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Creme Egg Overnight Oats

Oats taken to a whole new level for Easter with these creme egg overnight oats. Chocolate oats topped with vanilla flavoured yoghurt and a fruity mango layer all topped with some grated dark chocolate. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats


Yes I know, I 'm going crazy for overnight oats!

Last week I shared a recipe for blueberry muffin overnight oats that taste just like a blueberry muffin and in my recipe index I also have apple cinnamon overnight oats which are rather yummy and sweet potato overnight oats.

What are overnight oats?

Overnight oats are oats that are soaked in liquid, usually milk, yoghurt or a combination of the two.

They are prepared in the evening, chilled overnight and ready to eat the next morning for a quick tasty breakfast.

There are so many toppings you can add to them so you are never bored.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats layered in a jar

Creme Egg Overnight Oats

These creme egg overnight oats are the perfect treat for Easter. They look just like a cream egg, they have that chocolate hit, but they are much healthier.

They are super easy to make and layer up for a dessert style breakfast.

Scroll down for step-by step photos and a full printable recipe (you can also save by printing as a PDF).

What do you need to make creme egg overnight oats

Here are the simple ingredients you need:

  • porridge oats
  • cocoa powder
  • icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • vanilla extract (or vanilla pod)
  • yoghurt (dairy or plant-based)
  • mango
  • lime
  • square of dark chocolate
  • mini creme eggs (optional)



The best oats to use for overnight oats are porridge oats, also known as rolled oats.

The special thing about oats is they are full of slow release energy. They are also high in protein, vitamins and minerals.

Hamlyns Porridge OatsI use Hamlyn's of Scotland oats for breakfast and in my recipes. Their oats are high quality, 100% natural with no added salt, sugar or additives.

Hamlyns are a family business who have been milling premium Scottish oats since 1888 and their products are sold in all good supermarkets.

They mill porridge oats, porridge oats with bran (10% wheatbran added), oatmeal and pinhead oatmeal.

Check out the Hamlyn's website for all their oat recipes for more inspiration.

cocoa powder

Cocoa Powder

These oats are flavoured with cocoa for the chocolate hit.

Do buy a good quality cocoa powder or you can use cacao powder.

Cocoa is high in dietary fibre, iron, magnesium, potassium and zine.



You want to use a plain yoghurt for these overnight oats. The yoghurt can be dairy or plant-free.

The yoghurt is flavoured by vanilla. I used a vanilla pod, but you could use vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste. 

Never, ever use vanilla essence. It's nasty stuff that has no likeness to vanilla.

Once you have tried the vanilla flavoured yoghurt you will be tempted to eat the lot before it reaches the overnight oats. It's so good.

Both dairy and dairy-free yoghurts are a good source of calcium and dairy-free yoghurt often have added vitamins including Vitamin D and B12.

mango puree


The orange layer is made with mango.

Did you know the orange yolk in a creme egg actually just tastes of vanilla like the white cream, it's just coloured. 

I could have just coloured yoghurt with food colouring, but adding some mango puree is much nicer to eat than coloured yoghurt.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats

Overnight oat toppings

I topped these overnight oats with finely grated dark chocolate.

You can also top with a halved mini cream egg.

For a vegan option, you can make vegan creme eggs yourself  or you can buy vegan chuckie eggs from Holland and Barrett.

To be honest it is just as good with the grated chocolate on top, but it's up to you.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats

Easter recipes

These oats are the perfect Easter treat. Much healthier than a creme egg, but still a real treat.

My latest recipe is Vegan Easter Brownies with Mini Eggs and I've just created this vegan mini egg tiffin.

They are all suitable for vegans.

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How to make creme egg overnight oats

Step-by-step photo guide of making these oats. Keep scrolling for the full printable recipe.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step1 Oats

Step 1 - Oats

Weigh out your porridge oats. You want to use porridge oats, which are also known as rolled oats.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step 2 Milk in oats

Step 2 - Milk

Next add milk and sweeten with some icing sugar, then flavour with vanilla extract.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step 3 cocoa powder

Step 3 - Cocoa Powder

Next add the cocoa powder to the oats and mix well. Pop in the fridge where it will thicken and can be layered up in the morning.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step 4 yoghurt

Step 4 - Yoghurt

If the yoghurt is tart in flavour you can add some icing sugar to sweeten, then flavour with the seeds from a vanilla pod or vanilla extract. 

