These raspberry overnight oats are amazing for breakfast. Delicious, and filling, eating overnight oats is a healthy way to start your day.
Raspberry overnight oats are a great grab-and-go breakfast and are filling and healthy. A quick and easy recipe made with six ingredients that you can mix in a jar or bowl.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $3.97 per serve (does not include toppings)
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
You will love these raspberry overnight oats because:
- They are incredible and take less than ten minutes to prepare, mix everything into a jar or bowl, store in the fridge overnight and enjoy a quick and easy breakfast the next day.
- This is a great summer recipe for when fresh raspberries are in season on frozen berries when they are hard to get.
- You can eat overnight oats cold straight from the fridge in the summertime or warm the oats up in the microwave oven for a tasty winter breakfast.
- This recipe makes one serving, but you can increase the quantities to make more.
- This recipe is ideal for meal prep because you can make a big batch of these oats over the weekend to enjoy all week long.
- You can make it dairy-free by using plant-based milk and yogurt.
- It is also naturally gluten free.
Ingredients In This Recipe
The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
Raspberries - use fresh or frozen raspberries. If using frozen raspberries, thaw them before using them. We used frozen raspberries for this recipe.
Oats – You can use rolled or quick oats to make this recipe but avoid using steel-cut oats.
- Overnight oats made with rolled oats are thick with an almost smooth, creamy texture.
- Overnight oats made with quick oats, when soaked overnight, become creamier and smoother than rolled oats.
- Whereas overnight oats made with steel-cut oats remain grainy and soften to a chewy and gummy texture, and don't soak up as much liquid as rolled and quick-cooking oats.
Milk – You can use dairy milk, almond milk, soya milk, oat milk, coconut milk, or other types of milk.
Yogurt - use Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt. We used our homemade yogurt in this recipe.
Seeds – Chia or basil seeds can be used. These thicken the oats by soaking up moisture and are high in fiber.
We used basil seeds in this recipe because it is budget friendly.
Both chia and basil seeds are a good source of minerals, and are rich in plant-based omega-3 fatty acids.
Maple Syrup – if you like your oatmeal sweet, it can be sweetened with maple syrup, honey, or your favorite sweetener.
Vanilla - you can use vanilla essence or extract.
Macerated raspberries - this is simple to make with fresh or frozen raspberries and sugar.
You don't need any special equipment to make raspberry overnight oats, but if you are planning to make these for a grab-and-go breakfast, store the oats in mason jars or old jam jars with lids for easy transportation.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1 – Place the milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
Step 2 – Add the oats and seeds, and mix well.
Step 3 - Add the mashed raspberries and stir until well combined. Taste the mixture for flavor and adjust if necessary by adding more vanilla and maple syrup. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
Step 4 - Next, make the macerated raspberries, place the berries into a small bowl and mix with the sugar, cover, and store in the fridge overnight.
Step 5 - When ready to serve, layer or mix in the macerated raspberries. Enjoy!
If you are making these for a grab-and-go breakfast, store the oats in a sealable container, you could use mason jars or other wide-mouth jars for easy eating straight out of the jar.
This recipe makes one serving but can easily be increased to make more servings.
A serving size is about 382 grams (13.45 ounces) or about 1 ½ cups.
Calories Per Serve
One serving is about 446 calories, (does not include toppings).
Raspberry overnight oats taste great with or without a topping. Here are a few topping suggestions you could try:
- Fresh raspberry, or a mix of berries as a topping
- Add a dollop of maple whipped cream
- Scatter on some toasted chopped nuts like pecans or almonds
- Use flavored yogurt on top
- Peanut butter or other nut butter.
- Granola or muesli
- Chocolate chips
- Toasted coconut
Serve cold or hot
Traditionally overnight oats are served cold as a summer breakfast idea, but these can also be served warm.
Heating overnight oats
Stovetop - Overnight oats can be warmed on the stovetop in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Mix in some extra liquid like water or milk because it is thick, up to a third of a cup or more if needed.
Microwave oven - Transfer the oats to a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until hot.
Use other berries - replace the raspberries with blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries.
Milk – use milk suitable for your diet, such as unsweetened milk for a sugar free diet or plant milk for vegans, and if you don't like milk, use water instead.
Sweeteners – like honey, sugar, or artificial sweeteners can be used instead of maple syrup.
Make it sugar free - by using sugar free sweeteners instead of sugar, and use sugar free milk and yogurt.
Refrigeration – Keep stored in the fridge until needed.
These overnight oats are great for meal prepping because they will last for up to five days in the fridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Overnight oats made without fruit are good for about five days. However, overnight oats mixed with fruit are best consumed within three days.
You can eat overnight oats every day of the week, but be mindful of the types you eat because some recipes are healthier than others. So, avoid eating ones that are high in sugar and fats.
Oats are naturally gluten-free but may contain traces of gluten depending on how they are processed, so always read the label before buying if you need them to be gluten free.
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- Quiche Lorraine
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I hope you will make these delicious raspberry overnight oats. If you do, please come back and leave a comment below because I would love to know how you went.
Raspberry Overnight Oats
- ½ cup (120 grams) milk, dairy or plant-based
- ¼ cup (60 grams) Greek yogurt, plant-based yogurt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup (55 grams) oats, rolled or quick
- 1 tablespoon (5 grams) of chia seeds or basil seeds
- 125 grams (4.4 ounces) of raspberries, fresh or thawed frozen berries mashed
- ⅕ cup raspberries fresh or thawed frozen berries
- 1 ½ teaspoons white granulated sugar or monk fruit sugar or to taste
- Place the milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla into a mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Add the oats and seeds, and mix well.
- Add the mashed raspberries and stir until well combined. Taste the mixture for flavor and adjust if necessary by adding more vanilla and maple syrup. Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
- Next, make the macerated raspberries, place the berries into a small bowl and mix with the sugar, cover, and store in the fridge overnight.
- with yogurt, chocolate chips, and toasted flaked almonds. Enjoy!