We all have busy lives, and that means that sometimes (or a lot of the time), we don’t get the chance to make a full meal from scratch. That’s why whenever we have the opportunity to make overnight recipes that we can simply put in the fridge, we’re totally stoked. Your fridge is good for so much more than keeping food fresh.
Whether you enjoy a classic overnight oatmeal recipe or you prepare a make-ahead dinner, prepping your food overnight in the fridge will save you loads of time without sacrificing the quality of your meals. Simply prep your food ahead of time, put it in the fridge, and go to sleep. The next day, you’ll have minimal work to get your food on the table. Now you’ll have more time to continue your binge-watching sessions while also eating some tasty food. That’s what we call time-efficient.
From savory to sweet to simply unexpected, these 10 recipes will prove to you that your fridge may just be your most underestimated cooking tool. For a delicious dessert, breakfast, or side dish, you can’t go wrong with an overnight chill. Get ready to transform your cooking experience for the better — while making your life a whole lot easier.
1. Overnight Whiskey Applesauce
Applesauce just grew up in a major way. Add A Beautiful Mess' whiskey version to the top of potato pancakes for a delightful savory-sweet mix.
2. Overnight Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls
Serving up a delectable brunch just got a whole lot easier for non-morning people. Averie Cooks' cinnamon rolls are easily prepped ahead of time, and baked in the morning.
3. Green Gazpacho
4. Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait
5. Mini Matcha No-Bake Ice Box Cake
Forget your traditional ice box cake. I Am A Food Blog's mini matcha version is as adorable as it is delicious.
6. Easy Overnight French Toast Bake
Letting French toast sit overnight may just be one of the smartest things you can do — Damn Delicious proves a point.
7. Chia & Raspberry Breakfast
This superfood breakfast by Green Kitchen Stories may seem intimidating, but it's simple as ever to make in your fridge.
8. Green Monster Overnight Oats
9. Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats
Fresh blueberries make The Kitchn's sweet, comforting oatmeal a fancy breakfast that you won't have to wake up early to make.
10. Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding
Recreate your favorite candy bar the healthy way with House of Yumm's wholesome chia seed pudding.
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