Place easy Cinnamon Brown Sugar Overnight Oats in the fridge at night, and breakfast is ready in the morning. Add diced apples for extra flavor!
Have you ever made overnight oats before? I've been meaning to try them for the longest time, and my daughter and I finally got around to making them. We started out with a generic recipe on the back of a container of oats, and then my junior chef kept experimenting until all of us were happy with the final result.
The awesome thing about this recipe or any recipe for overnight oats is that it saves a ton of time on busy mornings. And now that school is starting, it's exactly the kind of easy grab and go breakfast we need. Seriously, weekday mornings are always chaotic around here, so the first meal of the day needs to be as simple as possible.
If you're looking for other easy grab and go breakfast ideas, check these out:
- Crispy Sausage Egg Breakfast Burritos
- Peanut Butter Apple Waffle Sandwiches
- Skinny Monkey Breakfast Smoothie
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Whenever I make hot oatmeal, the kids love brown sugar cinnamon flavor the best. Actually, that's my favorite flavor combo, too. So that's the flavor we went with for this refrigerator oatmeal.
We tried adding just fruit and a little bit of jam the first time we made the oats, but the flavor just wasn't right. But when my daughter added cinnamon and brown sugar and a little bit of honey, the flavor was spot on! Even my picky teen enjoyed it!
Making the oats is a cinch. Basically all you do is mix the ingredients together, pop them into the fridge, and in the morning, breakfast is served. You can also make them in the morning, and in about four hours, you can enjoy a delicious snack!
When the oats were ready, we mixed in some diced apples for a little added texture and flavor. Then, we topped this delicious breakfast off with a little extra cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.
You can really add whatever mix-ins and toppings you want here. I'm thinking bananas and, maybe, raisins would go perfectly here, as well!
How to Make Cinnamon Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Overnight Oats
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a small mixing bowl, stir the oats, milk and yogurt until well combined
- Stir in the brown sugar, honey and cinnamon
- Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight
- Top with extra honey and diced apples or other fruit, if desired
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
This recipe for cinnamon brown sugar overnight oats makes two servings, but you can easily double the recipe if you want.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Sharing at weekend potluck
I do not like any kind of yogurt whatsoever. Will the taste still be good without any kind of yogurt?
I've never made it without yogurt. It would probably taste fine, but it would be on the thin side.
Tastes amazing! (I would call this one serving...)
I absolutely love this recipe. I haven't had much luck with liking the taste of the overnight oats but this recipe is the best I've had.
Side note: I used greek yogurt by accident
Thank you so much, Jessie! I think just about any type of yogurt would work here. 🙂
Can you make these ahead for the week?
I haven't tried keeping them that long, but I know they taste fine for at least 2 or 3 days.
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, I have pinned it to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and have a great weekend!
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Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I may have to make this for breakfast one morning! I would love this!
Miz Helen says
I pinned your awesome Overnight Oats, this will be perfect for those busy back to school mornings. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Overnight oats are the best! I love these flavors.
Waking up to breakfast is the best! But waking up to this! Best day ever!
Maryanne | the little epicurean says
Overnight oats are the best! They make mornings so much easier.
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
I would love to wake up to these! They look amazing!
I so have to try overnight oats for the fall with my daughter! Would love if you'd share at Reader Tip Tuesday.
It's open all week & growing! Hope to see you & this recipe at the party xo
I hope you get a chance to try them, and thanks for inviting me!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
It took me forever to make overnight oats, and was so glad when I finally did! This looks like a great version. I'll add it to my list!
Thanks! I wish I would have started earlier, too! 🙂
This is so good! I tried this for the first time today and had to come back and say thank you for posting this!! 🙌🏾😊
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Cory. Thank you so much!