Morning Glory Overnight Oats
Enjoy the traditional flavors of Morning Glory Muffins in no-cook oatmeal form for an easy, healthy breakfast. Prep ahead of time for a week’s worth of breakfasts! Prefer warm oatmeal? Just transfer to a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
Recipe and photography by Kristen of A Mind “Full” Mom
Overnight oats are a healthy breakfast choice, especially if you are trying to cut down on dairy and gluten. This recipe is a dairy and gluten-free option and is also vegan. After you prepare the oats, you can store them in containers to enjoy them later in the evening or in the next morning.
Our morning glory overnights recipe features old-fashioned oats, crushed pineapple, unsweetened applesauce, grated carrots, raisins, diced pineapple, maple syrup, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract, coconut milk and chopped walnuts. Oatmeal is a traditional, nutritious breakfast that’s been around for centuries. And because overnight oats can be prepared in just 10 minutes, they’re an ideal meal prep option. You can easily prepare them in advance, and you can even store them in your refrigerator.
This delicious, healthy and satisfying recipe for overnight oats is a perfect choice for busy mornings. Using the same idea as our morning glory overnight oats, here are a few more ideas for overnight oats you might want to consider:
Apple Pie Cinnamon Overnight Oats
These thick, creamy, and heart-healthy overnight oats are a great make-ahead breakfast option. With the warmth of cinnamon and sweet apples, they make a perfect start to your day. In addition, they’re made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
The apple pie cinnamon overnight oats combines 1 cup old-fashioned oats, 1 cup almond milk, a quarter cup each of apple sauce and diced apples, and one tsp. ground cinnamon. Before mixing, add a pinch of salt. It’s packed with protein and can be warmed up before eating so that it tastes like a slice of apple pie. It’s a healthy breakfast that tastes just like the apple pie your grandma used to make, and it’s a great way to take advantage of seasonal apples.
Banana Nut “Bread” Overnight Oats
This version of the recipe is also vegan, dairy free, and gluten-free. For this version, you will need one very ripe banana, one cup each of almond milk and old-fashioned oats, one teaspoon of maple syrup, one quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. If you’re not vega, you could also top it with a tablespoon of melted butter.
Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats
This version of the recipe calls for one cup each of old-fashioned oats and unsweetened vanilla almond milk, one half to one cup of diced fresh strawberries (depending on how fruity you want it), a teaspoon of maple syrup, and a pinch of salt.
For all of these versions of the recipe, you can store them in the refrigerator overnight and they should last two to three days in the fridge. You can eat the cold or hot depending on your preference as well.
Overnight oats are great for a quick breakfast and are filled with nutrients. These delicious breakfast foods are easy to prepare and are rich in flavor. You can even add more of your favorite toppings to your oatmeal for an extra twist. Our Morning Glory Overnight Oats and the other three options are a great choice for those who need a filling breakfast but don’t have much time in the mornings.
Morning Glory Overnight Oats
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup crushed pineapple in 100% juice juice not drained
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 4 tablespoons raisins
- 1 Chelan Fresh gala apple diced
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- Add ½ cup oatmeal, ¼ cup pineapple in juice, ¼ cup applesauce, ¼ cup carrots, 1 Tbsp. raisins, ¼ cup apples, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, ½ Tbsp. chia seeds, ¼ tsp. vanilla and 1 cup coconut milk to separate mason jars or sealable containers. Secure lids tightly and shake until all ingredients are well combined. Refrigerate overnight.
- Top with ½ Tbsp. walnuts before serving.