Overnight Oats: Sticky Toffee Pudding

27th May 2018
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“Overnight oats” are everywhere now!! But, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sticky toffee version? It’s actually one of the nations favourite desserts so I was pretty excited to turn it into a healthy breakfast too!

There’s no added sugar in my recipe. It combines 3 INGREDIENTS: dates, mylk and oats. The “sticky toffee” element is just blended dates and mylk to form a sweet caramel – tastes INSANE.

I made a jar for my mum and she asked 55,340 million times what else went in there & how much sugar did I use. NONE! Its all date power!!

Freeze Batches of the Date Syrup – I make a big batch and freeze in an ice cube maker so I can get out 2 cubes at a time when I want to make this. Also amazing for my Nice Cream or on top of you porridge.

Topping – I love adding some pecans on top for a bit of crunch and raspberries/strawberries for the freshness

Can’t tolerate oats? Rice flakes are just as good!

Sticky Toffee Overnight Oats

This sweet, creamy date sauce layered with oats/rice flakes and your choice of milk makes for a delicious, healthy breakfast! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: english
Keyword: breakfast, gluten free breakfast, overnight oats, overnight rice flakes


  • 50 grams oat/rice flakes
  • 150 ml mylk - any type you like

Date Caramel (this is going to make about 12-15 portions but can be frozen for when you want it)

  • 130 grams dates - approx 25 dates – cheap ones are fine!
  • 200 ml mylk - any you like

Optional Toppings

  • Handful of raspberries/berries
  • Spoonful of yoghurt - I like Koko but any would work
  • Handful of pecans/walnuts/mixed nuts - topping


  • If you dates are hard (not easy to squish in your fingers), place them in a bowl and cover with hot water for 10-15mins. Drain.
  • Blend the dates and 200ml of mylk until smooth – takes 3 to 5mins
  • Place 2 tsp of the date caramel into the bottom of a jar. 
  • In seperate mug, mix together 200ml of mylk and the rice flakes. Pour into the jar. 
  • Add an extra couple of tsp of date caramel to the top. 
  • Seal the jar and place in the fridge overnight.
  • When you’re ready for breakfast, top with a spoon of yoghurt, nuts & berries if you’d like to. 
  • Either warm up in the microwave or eat cold. I used to take mine to work – so they were at room temp by the time I ate them & this was good too!!


If you are using frozen date caramel from your ice cube holder, you can either:
  • soften it for a few seconds in the microwave and then use as per the instructions above or
  • just crush up the frozen cube with a fork and just use like this. It will defrost overnight anyway!
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