Overnight Oats – unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few months you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. They’re the latest breakfast craze that’s taken over many peoples lives, including my own. They’ve actually been around for a quite a while now but they’ve suddenly soared in popularity and anyone who’s anyone is giving them a try.

In simple terms, overnight oats are a no-cook method of making oatmeal. Instead of cooking your oats with liquid on the hob, you mix rolled oats with the liquid and other mix-ins, and let it rest in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you have a pudding-like porridge that is perfect for on the go breakfasts. Overnight oats don’t have the same texture as hot oats, they’re creamier, denser and so much tastier.

There are a million and one recipes out there so I can’t claim I’m about to re-invent the wheel. What I have done though is narrow it down to some of my favourites. There’s some recipes you would expect to see, and some that may surprise you……

Chocolate and Cherry overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 250ml almond milk
  • 2 scoops (60g) vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder (over 70% cocoa)
  • 75g rolled oats
  • handful of cherries and shaved coconut to serve

For full recipe pop over to The BodyCoach

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Berry & Honey overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 cup of milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of water

For full recipe pop over to The UnNatural Mother

Piña Colada overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 50g rolled oats
  • 150ml of Vita Coco Coconut milk (adjust to your preference of consistency)
  • 40g of chopped (as fine as you can) fresh pineapple
  • fresh coconut to garnish, toasted if wanted
  • fresh pineapple to garnish
  • cocktail umbrella for that holiday cocktail authenticity

For full recipe pop over to Ready Freddie go

Create Your Own overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 40g rolled oats
  • 60mls milk
  • 4 dstspn yoghurt
  • handful of desired topping

For full recipe pop over to An Organised Mess

Slimming World overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 35g porridge oats
  • yogurt – To make this syn free you need to use something like a Mullerlight which is free.
  • frozen Berries

For full recipe pop over to Stacey in the Sticks and Neon Rainbow Blog

Crunch Nutty overnight oats (serves 2)

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup almond yoghurt
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • a pinch of salt and cinnamon

For full recipe pop over to Lace and Sweat

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Blueberry, Blackberry and Banana overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 1/4 cup dry oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana, chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries and blackberries

For full recipe pop over to Hello Baby

Sweet Potato overnight oats (serves 2)

  • 2 sweet potatoes, about 450g
  • 130g rolled oats
  • 260ml almond or rice milk, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tbsp yoghurt (Greek, coconut or soy)
  • 2 tbsp roasted almonds, cut into slivers
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)

For full recipe pop over to Devon Mama

Cherry Pie overnight oats (serves 2)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup cherry yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sweet cherries, pits removed and chopped
  • 4 digestive biscuits, crumbled

For full recipe pop over to Pumpkin ‘n’ Spice

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Raspberry overnight oats (serves 1)

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skimmed milk
  • frozen Raspberries (approximately 100g)
  • 3 tbsp natural low fat yoghurt
  • sprinkle of sunflower seeds
  • sprinkle of dried goji berries

For full recipe pop over to Blissful Domestication

You could also try Bircher Muesli, the original overnight oats. There’s a variety of different recipes out there but two of my favourites can be found over at Katy Kicker and Mum in the Madhouse

Do you have a favourite overnight oats recipe? If so let me know what it is as I’m always on the lookout for new flavour combinations to try.