Berry and banana overnight oats

Healthy Recipes Aug 28, 2021

  • Serves 2 adults or 4 children
  • 10 mins to prep and 10 mins to cook, plus cooling and overnight chilling
  • 267 calories/serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 120g super-smooth porridge oats
  • 450ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 150g low-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • fresh berries to decorate (optional)

For the compote

  • 400g frozen mixed fruits
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence,
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Put the oats in a large plastic container with an airtight lid.
  2. Add 350ml milk and the yogurt, then mix well.
  3. Fit the lid and chill overnight.
  4. For the compote, put the frozen fruit, vanilla, lemon juice, and 1 tbsp water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins. Stir through the maple syrup (if using).
  6. Set aside to cool completely and thicken.
  7. Transfer to a plastic container.
  8. When ready to serve, stir the bananas and remaining milk through the oat mixture.
  9. Layer the oat mixture with most of the compote into serving bowls or glasses.
  10. Top with the remaining compote and a few fresh berries, if you like.

Make-ahead tip: Both the oats and the compote can be made ahead of time and kept chilled for up to 3 days. When you're ready to serve, simply proceed with step 3.


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