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Overnight Oats base recipe with spices and oats
Overnight Oats Base Recipe
Prep Time
8 mins
Total Time
8 mins

Overnight oats are great for breakfast and can make busy mornings a breeze. This recipe teaches the basic overnight oats ratio so that you can customize any bowl of overnight oats to your taste!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 serving
  • ½ cup old fashioned or quick oats
  • ½ cup milk or milk alternative
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup)
  • Dash of spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)
  • Toppings of choice (fresh or dried fruit, nuts)
  1. Mix oats, milk, yogurt, sweetener, and spices in a bowl. Top with additional ingredients or add them in the morning.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Enjoy cold!

Recipe Notes

Use any variety of sweetener and adjust to taste. You can also use jam, juice, or pureed fruit in place of sweetener.


Use any variety of sweet spices to taste – allspice, apple pie spice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger,  nutmeg, or pumpkin spice.