Overnight Oats




About: Hi! I'm a twenty-something journalism student from the Netherlands. This is how I roll. I love cooking, technology, beauty, fashion and I have a healthy obsession with shiny and cute things.

I get up in the morning, take a shower, do my make-up, do my hair, get dressed, grab my stuff and run out the door. But wait, I think I forgot something. Why do I feel so tired and grumpy? That's right, I forgot a decent breakfast. Well here is the healthiest solution for never ever skipping breakfast again! I eat overnight oats in the morning. Just make it before you go to bed. This way, you don't have the work of making oats in the morning and it tastes so good because the flavours have time to mix all night!

Step 1: Ingredients

This is what you need for one person:

2/3 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Milk
1/2 Banana (chopped)
1 tsp Ground coconut
1 tbs Raisins
1 Glass Jar

You can play with whatever ingredients you like. Try some apple, berries, honey or sunflowerseeds!

Step 2: Let's Make Some Overnight Oats!

It's so easy! Put all the ingredients in a glass jar, give it a little shake and put it in the fridge. Now have a good night sleep en the next morning you have a delicious breakfast waiting for you. Super healthy and it keeps me full the entire morning. No snacking 'til lunch! If you don't have time to eat it at home, just grab it for take out.



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    7 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Which kind of oats? one minute, 5 minute or steelcut?

    I really want to try this.

    I hate making breakfast.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Since I saw this instructable I've been making this breakfast every morning for a month now. (except the few times when I forgot.)

    It's great! I love it.

    Although I love anything that you can prepare in a jar, (which is why this project attracted me in the first place) I didn't have a big enough jar at first, so I used a bowl. But now that I have one I must confess that I find a bowl more convenient. Easier to clean.

    So far I've experimented with milk, yoghurt, soymilk... love 'em all.

    Thanks for the delicious mornings :)


    5 years ago

    i guess my question is if the oats need to be cooked prior to being added with all the other ingredients

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    Reply 5 years ago

    I guess I mean the same thing by Oats and Oatmeal. They don't have to be cooked. They soak up the milk overnight. Cooking is just something that speeds that process(which is fine if you need them right now), but since you are letting them sit overnight, there's no need.


    5 years ago

    can you use just oats? what is the difference between oats and oatmeal?


    5 years ago

    fantastic! what a good idea. I'm always busy with getting my grumpy sleep deprived self up and sorted as well as preparing a quick cereal breakfast for me, wife & kid#1 before work and school run, because porridge takes a bit too long. You're a genius ...sure it may have been done before, but for me you've made mornings a whole lot easier. thanks x

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