Photo: Bowl of overnight oats with fresh raspberries on top

Overnight Oats w/ Vanilla

Many of us are too busy to whip up a nutritious breakfast early in the morning and rely on unhealthy convenience food or even skipping it altogether. This amazing recipe is super versatile and couldn’t be easier – simply combine milk and oats in a container, refrigerate overnight and you’ll have breakfast ready to go the next day!

Yield: 
4 Servings

Updated: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 8:52pm

Ingredients: 

Overnight Oats

  • 2 cups old fashion rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk or non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Honey or agave (optional)
  • Diced fresh fruit such as apples or pears (optional)

Optional Add-Ins

Combine 2-3 of the following or any other ingredients you might enjoy:

  • Pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice
  • 2 Tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 mashed banana
  • ¼ cup dried fruit of choice
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped dark chocolate or cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 2-3 Tablespoons nuts or seeds of choice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon or lime zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice
Instructions: 
  1. Mix oats, milk, vanilla extract and your choice of add-ins in a bowl. Stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight (at least 6-8 hours). You can also divide mixture into jars or smaller separate containers for easy organization.
  2. When ready to eat, top oats with a drizzle of honey, ground nuts and/or fresh fruit if you like. Serve and enjoy!