Overnight Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Before I learned about this recipe I never knew that overnight oatmeal was even a thing. I am definitely not a morning person so I make everything the night before including my coffee so this was a treasure. Growing up we had little money so oatmeal was something that was fairly inexpensive and tasty enough. I like this recipe specifically because it is a healthy alternative to most breakfast options. This is also a good family recipe that kids can take to school and eat for breakfast. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup of rolled oats $3-4
  • 1 cup of milk $2-3
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt $3-4
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar $2-3
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) $2-3
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional) $2-3
  • 4 tbsp organic maple syrup $3-4
  • 3 eight ounce canning jars $3-4

Cost: $10-15

Servings: This should fill around 3 eight ounce jars


  1. Mix oats, milk, and yogurt together in a medium size bowl or measuring cup with a spout (if you are using vanilla extract, add it here).
  2. Stir in the brown sugar and maple syrup (if you are using cinnamon, add it here).
  3. Mix well to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into 3 jars.
  5. Refrigerate overnight or for 4 hours.
  6. Serve!

Note: You can use containers other than jars if need be, I just find jars more portable and easier to clean.

Note: You can add fresh fruit such as bananas or strawberries for extra flavor.

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