Overnight oats


Serves 2, preparation time 3 minutes This simple recipe is a household favourite and I consumed Overnight Oats (without fruit) during my recovery from eczema. Prepare two jars at a time and keep them in the refrigerator for two breakfasts or handy snacks. You don’t need to eat a whole serve all at once: you can put the leftovers back into the refrigerator and save them for dessert, as oats promote satiety and a better night’s sleep. See Variations.

  • 2 cups rolled oats (ideally organic; gluten-free only if necessary)

  • 2 cups organic oat milk

  • Optional low salicylate topping: 1⁄2 ripe pear, peeled, core removed and sliced

Variation 1: Omega Skin Hydrator Serves 1, preparation time 3 minutes

You will need two jars or breakfast bowls. Place 1 cup of oats into each jar/bowl and then pour 1 cup of milk into each jar. Cover with reusable silicon covers, plastic wrap or lids and place into the refrigerator overnight. At breakfast, add extra milk and top it with sliced peeled pear (this is the low salicylate topping option). Use the second jar within 2–3 days and add the topping just before serving. Place into a jar or bowl 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of oat milk (or see ‘Milk options for your skin type’, p. 92), and 1 teaspoon of whole (or ground) flaxseeds, chia seeds or hemp seeds. Cover and soak overnight. Before serving, add more milk and top with sliced banana or papaya (and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, if desired). Variation 2: Apple Crumble Overnight Oats Serves 1, preparation time 3 minutes Place into a jar or bowl 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of oat milk (or see ‘Milk options for your skin type’, p. 92), cover and soak overnight. Before serving, add more milk and top with Golden Granola (p. 129) and finely sliced Red Delicious apple (mix in 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, if desired).


Variation 3: Banana Bliss Overnight Oats Serves 1, preparation time 3 minutes Place into a jar 1 tablespoon of carob powder, 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and 1–2 tablespoons of boiling hot water and mix until smooth. Then add 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of oat milk (or the dairy free milk of choice), mix, cover and soak overnight. Before serving, add more milk and top it with maple fried banana (sliced banana pan fried in a little maple syrup or simply use raw fresh banana slices.


Variation 4: Vanilla and Pear Delight (FID Friendly)

Serves 1, preparation time 3 minutes. This recipe is FID friendly (Food Intolerance Diagnosis program from the Eczema Detox).

Cook 3/4 cup of peeled, cubed pear with a dash of maple syrup on medium heat until lightly browned and soft, set aside. Place into a jar 1 cup of oats, 1 cup of oat milk (or other dairy free milk of choice), and 1/4 teaspoon of real vanilla. Mix together, stir through pear, then cover and store in the fridge overnight. Top with extra milk in the morning if needed.


Baked Breakfast Oats

This hot breakfast (or snack) is quick and easy to prepare. It's a fabulous switch up from overnight oats or porridge. Simply pop it in the oven as you're getting ready for the day and enjoy a hot, ta