Butternut squash oats topped with yogurt and cinnamon in bowl

Butternut & cinnamon oats

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins plus overnight soaking


Serves 4

Make a healthy, low-fat, filling breakfast with the spicy, sweet flavours of pumpkin pie. It's a great way to start the day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal310
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre5g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 120g porridge oats
  • 80g raisins
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus a sprinkling to serve
  • large chunk butternut squash, peeled and coarsely grated (approx 320g grated weight)
  • 2 x 150ml pots bio yogurt
  • 25g walnuts roughly broken
  • milk, to serve (optional)



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…


  1. Tip the oats, raisins and cinnamon into a large bowl and pour over 1 litre cold water. Cover the bowl and leave to soak overnight.

  2. The next morning, tip the contents into a large saucepan and stir in the grated squash. Cook for about 8-10 mins over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until the oats are cooked and the squash is soft. Add a little more water if it’s too thick.

  3. Put half of the mixture in the fridge for the next day. Spoon the remainder into bowls, top each portion with 1 pot yogurt and half the nuts. Dust with cinnamon, then serve with a splash of milk.

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Samantha Ali's picture
Samantha Ali
17th Apr, 2020
A bit bland, made this twice, not my favourite but edible and filling.
Abena's picture
5th Mar, 2018
After reading previous comments, I added less water and extra spices. Tasted absolutely delicious with the addition of a good shake of mixed spiced and a squidge of honey
8th Jan, 2018
I enjoyed these, nice and filling and kept me going to lunch... but didn't quite follow the recipe. I don't like runny porridge and thought soaking in 1l of water overnight would be too much - I used 500ml and added a little more whilst cooking. Then when reheating at work added a smidge of milk. Agree with previous comment that this could be bland, but I added more cinnamon to taste whilst heating and a drizzle of maple syrup at the end. Not as quick as some breakfasts, but I've batch made for the week!
8th Jan, 2018
Peeling and grating the butternut squash is quite a challenge! I found it pretty bland. I suggest adding a few more spices like ginger and nutmeg and some honey.
10th Jan, 2018
The last direction 'Dust with cinnamon, then warm through with a splash of milk.' does not make sense to me?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Jan, 2018
Thanks for pointing this out. We've amended the text.
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