Simply Overnight Oat

I have been meaning to add a recipe for overnight oats for absolutely ages as its such a lifesaver to have something healthy, nutritious and totally ready to go in the mornings which are chaotic at the best of times! This is my base recipe but feel free to add whatever ingredients you like into the mix or scatter on top. I have posted my favourite three combinations so check these out for ideas on what you should add- red berry + coconut, cocoa + date and apple + cinnamon.


Makes 1 small adult bowl or enough for two small children- increase as appetite(s) permit!


1/4 cup oats

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp flaxmeal

1 tsp maple syrup or honey

100ml milk (of your choice)


Mix together all the ingredients, cover and place in the fridge overnight. Remove from the fridge 10 minutes before serving and either serve as is or heat until to warm. Check out my other 'oats' recipes for ideas on what you can add to really kick start your morning.