Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats – Vegan

Creamy and delicious Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats recipe made by soaking rolled oats with milk, figs, pistachio, saffron, and few other ingredients. Super easy and nutritive breakfast or light meal.

 Fig Saffron Overnight Oats

Summer is so full of beautiful fruits-vegetables, this week our trip to the farmers market resulted in a big basket of fresh-juicy figs.

We have been consuming dried figs for a long time but the fresh ones are a beauty in itself.

The inside is a fibrous lush dark pink-red color and amazingly sweet. So I decided to make “Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats“.  

As everyone say Breakfast is the most important meal of the day then why not making it exciting, delicious and off-course healthy.

And to top it all, if you can be made a night before resulting in an extremely creamy-delicious bowl of yum then why not 🙂

Saffron Overnight Oats

Saffron Overnight Oats

In our house, everyone is fond of dessert more than any category of food and this breakfast is hands down house favorite.

If you haven’t heard of overnight oats – they are absolutely easy to make, you just need to mix everything in a big pot a night before and serve hot or cold the next day….

Could you have asked for anything simpler than this!!! This can also be called Figs Overnight Oats / Saffron Overnight Oats

When I made these Figs Saffron Overnight Oats for the first time I was kind of skeptical and not sure how it would taste, but trust me, it tastes awesome and what can be easier than this!

Figs Overnight Oats

Figs Overnight Oats

So I did try a couple of different variations of overnight oats with fresh fruits/dry-fruits/different milk and few other combinations but this is our number one choice.

I call it ‘Indian Style’ as the milk is boiled along with saffron, cinnamon, green cardamom, mixed nuts, and fresh figs. Indian Style Fig-Saffron Overnight Oats

These days, we all are loving the flavor of rich coconut milk, hence I decided to use it for this recipe and the result is almost a pudding/kheer like taste.

So you actually feel that you’re eating dessert for breakfast and I’m ‘All up for it :)’

Try these Figs Saffron Overnight Oats for your next breakfast!.

If you don’t have rolled/thick oats, you can use quick oats just remember to add them in the morning before serving (as quick oats don’t need to be soaked).

Tried Our Recipe – AWESOME!!!

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Yield: 4 Cups

Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats

Indian Style Fig Saffron Overnight Oats

Creamy and delicious Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats recipe made by soaking rolled oats with milk, figs, pistachio, saffron, and few other ingredients.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats*
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk (You can use any other milk too)
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Figs** - Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Mixed Nuts - Chopped
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • Pinch of Cinnamon Powder
  • 2 Green Cardamom - Deseeded & Crushed
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar - Any sugar as per choice


  1. In a large pot, add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add coconut milk and rest of the ingredients (except oats) and stir evenly.
  3. Lower the heat to the lowest setting and let cook for 3-4 minutes (keep stirring every minute)
  4. Turn of the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  5. Now add, oats and stir evenly.
  6. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Serve hot or cold as per choice next day.


* This version is for thick /rolled oats but If you are using quick oats, just make the milk mixture overnight and add quick oats just before serving.

** I'm using fresh figs, you can use dried too, just add them to boiling water for 10 mintes. They'll plump up.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g

11 Replies to "Indian Style Figs Saffron Overnight Oats - Vegan"

  • Rafeeda October 28, 2015 (7:18 am)

    I am really so tempted to try this soon… Bookmarked!

    • Molly Kumar November 3, 2015 (9:29 pm)

      Hi Rafeeda, thanks so much n do let me know when you try them 🙂

  • Molly Kumar July 22, 2015 (8:56 pm)

    Hey Madiha, trust me, it took a lot for me to get a liking for oats, but I’ve started liking them with a mix of fruits or cream. Thanks for liking the recipe.

  • Donna July 20, 2015 (6:18 pm)

    Oh these sound amazing! We are huge fans of overnight oats around here – LOVE the addition of the figs! Pinning for this weeks breakfast 🙂

    • Molly Kumar July 20, 2015 (10:04 pm)

      YaaaY – that you liked it 🙂 Do try this version

  • Amanda@ChewTown July 19, 2015 (10:33 pm)

    I love the sound of saffron and fig overnight oats. I think I’ll have to try this one!!

  • Krystallia Giamouridou July 18, 2015 (3:21 pm)

    I will definitely try your recipe when fig will be availabe here… Thanks for sharing!

    • Molly Kumar July 20, 2015 (4:55 am)

      I’m glad you liked the recipe 🙂

  • Levan July 18, 2015 (5:01 am)

    Hey Molly! Great to have connected via FB and also here! LOVE these Indian Style Fig-Saffron Overnight Oats — the name itself sounds so tempting!!! All the best in your food blogging adventures — with recipes such as these, success is destined! <3

    • Molly Kumar July 20, 2015 (4:56 am)

      Thanks Levan and it’s awesome connecting with you too 🙂 I’m very happy that you liked the recipe!

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