Coconut yogi overnight oats

I love the new coconut yoghurts but find some of the brands too thick to eat very much of in one go! (Oh and the calories count is quite high).  So for this recipe I thinned out the yoghurt with some plant based milk to make some overnight oats.  This makes a lovely creamy and surprisingly filling (as it’s a small portion) brekkie.

Coconut Yogi overnight oats

  • 2 tablespoons thick coconut yoghurt (i.e. Coyo)
  • 4 tablespoons plant based milk (oat, almond, soya…)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons oats
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter (a nice runny one such as Pip and Nut is good)

Mix everything together and put in the fridge overnight.  I leave the peanut butter out at this stage and add it in just before eating.  This keeps the peanut butter on the runny side as it hasn’t been absorbed, so it adds a bit of extra moisture and softness.

Lovely with bananas or berries and some extra cinnamon sprinkled on top to make it look pretty.

coconut yogi overnight oats

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Coco Lemon Yoghurt Bircher

I usually use milk or fruit juice for my bircher but after tasting one recently made just using yoghurt, I’ve been experimenting.  This combination of lemon with coconut is lovely, sharpness meets sweetness and I love the freshness these flavours bring to breakfast.

Coco lemon yoghurt bircher (serves one)

lemon yoghurt bircher

  • 1 pot of coconut yoghurt (170g)
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon (you could add a bit more if you want a sharper taste – I often add another squeeze and some extra zest on top)
  • 15g goji berries
  • 20g oats
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Mix everything together and leave overnight or for at least an hour (I dare you to resist trying a few mouthfuls before you leave it!).