Best breakfast in the world? We think so! The great thing about overnight oats is that they’re super simple to make and can be quickly prepared the night before – perfect for those of us guilty of skipping breakfasts! These oat recipes are packed full of fibre, vitamins, protein and complex carbs. They are fantastic for slow release energy so will help you get through until lunch without the mid-morning cravings.

 

As if that weren’t reason enough to love them, we’ve taken our overnight oats to a whole new level by combining them with some classic desserts! Dessert for breakfast anyone!? With flavour combos to die for and heavenly textures which will make breakfast your favourite meal of the day!

 

 

Bakewell Overnight Oats

 

 

English picnic anyone? This raspberry and almond flavor combo makes for a creamy, dreamy breakfast evocative of bakewell tarts in the English countryside!

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (90 g) old-fashioned oats (1 cup/135g if not using flaxseed)
  • 1/4 cup (42 g) ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup (125g) plain greek yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
  • 1 cup (100 g) frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp (20 g) slivered almonds
  • 4 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • ½ tsp almond essence (optional)

 

Directions

 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. The mixture should be quite wet since the oats will absorb some liquid overnight.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, serve in 2 bowls.

*Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

 

 

 

Tropical Overnight Parfait

 

 

With creamy coconut milk, juicy mango and the zing of lime zest, this breakfast feels like being on vacation. So it’s perfect for a Monday morning 😉

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (90g) old fashioned oats* (1 cup/135g if not using chia seeds)
  • 1 tbsp (10g) chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) light unsweeted coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup (125g) plain greek yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
  • 1 medium mango (or 1 can of mango)
  • 1 lime, zest

 

Directions

*Check oats for gluten if GF

Chia seeds are optional in this recipe, but using them thickens and sets mango puree creating a nice texture.

  1. Peel and roughly chop the mango. Blitz the mango and chia seeds (if using) in a blender until smooth.
  2. Mix the greek yogurt, coconut cream and lime zest in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Using two glasses or jars, spoon equal amounts of mango into the bottom of each.
  4. Spoon half of the oats into each glass/jar on top of the mango.
  5. Finally, spoon the yogurt mixture on top of the oats. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

 

 

Banoffee Overnight Oats

 

 

The wonderfully comforting flavors of banana and toffee delivered in a much healthier package that a banoffee pie! All the tastiness with none of the guilt.

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (90g) old fashioned oats* (1 cup/135g if not using chia seeds)
  • 1 tbsp (10g) chia seeds (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (200ml) milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup (125g) plain greek yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
  • 1/8 cup (30ml) unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tbsp (40g) maple syrup
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions

*Check oats for gluten if GF

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. The mixture should be quite wet since the oats will absorb some liquid overnight.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve in 2 bowls

Can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 days.

 

 

Black Forest Overnight Oats

 

 

Chocolate for breakfast! This is a delicious mixed berry overnight oat recipe with crunchy cocao nibs. You can add the cocoa or cacao powder for extra chocolatey yum factor, but we usually find the nibs are enough!

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (90g) old-fashioned oats (1 cup/135g if not using flaxseed)
  • 1/4 cup (42g) ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (200ml) milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup (125g) plain greek yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsweetened apple juice
  • 4 tsp (20g) honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) cocoa nibs
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen mixed berries
  • 3 tsp (5g) raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

 

Directions

*Check oats for gluten is GF

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. The mixture should be quite wet since the oats will absorb some liquid overnight.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve in 2 bowls!

Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

 

PBJ Overnight Oats

 

 

This one takes us back to childhood and naturally, the kids love it too! Peanut butter adds extra protein and the delicious fresh strawberries or raspberries are an extra boost of vitamins.

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (90g) old-fashioned oats (1 cup/135g if not using flaxseed)
  • 1/4 cup (42g) ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (200ml) milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup (125g) plain greek yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tbsp (32g) peanut butter
  • 5 cup (150g) strawberries or raspberries
  • 4 tsp (20g) honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) water

 

 

Directions

 

*Check oats for gluten if GF

 

  1. Chop the strawberries or raspberries into small pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the chopped fruit with the water over a medium heat until simmering.
  3. Add the maple syrup or honey to the saucepan, stir well then remove from heat. Put aside to cool.
  4. Mix the oats, flaxseed (if using), milk, yogurt and apple juice in a bowl.
  5. If your peanut butter is very thick, heat it in a microwave for 30-60 seconds to soften it.
  6. Use a spoon to swirl the peanut butter through the oat mixture.
  7. Divide the oat mixture between two glasses or small bowls, then spoon the cooled fruit on top.
  8. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days so feel free to double up on the recipe.

 

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