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Classic Overnight Oats

A fantastic grab-and-go breakfast that is easy and incredibly versatile.

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 1

  • 75 mL (13 cup) lower fat plain yogurt
  • 60 mL (14 cup) large flake oats
  • 125 mL (12 cup) lower fat milk, unsweetened fortified soy beverage or water
  • 60 mL (14 cup) frozen strawberries
  • 2 mL (12 tsp) cinnamon
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating.


  • Switch it up! Use your favorite seasonal fruit instead of frozen strawberries. In the summer, try peaches, plums, or blueberries.
  • Get creative with other ingredients you have in the kitchen! Here is an idea: try grated carrot and apples.
  • Eat overnight oats cold or warm. If you prefer them warmed, heat up in the microwave before eating.
  • Double, triple or quadruple this recipe, depending on how many you are feeding.
  • Little chefs can help mix the ingredients.
30 minutes or less