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Healthy Breakfast: Fruit and Nut Overnight Oats

A hearty-yet-healthy breakfast you can make ahead! Warm oatmeal is great for a staple breakfast, but have you every tried it cold? Not cooked and then left to cool. These oats are soaked overnight in milk so they’re ready to eat in the morning.

Fruit and Nut Overnight Oats - A hearty-yet-healthy breakfast you can make ahead!

Use whatever milk you like – regular, coconut, almond – you could even go for chocolate milk if you want to indulge.

Fruit and Nut Overnight Oats - A hearty-yet-healthy breakfast you can make ahead!

Soaking the oats this way softens them, whilst still ensuring a bit of a bite.  It also produces a quick, make-ahead breakfast with a beautifully creamy consistency.

Mix and match the toppings depending on what you have in.

A few suggestions include:

  • Raspberry and Almond
  • Chocolate Chip, Chia Seed and Banana
  • Honey, Pear and Walnut

Fruit and Nut Overnight Oats - A hearty-yet-healthy breakfast you can make ahead!

What topping would you choose?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Makes 2 jars

  • 1 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk (this can be regular milk, almond milk or whatever your favorite milk is)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2 fresh figs
  • 4 tbsps dried cranberries
  • 4 tbsp pistachios
  • 2 tbsp honey

Overnight oats prep

Steps:

1. Slice the figs into wedges.

Overnight oats step1

2. Divide the oats between two mason jars. Add the vanilla extract and then pour in the milk. Add the cinnamon and half of the cranberries, then give everything a stir. Place lids on the mason jars and refrigerate overnight (or for at least 4 hours). *Note – you can put the rest of the ingredients in at this point if you wish – however the pistachios will soften if left in the mixture for too long.

Overnight oats step collage

3. When you’re ready to eat, take out of the refrigerator and top with the figs, pistachios and the remaining cranberries. Drizzle with a little honey, then serve. Eat straight from the jar, or pour out the contents into a bowl.

Overnight oats step 3

A perfect breakfast to grab from the fridge and take to work.

Fruit and Nut Overnight Oats - A hearty-yet-healthy breakfast you can make ahead!