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Cardamom overnight oats

These cardamom overnight oats are a lovely alternative to traditional porridge, and perfect for the warmer summer months. The combine the spice of cardamom with sweet cooked apples for a flavourful breakfast. Serves 1-2 depending upon portion size.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Time in the fridge2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Claire


  • 1 cup oats (rolled oats, gf if required)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (pouring milk from a carton, not a can)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

For the apple topping

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 apple diced into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon desiccated coconut


  • Combine the oats, coconut milk, chia seeds, cardamom and maple syrup in a container that can be sealed. Stir very thoroughly and leave in the fridge, either overnight or for at least two hours. If possible, give it a stir after an hour (add a touch more milk if it seems too dry).
  • To make the apple topping, melt the coconut oil in a pan and then add the apple and maple syrup. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until softened. If it becomes too dry then pour in a teaspoon of water.
  • Spoon your oat mixture into a glass, jar or bowl, then top with the apples. Sprinkle a little desiccated coconut on top. Enjoy!


  • Add a touch more milk after about an hour if the oats seem too dry.
  • Use rolled oats rather than very fine quick-cook oats. The latter will be too 'gloopy' and have no bite to them after being soaked in the milk.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • while cardamom scores 0, there is a note stating that some varieties may not be well tolerated.