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Overnight Oats: Breakfast Made Easy

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Overnight Oats

Developed by Carolyn Schut, M.S., L.D., R.D.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most commonly skipped. Let’s be honest, who has time to whip up a healthy meal when you’re getting ready for the day ahead? Overnight oats may be your answer! Packed with filling oats and topped with your favorite fruit, spices or protein, you can prep these the night before so they’re ready to grab and go in the morning! Not only do they taste great, they’ll also jump-start your metabolism and help fend off pre-lunch hunger.

Try our simple recipe and share a pic with #TakingOnHealthy.


1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup 1% milk, yogurt or dairy substitute (soy milk, almond milk, etc.)

1 teaspoon sweetener (honey, brown sugar, maple syrup or stevia)

Your favorite toppings!


Stir ingredients together, cover and leave in refrigerator overnight. (Yes, it’s that easy!)

Pro tips: Small mason jars are great for this. Add toppings when you make it or just before eating.

While overnight oats are traditionally served cold, you can heat them up in the microwave before eating. But give them a try cold first; the taste may surprise you!

Topping ideas:

Fruits – Bananas, Peaches, Berries, Pears, Coconut

Protein – Peanut butter, Chia seeds, Walnuts or almonds, Greek yogurt

Flavors and Spices – Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Vanilla

Nutrition information per serving*

For the base recipe:

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