Busy moms know that morning can be tough, which is why overnight oats are a great way to get the day started without so much fuss!

There are plenty of overnight oats recipes on the internet, but these are some of the best, most innovative and certainly most delicious out there! Overnight oats pack a nutritional punch that you really don’t get through regular cereal or even cooked oats. That’s because they are left raw, and softened by liquid overnight. The result is a creamy and nutritious mixture that will fuel you through the morning!

What’s So Special About Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats take the drama out of preparing breakfast in the morning. They are prepared overnight in the refrigerator, so all you need to do is pop them out and serve them up to your hungry family. Since there are so many versatile and delicious overnight oats recipes, you will never get sick of eating them!

Your overnight oats also benefit from a long, slow process where the flavors really blend together. That makes the end product intensely satisfying and spot-on with flavor. As the famous Roman author and intellectual Publilius Syrus said, “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” When you have the good sense to make overnight oats, your good health will certainly follow!

For all of these overnight oats recipes, you need to simply combine the ingredients and let sit in your refrigerator overnight. You can enjoy them in the morning!

Strawberry Chocolate

Who doesn’t love the dynamite combo of strawberry and chocolate? Too often we see these fantastic flavors paired together in a dessert. With overnight oats, you can have them in one healthy breakfast meal. This dish is so decadent that you’ll feel like it’s unhealthy, but it’s not! It’s packed with flavor and nutrients, so you can munch away on it guilt-free.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
3/4 cup milk or unflavored yogurt
2 tablespoons cacao powder or chocolate protein powder
a handful of sliced strawberries
3 tablespoons chocolate chips

Chocolatey Delicious

Did you know that chocolate has some serious health benefits? This recipe combines the taste of creamy oats with plenty of amazing chocolate! It’s so easy to make and you will enjoy every decadent bite. Even better, this is a recipe that you can customize to be your own. Add in a sprinkle of fresh fruit, some nuts, or a healthy spoonful of peanut butter for a whole new flavor combination. Have fun with this one! We are sure that it will soon be one of your favorites!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
3 tablespoons chocolate protein powder
one teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Chocolate chips

Honey Lemon

The combination of honey and lemon really never gets old. Those flavors were made to go together! Experience them in all of their glory. This is one of our favorite overnight oats recipes. It’s sophisticated enough to please any palate but yummy enough to delight kids as well.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 teaspoon lemon juice
A teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons honey

Cinnamon Delight

This recipe truly lives up to its name! The combination of vanilla and cinnamon is certainly one to write home about. We love it! The great thing about this recipe is that it works well with other flavors too. Why not toss in a little maple syrup? How about some tasty raspberries? Think of this recipe as a blank slate to experiment on.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A teaspoon vanilla extract

Blueberry Delight

Berries have so many powerful antioxidant effects, so you’re doing something really great for your body when you make this fantastic recipe. You can swap out blueberries for just about any other type of berry and get the same effect. Play around and find out what your favorite combination is!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup fruit-flavored yogurt

Banana Heaven

Who doesn’t love the combination of banana and nut butter? When made into this delectable recipe, it is even better. The flavors are subtle. Use any kind of nut butter that you want. They all taste totally fantastic!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup milk
A tablespoon of nut butter
One banana

Sinfully Delicious Vanilla

Let’s get back to the basics, shall we? This clever classic uses the best vanilla and just a tiny pinch of cinnamon to pack a punch that will be with you through the entire day. Sometimes, classic vanilla is the best way to go. You must try this one!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 Cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract

Sweetest Potato

Sweet potatoes are not just for the dinner table! They are delightful at breakfast, as this clever recipe shows. Since sweet potatoes are packed to the brim with nutrients, they make a fantastic addition to any complete breakfast. Once you try this amazing recipe, you will be hooked!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 a jar of sweet potatoes (4 ounces)
One cup of milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla


This simple classic is easy to make and just as easy to enjoy. The simple combination of almond milk, maple syrup and oats is a winner for sure! For a little extra pizzaz, add on some sliced almond pieces, or a little bit of shredded coconut.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sweetened almond milk
One tablespoon maple syrup

Sweet And Simple

When we talk about the basic recipes that we all know and love, this one comes directly to mind. You can spice up these oats with bits of chocolate, fruit, sliced nuts or anything else that you want. You can also enjoy them plain! This recipe makes a great base for any other number of combinations that you can come up with. It’s sweet, simple and utterly delicious!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cups almond milk
One tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


We can’t have an overnight oats list and not include a recipe for the meat lovers. There are some who think that breakfast without bacon does not count as breakfast at all! We tend to agree. There’s something about crispy bacon that makes us want to jump out of bed and get a start on the day. Here’s a recipe for those bacon lovers.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Crumbled bacon

Coconut Surprise

For a tropical twist, try this one. It contains a dreamy and light coconut flavor, as well as a pinch of cinnamon and a boost from some fresh and tasty mango. This recipe will transport you straight to the islands. Plus, it is completely healthy and delicious!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 a cup of coconut milk
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
A cup of sliced mango

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Peachy Good

The apricot jam really lends a whole new dimension to these oats. It compliments the peach in a truly perfect way that will make you want to put this recipe in your file and make it over and over again. It’s best to use fresh peaches in this recipe, but you can always swap them out for frozen if you’re in a pinch. Make sure that you put the vanilla in! It really takes it to the next level.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon apricot jam
Sliced peaches


There’s a way to get your coffee in the morning without chugging down several cups. Simply infuse your oats with a little coffee and you’ll be well on your way to a productive day! The chocolate protein powder and coffee make the perfect pairing. There’s just a hint of sweetness from the vanilla.

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
One tablespoon chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
A splash of coffee


This recipe will make you think of fall. You’ll love to make these oats when the snow is falling and the air is getting crisp. They are really the ultimate comfort food. These oats are loaded with plenty of pumpkins, vanilla, and a sweet sprinkle of cinnamon. Their flavor is both unusual and familiar at the same time! We love this one and bet that you will too!

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Breakfast options do not need to be limited to boxed cereal or a cup of coffee on the go. Even busy moms can be breakfast champs when they upgrade their oats and start serving up some of the innovative and exciting recipes that we’ve outlined here. Who knows? You might find a new favorite flavor.

Also, don’t be afraid to explore some of your options. A little creativity goes a long way in the kitchen. A tweak or two on one of these recipes might yield a whole new flavor profile that will quickly become one of your faves!