Recipe: Overnight Oats

Overnight oats feel like a treat in the morning with just a little bit of prep the night before. Try this healthy recipe with different toppings throughout the week.

Start your morning off on a healthy and delicious note with overnight oats. Oats - preferably old-fashioned oats - provide incredible energy to help you tackle anything the day throws at you.

The wonderful thing about overnight oats is you can experiment with different variations of milk, dried fruit, nuts and seeds. Choose honey or stevia instead of the traditional brown sugar for a healthier option. 


Servings: 2 cups


½ cup old-fashioned oats

¼c up dried fruit, cut into small pieces, if needed

1 tablespoon chia, flax, poppy or sesame seeds

1 cup milk or unsweetened dairy alternative, such as almond or oat milk

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Maple syrup, honey or brown sugar (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped or sliced nuts, toasted, if desired


Step 1

Mix oats, dried fruit, seeds, milk and salt in a pint jar or 2-cup airtight resealable container. Seal tightly and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to 5 days.

Step 2

Uncover, stir well, and taste. If you prefer more sweetness, stir in some sweetener. Top with the nuts just before eating.

Tip - The soaked oat mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

This recipe was originally published on The New York Times.



This post was originally posted on 6/6/2023