Easy Overnight Oats

It was little one’s first birthday on Tuesday. How has that year gone so fast? Daddy and I both had the day off work to spend with little one. We thought we would take advantage of it being midweek and before the summer holidays, to pop down to Brighton. Little one had a brilliant day. We visited the Sealife Centre and little one thoroughly enjoyed going through the water tunnels. Afterwards we went to make a bear at the Build-a-Bear Workshop. Little one picked out the bear to make and daddy and I recorded a first birthday message to go into its paw (a gesture we’re now regretting, having heard it being played over and over again!!). She also demolished a dairy and egg free birthday cupcake, whilst being spoilt by relatives for the afternoon and evening.

Little one and mummy at the Sealife Centre.
Little one and mummy at the Sealife Centre.

With such a busy day planned, I made overnight oats the night before so that we would have a quick and easy morning. Overnight oats are a healthy breakfast to see us through until lunch. I say healthy. The basic recipe is very healthy. However I take no responsibility for the extra (scrummy, chocolatey) toppings you add!! Fortunately little one loves them just with added banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon so it’s healthy breakfast credentials remain intact. You may wish to reduce the amount of milk if your extras are liquidy.

Ingredients- basic recipe

80 g rolled oats (not the instant porridge kind)
240 ml dairy free milk ( I used Oatly but your milk of choice will work well)

Ingredients- additional
1/2 banana mashed or,
1/4 tsp cinnamon or,
2 tsps honey (if baby is over one) or,
Dried berries or,
Peanut butter (if you’re not nut free like us) or,
The possibilities are endless!!


1. Combine the oats and dairy free milk in a pint size container which has a lid.
2. Stir in any additional ingredients.
3. Cover and pop in the fridge overnight.
4. In the morning, stir and add any toppings you wish.

Easy Overnight Oats
Easy Overnight Oats

Important bits

Dairy, egg and nut free (depending on any extra ingredients you would like it add)
Total make time over 8 hours
Makes one adult sharing size serving

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