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Looking down on a bowl of simple overnight oats topped with maple syrup, strawberries and blueberries.

Simple Overnight Oats

Always in a rush in the morning? Then you need overnight oats. Super simple to prepare and you do it all the night before, so they’re ready just when you need them in the morning.
5 from 3 votes
Active Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 person


  • 50 g oats
  • 120 ml skimmed milk - you can use any milk but I prefer skimmed


  • Place the oats (approx. 50g) in a bowl.
  • Add the milk (approx. 120ml). The milk should be just covering the oats.
  • Cover.
  • Leave in the fridge overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge and add your favourite toppings before serving.


This recipe only takes 1 minute to make but then needs to be left overnight in the fridge for the oats to soften.
It can be made to serve as many people as you like. Simply increase the amount of oats and milk and divide it up in the morning. Measurements are approximate. Just add to the bowl the amount of oats you want to eat and then top with milk. You want the milk to just cover the oats.


Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2.1mg

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Breakfast