Posted on May 21, 2019 by Kate Halsall

Ok, I know what you’re thinking – I’m a little late to the party here. Ieuan posted a blog about overnight oats ages ago (and I’ve borrowed his picture here!). Emily is always blogging about how much she loves porridge. Joe uses oats as a pre-workout boost. And here I am, finally getting on board! But I made these creamy overnight oats for breakfast yesterday, and I swear they would be good at any time of the day!


  1. 50-55g Wholegrain Rolled Oats
  2. Unsweetened Almond Milk
  3. 1/2 Tsp Linseed
  4. 1 Tsp Nut Butter
  5. 1-2 Tblsp Yogurt – I used unsweetened Alpro Soy
  6. Handful of Berries – I used Blueberries and Raspberries



I’m not going to lie – this isn’t a measured or perfected recipe. We’ve largely made it up in our house, but it’s doing the job!

  • Measure out the oats and place in a tub. Shake the tub to ensure even distribution.
  • Pour enough almond milk into the tub to cover the oats – don’t get carried away here!
  • Sprinkle the flaxseeds over and add the nut butter.
  • Stir and pop in the fridge overnight.
  • In the morning, you’ll find all the liquid has been soaked up – and let’s be honest, it doesn’t look that appealing!
  • Add the yogurt and stir.
  • Throw in the berries, cover and pop back into the fridge until you’re ready to eat it.
  • Done!

Top Tips

You can use any alternative to dairy milk. Just ensure it’s unsweetened and fortified.

Instead of flax or linseed, a lot of recipes use chia seeds.

If using all these unsweetened ingredients makes it too bland for you, try adding a natural sweetener such as cinnamon or maple syrup – I’m just trying to keep the calories down!

You could add protein powder to give it an extra punch.

One recipe I found on the internet included a teaspoon of vanilla extract – that sounds AMAZING.


And there you have it – quite possibly the quickest and easiest recipe I have ever blogged about! But trust me – it’s particularly yummy!