Recipe- Sweet Potato Overnight Oats

Recipe: Sweet Potato Overnight Oats

We have quite a large sweet potato addiction in our household. It’s one of the few vegetables that we’ll all happily eat so we’ve been known to have it night after nights; wedges, mash, baked. You name it, we’ve done it all. At least I thought we had…

[Advert] Let me take it back a little further. We were recently asked to take part in the #WakeUpToOrganic campaign; a nationwide event celebrating organic food.

Wake Up To Organic Campaign

Prior to becoming a parent, I wasn’t fussed at all about organic food. But, now I’ve got a little one to think about, it’s something that continually crosses my mind. Organic food helps support wildlife, reduce pesticides and is generally better for the environment. It means I can do my part in helping to protect the world for my son’s generation. I don’t want to feed him any hidden nasties – that’s for sure!

But where does the sweet potato love come into it? As part of our support for the campaign, I’m sharing with you this awesome recipe by Jourdan Bourke. I’ve heard a lot about overnight oats in recent months and, as someone who’s not a morning person, the idea of having breakfast ready made for me to grab is very tempting. This recipe uses sweet potato as a natural sweetener and is a great way to get some vegetable nutrient into your little one’s breakfast!

overnight sweet potato oats

Sweet Potato Overnight Oats

Serves 2

You will need:

  • 2 sweet potatoes, about 450g
  • 130g rolled oats
  • 260ml almond or rice milk, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tbsp yoghurt (Greek, coconut or soy)
  • 2 tbsp roasted almonds, cut into slivers
  • 2 tsp maple syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas mark 6.
  2. Wrap the sweet potatoes in foil and bake for 40 minutes, until the flesh is completely soft. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them in half, scoop out the flesh and mash it to a pulp with a fork. Add this to the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. The following morning, stir the oats. The mixture will be quite thick; to thin it add in a tablespoon or 2 of almond milk, and combine.
  7. Divide the oats between 2 bowls and top with the yoghurt, almonds and a little drizzle of maple syrup if you like.

You can find this recipe, and others like it in this book: Nourishing Breads, Wholesome Cakes, Ancient Grains and Bubbling Ferments by Jordan Bourke. To find out more about the #WakeUpToOrganic campaign or to find your nearest participating retailer, visit the Wake Up To Organic website.


  • Nicola 9th June 2017 at 7:04 am

    Ooooo fabulous will give this a try as i think the entire family are sick of my apple and cinnamon ones!

    • DevonMamaOnline 9th June 2017 at 8:57 am

      It sounds good doesn’t it? I love a bit of sweet potato at the best of times but this may just push my addiction over the edge!

  • Nicola | Mummy to Dex 9th June 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Never thought to do sweet potato overnight oats. Will certainly give it a try! I was the same as you pre-baby with regard organic foods. It’s funny what a change these babies have on your life

    • DevonMamaOnline 11th June 2017 at 7:45 pm

      I’d not thought of it either, I wish I could take the credit for it though!!!

  • Babies and Beauty 19th June 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I wouldn’t have ever thought to use sweet potato with oats and yet I absolutely love it. This is definitely on the list to try!

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 9:22 pm

      I wouldnt have either! Let me know if you give it a try!

  • Deb 19th June 2017 at 11:33 pm

    I’m going to try this looks really interesting.

  • Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... 19th June 2017 at 11:45 pm

    We like porridge but are less keen on sweet potato ( I think it is too sweet for us!) maybe this recipe will convert us!

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Oh my goodness, we have sweet potato with EVERYTHING! Although I’m trying to get us more on to butternut squash because it’s a little less heavy carbs but still… I need to convert you!

  • Lyndsay-Rose 20th June 2017 at 9:43 am

    This looks yummy and something my whole family would enjoy

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 9:17 pm

      I always struggle for breakfast ideas so anything that helps to mix things up a little is always a good thing in my opinion

  • Debbie Nicholas 20th June 2017 at 10:27 am

    I’ve never had overnight oats so will have to give this a go!!

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 9:16 pm

      I’d not really had them before but suddenly they seem to be EVERYWHERE!

  • Everything Mummy 20th June 2017 at 12:41 pm

    ooo that sounds so delicious!!! Def one to try out

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Let me know how you get on if you do!

  • Amy @ The Smallest Of Things 20th June 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I love overnight oats but I would never think to put sweet potatoes in but I have to admit it does look tasty ox

    • DevonMamaOnline 20th June 2017 at 8:37 pm

      I hadn’t before either, it’s not something I would even consider!

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