Overnight Oatmeal

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From the American Heart Association...

Serves 4 | 443 Calories | 68 mg Sodium | $1.88 Per Serving


• 2 1/2 cup skim milk

• 1 Tbsp. honey

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

• 3 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant or quick-cooking)

• Bananas, or strawberries, or blueberries

• 1/4 cup chopped, unsalted pecans or walnuts


1. In a large, re-sealable container or bowl, add milk, honey, and extract. Stir to combine, adding oats and stirring to combine. Seal or cover; place in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight.

2. The next day, top with sliced fruit or nuts over each oatmeal portion. Serve.

Additional Tips

Cooking Tip: Play around with the combination of oats to milk ratio. Like an oatmeal with a thicker consistency? Use more oats. Prefer it liquidy? Go higher on the milk.

Keep it Healthy: Add a variety of goodies into the oatmeal when preparing it the night before like dried fruit, unsweetened coconut, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, etc. Chopped fresh fruit, like bananas, go brown if added the night before; it’s best to top with fresh fruit right before eating.

Tip: Natural sweeteners such as maple syrup or honey are a great way to add a touch of sweetness instead of sugar. Even a little bit of fruit juice like orange juice can provide sweetness.

Nutritional Info

Nutritional Analysis Per serving

Calories Per Serving 443

Total Fat 9.7 g

Saturated Fat 1.4 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2 g

Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g

Cholesterol 3 mg

Sodium 68 mg

Carbohydrates 74 g

Fiber 10 g

Sugars 21 g

Protein 18 g

Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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