Overnight Oatmeal Recipe


So I pinned a couple of recipes for overnight oatmeal, since from what I can tell tons of people do this. But the night I randomly decided to pull down the big Ball canning jar and overnight ourselves some oatmeal, I hadn’t even looked at the actual recipes yet. How hard can it be?

And I need to tell you that whatever concoction I came up with, it has hit the spot. I have made it at least five times in the last week, it couldn’t be easier, and two of my children eat it, ask for seconds, and eat the leftovers for a snack later. Come on, who in the world has ever eaten leftover oatmeal as a snack???

All that to say, I think I hit on something good that I have now added to the breakfast routine. I’m always hopeful that someday I will offer my children healthy breakfasts every day of the week. So far, it’s hit or miss. But I feel like this is on the way to healthy and satisfying, so there’s that.

I have one child who pretty much gags at the sight of oatmeal–that girl can sniff out an oat from a mile away. So I’m still trying to figure her out. Each of my children have their gaggie foods that I just have never been able to force myself to force them to eat.

Mostly because I don’t want anyone to force ME to eat a raw mushroom. I play fair.

Here’s the recipe in all it’s glory. It’s not scientific at all (as usual), because when I came up with this I pretty much added things to certain lines on the jar and filled up here and there and then stirred and stuck it in the frig. So I think it’s a pretty flexible recipe that you can make your own.

Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4-5

Serving Size: heaping 1/2 cup


  • 1 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp. (ish) ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 1/2c. (or so) craisins (or raisins)
  • 1 1/2c. unsweetened coconut milk/ almond milk/ or coconut-almond milk
  • 1/2c. (or so) whole milk
  • drizzle of maple syrup


  1. Using a large canning jar (or whatever container you'd like), pour in the oats first.
  2. Add the cinnamon, chia seeds, and craisins.
  3. Pour the coconut milk and milk over the top, adding more if needed so it starts out soupy.
  4. Add the drizzle of maple syrup.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Place in refrigerator and let set overnight.
  7. In the morning, stir once again, and serve either warmed up in the microwave, or cold, depending on preference.
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*dorky picture above with lame food styling on tiny windowsill, just so you can see the jar I used. it’s raining around these parts, people. there is no good light.

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