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Eat Well Mar. 30. 2015

Overnight Oats, Three Ways

Mar. 30. 2015
McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill, MS, RDN, LDN


Plan ahead for breakfast with these simple overnight oats.

Hey everyone! I’m excited to share with you all today a highly requested cooking video and group of recipes! The perfect quick & easy breakfast on the go or for a busy week at home – Overnight Oats, Three Ways. These recipes encompass some of my favorite varieties of the quickest breakfast or snack to plan ahead of time.

Tropical & Mint

1/2 cup rolled oats + 1 cup homemade almond milk + 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup + 1/2 kiwi fruit, chopped + 1/2 mango, diced + hemp seeds and fresh mint to garnish

Berry & Chia

1/2 cup rolled oats + 1 1/2 cups homemade almond milk + 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup + 1 cup blackberries + 1/2 cup blueberries + chia seeds to garnish

Citrus & Blood Orange

1/2 cup rolled oats + 1 cup homemade almond milk + 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup + juice of 1 lemon + 1 blood orange + bee pollen and pinch of sea salt (optional) to garnish


Watch and learn how to make versions of your own favorite overnight oats here!

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xx McKel

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  • Laura

    Can you use steel cut oats as well? If so is it the same measurements?

    • I haven’t used steel cut oats for this recipe, you could use them during soaking, but I would still recommended cooking afterwards!

  • Lee

    Love your video & 3 great breakfast foods! Can’t wait to try them!

  • these recipes sound outstanding! question: are overnight oats intended to be heated up just before eating? or eaten raw? thanks!

  • Sandy

    To avoid getting tired of plain overnight oats, I do a variety, for example- apple pie a la mode; diced apples, cinnamom, vanilla bean, agave, and hemp seeds.

  • Awesome video! Thanks for sharing! They all look incredibly yummy and easy to make! Will definitely try them.

  • Gunhild

    Hi McKel,

    I love the video, nice setup, recipe etc. My only “complaint” is I wish you would look at the camera. It would give more a feel of talking to ME (me me me! I know, but still…)
    I love the blog, btw. Your post about cuppow finally made me try bringing my meals in mason jars, and I’m never going back to plastic ever again!

    • Haha thank you for the input Gunhild, we’re still having fun experimenting with ways to film in my little kitchen! More videos to come

  • Can you heat the Oats up the next morning?

  • naila

    I love overnight oats. Will definitely have to try these variations!

  • Joanie

    Hi there!

    I was simply wondering, for the third variation, if you put the lemon juice and blood orange the morning after (when the oats have soaked the almond milk) or the night before (when you first put the oats with the almond milk).

    Thank you so much,


  • Ashley

    I make a version to the chia berry most mornings. But I use a lot of chia seeds. 1/4c of oats and 1 T chia seeds with my berries and I add a big spoonful of nut butter, so,etimes cashew sometimes almond.

    Recently I’ve been making oat milk with a date thrown in. I love how creamy it is in my oats and the sweetness from the dates means I don’t have to add the maple syrup. What do you think abou oat milk I never see on health blogs. Thoughts?

    • That sounds delicious Ashley! Oat milk is great, I personally don’t use it because it’s easier for me to make and get a hold of almond milk- and I just enjoy the flavor more. Oat milk is also higher in carbohydrates in comparison to nut/seed milks. Hope that helps!

  • Sofiyah

    Can you use oat groats or buckwheat groats in place of rolled oats?

    • McKel Hill

      Yes, you can although I would recommend that you rinse the buckwheat really well before you soak it in water or almond milk! Also you can check out this blog post on soaking and sprouting too- xxM

  • Sheila

    do you have to cover them up while in the fridge?

    • McKel Hill

      Ideally yes, but if it’s just a couple hours I don’t!

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