You know how I suck at making oatmeal? I can’t even get it right when it comes out of a packet and all I have to do is add water and stick it in the microwave!
But I just discovered a whole new world of oatmeal… overnight oatmeal. Seriously, this has to be the easiest breakfast recipe in the world and you’d have to try really hard to get it wrong!
One Whole Month of Easy Overnight Oatmeal Recipes for Kids to Eat for Breakfast!
The best part about overnight oatmeal is that you prepare it the night before. So when you get up in the morning and you have a million things to do before you can get yourself and the kids out of the house on time breakfast is right there, sitting in the fridge, just waiting to be devoured!
And if you’re thinking, yeah but oatmeal is oatmeal and the kids will get bored of it quite quickly then you need to keep reading. Because I went down a Pinterest rabbit hole (shh don’t tell hubby!) and found one whole month’s worth of easy overnight oatmeal recipes! Yep, 31 scrumptious ways you can serve oatmeal for breakfast, so you’re sure to find a few new family favourites in there somewhere.
Quick, go find the oats!
“My personal favorite is this Strawberry Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal, I am giving you two recipes for it because there is the “healthy” version and then the version that I usually make which isn’t all that healthy but… who am I kidding? It is just better. Period. Both are great though, I just PERSONALLY prefer it without yogurt.” – Wheel n Deal Mama
“Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.” – Eating Well
“Most of my crockpot recipes are dinner-oriented. This oatmeal recipe also makes a fantastic comfort food dinner recipe, but it’s my only crockpot recipe that is perfection for breakfast. ” – Framed Cooks
“Put your crock on at bedtime and this Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal will be ready and waiting for you first thing in the morning. Keep it on warm throughout the day for when the kids come home, or you are craving a snack. Oatmeal is a great anytime meal!” – A Spicy Perspective
We have a new favourite kitchen gadget!
It’s a mini slow cooker that is perfect for making oatmeal!
Slow cookers and oatmeal are a match made in heaven, but you don’t want to be using your large family sized crockpot to make breakfast oatmeal right?
That’s where this little slow cooker becomes your best friend in the kitchen because it’s just the right size for the job.
And you can take the crock out for easy cleaning!
“This, my friends, is one of the easiest recipes that tastes out of this world. Overnight Fridge Berry Oatmeal is perfect for breakfast or a snack and you can customize it to suit your tastes. I consider this pretty healthy, so I don’t feel guilty eating something that tastes so decadent. Using frozen berries is important because as they melt overnight, they create a wonderful juice that you just can’t get with fresh berries. So when you’re rushing to get the kids ready for school or you’re late for work- breakfast is already waiting for you in the fridge!” – Busy Mommy
“I love recipes like this for breakfast because it requires almost no clean up and is ready when you roll out of bed. My days start early with a long list of things to do so having something in the fridge waiting for me is key. This overnight oatmeal uses the new Stonyfield Petite Creme Yogurt–the vanilla bean to be exact. Have you tried it yet? The Petite Creme Vanilla Bean Yogurt goes perfectly in overnight oats to help add flavor and texture.” – A Cedar Spoon
“If you’re the kind of person that is running around in the morning, this Overnight Oatmeal In A Jar Recipe is perfect for you. Make a few jars the night before and just grab them on the go the next morning. Take them to your work, gym or even in the kid’s lunch boxes – packed in a sealed container of course. This oatmeal takes literally seconds to make and you can customize it any way you would like.” – Living Sweet Moments
“My morning goes like this 4:30: get up, get dressed, run, finish run and stretch, check blog emails, start breakfast for boys, shower, dress, start boys lunches and finish making breakfast, wake boys, feed them, finish packing their lunches and help them finish getting ready, take them to school. We have it down to the minute and there is no extra time for me to make myself breakfast (and no I don’t want to have biscuits or pancakes with them). Being able to grab a protein shake or Overnight Oatmeal is ideal. Actually, after trying it, I love it. It’s my new obsession. I also have it for a mid-afternoon snack a lot of days.” – Call me PMc
“Overnight Oatmeal in a mason jar requires no cooking and are great for on the go breakfast. My daughter loves throwing these together quickly a few evenings per week. She then has a quick and easy on the go breakfast. Fill them with your favorite yogurts and berries or even add in some brow sugar or honey.” – Cincy Shopper
“For months my blog reader has been filled with various versions of overnight oats. From Pumpkin Spice to Orange Cashew, overnight oats are everywhere. But… the thought of them somehow just sort of seemed distasteful. Would they be overly mushy? Would they be chalky? Would they be just plain weird? Nope to all the above. Amazing, fabulous, incredible, irresistible, and perhaps even spectacular.” – Liv Life