Bess Be Fit

A former collegiate athlete's journey of trying to stay and get as fit as possible in life after soccer!


First off, I get asked all the time how to make Overnight Oats, so below is my own personal process (but I think there are various methods!)

Ingredients for Overnight Oatmeal base:

  1. 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
  2. 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (the amount of liquid you add will determine the consistency so it depends on if you like it liquid-y or thick, I think this is right in the middle)
  3. 1 tbsp Chia Seeds (optional but helps with thickness)


  1. Combine above ingredients in a bowl or tupperware
  2. Leave in the refrigerator overnight
  3. In the morning, microwave for 1-2 minutes
  4. Add in toppings!
My personal favorite toppings to add are:
  1. Vanilla Protein Powder
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Blueberries
  4. Bananas
  5. Cinnamon

Like many in the blog world, I believe oatmeal to be the best and most delicious breakfast ever. Β Below you’ll find some of my favorite bowls of oats πŸ™‚

Cinnamon Apple Oats

Chocolate Crunch Oats

Oats Parfait

Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Oats

Apple Butter Oats

Christmas Tree Peppermint Oatmeal

with a Dove peppermint chocolate.

Diner Oats with Cinnamon Sugar and Honey

Waffle Oats with Maple Syrup

(when you can’t decide between waffles or oats…why chose?)

Berries & Granola Oats

Maple Syrup and White Chocolate Protein Oatmeal

Blueberry Overload Oats

Peanut Butter Oats with Kashi Crunch Cereal and Honey

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bread Oatmeal

Chocolate Covered Berry Oats

Banana Whipped Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Angel Food Cake Oatmeal

Chocolate Covered Bananas and Berries PB & Jelly Oats

Simple DCDPB and Banana Oatmeal

Strawberry Shortcake Oats

Chocolate Chip Oats

Strawberry Mint Chocolate Oatmeal

Almost-a-Reese’s-Cup Oatmeal

Eggy Oats

Raspberry Yogurt Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

Dark Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal with Bluebs

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Banana Oatmeal

Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Oats

July 4th Oatmeal

Heath Toffee Crunch

Chocolate Granola Oats

Dark Chocolate Dreams Oats in a jar with blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.

Cinnamon Roll Oats

Summer Fruit Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oats

Gingerbread Oats

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread Oats

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread Oats

Pillowy Banana Whipped Chia Seed Oats with PB & Blueberries

That’s all for now but this will be an on-going work in progress, as I will never stop eating oatmeal πŸ™‚


If you are here for myΒ Protein Pancake recipe, here it is:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 mashed banana
  • blueberries or chia seeds (optional)

Cook over medium-high heat until bubbly on one side and then flip, cooking the other side for the same amount of time. Β Enjoy!

34 thoughts on “Oatmeal

  1. This is my favorite page!! Love all the amazing oat combos πŸ˜€

  2. This is total food porn!!! πŸ™‚ Is that a calcium chew in your chocolate crunch oats??? You should add peppermint extract to the mint oats to bring the flavor up a notch. πŸ™‚

  3. I stopped at a random grocery store today to buy pie crust and was so excited to find Dark Chocolate Dreams!! I also got one called White Chocolate Wonderful…oh-em-gee!!

  4. Do you use just plain ‘ol store oats? Or, something else? They look creamier than my Quaker.

  5. every single one of these looks amazing!! i have a bowl of oatmeal every morning but it is not nearly as elaborate as any of these. I will surely be referring to this page a lot πŸ™‚

  6. Oh, the prettiest page ever πŸ™‚ I love all your oatmeal creations! Please be so nice and come tomorrow morning to prepare me some delicious breakfast πŸ™‚

  7. Do you have any recipes to share? i.e., amounts of each ingredient and if they were overnight or on the stove

    It looks like your ‘overnight’ oatmeal seems pretty easy…how do you make them?

    • I just put in 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats with about 3/4 cup of almond milk (amount depends on if you like your oats thicker or more liquid-y) in a tupperware and refrigerate overnight. In the morning I microwave for 1-2 minutes (but it isn’t necessary, its just too cold in winter to eat cold oatmeal!) and then add in toppings, which lately has included 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, blueberries, and/or banana slices.

  8. I’m LOVING that you have a whole section for oatmeal haha i LOVE oats breakfast is my fav meal of the day =)

  9. OMG… I LOVE all these recipes! I’ve been looking for a way to switch up my bfast and this is such a great idea! I’m going to do this tonight and see how things turn out tomorrow! πŸ™‚

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  11. You should try savory oatmeal! Try cooking some oats in some chicken stock, adding sauted mushroom, onions, spinach & Garlic and add a protein. I like seafood or chunked up chicken breast. Salt and pepper to taste. I take them to work for lunch all the time!! They’re super filling as wonderfully delicious. They remind me of rissoto… I suppose you could call them ris-oat-o!

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  14. For some reason I am SO nervous to make overnight oats. Haha I think I am going to mess it up or something. It looks delicious though and I could def make it, since I am college dorm living! Ha I have the 100 calorie packets of oats, and chobani.. I saw people make theres like that.. cold? What are your suggestions for me? I have pb, granola, bananas, etc. as well.

    THANKS! πŸ˜‰

    loveeeee your blog, healthy ROCKS.

    • Yeah you can easily mix wit with greek yogurt and let it sit overnight. you can eat it cold! I prefer it cold in the warmer months but for now I like to heat mine up…however I probably wouldn’t recommend heating yogurt. If you want to heat it up, I would say mix it with water or some kind of milk instead of yogurt.

  15. This has to be the best page of how to eat oats that I have ever seen!

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  19. obsessed with every single bowl of oats you have pictured. yummmmmmmm.

  20. oh my gosh! I had never looked at your oatmeal page and I am now officially hungry!! I adore oatmeal!! πŸ™‚


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