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Breakfast in a Jar - Overnight Oats with Berries

How to make overnight oats. If you're looking for a low-effort breakfast that's extremely healthy and can even help you lose weight, here's your solution.

This overnight oats recipe is so easy that there's no real recipe, and it's healthy and delicious.

Overnight Oats with Berries

Are overnight oats healthy?

Yes, they certainly are healthy! As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day but so many people skip it because they say they don't have time. Overnight oats will keep you fuller for longer too.

Well, that's totally understandable in this day and age (been there done that) but I can not function without breakfast.

Always hungry am I so actually I can't function without lunch, or dinner either for that matter.

Anyway, back to breakfast and I say breakfast in a jar is the way to go and is far better for you than a piece of toast.

You could even eat it straight from the jar whilst on the train to work 😋 but if you're driving, this is never going to be a good idea so please don't attempt it!

Transform your breakfasts and make them not only wholesome and filling, but healthy too.

What's the differnce between Rolled Oats and Porridge Oats?

Porridge oats, usually, are not just flattened, but also ground so they are broken up into smaller pieces. The whole oat is still there, but the result is more powdery.

Rolled oats are good for making a chewier and larger-textured porridge, and take slightly longer to cook.

So, for this reason, I say rolled oats such as Scott's or Quaker work better simply because after soaking they don't end up mushy.

But with that said if you prefer mushy then go for porridge oats.

For goodness sake, don't use Ready Brek or you'll end up with a jar of glue!😐

No real recipe for this one apart from the amount of milk to oats

Fill a 500ml jar to just below halfway. Now add milk until the oats are covered plus a tiny bit more.

You can, of course, use soy milk, almond milk or whatever it is you fancy.

Add a squeeze of runny honey and throw in some berries such as raspberries and blueberries.

If you don't like honey, try adding cinnamon to sweeten. You can also add a dollop of yoghurt and a few nuts if nuts are your thing.

Put the lid on and pop the jar into the fridge.

Overnight Oats with Berries

If you really don't have time to eat it now you can eat it as soon as you get to work.

Top Tips!

You can make ahead a couple of jars at the same time, so tomorrow and the next day's breakfast are sorted. But with that said this really does take two minutes so I'd say do it the night before for the next morning.

Prepare and leave in the jar for at least an hour but overnight for best results. But actually, you can eat rolled oats straight away as you don't have to cook them.

In a list of questions and answers, Quaker says 'Yes, you can eat rolled oats without cooking them as during the milling process they are cleaned and heat-treated'.

If you don't like the idea of cold oats just pop the jar into a microwave (without the lid if it's metal of course) for a minute or so, remember they are already soaked so they just need warming.

You can add frozen berries if that makes life easier for you; whatever works for you, do it.

You can use any jar really as long as it's thoroughly washed and squeaky clean, but I like to be all fancy so I use Kilner or Mason jars.


  1. I love the idea of a breakfast that you can prepare the night before. Oats are such a healthy start to the day too!

  2. Looks great, love the fruit in there too. We've been making overnight oats with yogurt for a very long time, it keeps you going till lunch time.

  3. I can't function without breakfast either - and a good strong coffee!


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