7 Overnight Oats Recipes Making Mornings Run Smoothly

28th March 2017

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are simply oats soaked overnight in your choice of liquid and toppings so that they absorb into the oats. Overnight oats are super easy to prepare, and mean you can wake to a delicious, creamy, satisfying, ready-to-eat breakfast for at home, work or on-the-go. All you need is some rolled porridge oats, a re-sealable container or jar, and whichever toppings and flavours take your fancy. Here’s a few of our favourites…

Toasted Oats & Yogurt Layer

So simple, yet delicious! This recipe is a lovely mix of toasted oats, blueberries, honey and yogurt. It can be eaten straight away and will have more of a crunchy texture. Or it can be prepared in the evening and left overnight – saving you time in the morning – and it will have more of a creamy texture.

Toasted Oats & Yoghurt Layer


Overnight Oats – Breakfast On The Go

Save time in the morning with this tasty breakfast on the go from Jamie Oliver. Apples, bananas and dried fruit add a lovely sweetness to the dish.

Orange, Coconut and Vanilla

This easy overnight oats recipe from My Fussy Eater with orange, coconut and vanilla is delicious. Sure to help put a spring in your step in the morning. The vegan option suggests using coconut milk, but it’s worth noting that this isn’t recommended as a dairy alternative generally, as it’s not fortified with calcium.

Cinnamon and Banana

This recipe from Deliciously Ella takes five minutes to prepare and gives you the freedom to use any mix of toppings you like. We love ours with chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey. The recipe suggests plant based milks, but milk and dairy are an important source of calcium in the diet, so dairy milk is a good choice for non-vegans. If you do use dairy alternative products then check the food label to make sure they are fortified with calcium, and choose unsweetened versions too.

Overnight Muesli with Apple and Nuts

This breakfast recipe from BBC Food will set you up well for the day. Take this to work and your colleagues are sure to be jealous.

Coconut Oats

This coconut oats recipe from Olive magazine makes enough for about three portions, so you’ll be set for most of the week. Try a new topping each day to keep things interesting and varied. One of our favourites is toasted coconut flakes and kiwi.

Overnight Oats Recipe from Nic’s Nutrition

Follow this basic overnight oats recipe from dietitian and vlogger, Nichola Whitehead and then top with whichever toppings you fancy. Nic recommends blueberries and chia seeds.

Chia Breakfast Pots

Get a morning boost with these breakfast pots from Shake Up Your Wake Up which are low in saturated fat, high in fibre, have no added sugars or salt and are packed with flavour.

overnight oats, chia
Whole Grain Goodness