overnightoats 4 mason jars

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are the best breakfast option for busy people who want to eat healthy. They require almost no preparation and are a satisfying meal that you can pack with as many nutritious ingredients as you like.

All you require is a Mason jar or deep cereal bowl that you can cover. Put in your oatmeal, whether white or wholegrain. Layer it with chopped fruit or berries, nuts and seeds. Now pour over your choice of milk or milk substitute. Cover and chill overnight in the fridge. Voila ! The next morning you have a nutritious breakfast that you can enjoy at home or carry with you on your commute.

The beauty of this recipe is that it has no fixed quantities or ingredients. You can vary them to get a new flavour every day. Berries are the most popular but any seasonal fruit can be chopped or sliced and used. The most commonly used nuts are walnuts but you can use any kind of slivered or whole nuts like almonds, pistachios, cashews or pecans.

raspberry oats

(Photo by Alisha Hieb on Unsplash)

Overnight oats are possibly the best and easiest way of adding ancient grains and seeds to your diet. Flax seed, chia seed, quinoa, spelt: you can  add any or all to your oats.

To soak your oats you can use your choice of milk: whole milk, skimmed, semi-skimmed, anything goes. Soy milk or almond milk is an option for those with lactose intolerance.

Cinnamon apple oats are my favourite. You add chopped apples, walnuts and a generous pinch of cinnamon to your oats before adding the milk. The resulting mixture is almost like apple pie.


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14 thoughts on “Overnight Oats

  1. An excellent and informative post Tanya, Suze has been looking into this for a while. However currently our gut health is decidedly poor, so until we balance that out again, we are pushing this to one side.

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    1. Oh but this is excellent for gut problems.
      Just use white oats instead of wholegrain. I strongly reccomend Quaker oats.
      Use bananas as your fruit and omit the seeds and nuts.
      Of course soy or almond milk if you’re lactose I tolerant.

      And I am so glad you liked the post.

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      1. Sadly my diet now doesn’t allow for me to recover using any fruits – due to the sugars. I have a very bland diet to control my gut health Tanya. When l was using the Tramadols, they stripped out my natural flora and replaced them with a chemical one to allow the tablets to fight the pain. But all chemicals basically screw our flora’s over. Now l have stopped taking the pain killers and trying to tackle the pain naturally with positivity and will power, the chemical lined stomach has ripped my gut apart, so l have to travel back to a very basic diet and start to rebuild my lining, so certain foods and more so with the presence of chronic yeast overgrowth – l find l really have to cut everything out. Plus l have reactions and allergies due to a sensitive stomach – phewee it’s hard work 🙂

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