Sunday, November 17, 2013

Recipe: A Swiss/Scots Breakfast (Overnight Oats with Fresh Fruits & Nuts)

Before we embarked on our #BabySumoBirthdayWeek recently, we went on a week-long of clean eating to prepare our body for the heavy eating that was to follow. An easy, healthy breakfast  that we had one morning was overnight oats with a variety of fresh fruits, dried fruit and nuts. 

A gorgeous, healthy breakfast

Overnight oats gets its name from the soaking of rolled oats overnight in milk to soften them. In the past, this was popularly eaten in Scotland and Switzerland, and now throughout the world. In the morning, simply add your favorite fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts to the overnight oats and sweeten to taste with honey.

Dress up overnight oats with your favorite fruits and nuts :)

I love how gorgeous and colorful this looked with all the different fruits - we chose to add blueberries, strawberries, dried cranberries, dried apricots, banana, and almond flakes. I made this for Hubby and I for breakfast, but Baby D also invited himself to try some since it contains all his favorite ingredients in one bowl. :)

All his favorites in one bowl :)

A Swiss/Scots Breakfast (Overnight Oats)
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from Scottish Cookery
Preparation time: 3 minutes
Serves 2

60g organic rolled oats
150g cold milk
1 tsp honey
A handful blueberries
2 dried apricots
A handful dried cranberries
1/2 tbsp almond flakes
1 large strawberry, chopped
1 large banana, sliced

1. Soak the oats in milk overnight in fridge.

2. Add the other ingredients (fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts) just before serving. Sweeten with honey, if necessary.

*I am submitting this to the Little Thumbs Up "Oats" event organized by Bake for Happy Kids, my little favourite DIY and hosted by Vivian Pang's Kitchen. You can link your oat recipes here.

*I am also submitting this to Cook-Your-Books #6 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours .

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*This recipe was featured on Dailybuzz Moms: Top 9: Clean Eating on 29 November 2013.


  1. I read about this overnight oats. It should be stored in fridge right? Not sure will I love chilled overnight oats or not :D I definitely love fruits and nuts as topping.

    1. Yup, this is stored overnight in the fridge. I wasnt sure at first whether I would like it or not too, but thought it's worth giving a try. Hehe :)

  2. I have not eaten cold oats before too but the way you dress yours up makes me want to give it a try!

  3. I love the colour of this dish, so pretty! :D

  4. Yen, this is certainly a healthy recipe, love it!

  5. Hi Yan,
    No wonder your son loves it, it looks so fresh and inviting, a perfect start to a busy day!
    I have seen one show on TV recently, where they added grated unpeeled apples into the boiled milk and oats, and left it overnight in the fridge, next morning add your favourites fruits and honey, it sounds really good!

  6. Yen, I heard about this overnight soaked oats and thought that it must he horrible hah! hah! But yours sure looks delicious with those colourful fruits!

    1. Haha I won't lie... I also had the same perception as you, but because there is no rule as to what you can add to the overnight oats so just go ahead and add anything (healthy) which you like to it. I think there was a lot more fruits and other goodies than the overnight oats! :P

  7. this looks very similar to muesli bar in composition, which i love!

  8. Hi Yen, I love your colourful and healthy breakfast! I make overnight oats quite often too... and its very well liked.

  9. Also one of my favourite healthy breakfasts!:) x

  10. He looks so happy! Healthy and delicious breakfast with full of nutrition!

  11. Hi Yen,
    This is a happy breakfast to have for a start of a busy day. Love the bright and colourful fruits. And of course a heathy one too:)


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