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Easy Overnight Oatmeal

 

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

I don’t know how things are in your house, but in our house weekday mornings are the WORST.  Trying to get my kids up and out the door on time five days a week is just about enough to drive me insane.

This means that anything that can help our mornings run just a little tiny bit smoother is a huge win in my book.  Bonus points for being healthy and delicious (and cute!)

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My kids love these little oatmeal cups, and I love them because they literally take seconds to throw together in the evening, while saving us at least 20 precious minutes of frustration in the morning.  You can use whatever fruit or berries you have on hand, or use flavored yogurt to mix it up even more.

Any way you throw it together, it is the breakfast sanity saver that might just change your life!

And now to actually make it to school on time….

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

Here is what you need:

2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk or almond milk
honey
fresh blueberries, strawberries, or peaches
6 half pint canning jars
 
 

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

Step 1: In medium bowl, mix together oatmeal, yogurt, and milk.

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

Step 2: Spoon into 6 half pint canning jars. Cover with metal lids & screw on bands, then shake each jar until combined. Chill overnight.

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

Step 3: Chop fruit, then top each jar with 1 teaspoon honey and desired fruit and enjoy!

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

 

 

Easy Overnight Oatmeal | 5 Ingredients or Less | Breakfast Meals | Food Made Simple | Meatless Meals

19 Comments

  1. February 17 at 01:24PM

    Great idea! Question, though – what is the purpose of shaking the jar to combine the mix when you’ve already mixed everything in the bowl beforehand?

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 18 at 06:18AM

      Shaking the jars helps ensure that all the oatmeal is covered and combined with the milk and yogurt mixture.:)

  2. Sheila
    February 17 at 09:50PM

    Do you just eat it cold?

    • Ruth Soukup
      February 18 at 06:17AM

      Yes, You can eat it cold or warm it for a few seconds in the microwave before you add the fruit. You might need to add a little more milk to the jar before heating it up.

  3. February 18 at 12:06PM

    These look great! I have made some without yogurt and just milk and they warm up very easily and taste great. I will have give it a try with the yogurt added. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. February 18 at 01:10PM

    These would be great for our busy mornings. A nice healthy breakfast that is super quick.
    The kids could choose their own toppings to add in the morning to make them personalized for each one. Thank you for the idea!

  5. Anita
    February 18 at 01:18PM

    I give my children oatmeal and yogurt and fruits, too in the morning since they were babies.
    But since my son hates fruits I put everything in the mixer.
    The fruits are so sweet that I don’t have to add any other sugar.
    They love their breakfast-mash.
    They don’t want bread, they don’t want rolls, they want breakfast-mash.
    And it is soo healthy!
    Just plain yogurt, apples and oatmeal.

  6. February 18 at 01:42PM

    Love this idea! We are trying very hard to eat really healthy and this recipe is a great fit. Have you ever tried it with frozen fruit?

    Thanks!
    ~Karina

  7. Anonymous
    February 18 at 03:35PM

    Will it still turn out fine if you skip out on the yogurt? I’m not a fan of yogurt unless the taste is heavily masked.

    • Anonymous
      February 26 at 04:42PM

      Yes! I use soymilk only. I add some hemp seeds and cinnamon too.

  8. Karen
    February 19 at 06:00PM

    Thanks for your post – I will have to start making these again! I just use water or coconut water with no milk or yoghurt and by morning it turns into a kind of oat milk I also add some dried fruit, seeds and nuts to the overnight oat mix and add a banana in the morning – yum!

  9. jessica gutierrez
    February 23 at 12:52PM

    Hi I do this yogurt but I add chia seeds and pecans it’s great for breakfast it’s filing and healthy so you can’t go wrong.

  10. Barb M.
    March 4 at 10:35PM

    Sounds great–but it’s just the hubby and me, and he’s not much on oatmeal or yogurt. Do you think these little capped jars without the fruit added would be able to be kept in the fridge for 2 or 3 days? If so, I’d make half the recipe and have one each a.m. for a few days, heated up with a little more milk if needed, and add the fruit then. I already eat homemade yogurt many mornings. Kind of hate to do yet another task every night for one little jar but love the idea of having real oatmeal ready to heat up! Instant is awful and cooked leftover oatmeal kept in the fridge just isn’t that good reheated the next day. Tried that a couple times and it was kind of gummy/sticky. Thanks!

  11. Marsha Harden
    July 30 at 08:44PM

    Jars in picture look like half pint jars, sold as jelly jars.

  12. Sarah
    September 19 at 01:06PM

    Can you use steel cut oats with this?

    • Ruth Soukup
      September 19 at 10:09PM

      You could use steel cut oats but you might need to up the amount of milk to 2 cups.

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