Overnight Vanilla Oats with Fresh Fruit

Overnight Vanilla Oats are such a simple, family friendly breakfast! Loaded with fresh fruit and maple syrup! Affordable and can be made dairy free!

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Today I'm sharing an easy, go-to breakfast recipe that you and your family will love!

These Overnight Vanilla Oats can be prepped in just 5 minutes! Refrigerate, then all you have to do the next morning, is chop some fruit, assemble and breakfast is on the table.

They're super affordable for families and can be made with any fruit you have on hand. Kids really love them, especially if they help make their own jars.

We sometimes make these with regular milk, but we also make them with unsweetened coconut milk when we have some in the fridge. It's delicious either way and I love that it can be dairy free if needed, for my nieces who are allergic to dairy. 

Another great use for old fashioned oats are these old fashioned oats cookies! Such a simple and classic cookie!

If you like this easy breakfast, give these a try! Bisquick Cinnamon Muffins, Wild Blueberry Chia Pudding or Brown Sugar Bananas and Cream!!

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Overnight Vanilla Oats with Fresh Fruit in jars next to a bowl of maple syrup.

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Recipe tips:

  • This can be eaten warm or cold. If you want the oats warm, microwave 30-60 seconds and then add toppings.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to five days.

a jar of Overnight Vanilla Oats with Fresh Fruit on top.
Yield 2 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
8 Hour
Total time
8 H & 10 M

Overnight Vanilla Oats with Fresh Fruit


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla extract. Mix in the oats, and cover.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Divide and layer the oats, maple syrup, banana, blueberries and strawberries between each jar and serve.

Nutrition Facts




6.85 g

Sat. Fat

2.79 g


57.66 g


6.44 g

Net carbs

51.23 g


22.44 g


10.25 g


50.83 mg


14.64 mg

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