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Easy Overnight Oats

No time to make hot oatmeal in the morning? No problem! Prep this version the night before and you'll have a delicious, wholesome breakfast ready when you are.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Makes 1 Serving


The great thing about this recipe, aside from how easy it is, is that you can keep it in a sealed container overnight, and take it with you to work or school in the morning if you run out of time. Flax is included, so you can always ensure you're getting a daily dose of omaga-3 fatty acids.

The best way to add sweetness to your oatmeal is with fresh sliced fruits or frozen berries. Some of our favourite combinations are banana and raspberry, apple and blueberry, or peach and pear. You can also add a sprinkling of toasted nuts if you are not avoiding all fats for health purposes 

For those following the McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Program, you will need to omit the raisins, and use fat free soy milk, for this recipe to meet MWL dietary guidelines.


  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rice, almond or soy milk, plus extra to serve
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. whole or ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp. raisins (optional)
  • To serve: sliced fresh fruits such as bananas, apples, peaches, pears; fresh or frozen berries


Place the rolled oats, water, 1/2 cup of plant-based milk, cinnamon, flaxseed and raisins in a glass jar or tupperware container. Stir to combine. Cover container with a lid or a layer of cling film, and refrigerate overnight. To serve, top with your chioce of fruits, and an extra splash of milk.