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Over Night Oats – The Saving Grace To My Morning Routine

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I’ll be honest, I am most certainly not a morning person. I’m one of those people who snoozes their alarm at least 4-5 times, then races around to get ready so I’m not late for work. I’m not proud of it but hey, old college habits die hard. So any who, while I may not be a smiling sunshiney morning person, I do believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Whenever I miss breakfast, I lack in productivity and it just simply throws off my entire day. In order to avoid being this hangry, unmotivated, grouch – I have a simple no hassle solution.


Over Night Oats. Not only is it easy, but it tastes SO good. 


Another bonus is there are so many different ways that you can make them, you’ll never get bored! Also, it definitely beats paying for the over-priced pre-packaged instant oatmeal packs that can cost you around .50 cents to a dollar per one small single pack.

While the thought of cold oatmeal may not sound appealing to some of you out there, don’t knock it till you try it. Also, down here in Florida we have enough heat so it’s nice to have a breakfast that cools you down rather than heats you up!

One of the beauties of this breakfast, you don’t need to add that much sugar because letting the fruit sit over night allows all the natural sugars to soak into the ooey gooey oatmeal goodness.  (YUHM)


Well enough babbling, here is the saving grace to my day, Over Night Oats.



Over Night Oats

A delicious and easy breakfast food for the organized but no so morning person.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup Instant Oatmeal (any kind)
  • 1 tbs Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Serving Fruit, Nuts, Granola, anything your heart desires! (diced)


  1.  Fill up your container with a 1/2 cup of oatmeal.

  2. Add .5 – 1.5 TBS of brown sugar depending on your taste preference and what kind of fruit you’re using.

  3. Add your diced fruit, nuts, and any other toppings.

  4. Add 3/4 cup of Milk (Add more or less if you notice it’s too dry/wet)

  5. Shake it up to allow the flavors to spread evenly and refrigerate over night.

  6. Shake again and Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Here’s a little secret – it doesn’t HAVE to be refrigerated over night, that just allows for optimal flavor. There has been many times I’ve rolled out of bed only to discover I forgot to make my breakfast the night before. Just make your oats the same way and by the time you get from home to work it should be ready for eating!



If you have any questions regarding this recipe comment below.

This is one of my favorites and I hope you like it too!


If you are looking for other tips on making your days more organized – check out my Organizational Tips post HERE


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