Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit: Seasonal Chef Recipe


Sometimes you just don’t have time to make a decent breakfast, but with a little planning you can make sure you don’t miss out on the most important meal of the day. Set a few things up in the ‘fridge the night before and your overnight oatmeal will be a snap in the morning. Creativity is the name of the game. Below is a basic recipe. Add whatever fruit you like and granola for texture.

Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 2


  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup regular oatmeal, not instant
  • 1/2 cup desired fresh or frozen fruit
  • Honey, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) granola


  1. In a small bowl combine the milk, yogurt, chia seeds and cinnamon. Whisk until smooth. Add the oats and combine well. Cover and place in the 'fridge overnight.
  2. Prep your fruit: pre-cut dragonfruit, mango or kiwi. Rinse and pat dry your favorite berries. Place in a small bowl in the fridge.
  3. The next morning taste the oatmeal mix and add honey to taste. In two glass or plastic containers layer the oatmeal mix with your prepared fruit(s) and top with granola.


Cook time does not include overnight in the 'fridge.



About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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