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Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?

Can you freeze overnight oats? The answer is yes! Freezing overnight oats is a great way to increase their shelf life and prep ahead of time.

A breakfast that is already waiting for you in the morning. Sounds good, right? That is also healthy and super tasty? Even better, isn’t it? 

It is always preferable to prepare the meals ahead of time and freeze them with busy morning schedules.

What Are Overnight Oats? 

Firstly, let’s discuss ‘what are overnight oats?’.

Overnight oats are oats that have been soaked in water or milk overnight. The oats absorb moisture, resulting in a delicious no-cook version of porridge. The main advantage is that you can prepare it in the evening, so that all you have to do in the morning is take it out of the fridge and have breakfast.

If you want to batch make overnight oats and prepare them even further in advance you also have the option to freeze them and then defrost, as and when you’d like to eat them.

Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?

In a word, yes. Oats can be frozen overnight in single servings for up to 3 months. This allows you to stock individual servings for a few weeks. A few precautions should be taken to retain the best quality of oats after defrosting.

How To Freeze Overnight Oats?

Tip # 1

When making overnight oats, keep in mind that the liquid, ingredients, and other toppings you use influence how your oats freeze and whether or not they taste fresh once thawed.

Tip # 2

Before freezing the overnight oats, prepare them as usual, but leave out the fresh toppings.

Any added fruit, such as chopped apples or sliced bananas, will become soft and mushy after freezing and thawing, and while some may disagree, it’s best to add the fruit after defrosting your main overnight oats mixture. Fruit compotes will be ok, as they have already been cooked and made into a jam like consistency.

Tip # 3

Choose the best container for freezing your overnight oats. There are several container options, but the primary concern is that the container seals tightly.

Glass Jar For Freezing Overnight Oats

Glass jars are a popular container for overnight oats, and they also work well for freezing oats. We have the perfect single serve glass clip top overnight oats jar available here, that has an air tight seal and is freezer safe.

All you need to do is make sure that:

  • The glass jars are freezer safe.
  • They seal well.
  • They provide odour protection in the freezer.

What’s The Best Way To Freeze Overnight Oats?

It’s always good to make a large batch at once and then freeze individual servings in freezer safe containers.

How Do You Defrost Frozen Overnight Oats?

There are several methods for thawing frozen overnight oats, and you can choose any of them based on your preferences.

1. Placed in the refrigerator

The recommended method for defrosting frozen overnight oats is to leave them in the fridge overnight to thaw. Oats thawed in this manner can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

2. In a cold water bowl

Frozen oats can be defrosted overnight in a bowl of cold water, but they should be eaten right away. 

3. On the kitchen counter

If you are in a hurry, you can defrost your frozen overnight oats by leaving them on the kitchen counter, for no more than 2 hours and eating them once they have thawed.

What Mistakes Should Be Avoided When Freezing Overnight Oats?

  1. When storing oats in the freezer, do not add toppings until ready to eat. Freeze overnight oats separately from fresh toppings. They will become soggy and will most likely disrupt the texture of the oats.
  2. It is a good practice to store overnight oats on one of the freezer shelves and not in the door, as there is a significant temperature fluctuation in the door that can spoil the quality of the overnight oats.
  3. To avoid the smell of other types of food in the freezer, store the oats overnight in an airtight container. Oats should be stored overnight away from strong-smelling foods.


Finally, remember that refreezing thawed overnight oats is not recommended because it degrades the quality.

At Oat Pantry you can find the best quality porridge oat mixes to satisfy your taste buds that are perfect for making overnight oats!

Oat pantry offers a wide range of absolutely scrumptious flavours! So what are you waiting for?

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Quick & Simple Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats layered with a white chocolate yoghurt topping tastes just like a dessert, but with all the goodness of wholegrain oats and packed with plant based protein, there’s a healthier twist.

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats have become a popular and convenient breakfast option that involves preparing oats the night before, allowing them to soak and soften overnight. This no-cook method creates a delicious and ready-to-eat overnight oats dish by the time you wake up in the morning.

To make overnight oats, rolled oats are combined with a liquid such as milk (dairy or plant-based) or yoghurt. The oats absorb the liquid during the overnight soaking process, resulting in a creamy and soft texture.

How To Make Carrot Cake Overnight Oats


Overnight Oats Mixture:

White Chocolate Yoghurt Topping:

  • 3 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 20g dairy free white chocolate (melted)

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Method:

  1. In to a jar (such as this overnight oats jar here) place 40g of Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats with 60g yoghurt of choice and 40ml of unsweetened almond milk.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the 3 tbsp plain yoghurt, milk and melted white chocolate, then layer on top of the overnight oats mixture in the jar.
  3. Place lid on the jar and leave to soak in the fridge overnight or for a minimum of 3 hours.
  4. OPTIONAL – In the morning top your overnight oats with extra grated carrot, chopped nuts and raisins.
  5. Lastly, ENJOY!

