Overnight oats

Overnight oats

1 h
Originally a breakfast dish from Switzerland, overnight oats has grown in international popularity thanks to its easy preparation and taste options. Prepare in the evening and allow to soak in the refrigerator overnight before serving with toppings in the morning.


  • Thinly slice the apricots.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Split into portions and serve with apple, cottage cheese and raspberries.

Overnight oats

Is two hours enough for overnight oats?
Two hours of soaking will be enough to make your overnight oats edible, but the best flavour comes from leaving them overnight – hence the name!
Are you supposed to eat overnight oats cold?
The traditional way to eat overnight oats is cold, straight from the fridge. If you prefer your breakfast warm, try heating in the microwave for a minute before eating. Keep in mind the texture will change as a result.
What is the best liquid for overnight oats?
This recipe uses orange juice, but other liquids typically used to soak overnight oats include a variety of fruit juices, milk, or other dairy alternatives like oat or almond milk. You can even use water, though that won’t add any extra flavour.
Why didn’t my overnight oats work?
If your overnight oats didn’t turn out well the culprit is likely either using the wrong amount of liquid, or not soaking them for long enough. Try altering the ratio next time, or simply leaving the batch to soak for longer.


Overnight oats
Dried apricots
50 g
Natural yoghurt
300 ml
Orange juice
100 ml
Golden raisins
67 g
Rolled oats
38 g
2 tbsp
Ground cinnamon
½ tsp
Serve with
Cottage cheese, vanilla
250 g
Green apple
125 g

The fast and easy breakfast

Provided you do the preparation the night before, there’s nothing quicker than pulling overnight oats out of the fridge in the morning for a swift, tasty breakfast. Make a big batch and you can even have breakfast ready for the entire working week.

Peanut butter and banana overnight oats

One of the classic overnight oats topping combinations is adding a dollop of peanut butter and sliced banana before serving.

Add these toppings for an extra touch of taste

There is really no right or wrong answer for toppings to add to your overnight oats. Tried and tested combinations like apple and cinnamon, granola and fruit compote or even crumbled dark chocolate work well. It’s also a great way to use any extra fruit you have lying around. Get creative!

Store your leftovers like this

Place your overnight oats in airtight containers and they should keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.