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Neapolitan Overnight Oats

Neapolitan Overnight Oats
  • Quick & Easy!
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 2 (fills two pint size mason jars)
Ready In: 10 minutes (plus overnight soaking time)

Why We Like It

Soaking oats in milk overnight and eating them cold in the morning is “the Swiss way” of enjoying oats.  With just a little prep the night before, this incredibly delicious, cholesterol-sponging breakfast can be served in individual jars, or in a large bowl to be enjoyed “family style,” which is perfect for overnight guests!  This recipe serves two, so multiply accordingly.  These keep great in the fridge for 2 days (and 5 days if fruit is not added until serving time).  Check out our other recipes such as Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal and Blueberry Maple Overnight Oatmeal!

Make the Oatmeal:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (or almond or soy milk)
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt (or omit and add 1/4 cup more milk)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed (or chia seeds)
  • 1-2 Tbsp honey

Add to a large bowl and stir to combine.

If desired, divide into two single serving containers (like pint-sized mason jars) or skip this step and serve family style.  

Add Toppings:

  • 3/4 cup strawberries (sliced, or raspberries)
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp almonds (sliced or chopped, or other nut such as walnuts or pecans)

Layer into the bowl, or divide ingredients evenly between the two single-serve containers, creating layers.  Put the lids on and refrigerate overnight.  

Serve and Enjoy!

Quick Tips

If you use half-pint size mason jars, they will be filled to the top, or if you use pint size mason jars, there will be a little more room for stirring in the morning just before serving.

Feel free to substitute half of the old fashioned rolled oats with steel cut oats, for a delightful chewy texture.

Nutrition Information for one serving

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 55 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Total Sugars: 24 g
  • Added Sugars: 6 g
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Sodium: 50 mg