Festive Overnight Oats

One of the best breakfasts this summer – easy to prepare, healthy, and very filling.

The beauty of overnight oats is that there is NO wrong way of making it – you can add or leave some of the flavour cues out and use what you have available in your pantry. As long as you have your oat to liquid ratio correctly you can create the most wonderful breakfasts that your family will love.

 

 

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Snacks
  • Summer

Ingredients

To Make Your Overnight Oats:

  • 625ml (1 ½ cups) Festive Dry Oat Mix (*see notes below)
  • 500ml (2 cups) full cream milk/ almond milk
  • 250ml (1 cup) plain yoghurt
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) honey

To Finish Your Overnight Oats:

For the Peanut Butter Overnight Oats:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) peanut butter

For the Berry Overnight Oats:

  • 60ml (¼ cup) strawberries, halved
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) honey

For the Chocolate Overnight Oats:

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) cocoa nibs
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) desiccated coconut

For the Nut Overnight Oats:

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) almonds, chopped
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • 5ml (1 tsp) cinnamon

Directions

To Make Your Overnight Oats:

  1. Combine the festive oat dry mix with the milk of your choice, yoghurt and honey.
  2. Mix well, cover with cling film and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. To Finish Your Overnight Oats:

    1. Serve the overnight oats with any of the different flavourings, or with whatever you have in your pantry.
    2. Remember there is no wrong way of making it!
    3. For the Overnight Oats:

      1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
      2. Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
      3. Scoop 250ml (1 cup) out of the mixture into a bowl. Thin down with milk if desired. Place desired toppings on top of the oats.

Notes

How do I make Festive Overnight Oats?

You can make your dry oat mix in advance, and simply scoop out what you need to soak the night before. Here is our festive overnight oat dry mix recipe.

Overnight Oat Tips:

Remember you can add or remove some ingredients to suit your likes and what you have at home. You could add nuts, goji berries, or protein powder, or even milk powder.

  • Are overnight oats healthy?
    Yes, most overnight oats use more rolled, raw oats which are less processed than the instant oat variety. It is said the slow cooking process retains more nutrients than boiling oats. YOu can read more here: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/overnight-soaked-oats-versus-regular-bowl-of-oats-whats-the-difference-2221175
  • How long should I soak overnight oats?
    The best thing is you don’t have to cook overnight oats! They need to soak for at least 2 hours, but the longer they soak, the creamier they will be!
  • Why add seeds:
    Chia and flax seeds absorb moisture to make the final product more creamy. These seeds contain healthy omega-3 and, like oats, they will add fibre and protein to your breakfast.

What if I don’t like Christmas spice, or I don’t eat dried fruit, like raisins?

This recipe was inspired by our famous Food Lover’s Festive Mix (those red buckets) that one would use for a Christmas cake. If you don’t want a Christmassy flavoured oats, then simply replace it with other spices of your choice. You can also leave out the raisins. We have developed an ‘everyday’ dry oat mix for you too. Click here.