The best healthy overnight oats recipes

Try our delicious healthy overnight oat ideas and topping suggestions. Simply mix in a jar or bowl, leave in the fridge and enjoy a quick, nutritious breakfast.

Three jars of different flavour overnight oats

We love overnight oats for a grab-and-go breakfast to start your day the healthy way. Simply leave a jar or bowl of oats and fruit to soak overnight in the fridge and wake up to super creamy, softened oats that you can pack and take to work or enjoy as a quick and easy option ahead of your busy morning routine. Learn the ropes with our guide on how best to prepare overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli, then try our different flavour suggestions.

Carrot cake overnight oats

A jar filled with carrot cake flavoured overnight oats

All the deliciousness of a slice of carrot cake but with all the goodness of oats, sultanas, honey and grated carrot. These oat pots replace the indulgent icing on a slice of carrot cake with creamy yet good-for-you yoghurt, while mixed spice provides the same cinnamon and nutmeg hit as carrot cake batter. Takes 10 mins to prep, then tuck in the next morning.

Carrot cake overnight oats

PBJ overnight oats

A jar filled with peanut butter and jam flavoured overnight oats

Easily thrown together with standby berries from the freezer and peanut butter from your cupboard, this fruity and filling pot of oats is a more nutritious take on the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A dash of maple syrup cuts through the tartness of the raspberries while a pinch of salt and creamy peanut butter together add a contrasting savoury hit. Vegan and prepped in just 5 minutes.

PBJ overnight oats

Tropical overnight oats

A jar filled with tropical fruit flavoured overnight oats

Packing in all the sunshine flavours of passionfruit and kiwi plus coconut yoghurt, this filling, low-fat pot will brighten up any midweek morning while providing a nutritious start to the day. A sprinkling of mixed seeds provides crunch and is an easy way to add extra goodness to this vegan pot.

Tropical overnight oats

Orange & blueberry bircher

Two pots of bircher topped with oranges and blueberries

Loaded with vitamin C from the orange and blueberries, this fruity pot provides a colourful and zesty start to your morning. Soaking the oats and linseeds overnight makes them easier to digest, while adding coconut yogurt makes this a balanced bircher with all the right kinds of fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Orange & blueberry bircher

Bircher muesli with apple & banana

A bowl of bircher muesli topped with banana and apple shavings

A classic bircher pot with grated apple, sultanas, seeds, oats and nuts together providing a nutritious boost to your breakfast. Topped with extra chopped nuts and sliced banana, it takes just 5 minutes to prep and offers a filling mix of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Bircher muesli with apple & banana

Apple & blueberry bircher

Apple bircher topped with blueberries in a bowl

High in fibre and low in fat, this simple version of overnight oats packs a delicious and nutritious punch. The softened soaked oats and berries are easy to digest and the apple juice and grated apple together add more layers of fruity flavour and texture.

Apple & blueberry bircher


This article was published on 16th March 2018.

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vixengrins
26th Mar, 2018
Instead of soaking overnight in water, try using kefir. It adds depth as well as a delicious flavour, extra protein, probiotics, and vitamins.