Discover more of our delicious Oat Pantry porridge flavours here that are perfect for enjoying a delicious overnight oats flavour every morning.

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Hot Cross Bun Baked Oats

This super simple baked oats recipe tastes just like a warm hot cross bun, you can’t beat cake for breakfast! It’s made with all healthy, whole food ingredients to start your day off right and nourish your body from the inside out.


• 60g Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats
• 130ml milk of choice
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 banana
• 3 tsp of maple syrup
• 2 tbsp plain yoghurt of choice
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius & grease an oven proof dish.
2. Into a food blender, add the Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats, baking powder, milk, 1 tsp maple syrup & half a banana.
3. Blend until fully combined. Empty 3/4 of the mixture into the oven proof dish.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the plain yoghurt, the remaining 2 tsp of maple syrup and cinnamon, until well combined.
5. Place 1/2 the creamy mixture in the centre of the oat mixture (other 1/2 will be used as a topper). Then layer the remaining oat mixture on top.
6. Place in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until browned.
6. Create a cross design with the remaining creamy mixture on top.
6. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for the perfect single serve baked oats dish, look no further than the accessories section on our online shop here.

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Apple Crumble Overnight Oats

Apple crumble is one of Britain’s much-loved desserts, it’s cosy, comforting and absolutely delicious, so what could be better than apple crumble in overnight oats form.


For the overnight oats:
• 40g Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats
• 100ml unsweetened almond milk

For the crispy crumble topping:
• 10g flaked almonds
• 25g Oat Pantry Apple Pie Porridge Oats
• ½ tbsp maple syrup
• 2 tsp pumpkin seeds


  1. To make the overnight oats, place the Apple Pie Porridge Oats into an  airtight jar or container, along with the almond milk. Give it a stir and close the lid, leave in the fridge to soak overnight.
  2. For the crisp oat crumble, combine the ingredients together in a bowl, mix until well combined. Get a frying pan and heat on a medium heat with a dash of oil. Place the oat crumble mixture into the pan for about 2 minutes until golden and crisp, watching carefully and stirring continuously (turn the heat down if you hear the pumpkin seeds popping).
  3. Add your oat crumble topping in the morning, along with a spoonful of Butter Belle Gingerbread Almond Butter found in the toppers section of our online shop and some fresh apple slices.

Tips: The overnight oats keep for 2-3 days; add toppings when ready to eat. The crisp oat crumble keeps for several weeks in an airtight container, if you want to make a larger batch.

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Nourishing Pear & Walnut Crumble

An incredible pear and walnut crumble made with simple ingredients and topped with a delicious oat walnut crumble.


Serves 2


  •  2 large pears (or 3 small) , peeled, cored, and sliced into small cubes
  •  1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Crumble Topping:


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. To make the pear filling: In a small bowl, toss the pears with coconut sugar and cinnamon. Divide pear mixture into 2 individual ramekins, and press them slightly. Set aside.
  3. To make the topping: Mix the oat flour and coconut sugar, then add the melted butter of choice. Mix with a fork, until mixture clumps together into crumbly balls. Mix in oats and nuts. Sprinkle crumble evenly on top of the pear mixture.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and pears are tender. Serve warm and top with your choice of yoghurt or ice cream.
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Carrot Cake Rudolph Muffin Recipe

Looking for Christmas treat ideas? Our Carrot Cake Rudolph Muffin recipe will fill you with the festive inspiration you need.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Makes 12


Wet Ingredients

  • 150g coconut sugar
  • 120ml milk of choice
  • 240g smooth apple puree
  • 50g dairy free butter, melted

Dry Ingredients

  • 200g Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats, blended to a fine powder
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 50g sultanas
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 120g carrot, peeled, grated and excess moisture squeezed out


  • 300g vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp cornflour
  • Edible eyes
  • Gluten free pretzels
  • Red sugar free coated chocolate balls


  1. Pre-heat an oven to 180oc and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  2. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in until combined and you have a smooth mixture.
  5. Spoon the muffin batter evenly into each of the 12 muffin cases.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.
  7. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
  8. To make the icing, whisk together all the ingredients until you get a stiff silky smooth cream cheese icing.
  9. To decorate, place the icing in a piping bag with a round nozzle. Starting on the outside, go around in circles piping in a continuous swirl motion until the entire muffin is covered.
  10. Finish with 2 edible eyes, a Rudolph nose and 2 antlers on each muffin for the antlers.


** To make the smooth apple puree. Peel and chop 2 – 3 apples, place in a saucepan with a splash of water and cook down until soft. Allow to cool a little and then puree.

