Healthy and Easy Overnight Oats With Fruit lets everyone wake up to an energizing breakfast every day!
Make this recipe before bed and add a few quick mix-ins or toppings and a great day has already begun. Free up more time on those busy mornings while still getting a hearty breakfast in. Overnight oats have a delicious creamy texture, and can be made to suit individual tastes. Oats are loaded with nutrients to give everyone the energy to get through the morning. Though it tastes fantastic cold, it’s possible for this recipe to be heated up on the stovetop (or individually in the microwave). Just add fruit, yogurt, and other toppings afterwards.
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Healthy & Hearty Breakfast
- Overnight oats with milk is more than just a weekday breakfast. Make it for the weekend and enjoy a DIY buffet breakfast with bowls of fresh and fun add-ins and toppings!
- No cooking and no reheating the next morning! Grab and go, too! Serve with some Sourdough Banana Muffins, some Bacon in the Oven, and everyone is good to go!
- Good for digestive issues and loaded with B vitamins and fiber, oatmeal is a smart choice for adults and kids alike, plus it’s so yummy!
What’s in Overnight Oats?
OATS Choose hearty oats like old-fashioned or steel-cut for the firmer texture. Instant oats are okay, too, and the results will be really creamy.
DAIRY Greek yogurt and milk add protein and extra creamy flavor. Overnight oats are equally delicious with almond or another dairy free milk, and greek yogurt can be subbed out with some dairy free yogurt too, if desired.
FRUIT & CHIA Fresh or frozen fruit and chia seeds give the oatmeal even more amazing nutrition, and they add the sweet and tart flavors that kids love. Choose a favorite fruit, layer it up, and it’s good to go!
Overnight Oats Add-Ins
- Fresh or frozen fruit like bananas, apples, strawberries, blueberries, or even jam or preserves will work!
- Add some nuts like walnuts or almonds, or some toasted coconut flakes!
- For an extra shot of protein, add some protein powder or some peanut butter.
- Add cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix for extra flavor. (Great with chopped apples!)
- Top with caramel or butterscotch syrup, or even add chocolate chips or some whipped cream to make it into a dessert!
How to Make Overnight Oats
These make such pretty individual breakfasts, and it’s such a good way to get kids to eat their oatmeal:
- Combine all ingredients (except fruit).
- Add ¼ cup of yogurt mixture into each jar or dish (per recipe below).
- Add fruit, cover each jar with remaining yogurt mixture.
- Seal each jar or cover each dish tightly & keep in the refrigerator.
For best results, serve cold. Add toppings as desired.
Overnight oats will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Freeze them in individual zippered freezer bags with the date labeled on the outside. Lay them flat until they are frozen and then stack them upright to save freezer space. Either thaw in the refrigerator overnight or pop on in a backpack or briefcase and they’ll be thawed by mid-morning!
Other Easy Breakfast Recipes To Try!
- Banana Overnight Oats – super easy!
- Breakfast Strata With Sausage – hearty and delicious.
- Overnight Oats – make ahead!
- Homemade Granola Bars with Seeds – perfect grab and go breakfast.
- Overnight Steel Cut Oats – so simple.
Easy Overnight Oats With Fruit
- In a large bowl, combine oats, milk, yogurt, chia seeds, and vanilla if using.
- Add ¼ cup of yogurt mixture to the bottom of 4 jars or dishes. Divide fruit evenly between the containers. Top with remaining yogurt mixture.
- Seal tightly and refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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Recipe very slightly adapted from Spend With Pennies