Two delicious healthy overnight oats recipes + WIN


Oats are one of my favourite breakfast options, but as it gets warmer porridge becomes slightly less appealing and I’m always ready for a change in options.

Overnight oats – also known as bircher muesli – is a delicious way to enjoy oats when the weather is warmer.  You simply soak oats in a milk of your choice overnight, then mix through your favourite fruits, seeds, nuts and yoghurt plus other bits and pieces to create a delicious summery breakfast.   This combination provides a nutritious start to the day – some slow release carbohydrate, fibre and protein to help keep you full, plus some healthy fats.  And did I mention it tastes amazing too?   I’ve come up with two delicious recipes for breakfast – banana blueberry overnight oats and passionfruit, coconut and raspberry overnight oats

I’ve  been trialling a couple of new UNCLE TOBYS oat products  and these have been the base of my overnight oat recipes. UNCLE TOBYS Ancient Grains Oats is oats with a bit of a twist. It also contains rye, millet and quinoa which makes a tasty change to original oats as well as adding a bit of a different nutritional profile.   I’ve also been using UNCLE TOBYS Steel Cut oats. Instead of being rolled flat after the husk is removed like rolled oats, steel cut oats are oven toasted then cut into pieces using steel discs – hence their name!  They have a nutty taste, a hearty texture and have a low glycemic index to give you a nice slow release of energy.

A good breakfast is one way to be on the path to wellness, but there are lots of other ways too.  If you want some tips on how you can improve your wellness, thanks to Nestlé you can take a quiz here and get your own wellness score plus tips on how you can improve your wellbeing. The quiz looks at an overall picture of wellness and will give you your results and some relevant tips around happiness, sleep, alcohol, exercise, healthy eating etc. It does talk about weight which is something I don’t tend to focus on, but there are lots of useful tips for healthy eating and building healthy habits.

And in the meantime, here’s my two delicious, nourishing recipes for some new breakfast inspiration.

Blueberry banana overnight oats

½ cup UNCLE TOBYS Ancient Grain Oats
2 tsp chia seeds
½ cup milk (cow milk or almond milk)
½ cup blueberries (I used frozen)
½ cup yoghurt
1 banana

Place the oats, chia seeds, milk, ¼ of the cup of the blueberries and ¼ cup of the yoghurt in a bowl and mix together.  Place in the fridge and leave overnight.

In the morning, cut the banana in half and mash. Stir through the oats.

Spoon half the oats into a glass, then add the rest of the yoghurt, then the rest of the oats. Top with the remaining half of the banana cut into slices and the remaining blueberries.
Tip:  If you prefer things a little sweeter, stir through a teaspoon of maple syrup through the oats.

Passionfruit, coconut and raspberry overnight oats


1/3  cup UNCLE TOBYS steel cut oats
1/3  cup milk
1 tablespoon coconut milk
½ cup yoghurt
2 tablespoons coconut threads + extra for topping
1 tablespoon passionfruit pulp
1/3 cup raspberries

In a small bowl, mix together the steel cut oats, milk, coconut milk, ¼ cup yoghurt and the coconut threads.   Place in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, top with passionfruit pulp, raspberries and remaining yoghurt and add an extra sprinkle of coconut threads.


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130 Responses to Two delicious healthy overnight oats recipes + WIN

  1. Amy Crerar October 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    Definitely w peanut butter, dates, melted squares of dark chocolate, shredded coconut and soy milk! Eating some this moment, in fact!

  2. Scott October 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

    Brown sugar and oats – can’t beat it

  3. Emma van Niekerk October 11, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    I add oats to my smoothies, they help keep me more full for longer. Also nice cos they help thicken up my smoothies too!

    I’m yet to try overnight oats, these recipes sound delicious!

  4. Anne-Marie McLean October 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    I love overnight oats too…in winter I warm up in the microwave before adding my yoghurt.

  5. Brooke October 11, 2016 at 9:45 pm #

    I love overnight oats they are super versatile and easy to mix up!!

