Sweet-Potato Overnight Oats

These oats are packed with energy and are great before a long day on the bike. They’re sweet and creamy you may even try them for dessert.


  • 1 extra large sweet potato or yam

  • 2 cups whole oats

  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk

  • 1½ cups plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 1/3 cup finely shredded coconut

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • ½ tsp ground ginger

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • 6 T dry toasted, chopped pecans


  1. Using a fork, poke holes in the sweet potato. Microwave or cook until soft.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Remove the skin from the sweet potato while it is still hot, and mash the flesh with a fork in a bowl.

  4. Combine this with the oat mixture until creamy. Portion the mixture into six storage containers and let set in the fridge overnight.

  5. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of pecans before eating (Note: Serves 6).