Lately I’ve been a bit obsessed with overnight oats. For the past couple months they’ve been my go-to for breakfast. And while they may have gained a lot of popularity in the last year or so, they’ve been around forever.

Overnight Oats |

I was introduced to overnight oats about 10 years ago when I worked for the Four Seasons Hotel. Back then (and until recently), I knew overnight oats as muesli, which is short for Birchermuesli. The recipe was developed around the start of the last century by Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital. His original version included shredded apple which he believed to be a cure for jaundice.

Another history lesson on IBC. You’re welcome!


I’m sure you’ve seen lots or recipes for overnight oats posted online, and you may have noticed that the concept for creating them is pretty similar. The base is quick oats and milk (regular, skim, soy, almond, etc.). From there, you add whatever healthful things you like, including fruits, nuts, chia seeds, honey, etc. As you can imagine, the list is almost endless. The oats, milk, and fruit are combined before you go to bed. That way by morning the oats have had time to soak up the milk, and breakfast is ready to go.

Overnight Oats for Two |

Overnight Oats for Two |

Inspired by some flax seed, chia seeds, and stemless wine glasses I found at HomeGoods, I decided to share my go-to recipe over on their Design Happy blog.

Overnight Oats for Two |

You can follow the link HERE to read more about IBC’s overnight oats and how I like to dress them up when serving them to a friend.

But don’t head on over there just yet. I have another little treat for you.

HomeGoods sent me a $100 gift card to do some shopping in their stores. Totally awesome, right? Thank you, HomeGoods! But, I thought it would be even more exciting to pass that gift card on to one of you. That’s right. It’s time for another giveaway right here on IBC!

HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway |

One lucky IBC reader will win a $100 gift card to HomeGoods! To enter to win, use the entry form below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual blog post by clicking here.)

Simply enter your email address in the form below for a chance to win.
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This giveaway is open to readers in the United states. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, May 30, 2016. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted by email, and announced at the top of this post.

Best of luck to everyone!

Overnight Oats for Two | for HomeGoods

Okay, now that you’ve entered the giveaway, click on over to Design Happy for my Overnight Oats recipe. And if you’ve made overnight oats before, let us know your favorite flavor combination. I’m always game for trying new creations.

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  • talia at

    This is just what I need to make hectic mornings better. (No more eating at my desk!) Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      This is so true! Great time saver. (Plus it’s homemade and delicious!)

      xo Michael

  • Carla at

    Thanks for the history lesson. Who knew that it was patients. I’ve been wanting to try over night oats. But you made look so pretty and yummy!

    Carla B.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Carla. They are certainly delicious and a little patience makes them pretty too. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Sandra L. at

    Looks delicious. But I’ve never eaten cold oats as mother or grandmother always served them hot with a ring of cold milk and a sprinkle of sugar topped with whatever fruit was on hand. Maybe I’ll give them a try.

  • Linda at

    Michael, do you use WHOLE flax seeds or milled (ground)? Some say the whole seeds are harder to digest, but seems they would make the oats mixture more chewy……Yours looks so pretty with the garnish of berries and mint.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Linda, I used the milled flax seeds. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • susan at

    Love this, thanks for the giveaway. Hope all is well!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re welcome! Thanks Susan.

      xo Michael

  • Pat at

    I’ve never tried this but definitely will! Your presentation is just perfect!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!


  • Sharon at

    Sorry….I have to make my oatmeal on the stove standing over it stirring.

    I like it with cinn and maple syrup. Or bananas.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s okay! Have you’re oatmeal whatever way you like it. 🙂 That combo sounds delish.

      xo Michael

  • Gail at

    Thank you! We just spent the weekend at the Four Seasons in Jackson Hole and I googled this recipe!! So glad I found it – it’s the best. (and a bonus … discovered your blog!)

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    A simple and safe dish! Thank you for sharing this oatmeal recipe with us!

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    I can’t wait to try these! What substitute can I use for the Power blend as I can’t find that in my country?

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