Overnight Breakfast Oats

Overnight Oats

Six simple ingredients for this luscious breakfast. It feels incredibly decadent yet is surprisingly health!

The prep time is truly almost instant BUT the ingredients need to party together to make it set nicely – so make it the night before. In the morning, take it from the fridge and add anything else you might fancy, eg berries, banana, vegan granola (honey-free) – or a mixture of all three. Lush!

Chia seeds aren’t just a trendy new ingredient – they are full of calcium, a good source of protein and are ace in dishes like this one or in a hot porridge. Although they might seem expensive, they go a long way – and supermarket own-brands can be much cheaper. Find them in large supermarket branches, health food shops or online. They can also be used as an egg-replacer in baking.

Gluten free
Wheat free
Quick meal
Low fat, low sugar
Kids recipe
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Preparation time

5 min

Total time





  • breakfasts




  • 50g/1 cup rolled oats (use GF where necessary)
  • Almond milk, preferably unsweetened: ¼ cup + 2 tbsp/90ml
  • Chia seeds: 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder – regular unsweetened OR cacao powder: 1 tbsp
  • Medjoul dates: 2, pitted and chopped
  • Vanilla extract: 1/8 tsp
  • Sea salt: a pinch


  1. Non-blended version: add all ingredients (except agave syrup if you’re using it) to a mixing bowl and whisk vigorously to combine. Let it rest covered in the fridge overnight or at least 3-5 hours or until its consistency becomes like a mousse or similar pudding. Taste and add extra syrup of your choice if needed.
  2. Blended version: add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed.
  3. Layered version, as in the picture: soak the chia seeds in the milk and set them aside. Make the chocolate mixture separately. Then place one layer of chocolate mixture, a layer of chia and the final topping of chocolate! If you want to integrate fresh fruit or jam, simply create another layer.
  4. To serve: Fresh fruit, eg berries of any type, mango, banana or a mixture – a tablespoon or two per person. Small dollop of jam eg St Dalfour (sugar-free) Granola: 1-2 tbsp per portion. Use a vegan type (honey-free). For a vegan and gluten-free version, try brands like Amisa, Nature’s Path, Planet Organic or Superfoodies.

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