Overnight Oats – How it Started

Written and Photographed by Steve K

A biologist, foodie, photographer & film maker, food has been one of my passions ever since I first left home and had to learn how to cook. One of my favourite meals of the day has always been breakfast, but like many people, as I’ve got older, there never seems to be enough time to really sit down and enjoy breakfast times anymore. I always try to make the effort at weekends, but during the week, life can get in the way, and like a lot of people, the morning breakfast tends to deteriorate into a token crappy piece of toast, on the way out the door, with a cup of coffee. Either that, or just the coffee!

It was some time last year that someone asked whether I’d heard of Overnight Oats before, and at first, I thought it sounded like ‘cold porridge’, yuck! It wasn’t until I tried a few recipes that the penny dropped and how I couldn’t have been any further from the truth. At the time, I was recovering from surgery, and a healthy, balanced diet was key to my recovery, so I started to play around with my own recipes (I say ‘recipe’, they’re dead easy to make!) and tweaking them to my tastes. That’s when this site was born.

Anyway, that’s enough of the waffle; if it helps just a few of you to move away from the sugar loaded bowls of cereal, or the ‘crappy piece of toast’, I’m glad it helped you out!


P.S. If you have a decent Overnight Oats recipe, feel free to ping the details across on the contact page. I can’t promise it’ll appear, but if it’s tasty, there’s a good chance it will! I will of course credit any that are submitted.