11 Outrageously Delicious Overnight Oats for Every Morning
Gotta jet in the a.m.? You'd better not skip breakfast, so maybe you should think about packing an incredibly delicious meal you can take on-the-go.
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Don’t think it’s possible? Try whipping up overnight oats, which, like their name implies, can be prepared the night before. While a hearty treat in itself, soaking rolled oats in your favorite toppings makes them extra smooth, creamy and drool-worthy. And not only are they ready to eat, but all you’ll need to pack is a spoon to make breakfast complete.
Ready to whip up a few batches? We've found 11 outrageously delicious overnight oat recipes that will make you think twice about piling some greasy bacon on your plate (yeah, we went there):
Coconut Mango Overnight Oatmeal
Who says you can’t enjoy a taste of the tropics during the middle of fall? Warm up with this super simple and hearty coconut mango overnight oatmeal by Kiersten of Oh My Veggies. Her recipe features juicy slices of sweet champagne mangos, as well as shredded coconut for a creamy, nutty finish. It easily puts that stale piece of toast to shame.
Breakfast Jar Parfait
Got some plain overnight oatmeal just waiting to be jazzed up? According to Jennifer of Peanut Butter and Peppers, you layer it with creamy peanut butter — and that’s only the beginning. Her super rich Breakfast Jar Parfait is so mouthwatering, you might feel just a tad guilty devouring it in one sitting. Lucky for us, it’s surprisingly healthy, so bottoms up!
Fruit-Filled Overnight Oats
Start your morning on the right foot with a breakfast that will pipe down your rumbling tummies, fill you up, and keep you alert for hours. Christal of Nutritionist in the Kitch has an unbeatable recipe for fruit-filled overnight oats, loaded with peaches, blueberries and more. It's also got almond milk and cooked quinoa for an extra punch of protein, and if that's not enough, Christal provides several tasty combos to make every morning unique. (Blackberries and mint, anyone?)
Choco-Banana Overnight Oats
Seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate at any time of the day? Now, you can guiltlessly enjoy plenty of the sweet stuff in the a.m. thanks to Sonia from The Healthy Foodie. She manages to make overnight oats an extra sweet treat with pure dark cocoa, a thinly sliced ripe banana, and other unique, yummy additions.
Double-Chocolate Brownie Batter Overnight Oats
Can’t get enough chocolate? No problem. Feast your eyes (and tummy) on these double-chocolate brownie batter overnight oats by Chelsea from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. (Quit trying to say it out loud and just make it already.) There’s actual brownie mix in this dish, along with mini chocolate chips, and yes, even more chocolate. Another delicious twist to be found? Velvety applesauce, of course.
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
“I don’t think it’s the carrots that make it so yummy — moreso the fluffy flour, sweet sugar, crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, aromatic spices, and dreamy cream topping … the carrots are just kind of there, and it works!” writes Christal of Nutritionist in the Kitch on her carrot cake overnight oats. They're also vegan and gluten-free, and they still manage to taste like the classic baked dessert.
Raspberry Jam Overnight Oats
Love the lip-smacking flavor of raspberry jam, but hate the sugar overload? Kate from VeguKate has the perfect recipe for creamy vanilla oats featuring fresh raspberries and filling chia seeds. It's sure to keep you satisfied all morning long.
Peanut Butter Cookie Overnight Oatmeal
An easy oatmeal recipe loaded with protein-rich peanut butter, all while tasting exactly like dessert? That’s exactly what Katie of Dashing Dish has in store for us. Along with your choice of Greek yogurt, bananas or applesauce, this recipe allows you to quickly customize your breakfast to keep pesky cravings at bay.
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Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats
Whether you prefer it hot or cold, there’s no wrong way to savor strawberries and cream overnight oats by Laura of Super Glue Mom. And the secret to her cream? Nutty coconut milk, the ideal complement to sun-kissed strawberries.
Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
Toss aside those sticky cinnamon rolls, all full of fluff and zero substance. Tiffany from Crème de la Crumb is delighting taste buds with her cinnamon roll overnight oats, which taste just like the baked goods. “You can mix [them] in a hurry, chill overnight, and grab on your way out the door,” she says. “Perfect for cinnamon roll lovers with busy mornings!”
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
Pumpkin spice? Pu-leeze. Chelsea of Chelsea’s Messy Apron has a breakfast meal that highlights actual pumpkin in the form of a protein-packed on-the-go dish. Her seasonal pumpkin chocolate chip cookie overnight oats highlight a medley of pumpkin, cinnamon, and dark cocoa for a healthier take on a tantalizing treat.