Kids Banana, Mango, Lime and Toasted Coconut Soaked Oats

Nena Foster from First Hand Experience brings you the snack of champions.

First Hand Experiences love a good old soaked oat bowl. They provide slow release energy and keep bellies full until lunch; making perfect fuel for a morning playing in the forest. They are also a great source of plant-based protein and fibre. Soaked oats are simple to make and can keep for a few days in the fridge. For this recipe, we’ve added a tropical flair to Rude Health’s Fruity Bircher with toasted coconut, banana, lime and every kid’s favourite, mango. If you don’t have time to soak these overnight, not to worry, a few minutes and few good stirs will do. Top with yoghurt, extra mango and toasted coconut to start the morning with a bang.



(Serves 4-6)

120g Rude Health Fruity Bircher
180g Rude Health Oat or Coconut Drink
20g chia seeds whole or ground
60g raisins
3 mangos, chopped, save some for garnishing
2 bananas, mashed
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
A squeeze of honey
50g toasted coconut flakes (you can buy these toasted or toast your own), plus extra for garnishing
Greek or Coconut yoghurt for topping


  1. Combine the bircher, milk and chia seeds. Stir and set aside while you chop the mango.
  2. Toss in the raisins, mango and banana and stir to combine.
  3. Next, add the lime zest and honey. Set aside for 15-20 minutes until the oats thicken to a porridge-like consistency.
  4. Finally, stir in the coconut flakes.
  5. Serve with a good dollop of yoghurt and top with extra mango and toasted coconut flakes.