With just a bit of work before bed, you can have a fast but decadent breakfast in the morning. These overnight oats "cook" while you sleep. Toast almonds and chop figs the night before, so that when you rise, you can just stir in the fruit, nuts, honey and ricotta cheese for a hearty, sweet and creamy breakfast.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, December 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine oats, water and salt in a jar or bowl and stir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • In the morning, heat the oats, if desired, or eat cold. Top with ricotta, figs, almonds and honey.


Tip: People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.

To make ahead: When prepping the oatmeal the night before, measure, toast and chop the ingredients for the topping.

Nutrition Facts

293.7 calories; protein 10.4g 21% DV; carbohydrates 47.5g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 6.6g 26% DV; sugars 16g; fat 8.5g 13% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 11% DV; cholesterol 9.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 121IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 27.9mcg 7% DV; calcium 154mg 15% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 74.2mg 27% DV; potassium 362.4mg 10% DV; sodium 181.8mg 7% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV; added sugar 6g.