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11 Tasty Reasons You Should Eat More Overnight Oats

Oats aren't just for winter.

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What are overnight oats?

* Overnight oats are a super-quick, no-cook method of making oats.

* Just put oats, milk, or a milk alternative, and whatever ingredients you like into a mason jar or Tupperware and leave in the fridge overnight.

* Come morning, the oats will be ready to eat! They don't need to be heated up, so they're absolutely perfect for summer.

1. Fig and Pistachio Overnight Oats

This beautiful breakfast incorporates figs, cranberries, and pistachios – and is finished off with a few drizzles of honey.
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This beautiful breakfast incorporates figs, cranberries, and pistachios – and is finished off with a few drizzles of honey.

2. Overnight Blueberry Crumble Oats

This bowl of blueberry crumble–inspired oats is topped with pecans and honey for a seriously delicious breakfast that's great on warm summer days.
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This bowl of blueberry crumble–inspired oats is topped with pecans and honey for a seriously delicious breakfast that's great on warm summer days.

3. Espresso Overnight Oats With Salted Date Caramel

Let oats be your pick-me-up, too, with this moreish recipe that has brewed coffee mixed in. Pretty smart.
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Let oats be your pick-me-up, too, with this moreish recipe that has brewed coffee mixed in. Pretty smart.

4. Banana Overnight Oats With a Fruity Cashew Cream

The fruity cashew cream topping in this recipe really hits the spot — and it's pretty nutritious, too.
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The fruity cashew cream topping in this recipe really hits the spot — and it's pretty nutritious, too.

5. Halva Overnight Oats

This recipe incorporates the fragrant flavours of the Middle Eastern dessert halva for a delicious and refreshing breakfast. It uses tahini, dates, and pistachios to give it a really authentic taste.
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This recipe incorporates the fragrant flavours of the Middle Eastern dessert halva for a delicious and refreshing breakfast. It uses tahini, dates, and pistachios to give it a really authentic taste.

6. Baobab, Grapefruit, and Spice Overnight Oats

This breakfast is infused with sharp, zesty citrus, and spices and topped with pumpkin seeds for added texture. It's incredibly nutritious thanks to the inclusion of baobab, which is high in both Vitamin C and antioxidants.
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This breakfast is infused with sharp, zesty citrus, and spices and topped with pumpkin seeds for added texture. It's incredibly nutritious thanks to the inclusion of baobab, which is high in both Vitamin C and antioxidants.

7. Tropical Overnight Oat Smoothie

This smoothie incorporates overnight oats with chia seeds and frozen tropical fruit for a refreshing breakfast. It's blended with coconut milk for an extra summery touch. 🌴
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This smoothie incorporates overnight oats with chia seeds and frozen tropical fruit for a refreshing breakfast. It's blended with coconut milk for an extra summery touch. 🌴

8. Peaches and Cream Overnight Oats

This recipe uses coconut milk to add a silky and creamy texture to the oats. Its secret ingredient is finely grated courgette, which softens up overnight and adds a bit of bulk.
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This recipe uses coconut milk to add a silky and creamy texture to the oats. Its secret ingredient is finely grated courgette, which softens up overnight and adds a bit of bulk.

9. Chocolate-Covered Cherry Overnight Oats

The chocolate flavour comes from unsweetened cocoa powder, which tastes absolutely divine alongside the fresh cherries and almonds. For an extra-chocolatey hit, sprinkle on a few chocolate chips right before serving.
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The chocolate flavour comes from unsweetened cocoa powder, which tastes absolutely divine alongside the fresh cherries and almonds. For an extra-chocolatey hit, sprinkle on a few chocolate chips right before serving.

10. Cherry Bakewell Overnight Oats

For an authentic Cherry Bakewell taste, this recipe mixes ground almonds and cherry yoghurt into the oats and is made with almond milk.
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For an authentic Cherry Bakewell taste, this recipe mixes ground almonds and cherry yoghurt into the oats and is made with almond milk.

11. Chocolate-Orange Overnight Oats With Berries

This recipe is basically a (nutritious) dessert for breakfast. It uses cacao powder and orange zest for that delicious and tangy chocolate-orange flavour.
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This recipe is basically a (nutritious) dessert for breakfast. It uses cacao powder and orange zest for that delicious and tangy chocolate-orange flavour.

Overnight oats are the perfect way to get your oat fix this summer without a microwave in sight. For quick and delicious breakfasts during these warmer months, you can't go wrong with Quaker.

When creating your overnight oat recipes, add your Quaker oats to a clean container, pour in pastuerised or UHT milk and your favourite ingredients. Stir, cover, and place in the fridge (≤5°C) to chill overnight. Rise, stir again, and enjoy in the morning! All ingredients must be used as per manufacturers’ instructions.