Overnight Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my go-to breakfasts, so filling and good for you. I had been eating lots of traditionally made hot oatmeal, but when the warmer weather hit I stopped.  I've seen so many recipes for overnight oats on Pinterest and Instagram, and finally I dug out my ball jars and made some myself.

Initially I made this recipe from Taste of Home exactly as written. Since then, I've made a couple of the variations given, and slightly adapted ones as well. I use almond milk instead of regular milk, and greek yogurt.   I am not a fan of walnuts, so sometimes I use pecans, sometimes I use granola. It's great with either honey or maple syrup.  I also add a teaspoon of chia seeds, and a dash of cinnamon.

I like to layer the ingredients because it looks pretty :) I always use Flahavan's Irish Oats, they're my favorite. This version I made, I used blueberries from my yard, strawberries, honey, cinnamon, chia.

 After I get the layers how I want, I pour the almond milk in, then spoon the yogurt on top, in this case, Blackberry Greek Yogurt. .  I finished it with some toasted pecans.

And the next morning I enjoyed it out on the patio. Thank you so much to June T. for sharing her recipe!

On Tuesdays, I like to share what my fellow Volunteer Field Editors are making.  This week, Angela made Bacon Pea Salad, her own recipe which was published in the June/July 2017 issue.  She had me at bacon!

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Overnight Oatmeal
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
3 tablespoons fat-free milk
3 tablespoons reduced-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup assorted fresh fruit
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

In a small container or mason jar, combine oats, milk, yogurt and honey. Top with fruit and nuts. Seal; refrigerate overnight.


  • Chocolate-Cherry Oats: Use cherry-flavored yogurt; add 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder, and top with fresh or frozen pitted cherries.
  • Banana Bread Oats: Replace honey with maple syrup and stir in 1/2 mashed banana and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Top with toasted pecans.
  • Carrot Cake Oats: Add 2 Tbsp grated carrots and substitute spreadable cream cheese for the yogurt.
  • Pina Colada Oats: Add 1/2 mashed banana, 2 Tbsp. crushed pineapple and 1 Tbsp shredded coconut to oat mixture.

  • Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/overnight-oatmeal/


      1. That pina colada version sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing :)

        1. I've got that one on the to-try list for next week. I've done the Banana Bread and the Chocolate Cherry. You really can't go wrong with any of them :)

      2. I have really been wanting to try overnight oatmeal. This looks so good. Love that it has fruit in it! Yummy breakfast for summertime. Thank you for sharing with us at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!

        1. I'm sorry that I waited so long! I love all the ways you can change it up. Thank you for hosting!


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