Chilled Swiss Oatmeal Recipe

5 / 5 ( 3 reviews ) 6 Comments

Overnight Swiss Oatmeal

Overnight no-cook refrigerator oatmeal!

Apparently, this recipe is like a copycat recipe for the Corner Bakery Cafe’s Chilled Swiss Oatmeal, or muesli. But I’ve never been there or seen their version of the oatmeal, so I can’t tell ya if my version is a good copycat or not! What I do know is that this recipe is super easy, healthy, and delicious. A fresh and filling breakfast that you can just pull out of the fridge and serve in the morning.

swiss oatmeal ingredients

Overnight, no-cook oatmeal was a totally new concept to me, but it is a great one and I like it! First of all, it is sooo easy and quick to throw together. Second, I like the texture. It isn’t mushy like some cooked oatmeal can be.

The oats are softened from soaking overnight, but slightly chewy. The fresh apples are crisp – I think the apples might be favorite part! The plain Greek yogurt adds a slight tang and creaminess. Vanilla yogurt would probably be delicious too! It is just sweet enough for me as is, but you can drizzle on some honey or pure maple syrup if you like a little more sweetness.

how to make overnight chilled oatmeal

Note that I tried to create a different version of this oatmeal by just changing the fruit to fresh peaches and bananas, and the plain Greek yogurt made it taste a bit sour and not nearly as good as I had hoped. For some reason, the plain yogurt works well with the ingredients in the recipe below though! I recommend soaking the oats in the milk first, then adding in the different yogurts and fruits to individual portions – you can come up with some awesome ones, I’m sure!

A few more notes: If you don’t have time to soak the oats overnight, I have heard it is great just throwing it together in the morning as well. You can use almond, soy milk, or skim milk. If you need to make it without gluten, be sure to use rolled oats labeled gluten-free. Store in the refrigerator and it should be good for up to 3 days.

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Easy overnight swiss oatmeal - healthy and delicious!

Chilled Swiss Oatmeal Recipe

5 / 5 (3 reviews)
Prep Time: 10mins
Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into small pieces
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl, add the oats, milk, yogurt, banana, apple, cranberries, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Stir gently to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, remove from the refrigerator and gently stir. Portion out the servings, if desired. Stir in a tablespoon or two of milk, depending on your desired consistency.
  3. Top with almonds and enjoy!


For more sweetness, drizzle with honey or pure maple syrup, if desired.

Ingredients: Almonds, Apple, Banana, Cinnamon, Cranberries, Milk, Oats, Vanilla Extract, Yogurt
Meal Type: Breakfast, #StayHome, Clean Eating, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Copycat, Fruits, Healthy, Oats, No Bake

Comments & Reviews

    This looks like it will be a perfect solution to busy mornings! I have kids leaving the door for school at three different times. I love this idea! Thanks Melanie!

    The recommended ingredients and directions were clear and easy to follow. The outcome was delicious, and tasted just as good as the swiss oatmeal that I used to routinely buy at the Corner Bakery. I did add a tablespoon of Splenda/sugar.

    These are awesome. We have them every morning. We change/add some things.
    Almond Milk instead of Milk (Sweetened Vanilla. A friend uses oat milk)
    We add Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries (Mango & Pineapple for a tropical flavor)
    Sometimes I’ll sprinkle coconut on top.

    This is the best breakfast. Especially for a busy family.


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