Easy Overnight Oats with Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal

This post is sponsored by Kodiak Cakes; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Guess what day it is today??  National Oatmeal Day!  What better day than today to share this easy overnight oats with Kodiak Cakes oatmeal recipe!

Overnight Oats with Kodiak Cakes

Definition of overnight oats

Overnight oats are made by combining rolled oats and milk and letting the mixture sit in your refrigerator until morning. The oats soak up some of the milk and soften, but also retain some of their chewy texture.

Are overnight oats easy to make?

Super easy!  You likely have many of the ingredients in your pantry!

How do you eat overnight oats?

You can enjoy them cold or warmed in the microwave.

How to make overnight oats

Making this quick breakfast is as easy as combining ingredients in a mason jar and letting the mixture sit overnight in your fridge. Here’s a quick rundown of the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

9 ingredients for easy overnight oats

Ingredients used

Choose your oats:  Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal Packets are the perfect form of oats for creating a tasty overnight oats breakfast.  You can choose from cinnamon, chocolate chip, or maple & brown sugar.  We used the cinnamon packet for our recipe.

Simple overnight oats with nine ingredients using Kodiak Cakes oatmeal

Pick your milk: Dairy, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk,  they will all work well! I have been on a big coconut milk kick lately, so that is what this recipe uses.

Overnight oats with coconut milk

My little helper pouring in the coconut milk

Select a sweetener (if you desire):  My kids love honey, so this was a no brainer pick for us!  Pure maple syrup is another great too! You can also choose to leave out the sweetener completely and enjoy your breakfast sugar free.

Simple overnight oats using honey

Adding our favorite sweetener

Other add in’s:  A great way to add a little extra protein (even though one packet of Kodiak Cakes oatmeal contains 12g) is to add a little mixed nut butter. Some other great options are almonds, chia seeds, or Greek yogurt.  Shake up your jar and then place it in the fridge overnight!

Easy overnight oats recipe to make with kids

Explaining that we have to put the jar in the fridge and wait…

Toppings: In the morning, add your toppings.  The possibilities are endless.  We used a combination of bananas, strawberries, and coconut flakes.  We mixed in some dried cranberries too!

Finished overnight oats recipe

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Easy Overnight Oats with Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oatmeal

This easy 9 ingredient overnight oats recipe takes only 10 minutes, and you likely have most ingredients on hand!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time14 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, oatmeal, overnight oats
Yield: 1
Author: Emily Martinez
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Mason Jars

Materials

  • 1 packet Kodiak Cakes Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • 1 C Coconut Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Mixed Nut Butter
  • 1/3 C Sliced almonds
  • 1/4 C Dried cranberries
  • 1 Banana (sliced)
  • 4 Strawberries (sliced)
  • Handful of Coconut Flakes

Instructions

  • Empty oatmeal packet into mason jar
  • Pour coconut milk, honey, and mixed nut butter into jar
  • Sprinkle in dried cranberries and sliced almonds
  • Tightly seal mason jar
  • Shake the jar until all contents are mixed
  • Place jar in refrigerator overnight
  • Top with bananas, strawberries, and coconut
    Finished overnight oats recipe

Notes

I like to eat my overnight oats slightly warmed.  Before adding the fruit toppings I put the jar into the microwave (without the lid) and warm for about 45 seconds.  Then, I add the fruit toppings and enjoy!

What are some of your favorite ingredients to use in overnight oats?  Share in the comments below!

Be sure to check out other simple and delicious recipes here!

Emily

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