, brown sugar, coconut, cinnamon, maple syrup and pb!}I wasn’t sure how I would feel about eating cold oatmeal but I actually preferred it, especially with this version which had apples and peanut butter in it. If you wanted to you could warm it up for a few seconds to make it room temp or if you like your oatmeal hot you could put it in for longer. Long story short, do yourself a favor and make this because it not only will save you time but it’s a delicious and healthy way to start your day! See all of my other breakfast recipes here.

Overnight Oatmeal how To

As stated in the first paragraph, this is a no-recipe recipe, lol. The only thing you need to remember is equal parts liquid to oats! You use rolled oats {I am going to try steel cut oats and let you know how that works out!} and any type of liquid – almond milk, soy milk, regular milk, orange juice, half & half, etc. I used 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup almond milk. Now you’re going to add your flavor boosters and sweeteners, I used cinnamon, maple sugar, agave and vanilla extract but get creative – citrus zest, maple syrup, sugar, coconut, etc. Give this a good stir and put it in a jar, seal it and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning it will look like the fourth pic above and you can add your toppings! I used diced apples and crunchy peanut butter but you can go crazy here – nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut, almond butter, fresh fruit, etc.

Topping on Oatmeal

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18 thoughts on “No-Cook Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Reblogged this on teacupcake and commented:
    This looks delicious and a nice alternative to try to my muesli every morning (always consumed at my desk at work!)

      1. I’m well into this and definately trying it out this weekend! I love overnight oats and have my own versions of Bircher Muesli and my Breakfast Banana Boost on my blog that you might like too?

  2. I’ve seen similar recipes. I was wondering if these were any good. I have found the crock pot versions very disappointing. I may try this. Thanks for sharing!

      1. I used quick oats (that’s what I had on hand) and I used equal parts oats to milk, and it came out a too wet. I think the difference in oats may have been the issues. I heated mine up in the microwave for 1 minute and it was very creamy and light after that (since the radiation helped the oats take in more moisture). I’ll probably try this again with 2 parts quick oats and 1 part liquid. Thanks!

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