Overnight oats can be difficult to get right. For starters there’s the consistency; too much liquid and you’ll end up with something flavourless and watery, but too little and you create wallpaper paste. Then there’s the flavour: no one wants bland oats but at the same time the traditional apple juice used in Bircher Muesli, to me, just doesn’t taste right. On top of that (clearly I don’t ask for much) they can also be quite expensive to make. A lot of recipes call for chia seeds, flax seeds or coconut yogurt (all awesome but they don’t come cheap). Fine for every now and then, or even if you’re a foodie with those ingredients as staples in your cupboard, but when you eat oats most days it can get a bit pricey.

So this recipe only uses 2 ingredients, but as Goldilocks would say they are 'just right'. The oats are the perfect amount of creamy and the use of almond milk creates a lovely sweet flavour. They are a great base to all sorts of toppings and mix ins, and I've also included my two favourite combos for this below in case you are interested!

Ingredients: {serves 1}

  • ½ cup oats

  • ¾ cup almond or oat milk


  • Mix the ingredients well and store in an airtight jar or container overnight.

ADD INS/ TOPPINGS: (add extra liquid in the morning if required with these!)

1. Granola, nut butter, blueberries and maple

Top with: 1/3 cup granola, 1 tbsp almond butter, a handful of blueberries (I love to use frozen ones for this) and 1 tsp maple syrup

2. Berry

Mix in: 1 tbsp each of: coconut flakes, vanilla protein powder, goji berries and flaked almonds. Plus 1/2 a grated apple and a handful of mixed raspberries/ blueberries.

3. Chocolate and banana

Mix in: 1 tbsp cacao powder or chocolate protein powder, 1/2 banana mashed, 1 tbsp cacao nibs, 1 tsp maple syrup