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. Learn the ropes with our guide on how best to prepare overnight oats, also known as bircher muesli, then try our different flavour suggestions.
1. Peanut butter & date oat pots
These delightfully creamy overnight oats are naturally sweetened with dates and cinnamon and swirled with crunchy peanut butter. This doesn't just add great texture, it provides a healthy hit of protein and good fats, too. Plus, the bio yogurt used is a good source of calcium.
2. Orange & blueberry bircher
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.
3. Chia & almond overnight oats
Start the day with energising oats and omega 3-rich chia seeds with this delicious recipe. Adding chia seeds to the oat mixture boosts the protein content, making it a brilliant contender for your post or pre-workout breakfast. We've made it vegan, but you can use cow's milk and yogurt, if you prefer.
4. Quinoa, peach & ginger bircher
Stirring cooked quinoa into these overnight oats makes them even more nutritious and filling. While freshly grated ginger adds a zingy warmth that works well with the sweetness. Make the night before and enjoy in the morning as a post-exercise breakfast.
5. Tropical overnight oats
Packing in all the sunshine flavours of passionfruit and kiwi plus coconut yogurt, 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.
6. Peanut butter 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 add a contrasting savoury hit. Vegan and prepped in just 5 minutes.
7. Bircher muesli with apple & banana
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.
8. Carrot cake 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.
9. Raspberry kefir overnight oats
With just 10 minutes prep the night before, you can wake up to these healthy, gut-friendly breakfast pots. Hemp, chia seeds and gluten-free oats provide the base while dark chocolate, raspberries and pumpkin seeds provide the tasty topping.
10. Apple & blueberry bircher
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.
This article was published on 8th March 2022.
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