The only make-ahead breakfast recipe you need this year

Mix and match the layers in these fruity breakfast pots according to your mood, your dietary requirements, or just what looks pretty…


Here’s our wish list for breakfast recipes:

  • Easy to make ahead
  • Portable – for when you snooze past your alarm and need to eat on the go
  • Healthy (but still the delicious kind)
  • Colourful
  • Gluten-free/dairy-free options

This one ticks all the boxes. Make the below elements ahead and each morning you can pack a jar with your choice of fruit, flavour and crunch.

Overnight oats (3-4 servings)

100g rolled oats (buy gluten-free oats if necessary)
150ml yoghurt (your choice of flavour)
300ml of milk

1 Mix all the ingredients together and chill in the fridge overnight. You can add a splash more milk in the morning if it’s too thick for you.

Chia coconut pudding (3-4 servings)

This gluten- and dairy-free option is a great alternative to overnight oats

400ml coconut milk
75g chia seeds
2 tbsp honey

1 Stir the coconut milk until smooth
2 Add the chia seeds and honey and stir to combine
3 Chill in the fridge overnight. You can add a splash of water or more coconut milk in the morning if it’s too thick for you.

Oaty maple granola (3-4 servings)

200g rolled oats (buy gluten-free oats if necessary)
3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
3 tbsp flaked almonds
3 tbsp roughly chopped hazelnuts
80g melted butter
4 tbsp maple syrup

1 Mix everything in a large bowl until fully combined
2 Spread your mixture out onto a baking sheet and bake at 145C for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until golden (it keeps crisping up as it cools and dries)
3 This will keep if stored in an airtight jar – it’s great sprinkled over yoghurt!

Fruity layers (3-4 servings)

Ingredients (your choice of…):
Chopped mango

1 Dice your fruit into small pieces or mash your berries into a soft puree.

Assembling your breakfast pots

Now you’ve made all your elements, layer up your breakfast pots with crushed/diced fruit at the base, then alternating fruit with either your overnight oats or chia seeds. Top with your crunchy granola and go!


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Maddy Potts

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Maddy Potts

As Marketing Executive at Center Parcs, I’m lucky enough to hear all the amazing stories that come from our guests, our Villages and the wider travel industry. I’ll blog about the best ones, bring you some fantastic competitions and update you on all the exciting new activities and goings on at Center Parcs.