Overnight Oats

by Apr 28, 2022

Thanks to Joshua McFadden and his book Grains for Every Season for getting me going on these. Make a big jar of the dry base mix and then whenever you want overnight oats, build individual servings in pint jars, customizing the add-ins and milk to suit, and pop them in the refrigerator. The next morning, top each with a spoon of yogurt, something a sweet like jam or honey or maple syrup, something crunchy like puffed rice, granola, or nuts. It’s a breakfast that will keep you going for hours.

Overnight Oats

adapted from Joshua McFadden's "Overnight Oat Parfaits"

makes one quart jar of dry base mix


Dry Base Mix (makes 1 quart)

  • 3 cups uncooked rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

For each serving jar, overnight:

  • ½ cup dry base mix
  • 2 tbsp dehydrated blueberries or raspberries or other dehydrated fruit or chopped dried fruit
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice

...at breakfast:

  • something sweet like honey, jam, maple syrup, compote
  • something crunchy like puffed rice or granola or toasted nuts


For dry base mix:

  1. Combine oats, flaxseed, and chia in a quart jar. Shake to combine ingredients in pantry for up to 1 month.

For each serving jar:

  1. Combine the dry base, dehydrated fruit, and milk of choice in a pint sized jar. Stir to combine, put on a lid, and refrigerate overnight for breakfast tomorrow.

    To dress each jar at serving time add a spoon of something sweet (honey, jam, compote, what have you) + a spoon or two of plain yogurt + a sprinkling of puffed rice or granola. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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