Overnight Oatmeal Fun


“Overnight Oatmeals” have been around for a while now, but are a great timesaver! The idea is that you prep your oatmeal in the evening, and let it soak in milk (or milk substitute) over night so that by breakfast, you have a quick, hearty meal ready to go!

I am getting ready to up my OCR training, which means more time working out and less time for prep – so figured I should give these guys a try so that I can save some time in the mornings while still fueling my body with much-needed fuel.

My base is always 1/2 cup steel-cut oats (certified Gluten Free) and 1 Tbs chia seed.  Beyond that, it can be any combination you think of; then pour in enough liquid (milk, soy milk, almond milk, whatever you prefer) to allow for doubling of the oat size.  I used vanilla almond milk, so it was sweetened already.  If you use plain flavors, you may want to add some sweetener to it (honey, maple, monk fruit, xylitol, etc)

Pictured above is my “cake batter” version:
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbs chia seeds
1 Tbs flax
1 tsp butter flavoring (found at the store by extracts and spices)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla almond milk

Let it soak over night, stir it up, top it off with sprinkles for fun!


And so many other fun options!

1/2 cup oats
1 Tbs chia

1 -2 Tbs hemp
1 diced kiwi
3-4 sliced frozen strawberries

On the right is an old favorite:

Cocoa Chip
1/2 cup oats
1 Tbs chia
1 Tbs flax

1 Tbs cocoa powder
1 Tbs carob chips
1 tsp vanilla

So quick, so easy, so filling and energizing! Try it out, make your own blends, and share!

Published by Kate Cline, RD

Registered Dietitian with a focus on Gut Health, Inflammation, and Functional Nutrition. Personal Trainer with a focus on corrective exercise. Yoga teacher, traveler, empowerment coach.

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