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No Bake Carrot Cake Snow Balls

These healthy Carrot Cake Snow Balls take all the flavours of a traditional cake and turn it into a healthy oat-some snack! 

This recipe makes 10 snow balls.


  • ½ cup (62g) Oat Pantry Carrot Cake oat flour (blended Oat Pantry Carrot Cake Porridge Oats)
  • ½ cup (60g) grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup (36g) almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple sauce , test consistency first and add to get the texture you want
  • 6 tablespoons (38g) dessiccated coconut, optional for coating


  1. Put everything into a bowl (excluding the desiccated coconut) and mix well.
  2. Allow to chill in the fridge while you clean up, this helps firm up the mixture.
  3. Roll into 10 balls.
  4. Coat the balls in the coconut if you prefer.
  5. Enjoy!
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Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats

Want to feel like you’re eating cake for breakfast? Then you need to try this Cinnamon Roll Baked Oats recipe. It looks and tastes like a cinnamon roll but is healthy, packed with nutrients and is the best way to start your morning.

Makes 1 large serving.


  • ½ ripe banana mashed
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¾ cup (68g) Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun oat flour (made from blending our Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour or more oat flour (made from blending our Oat Pantry Cinnamon Bun Porridge Oats)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed banana, coconut oil, maple syrup and mix. Then add the dry ingredients: oat flour, salt, baking powder, and almond flour or extra oat flour until a dough forms. You don’t want the dough to be too sticky so add more oat flour as required, so you can get it to a consistency where you can roll it.
  2. Next, in a separate small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and coconut sugar. Then roll out the dough you prepared previously and brush with more melted coconut oil, and then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar to one side of the dough (this will be the inner side when you come to roll the dough). Cut the dough into four equal strips and start rolling. You can either make 4 separate rolls, or combine them all together, which is what we did to make this one large baked oats roll.
  3. Then, bake the roll in a ramekin dish or mug (ensuring what you choose to use is oven safe) at 180 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes.
  4. If you’d like to add the vanilla ‘icing’ we have drizzled on top, simply mix one tablespoon of plain yoghurt of your choosing with one teaspoon of vanilla protein powder, and a dash of water and mix together. You could also just use vanilla flavoured yoghurt.
  5. Enjoy!
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Winter Warmer Oat Pancakes

Why not use our Oat Pantry Limited Edition Mince Pie Porridge Oats to make these seriously delicious pancakes! This recipe contains only 3 simple ingredients and it’s very easy to make. These pancakes are vegan (dairy free & egg free), gluten free, refined sugar free, but definitely not flavour free.

This recipe makes 5 pancakes – perfect for a single serving.


  • 1 apple
  • 3/4 teaspoon butter (non-dairy butter)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place our Oat Pantry Mince Pie Porridge Oats into a blender and blitz until you get an oat flour consistency.
  2. In a bowl, mash the banana with a fork, then add the other ingredients and stir with a whisk until just combined.
  3. Heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat. Spoon some of the batter into the hot pan and cook the pancake on low to medium heat from both sides until golden brown.
  4. To serve you can top with caramelised apples which you make by slicing an apple into even-sized pieces. Then melt the butter in a small saucepan before adding in the coconut sugar, apple pieces and cinnamon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, mixing the apples every minute or so until tender.
  5. Lastly top with Butter Belle Gingerbread Almond Butter and enjoy!
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Mince Pie Baked Oats

This recipe definitely makes it onto both Santa’s naughty and nice list! It tastes so good it should be naughty but with all the wholegrain goodness of oats and with 100% natural plant based ingredients, there’s a healthier twist.


Serves 1

Baked Oats Mixture:
• 60g Oat Pantry Limited Edition Mince Pie Porridge Oats
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 125ml almond milk
• 1/2 banana

Middle Filling:
• Handful of mixed fruit e.g. raisins, sultanas, dried apricots, dried orange peel
• 1 tsp Butterbelle Gingerbread Almond Butter
• 1/2 tsp maple syrup

Topping (optional):
• 2-3 tbsp Alpro Custard


1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease an oven proof baked oats dish, we have some perfect single serve baked oats dishes in the accessories section on our online shop here.
2. In a saucepan mix together the middle filling ingredients, you only need to heat for 1-2 minutes on medium heat until the nut butter has melted and coated itself around the fruit.
3. Into a food blender, add porridge oats, baking powder, almond milk and banana.
4. Blend until fully combined.
5. Empty half the mixture into the oven proof baked oats dish.
6. Add your filling into the middle of the mixture and then top with the remaining baked oats mixture.
5. Place in the oven for approx. 15 minutes or until browned.
6. Top with a little custard and enjoy!

Mince Pie Baked Oats