Super Easy Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal ~ a no-cook option that makes breakfast a breeze!

Super Easy Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal ~ Mixing this up the night before is such a simple way to make breakfast.

When I was pregnant, I often used to make up a container of ~ Super Easy Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal ~ for my morning breakfast.  Back then, some mornings it was hard to think about eating, so this took all the guess work out of what to make for breakfast.  It was also convenient to take to work & eat on my morning break.  When I want breakfast ready first thing in the morning, with as little effort as possible, I just make this up the night before.  It's a lot like the Dr. Bircher's Muesli I wrote about awhile back, except simpler.  I like simpler first thing morning ~ How about you?  

Super Easy Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal
serves 1~2
( just depends on how much you like your oats in the morning.  Me, I don't share my morning oats, so I eat it ALL.  teehee :)

You can view the nutritional info based on 2 servings over on CalorieCount ~ click here.

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk (or your favorite kind of dairy/nut milk)
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts 
  • 1 Tbsp cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • sweetener of choice ~ optional

Mix all ingredients together, in a bowl with a lid & let the oats sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, give it a good stir & enjoy as is, or add some sweetener.  

For a little different spin, consider these mix & match ideas.  Get creative, to your heart's content...

Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal with Pumpkin & Chia Seeds

  • use your favorite fruit juice in place of the dairy/nut milk   (V8-Fusion is a fruit/veggie blend that tastes just like fruit juice, so you can sneak a bit of veggies in your breakfast)
  • 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp Chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp dried fruit, like ~ raisins, chopped apricots, chopped dates
  • a little honey, maple syrup, molasses, etc. 


  1. YUM! I love overnight oats.... but SOOOO MANY CALORIES!!

    1. Hi Nicolette!

      Yeah, I'm a real overnight oat fan, too. Your comment made me curious about the nutritional stats of this recipe. So,I went over to CalorieCount to see how many calories it actually has. As they calculate it, it comes in at just under 450 for the recipe ~ if it is eaten as a single serving.

      Since my recipe is made with a cup of oatmeal, according to the container of oats, that is actually two servings of oatmeal. So, I updated the recipe to show 1~2 servings. If you break it down into two servings, now it is only 225 calories per serving. (Since I'm a huge oatmeal fan, I'll always see it as just one serving. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping by & commenting. Hope the actual calorie info is helpful. Cheers!


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