If you’re looking for a simple breakfast that’s healthy, keeps you full until lunch, and is waiting for you in the morning, look no further. Overnight oats – or oats soaked in water, milk or yogurt overnight then topped with your choice of ingredients – are a perfect pick for a healthy start to your day. You’ll get cholesterol-lowering and blood-sugar steadying soluble fiber to help you power through until lunch. And best of all, no cooking required.
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Below are seven flavorful combinations to get you off to a good start.
In a small bowl, combine your oats and liquid or yogurt. Set in your refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with any of the following flavor combinations. It’s really that easy!
Tip: For overnight oats on the go, combine the above ingredients in a Mason jar instead of a bowl. Add your toppings and set in your fridge. (If you’re using bananas or nuts, it’s best to add those in the morning before you head out the door.)
This recipe boasts lots of good-for-you nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, vitamin K, manganese, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.
This recipe contains potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and can regulate your blood sugar.
Serving: ½ cup dried oats (40g), 150 calories*, 3g fat, 4g dietary fiber, 2g soluble fiber, 1g sugar, 5 g protein. *Calories will be higher if milk or yogurt are used instead of water as well as for flavor options including fruit, nuts, seeds or chocolate.