Denise says:

  • Overnight oats make such a tasty and versatile breakfast. There are so many flavour combinations to try out, and you can make it vegan, sugar-free or gluten-free. They take just a few minutes to mix up in the evening for the next day or you could make a batch to last for a few days. Enjoy your hearty, creamy oats straight from the fridge, or warm slightly if you prefer.
  • Make it vegan: Use plant-based milk, plant-based yogurt, and maple syrup for sweetener.
  • Make it sugar-free: Drop the sweetener and add ½ mashed ripe banana.
  • Make it gluten-free: Use gluten-free oats.
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes           Cooking Time:  None        Serves:  1-2 people


  • Basic Ingredients
  • 50g yoghurt – options to suit your tastebuds: Greek, natural, flavoured or plant based almond, coconut or soya
  • 50g rolled oats
  • 120ml milk – semi skimmed or plant based (my favourite is almond milk)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Winning flavour combinations:
  • Cinnamon & Pear
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecan nuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 large pear – cut, cored and roughly chopped
  • Topping:  Add another pear, walnuts and a drizzle of honey
  • Blueberry & Almond
  • 75g fresh blueberries
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons skin on almonds – roughly chopped & roasted
  • Topping:  Add a handful of blueberries, drizzle honey / maple syrup and a few chopped almonds
  • Chocolate & Almond Butter
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 large date or 2 teaspoons maple syrup


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon into a 450g jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Add flavouring – see below for options.
  3. Close jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before eating. Overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  4. Add topping – see above