Don't taste it at the point as you'll end up eating it all and it won't get near your oats.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step 5 Mango puree

Step 5 - Mango

Remove the flesh from a ripe mango and whizz in a food processor or blender with some lime juice and icing sugar to sweeten. Pop in a bowl, cover and chill to add to your oats in the morning.

Creme Egg Overnight Oats - Step 6 layered up

Step 6 - Layer up

In the morning, add the chocolate oats to two jars or glasses, top with the vanilla flavoured yoghurt, then a layer or mango.

Finish with some grated chocolate and if you want to be extra naughty a creme egg (original or vegan).


Creme Egg Overnight Oats

Creme Egg Overnight Oats
Yield: 2
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
Overnight oats taken to a whole new level for Easter with these creme egg overnight oats. Chocolate oats topped with vanilla flavoured yoghurt and a fruity mango layer all topped with some grated dark chocolate. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


Chocolate Oats
  • 100g Hamlyn’s Porridge Oats
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 200ml milk (plant-based or dairy)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Yoghurt Layer
  • 225g plain yoghurt (vegan or dairy)
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or seeds from 1 vanilla pod)
Fruit Layer
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 square of dark chocolate, finely grated
  • 2 mini eggs, halved (original or vegan) - optional


How to cook Creme Egg Overnight Oats

  1. Pour the ingredients for the chocolate layer (oats, cocoa powder, icing sugar and vanilla extract) into a bowl and mix well.
  2. In another bowl mix the yoghurt with the vanilla and icing sugar.
  3. Remove the flesh from a ripe mango, discarding the stone and the skin. Blend the mango flesh with the lime juice and icing sugar in a food processor or blender and pour into a small bowl.
  4. Cover all three bowls and pop in the fridge ready to assemble in the morning.
  5. To serve, spoon a layer of chocolate oats into two glass or small jars, then top with a layer of the vanilla flavoured yoghurt and the mango puree. 
  6. For the perfect finishing touch, add some grated chocolate and a halved mini crème egg to each glass or jar.
  7. Enjoy!


You can layer up your glasses or jars in the evening when you make the oats, but the chocolate may mix into the yoghurt as the liquid will not have soaked into the oats fully.
These overnight oats may be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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Disclosure: I created this recipe for Halmlyn Oats. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Love this idea of creme egg flavour in overnight oats! All the layers look so delicious and make me want to grab a spoon and just dig in!

  2. I am actually drooling looking at this and I have everything to make it. I assume I can used tinned mango? My daughter will love this and it will cheer us up. Hope you and your family are well Jacqueline. Jill

    1. Yes, you can definitely used tinned mango Jill and why not keep leftover mango to add to smoothies or serve with rice pudding.

  3. What a fun and easy breakfast recipe. My kids are really going to love these - creme eggs are their favorite.

    1. Yes it's a good one for kids, they will love it.

  4. Yum—and just when I thought I've seen every type of overnight oats imaginable! This is a fun new flavor for me and I can't wait to try it.

    1. Haha there are always new ideas and twists. Enjoy them!

  5. Want a fun breakfast treat for Easter! :)

    1. Yes totally, the perfect Easter breakfast! I hope you try it.

  6. OMG this is so incredibly creative! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  7. What an amazing idea, these are so fun for easter!

  8. What a fun idea! Love the flavor combo :)

  9. I am so excited for all the creme egg recipes to start coming out. What a great one to start with.

    1. Oh yes we will be overrun with them before long lol!

  10. These are adorable looking and you had me at chocolate oats. Wow!

  11. This is such a clever idea and I love that it's healthy too!

    1. Thanks I am rather pleased with it myself. It looks naughty and decadent and it is, but healthy too.


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