Have you tried “overnight oats” yet? If not, this recipe is a great place to start. Essentially, overnight oats are a quick way to prepare breakfast the night before, while easily incorporating your favorite fresh fruits, dairy, protein, and more. For me, it’s a surefire way to make oatmeal a little less boring without the added sugar and artificial ingredients of most instant oatmeal options.

When sugary cereals, toaster pastries, and other not-so-blood-sugar-friendly breakfast foods are commonly aimed at kids, it’s good to know that there are other options out there that are easy to make and much healthier.

I love overnight oats, because you can really experiment with ingredients. Plus, just a few minutes of prep at night makes for a super-quick meal in the morning.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 3

Serving Size: ½ cup

  • Calories: 136
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 20g


  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon chai seeds
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)

How To Make It

  1. Place ½ banana in a glass jar or container and mash with a fork. Layer oats, milk, pumpkin, yogurt, flaxseed meal, chai seeds, pumpkin pie spice, and walnuts on top. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, warm for 30 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave or eat cold.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.