Fruity Fridge Porridge (aka Overnight Oats) with Chia seeds
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2-3
A quick, delicious and nutritious breakfast - just make it the night before and leave overnight in the fridge.
  • 1 mug of porridge oats
  • 2 mugs of almond or soya milk
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • A selection of soft fruits (eg peaches, apricots, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries, seedless grapes)
  1. Measure the chia seeds into the bottom of a large bowl and add a little milk. Stir thoroughly to make sure the chia seeds don't clump together (if you find a clump, use the back of a spoon to squash it against the side of the bowl to break it up).
  2. Add the oats and the rest of the milk and stir.
  3. Wash and prepare the fruit - cut peaches or nectarines into segments and then cut the segments in half (you just want them to be a good size to fit easily on your spoon when you're eating); de-hull strawberries and halve or quarter the larger ones; cut grapes in half. Add the fruit to the porridge and stir gently to incorporate.
  4. Leave in the fridge overnight to allow the oats and seeds to absorb the liquid.
To make this sweeter, just add more fruit!

You can use any soft fruit you like, but strawberries, blueberries and peaches are top of my list. You can also substitute frozen berries or even tinned peaches, but as this is a breakfast that comes into its own in the warm summer months I prefer to make the most of the fresh fruit while it's in season if I can.

If you're camping or for breakfast on the go make this in a secure container such as a Kilner jar or Lock&Lock style plastic tub.
Recipe by Entering Vegan Territory at