  6. Britta October 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    I love to cook my oats up in a pot and stir through grated carrot, sultanas, cinnamon, maple syrup and walnuts – it’s like carrot cake porridge!!!

  7. Ashlee king October 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

    My favourite at the moment is 1/2 of oats 1/2 of almond milk a mashed banana and a teaspoon of peanut butter sometimes I add a bit of Greek or vanilla yogurt too!

  8. Diane Davidson October 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    The Overnight Oats concept is a great one for Summer Breakfast & Brunch! I’m going to try it as my own ‘Humming Bird’ variation: (Pineapple; Banana; Coconut & Brown Sugar).

    Also I can visualise it working well as a ‘Peach Melba’ creation: Just imagine it, with fresh raspberries & luscious peaches topped with a dollop of yoghurt!

    I love to keep Uncle Toby’s Oats in the pantry. Not only for breakfast -but also as a wholesome, handy & economical ingredient in making meatballs, fishcakes, stufing for roast chicken and lovely fruit crumbles. (My own favourite crumble is Rhuberry (rhubarb & raspberry topped with a quick crumble mix of butter, brown sugar, Uncle Toby’s Oats & a little flour all rubbed together & enlivened with a dash of mixed spice)

  9. Sandra Grant October 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

    Passionfruit raspberry and coconut looks great to me.

  10. Jackie October 12, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    Just good old fashioned porridge – but made with oat milk! And cinnamon! So yum!

  11. Rachel October 12, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    Overnight oats are so great! Otherwise in smoothies, energy balls or just stirred through yoghurt with berries for a snack. They’re always in my cupboard at the flat and our pantry at home 🙂

  12. Mel October 12, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Hot oats with cinnamon but I’d love to try cold passionfruit raspberry ????

  13. Sarah-jane October 12, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    I love pumpkin protein oats-vanilla protein powder, pumpkin pie spice(cinnamon ginger all spice nutmeg combo) mashed pumpkin, oats and milk-delish hot or cold

  14. Karen October 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Passionfruit, coconut and raspberry overnight oats sounds really good 🙂

  15. Jane October 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    Blueberry smoothie with oats chia seeds and yoghurt yum yum

  16. Laurie Bailey October 12, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    We love warm oats with cinnamon, walnuts and banana. Will have to try the overnight oats recipes too!

  17. Bindy October 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Love in baking and in smoothies!! Or just on top of yoghurt 🙂

  18. Ashleigh October 12, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Yummy I’m going to try these recipes but my favorite at the moment is oats made with coconut cream sprinkled with brown sugar.. yum yum

  19. Bonnie October 12, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    Warm with almond milk, cinnamon and banana. Then topped with blueberries, more banana and sprinkled with some nuts. My favourite!

  20. Kylie morrell October 12, 2016 at 10:40 pm #

    We have been experimenting with different ways to eat oats still love oats with brown sugar and cream but these recipes look like they are going to be on my list for sure!

  21. Selina October 13, 2016 at 5:16 am #

    Love having a banana and a sprinkle of brown sugar with mine

  22. Paula October 13, 2016 at 6:41 am #

    I just love porridge, winter or summer…

  23. Elise October 13, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Im in love with the brown sugar and cinnamon porridge from uncle tobys atm, so thats the favourite for now.

  24. Lynda W October 13, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Anzac Biscuits. I really need to find healthier alternatives.

  25. Sue Graham October 13, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    I blitz oats, apple and an egg, then make amazing little apple oat hotcakes with them in a non-stick pan! I have written out the full recipe for myself.

  26. Josie October 13, 2016 at 9:44 am #

    I’ve recently discovered cottage cheese and porridge is yummy. But apple or bananas, LSA and cinnamon is my staple during Winter.

  27. Carly October 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    My favourite combo is banana, raspberries and cashew butter with almond milk

  28. Olivia October 13, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    I love oats on top of baked apple! So yummy !

  29. Becky October 15, 2016 at 8:15 am #

    These sound yummy, I’m going to try them.

  30. Deborah October 15, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    I love a homemade Apple Crumble.
    Main ingredient – Oats ! with sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, and coconut thread.

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