As college students, we’re always searching for the simplest ways to feed ourselves well and stay healthy during this crazy stage of life. Look no further than overnight oats. Featuring ingredients you probably already keep stocked in your kitchen — along with taking hardly any prep time at all — they give you no excuse to skip breakfast.

Instead of shoveling handfuls from your standard box of processed cereal (I’m looking at you, Kellogg’s) for breakfast, give this variation of overnight oats a try. Packed with plump raisins, warm cinnamon, and a hint of maple sweetness, it’ll keep you full throughout the morning without the dreaded sugar crash.

Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:Overnight
  • Total Time:8+ hours
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Step 1

    In a small bowl or mason jar, combine oats, maple syrup, and cinnamon.

  • Step 2

    Pour in milk and stir thoroughly.

  • Step 3

    Cover securely with plastic wrap or lid and place in fridge overnight. Remove in the morning, add raisins (and walnuts, if using), and enjoy.

    #SpoonTip: Remember to give the oats a good stir once you remove them from the fridge before adding mix-ins. That’ll ensure that the oats are nice and creamy.