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Large Family Make-Ahead Overnight Oats Recipe

Make a healthy, classic breakfast that is easy to customize with this Large Family Make-Ahead Overnight Oats recipe. You can eat it by itself or add your favorite toppings to give it more flavor in seconds.

large family overnight oats

If you like oatmeal, then you’re going to want to try our Overnight Oats. Maybe you use instant oatmeal frequently because it’s fast and you’re short on time. That’s exactly why this recipe is perfect for you.

You can make it ahead and it’s ready when you need it. It is so easy to prepare a batch of these delicious oats, you will be making them weekly and have them ready in the fridge. You might also want to try our 4 Ways Overnight Oats or our Baked Oatmeal Recipe.

Basic Overnight Oats

If having a delicious, hearty, and creamy breakfast sounds good to you, try this recipe for oats because it is just that good. You will feel like you are eating dessert when you are just having breakfast that is good for you.

Even if you are used to eating your oatmeal warm, but you will not believe how good the overnight oats taste while cold. I have the perfect recipe to make for an easy and flavorful breakfast.

Ingredients Needed to Make Overnight Oats

When you prepare the oats, you need some old-fashioned rolled oats to get started. You can easily find these oats in different grocery stores.

In addition to the oats, which are the most important ingredient for the recipe, you will need some milk to add to the glass jar with your oats. I like to use vanilla almond milk with honey, but you can use cow’s milk, oat milk, or any milk that you like most.

Yogurt is another essential ingredient for the overnight oats. I have tried a few different yogurt types when preparing these oats, but my absolute favorite is vanilla Greek yogurt.

I like the yogurt’s consistency and how it mixes perfectly with the other ingredients in this recipe. After adding yogurt, I like to use syrup or honey. You can choose any sweetener that you prefer, including low-calorie options.

make ahead oats ingredients

What to Add to Your Oats

While this recipe provides you with a detailed list of how to make the best oats, you might want to add a few extras to your oats to make them taste even better.

There is nothing wrong with adding extras to customize the experience and enhance the flavor. I like to add blueberries, raspberries, and even chopped strawberries to my oats. Besides adding fruit, you can add coconut flakes, chopped nuts, chia seeds, and chocolate shreds.

I like to mix it up to always eat a different flavor for each day of the week. I might add chopped almonds and chocolate flakes to one jar, cinnamon, and blueberries to another, and a dollop of peanut butter with sliced bananas to another jar. Make as many flavor combinations as you would like to enjoy your oats even more.

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Large Family Basic Overnight Oats is so simple, healthy, and delicious! Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated to be filling and healthy.

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Here are more oatmeal recipes and overnight oats your family will enjoy having!

Large Family Basic Overnight Oats

Large Family Make-Ahead Basic Overnight Oats | Large Family Make-Ahead Breakfasts

Large Family Make-Ahead Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: None
  • Total Time: -28648053.983333 minute
  • Yield: 14 Cups
  • Category: Breakfast


Make a healthy, classic breakfast that is easy to customize with this Large Family Make-Ahead Overnight Oats Recipe . You can eat it by itself or add your favorite toppings to give it more flavor in seconds.



  • 5 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 cup unsweetened almond milk, or the milk of your choice
  • 2 ½  cup vanilla yogurt, regular or Greek
  • 2 ½  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup, or the sweetener of your choice, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt




  1. In a one gallon container, mix all of the ingredients together.

  2. Store in the refrigerator overnight.

  3. When ready to serve, dish into microwave-safe bowls to heat and eat or serve cold.

Keywords: Basic Overnight Oats

Simplify breakfast with these simple overnight oats. No baking or cooking, and they are ready when you need them. Make a few batches at throw them in the back of the fridge. This way you won’t have to make breakfast all week.

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