Overnight oats with tea-soaked dried fruit

1 of your 5 a day
Low in saturated fat

  • Total time: 10 minutes + overnight soaking

Serves: 4


175g jumbo oats
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
700ml unsweetened almond milk
Large pinch ground cinnamon
40g Waitrose Love Life Dried Cherries
4 Waitrose Love Life Large Soft Apricots, quartered
4 Waitrose Love Life Large Soft Smyrna Figs, quartered
2 pitted dates, finely chopped
1 Earl Grey tea bag
Honey, to taste (optional)


1. Place the oats, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds and almond milk in a large bowl. Stir in the cinnamon. Place the dried fruits and tea bag in a separate bowl and pour in enough cold water to come about 2cm above the level of the fruits. Cover both bowls with clingfilm and set aside in a cool place to soak overnight.

2. Next morning, tip the soaked oats into a pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring regularly, until thick and creamy. If the porridge is too thick, add a little more almond milk or water.

3. Drain the soaked fruits and discard the tea bag. Serve the hot porridge topped with the fruits.