Oats area a great breakfast option as they are a great source of fibre, a good source of protein for filling hungry tummies until lunchtime, and the complex carbohydrates are essential for boosting concentration and focus.  The cinnamon in these oats help to regulate blood sugar levels and also adds a touch of natural sweetness without the sugar rush.  Dates are another great source of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and magnesium, as well as a little iron and calcium.  Dates are also a rich source of natural sugar and should be used sparingly to add a little sweetness to recipes without going overboard.  Make up breakfasts for the whole week, try out different flavours such as berries, banana, and cacao, and alternate with chia puddings so you don’t get bored of the same breakfasts everyday!

This recipe makes extra sloppy oats, which are also great to add to reusable squeeze pouches for a yummy school snack, but they can be made a bit thicker by dropping the milk back by up to half (1/2 cup).


Preparations time: 10mins

Soaking time: overnight or at least an hour

Serves: 1


½ cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

½ apple, cored and grated (leave skin on)

1 medjool date, pitted and roughly chopped

1 cup unsweetened oat milk (or milk of choice)


  1. In a jar, combine the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, grated apple, dates and milk.
  2. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine.
  3. Place the jar in the fridge overnight for the oats and chia to soak up the milk and soften.
  4. To serve, top with additional apple.


Add more plants

  1. Top with dates, nut or seed butter, chopped nuts or seeds.
  2. Grate in some carrot along with the apple.
  3. Stir through grated coconut or almond meal for extra fat and fibre.