Healthy Coconut and Fig Overnight Oats Recipe

Struggling to squeeze in enough time to prepare and eat a healthy breakfast every day? No fear, this healthy overnight oats recipe is an ideal solution you can prepare the day before! Nutritious, delicious and ready in minutes, this is the perfect breakfast for those with busy schedules and can be eaten at home or popped in a glass jar and eaten on the go. There’s no excuse to miss out on the most important meal of the day! Do the prep work while preparing dinner the night before.

Oats are a low FODMAP breakfast option and one of the healthier breakfast cereal options. Oats also have some cholesterol-lowering properties and contain good levels of some vitamins and minerals. For more information on the Health Benefits of Oats read my previous blog post.

Healthy Overnight Oats Recipe Ingredients (serves 1):

Half a cup of oats

1 heaped tbsp of Greek, lactose-free or coconut yoghurt

1 Cup of coconut milk (or any other type of plant-based milk)

2 fresh figs (chopped)

1 tablespoon of coconut flakes (needs to be under 1/4 cup to be low FODMAP)

Half tsp Cinnamon

1 heaped tsp of honey or maple syrup (optional)

(Double the quantities if you want to eat it 2 days in a row)


Prepare your oats by combining them with the coconut milk in a covered bowl or sealed jar.

Place in the fridge and leave to soak overnight.

In the morning, simply mix in the yoghurt and top with a drizzle of honey (if desired), the fresh figs, coconut flakes and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Note: if following a low FODMAP diet we can convert the healthy overnight oats recipe by swapping the honey for maple syrup and the figs for berries. You can use the honey for the reintroduction phase of fructose.

Another delicious oat recipe: Banana Nut Cookies

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