Short on time in the morning? Whip up this overnight oatmeal recipe that includes fruit and nuts. Breakfast will be waiting for you when you wake up!
Who has time to make breakfast in the morning? Many of us are lucky if we run out the door with a cup of coffee in hand. I stumbled upon the novel idea of making this overnight oatmeal recipe that includes fruit and nuts to up my breakfast game.
Not only have my mornings become more relaxing but, I can power through until lunch without any hunger pains. I’d love to eat one of these banana muffins every day but, I try to stick to a healthier breakfast most days. I love this recipe so much that is now one of my menu suggestions for my personal chef clients.
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the ingredients for overnight oatmeal
- rolled oats
- the fruit of your choice ~ apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- the nuts of your choice ~ pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds
- the milk of your choice ~ milk, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk
- the sweetener of you choice ~ honey, maple syrup, agave
Like lunch and dinner, breakfast can be prepped in advance. Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts combines the ingredients in single serve containers the night before serving. Pop the dishes into the refrigerator for an all night stay. The oats soak up the added liquid, whether it is milk, almond milk or soy milk, to make the dish ready to be served in the morning.
different flavor combinations for overnight oatmeal
The possibilities are endless for the versatile breakfast recipe. No combination of fruits, either fresh or dried, nuts, and spices is off limits. I like to tailor my oatmeal to the seasons.
- Add mangoes or pineapple in the spring time
- Blueberries and strawberries are at their peak of flavor in the summer
- Add apples and figs in the fall months
- In the winter add cranberries or pomegranate
When short on time in the morning or just looking to get a jump start on the day, Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts provides a healthy and filling start to the day. Even a blurry eyed and tired non morning person can grab a spoon and stir their way to a delicious breakfast. Mornings will be infinitely better knowing that breakfast is waiting in the refrigerator. Serve cold straight from the refrigerator or slightly warmed in the microwave. The resulting oats have a more toothsome chewiness and a hardier bite.
If you make this easy overnight oatmeal recipe, I’d love hearing from you all. Be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating ~ I do my best to reply to all your comments. And snap a photo to post to Instagram. I’ll add the photos to my Insta stories as I love seeing all your creations.
Other make ahead breakfasts to try
- Spiced Breakfast Pumpkin Quinoa Bowls – a fall favorite!
- Freezer Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies – just whip up in the blender
- Crustless Quiche – make with your favorite vegetables and cheese
Short on time in the morning? Whip up this overnight oatmeal recipe that includes fruit and nuts. Breakfast will be waiting for you when you wake up.
- 2 cups rolled oats, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 1 1/3 cups cut up fruit, divided (such as apples, blueberries, strawberries)
- 4 tablespoons chopped nuts, divided (such as pecans, walnuts, almonds)
- 2 to 2 1/4 cups milk, divided (such as regular, soy, or almond)
- 4 teaspoons honey, maple syrup or your favorite sweetener, divided
- Assemble 4 – 2 cup glass containers. To each dish, add 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/3 cup your fruit of choice, 1 tablespoon your nuts of choice, 1/2 cup your milk of choice, and 1 teaspoon your sweetener of choice.
- Cover with lids or plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, stir to combine the ingredients. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons more milk if you like your oats a little more creamy.
- Make overnight oats with your favorite fruits and nuts.
- The oatmeal can be served cold or heated for 1 minute on 70% power in the microwave to remove the chill.
- Category: breakfast
- Method: refrigeration
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 258
- Sugar: 15 g
- Sodium: 57 mg
- Fat: 5 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 44 g
- Fiber: 6 g
- Protein: 10 g
- Cholesterol: 6 mg
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