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Overnight Oats Recipe

Easy breakfast idea you can make with your kids

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I sometimes even eat breakfast food twice in one day. One of my favorite breakfasts is this overnight oats. My overnight oats recipe could not be any easier really. My kids love to make this with me. Each person adds their own toppings and it is a personal breakfast you can enjoy as a family.

very easy overnight oats with berries

Customize your overnight oats recipe with these add ons

This overnight oats recipe is a perfect summer breakfast. It is so hot outside you do not really want a bowl of warm oatmeal. This cold oat breakfast is light and refreshing on the hot summer mornings. Some of the add-ins we have tried and enjoyed are:

  • berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • granola
  • peanut butter or almond butter
  • chocolate chips
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • maple syrup or honey
  • nutella
  • sliced banana
  • cinnamon or nutmeg
  • dried fruits
  • almonds, pecans, walnuts

Choose a fun container for your overnight oats

One fun part of making this overnight oats recipe is that you can make it in any container. My daughter loves to make oats in small mason jars. I like to make it in clear glasses, as pictured. My son loves to make them in parfait glasses. The vessel you use does not matter, use your creativity, and create some delicious breakfast treats.

side view of overnight oats with berries

Add in fresh or frozen berries

In the summer you can find plenty of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. In the wintertime you should try adding some frozen berries to your overnight oats recipe. The frozen berries start to defrost immediately and they give a lovely texture to the overnight oats. You can add in the frozen berries the night before, or you can add them in right before you eat them.

side view of overnight oats with berries

How long do overnight oats last?

These overnight oats can keep in your refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days. We like to make some oats over the weekend and then eat them on weekday mornings when we have less time for cooking breakfast.

Which oats are my favorite?

I love Bob’s Red Mill Products. The Bob’s Red Mill oats are amazing. I also love the Nature’s Path quick oats. They are both easy to find in health food stores and on Amazon.

overhead view of overnight oats with berries

Overnight oats recipe

Overnight oats recipe


  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-3 tsp maple syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)


  1. Pour oats into a glass or mason jar.
  2. Add milk to cover the oats.
  3. Stir in your sweetener.
  4. Place in fridge for at least 8 hours.
  5. When you are ready to serve, add in some of the toppings listed above.
  6. Enjoy!

overhead shot of overnight oats with berries

What are your favorite mix-ins to add to your overnight oats? Tell me what makes your perfect breakfast cup!

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