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Easy Overnight Oats With Instant Oatmeal Packets Recipe 350 Cals

This 350 Calorie Overnight Oats Recipe Is Made With A Maple And Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Packet! If you're looking for a simple and fast way to make overnight oats, this is it!


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This recipe was originally published April 22, 2022 and was updated March 8, 2023.

Have a box of instant oatmeal packets in your kitchen pantry? Here’s an easy breakfast idea for you!

Overnight Oats With Instant Oatmeal Packets can be used to make an easy, healthy, plant-based breakfast, especially for a child who doesn’t like plain instant oatmeal. 

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Is Instant Oatmeal Plant-Based?

Yes, my friend! Instant Oatmeal is a fantastic plant-based food option. Even the instant oatmeal packets. 

You can find individual sized oatmeal packets everywhere and they range from super healthy ingredients, to not so healthy ingredients. 

If you want to try overnight oats with instant oatmeal packets and have a little bit of a sweet tooth, give the low sugar instant oatmeal a try! 

It was really delicious! And it’s so easy! I like to keep things simple over here, as a mama of four cute humans.

Can You Make Overnight Oats With Instant Oatmeal Packets?

Yes, yes, YES! I found this out first hand the day I ran out of my usual go-to quick cook oats

I was excited to break my intermittent fast that very next day with an incredibly delicious and healthy breakfast, until I realized I had used the last of my container a few days prior and forgot to add oats to my grocery list. Oops!

Scouring my kitchen pantry cabinet, I quickly found a single instant oatmeal packet and thought, ya know, it won’t hurt to give this a try. I am SO happy I did. 

Not only can you use instant oatmeal packets to make overnight oats, but it’s incredibly delicious.

How To Use Instant Oatmeal Packets For Overnight Oats

I keep it super simple over here and use just three ingredients for this overnight oats recipe; Room temperature filtered water from my beloved Berkey, the packet of instant oatmeal and chia seeds (my favorite). 

Using a small glass mason jar, I’ll mix the three with a fork, pop the lid on tightly and toss it into my fridge. 

I love letting the oats and chia seed mix soak for at least 10 hours, but they can last up to 3 days, maybe longer. 

You’ll have to test that out if you want to keep overnight oats in the fridge longer than 3 days. They never ever last longer than 3 days in my home because we eat them fast!

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What Toppings Should I Use For Overnight Oats With Instant Oatmeal Packets?

Really, any topping will go well. In this specific recipe, because I used a lower sugar Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal Packet, I kept my toppings simple. 

I used Mixed Nuts, Pistachio Almonds And Walnuts. It was SO delicious!

Here Are Some More Great Topping Ideas For Overnight Oats With Instant Oatmeal Packets

  • Strawberry and Almond
  • Blueberry And Banana
  • Blueberry And Honey
  • Strawberry And Cacao Chunks
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Walnuts And Banana
  • Banana And Pistachio
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Do You put fruit in overnight oats before or after?

Personally, I do not like adding ANY topping to the mason jar, before the oats soak. 

I find two things to be true. 

One, fruit and other toppings tend to get soggy if added to the jar and stored in the fridge overnight. 

And two, I personally change my mind a lot. I like being able to add toppings based on my current mood. This ensures they are fresh toppings, too. 

Technically, YES, you can put fruit in overnight oats before. I say try both and see which you prefer.

Can you add toppings to the mason jar and grab and go the entire thing in the morning?

YES.  If I was eating my overnight oats on the go, I’d take a couple minutes to prep toppings after the oats have soaked overnight. 

My go-to for toppings is a handful of berries and nuts. I’ll grab my little mason jar of oats from the fridge, toss the toppings into the jar (without mixing them up) and reseal until I am ready to eat them.

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