This easy recipe for Raspberry Overnight Oats is perfect for busy mornings. With healthy ingredients like creamy oats, crunchy almonds, and fresh raspberries, this hearty, nutrient-packed breakfast is a great way to start your day.
Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe
If you’re looking for an incredibly easy, healthy breakfast for your family, this easy raspberry overnight oats recipe is the way to go! Sweet, hearty, and easily customizable, overnight oats are a family favorite in my house. Overnight oats are a great way to hit all of the major food groups first thing in the morning. Not to mention, they take just a few minutes to prepare the night before, and you’re left with almost no dishes to do the next morning!
Benefits of Oats for Breakfast
Oatmeal recipes are all the rage these days, so you might be wondering just how healthy this breakfast craze really is. There actually are a variety of benefits to eating oats in the morning beyond just their natural sweetness. In addition to their delicious flavor, oats offer a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They provide a boost in magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B, and are also high in protein, meaning they’ll keep you full for quite a while.
Oats are high in fiber, particularly beta-glucan, which reduces “bad” cholesterol and blood sugar. They relieve constipation, are good for your skin, and may even prevent childhood asthma.
How to Make Raspberry Overnight Oats
This overnight oats recipe is super easy to make –it takes about five minutes to prepare the night before and is ready to grab from the fridge the next day. Start by taking out a pint jar (or any resealable airtight container will do).
Add half a cup of old-fashioned oats and one cup of milk to your container. Regular milk or any non-dairy milk will work– unsweetened almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and oat milk are all delicious options.
Next, add half a cup of plain Greek yogurt. If you prefer extra sweetness, you can mix the yogurt with a little extra honey or agave syrup or use a vanilla-flavored yogurt instead. Add two tablespoons of chia seeds, one tablespoon of honey, and half a cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen). Finally, add two tablespoons of sliced or chopped almonds (depending on your texture preference).
Mix the ingredients and leave the jar in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top with more fresh raspberries and chopped almonds, and add a splash of milk if desired.
Vegan Overnight Oats
Using plant-based milk, non-dairy yogurt, and agave instead of honey in this recipe will make it vegan. Your choice of milk depends on your nutrition needs and taste preferences–unsweetened almond milk is the lowest in calories, but oat milk and coconut milk will create a deliciously creamy texture.
Storage and Leftovers
Overnight oats will last in the fridge for up to five days but are freshest the morning after you make them. Any leftovers can be stored in the same airtight container for breakfast the next morning or can be re-distributed to new containers as needed. You can add a splash of milk, fruit, and nut toppings to your leftover oats before enjoying them. This recipe is designed to be enjoyed cold, but you can heat it up on the stove or in the microwave if desired.
How to Serve
This raspberry almond overnight oat mixture can be enjoyed straight out of the container! This makes them a perfect single-serving, on-the-go breakfast with minimal dishes to do later. This simple breakfast allows for easy customization in terms of your favorite toppings–if you prefer to add different or additional fresh fruits or nuts, there are endless options (i.e. bananas, blueberries, walnuts, pecans, hemp hearts). You can even add protein powder for a morning energy boost, dark chocolate for sweetness, or a scoop of peanut butter for some healthy fats.
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Raspberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup milk - almond, cow, soy, coconut, etc
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt - you can use honey or vanilla yogurt if you like things really sweet
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup raspberries - fresh or frozen, plus more for topping
- 2 tablespoon sliced - slivered or chopped almonds (plus more for topping)
- In a pint size mason jar or other resealable container, add all the ingredients and mix well. Store in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy the following morning. Top with additional fresh or frozen raspberries and almonds and a splash of milk if desired.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)