Overnight Oats (Copycat Starbucks Oatmeal)

Overnight Oats (Starbucks Copycat) | A Teaspoon of Happiness

(This post was written and scheduled in advance for my maternity leave. I will be unable to respond to email or comments during this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience as I spend this time with my family.) 

I don’t know about you, but I get seriously hung up on my breakfast choices. I can go for months at a time eating the same thing for breakfast everyday. I find one thing that I like and I stick to it.

Last month, it was a Nutella-on-toast binge, and before that I went months on end eating everything bagels loaded with cream cheese. Not the healthiest option, I know, but, I think I’ve moved on to something new – overnight oats.

Overnight Oats (Starbucks Copycat) | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Anyway, I finally decided to give overnight oats a try. I know, I’m really late to the party (but that’s ok, right?). I couldn’t decide what to put in it, but I knew I wanted the mix-ins to be simple and somewhat healthy.

So I scoured Pinterest for some oatmeal ideas and came upon this Starbucks copycat recipe by Iowa Girl Eats. The combination of dried fruits and nuts seemed to be just the thing so I set out to recreate it as an overnight recipe.

Overnight Oats (Starbucks Copycat) | A Teaspoon of Happiness

In the morning, I woke up to a perfect – and much-more-filling-than-toast – breakfast. It even tasted great cold, but I warmed a bowl up for myself and added a few slices of bananas for some extra fun.

I can’t wait make more overnight oats. Have you ever made overnight oats before? What do you like to put in them?

Overnight Oats (Starbucks Copycat) | A Teaspoon of Happiness


Overnight Oats (Starbucks Copycat)

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 cup rolled (old-fashioned) oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons each: sliced almonds, walnut pieces, dried cranberries, golden raisins


  1. In an airtight container or jar, mix together all ingredients.
  2. Place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 5 hours).
  3. If desired, warm and top with extra nuts and fruit before serving.


To warm: Add 1 tablespoon water or milk per serving and warm in the microwave for about a minute.


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    October 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Such beautiful pictures! Hope you and baby girl are doing well 🙂

  • Reply
    Debra Coleman
    October 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Melissa, I make Overnight Oats often using any dried fruit I can find. One of my favorites is dried peaches, almonds, and just a hint of ground flax seed (don’t want my tummy too roughed up). To this I add a splash of half & half after I’ve warmed the oatmeal up the next morning. But when eating it cold, I like to toss in chopped Granny Smith apples with walnuts and dark raisins with a little Blue Agave for extra sweetness. Overnight Oats are the best thing for busy mornings for me! Take care and have the most wonderful day – Debra

  • Reply
    Regina @ Leelalicious
    October 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Oatmeal used to be my go-to breakfast. Then I got pregnant and I couldnt handle the texture with morning sickness. Then I liked food again and gave in to most (unhealthy) cravings. Cravings aren’t an excuse anymore so its time for this mommy to get back into healthy eating! This is perfect as it requires minimal prep and is ready when I get up.
    Hope you are enjoying your baby to the fullest!

    • Reply
      Melissa Belanger
      October 23, 2014 at 5:01 am

      I totally know what you mean. I have been really trying to hold back on the cravings. I think I let myself get away with a little too much when I was pregnant, but no more!

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