If you have been following the blog for a while, you may know I love oatmeal. If not, I do 🙂 A while back I shared the oatmeal custard recipe I got from my mom. It is an awesome breakfast to get you started on the right track in the morning.

But let’s be honest, we don’t always have time to make oatmeal in the morning. Even as quick as the custard recipe is, it still takes time and it can be a little messy to clean that pan up. So what’s a person to do when they want oatmeal but don’t have time? Overnight Oatmeal of course! You can just make this the night before and have a nice oatmeal breakfast in the morning. Perfect for those early morning workouts! Here’s how you make it:

Basic Recipe

The base to this, like the custard, is a simple 1-to-1 of oats and milk. It is also easy to make this in individual serving in a large glass or mason jar.

  • ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • ½ cup Milk (Or yogurt)


The fixins are really up to you. The sky’s the limit. Here are a few I like

  • Blueberries and Honey
    • A Handful of Blueberries
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • Use yogurt instead of milk
  • Apple Cinnamon
    • ½ an Apple chopped in little pieces
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    • 1 Teaspoon Honey
    • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Banana
    • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • ½ a Banana
    • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
    • Use yogurt instead of milk
  • Berries all around
    • Use Yogurt instead of milk
    • Your choice of berries (Blueberries and Raspberries work great)
  • French Toast
    • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
    • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
    • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
    • Drizzle Maple Syrup


Simply add your base together and add the fixin’s on top. For some of them you may want to layer the oatmeal and fixin’s to make sure the flavor gets distributed well. I especially like that anytime I use peanut butter because it is so thick.

Leave this in the fridge overnight and it will be good in the morning. It needs a good 4 hours at least, so make sure you aren’t making it late at night and expecting it to be perfect in the morning.

So that’s it! Super simple. What kind of fixin’s do you like to use? Let me know in the comments or on twitter! I’d love to try them out!