Overnight Oats with Berries

This recipe made with porridge oats is eaten cold and a fantastic one to make the night before as a quick nutritious breakfast. Also works as a healthy snack.

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100g (1 cup) porridge oats

125ml (1⁄2 cup) apple juice

1 small apple or pear

1 dessertspoon flaked almonds or any nuts or seeds

150-200g of natural or flavoured yoghurt

Berries (e.g. blueberries, strawberries, raspberries) to serve

Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


  1. Grate or chop the apple/pear into small pieces
  2. Mix the apple/pear pieces, oats, apple juice, 1⁄2 of the yoghurt and cinnamon (if using) in a bowl.
  3. Cover with cling film and leave it a fridge for at least 1 hour (or overnight).
  4. Before serving, stir in the nuts/seeds and stir in the rest of the yoghurt.
  5. Top with the mixed berries.   
  • Porridge oats release energy slowly so they are a great choice for breakfast to keep energy levels up all morning.
  • Berries are a source of vitamin C and antioxidants which help the body to fight off infections like coughs and colds.
  • Nuts and seeds are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats which help protect against heart disease.
  • Yoghurt is a good source of protein, needed for growth and repair of muscle, and calcium, which helps to maintain healthy bones and teeth.