{Recipe} Simple overnight oats

Ever since I featured a picture of my overnight oats many people have been asking me how I make mine. Mine are nothing special but they are very delicious, nutritious and really fill you up. I usually have mine for breakfast but on odd occasions I have them for lunch or super too. I started making overnight oats about a year ago now when I got tired of buying the same when I could actually make them and save me a lot of money. I am not saying I don’t like the store bought ones I am saying I prefer mine because I know every ingredient and I can pronounce it without the help of a dictionary.

{Recipe} Simple overnight oats

Total Time: 10 minutes

{Recipe} Simple overnight oats

Healthy and Delicious overnight oats that will give you energy and make you feel great.


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk (I like almond or soya but you can use any)
  • 2 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • chopped handful of choice of fresh fruits (I used kiwi and strawberries)
  • Tablespoon of nutella (optional)


  1. Put your oats in a bowl or lunch box, I have a few sized lunch boxes that I use to make the oats and carry to work for breakfast.
  2. Pour in the milk of choice, as I shared I prefer almond or soya but I use normal semi skimmed milk too.
  3. Mix until all oats are soaked in milk, they will not soften yet but should all be immersed in milk.
  4. Add yoghurt and mix, I like to use natural yoghurt but flavoured also works.
  5. Then add your chosen fruits and mix, you can add in as many fruits as you like. I always have berries and other fruits in combination
  6. Cover the bowl with a lid or cling film and put in the Fridge overnight, this will allow the mixture to settle and the oats will absorb all the excess milk.
  7. Enjoy and top it up with a tablespoon of nutella
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I have overnight oats at least 3 times a week for breakfast and I always feel energised and full until lunch time which is 4 hours later. I also like to make these in batches and keep them in the Fridge until ready to be eaten, they do not go off and as I said can be eaten anytime.

Have you ever made overnight oats? What do you include in your recipe?

  • I have never tried overnight oats before but I am really intrigued by it. Plus it sounds like a great healthy breakfast. Breakfast is something I need to work on so I should try your recipe out.

  • I have never tried these = they sound great for a snack as well as breakfast. They look easy to do too. Kaz x

  • This sounds delicious and would be ideal for me when I need to rush out the door early for work, which inevitably means that I don’t eat breakfast! Thanks for the inspiration x

  • This looks brilliant, I’m definitely going to try this as sometimes it’s hard getting some breakfast for myself with a baby!

  • Ooh I have never seen these before, am I missing a trick?

    Like Emma said, it sounds like a great idea for busy mums in the mornings. I think I am going to have to try this out. This year I am kickstarting my healthy lifestyle so will be bookmarking this. Thank you.

    • You’re most welcome, they are very good for any busy bodies as you can keep them in the fridge for a long time (have kept 2 weeks and were still fine)

  • I started overnight oats last year when the idea was given to us in our weekly Weight Watchers meeting – I had previously dismissed them but wow, I was missing out. I quite like the idea of adding a tiny bit of nutella in, though mine were generally yoghurt/almond milk and mixed berries – it’s nice to change it up so that you don’t get bored! That’s breakfast for tomorrow morning decided!

    • Hahaha, glad I have given you an idea for breakfast. I love adding nutella in all the time

  • I was always skeptical about cold porridge but they are lovely! We make these for my three year old who loves porridge but hasn’t the patience to wait for it to cool down.

    • That’s the beauty about overnight oats, you can make at night and they will be ready to be eaten in the morning so your three year old wont have to wait for anything.

  • I quite often have porridge in the morning but have never tried overnight oats. I do like a quick and easy breakfast too.

    • Its always awesome having overnight oats and I do have porridge myself now and again.

  • Solveige

    My grajdaughter goes to kindergarden,, she has to take her nutritional lunch and this one sounds good. We will try it!!!

    • Hope you managed to its an awesome breakfast

  • Oh I do like the look of these, they look so delicious but easy to make. I think I will have a go 🙂 Kaz x

    • Hope you managed to try it out Kaz its delicious

  • Sherri N.

    This recipe intrigues me. I don’t care for oatmeal really, and one of the lesser reasons is because of the time they take to make. With this recipe (and a liberal sprinkling of fruit), I think I could learn to like oats. Like, mind you, not love. I know they are super healthy, and I just can’t go round eating eggs everyday. Thanks for this!

    • You welcome, I wasn’t much into oats too until I started making overnight oats

  • I have heard lots of people talking about these, especially people on slimming world but have always wondered what they would look/taste like. Your looks delicious and I love that you can add whatever fresh fruit you like to mix it up in flavour! x

    • Thanks Jess, I wanted to create something I would love and can change up any time

  • I was really disappointed the first time I tried them. Have since made once with almond milk and berries which was nicer. But I prefer the texture of porridge to the overnight ones.

    • I love porridge too but I think overnight oats have won me over

  • I love overnight oats! And your recipe looks so good 😀

  • I love the idea of just having these ready with no preparataion in the morning. Ideal for busy mums.

    • Absolutely, so idea for busy bodies especially mums

  • Vonnie green

    looks and sounds great. However, it is useless without nutrition info for those of us diabetics no matter how healthy!

    • Sorry Vonnie, I am not good with that nutritional info piece I guess it best to look at what you can make with it. Maybe try the oats with fruits but no nutella its still delicious just less sugary

  • Sound delish. I would like to try this. I usually just grab porridge and that’s it but this sounds healthy. I am on a bit of a health kick at the moment so am looking at my diet and the way I eat. I have used oats before but in home made cookies, not very healthy at all xxx

    • I have never made oat cookies though unhealthy I would still love to try it

  • I love the idea of overnight oats as it means no fussing about in the morning and with having 3 kids, this will help immensely. They look so indulgent and smooth!

    • Exactly, no adding making breakfast to the morning rush do it night before and serve the morning after

  • I’ve heard so many people talking about these but I just don’t know if its for me, the soggy oats doesn’t appeal but then your recipe does look lovely and I need to get a little healthier in the mornings so I must give this a go!

    • I think everyone is different and for me I knew that plain oats weren’t for me so I spiced them up and added fruits and nutella