Overnight Fruit Oatmeal

I don`t know about you, but I love make ahead breakfasts. Last week for Breakfast Tuesday, I gave you Overnight Blueberry French Toast. So, you can tell I`m loving these overnight breakfast ideas! I`m wrapping up September`s Breakfast Tuesdays series, since this is the LAST Tuesday of this month!

Can you believe that, though? It`s almost October! Summer is over and Fall is already here. Despite the heat, I`m going to miss Summer. A lot. I`m not ready to wake up to cold floors or freezing facet water when I brush my teeth in the morning. Plus, I get cold ridiculously easy. Did you know I sleep with like 4 blankets during Winter? I`m talking about 2 comforters and 2 fleece blankets here. I’d be wearing pj pants and long sleeve shirts and still be freezing my butt off. And, if you didn`t know already, I live in Southern California, where it`s sunny, all the time (well, almost). It`s crazy.

Ahem, anyways…so I`m loving this oatmeal. I was never really a fan of oatmeal growing up. My aunt once made me instant oatmeal before and it was just blahh. In an attempt to make healthier and really easy breakfasts, I wanted to try this out. I`ve made this recipe, using different fruits, many times already! I don`t even need to do anything in the morning. I just grab a spoon. When I know I`ll be rushing for breakfast, I usually make this the night before. This way, when I wake up, I grab a spoon, dig in while I get ready. I also eat it while driving to wherever I need to be.

Let`s sum up my previous Breakfast Tuesdays post, shall we?

First, I showed you Nutella Stuffed French Toast:

Then, there was these amazing breakfast quesadillas:

Because I`m currently in love with French Toast, we have more of its greatness:

For this overnight oatmeal, feel free to add whatever fruits you have on hand! I used Kirkland`s Vanilla Soymilk and Mountain High Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt. If you use these specific ingredients, without any fruits, this oatmeal is less than 200 calories per serving.

I`ve also used flavored yogurts with success as well. Take this recipe as a base and play around with your favorite fruit combos. 🙂 For the one pictured in this post, I used blueberries and nectarine and topped with some shredded coconut.

Overnight Fruit Oatmeal
Adapted: Two Peas| Yields: 1 serving| Level: Easy | Total Time: 1hour 45 minutes | Print
§  ¼ cup old fashioned oats
§  ½ cup Kirkland Vanilla Soymilk
§  ¼ cup Vanilla Yogurt
§  dash ground cinnamon
§  ½ cup blueberries, divided ¼c.+ 1/4c.
§  1 nectarine, chopped
Other Additions:
§  1 banana, sliced
§  1 apple, chopped
§  1 cup strawberries, hulled, sliced
§  Freshly shredded coconut
§  honey, drizzle
§  agave nectar, drizzle
Materials Needed:
          1 mason jar/bowl/large mug
          1 spoon
1.        In a mason jar/mug/bowl, combine oats, soymilk, yogurt, cinnamon, and half the fruits.
2.       Stir everything together with a spoon
3.       Refrigerate overnight.
4.       In the morning, add more fruits and eat.
          Feel free to add any additional fruits you have on hand
          You can substitute any kind of milk: whole, almond, or coconut milk.
          You can substitute with other yogurts, such as Greek yogurt.