Honeydew Overnight Oatmeal

For the most part, I have transitioned beautifully to urban life. I love public transportation, bustling sidewalks, diverse eateries, and city parks surrounded by cement and skyscrapers. The one thing that continues to challenge me is grocery shopping.


I do not own a car in New Jersey, so I either walk or take public transit. I have several different grocery options, but all of which are at least a mile away. This is not a terrible walk, but it can get uncomfortable when I’m lugging heavy grocery bags. Thus, items like melons, squash, and big cartons of almond milk can be a pain.


I treated myself last weekend to a big, beautiful honeydew. Carrying it royally sucked, but it was worth it once I cut into it, and blended it into this oatmeal. πŸ™‚

Honeydew Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup diced honeydew (the riper, the better!)
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp honey or other sweetener
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Blend first two ingredients together, preferably in a Magic Bullet-esque blender.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar.
  3. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  4. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). Eat cold or warm up in the microwave! I topped mine with more honeydew chunks and shredded coconut.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

3 Responses to Honeydew Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Sharon says:

    Could you get one of those little folding grocery carts? I’m sure Chinatown has inexpensive ones. I used one when I was in Spain and it made heavy groceries much easier to bring home, but I also never had to take public transit home from stores.

  2. xdestitutex says:

    Made the overnight oats today, since i still had a half honeydew to use up.
    First i was a bit septial if just the honeydew and the milk would be enough to make this oatmeal taste good, but it is!!!
    It’s amazing!

    I highly reommend to add some shredded coconut, though it’s not a must do. The oatmeal taste even fantastic without a coconut flavour.

    My honeydew was pretty ripe, so the oatmeal itself was sweet enough for me and i didnt have to add the honey. Though i really an see how the honey will enhance the flavour of the oatmeal, but this time it would’ve been too muh sweetness for me if i would have added the honey. ^^

    Thanks lauren for this amazing recipe! πŸ™‚

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