Raspberry Overnight Oats

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Raspberry Overnight Oats…. Sweet raspberries, crunchy almonds, chia seeds and oats makes for the most amazing breakfast. Nutritious, delicious, and filling, it’s the perfect start to your day.

I’m one of those people that tends to eat the same breakfast over and over. Much to be expected, I then get very bored with eating that same breakfast, and begin making poor breakfast choices, or worse yet, not eat a healthy breakfast at all.

I’ve come to discover that having a few go-to healthy, easy breakfast options is the best way to keep me eating right first thing in the day. This Raspberry Overnight Oats is one of my new favorites!

3 jars of overnight oats, one with a spoon

About this easy raspberry overnight oats recipe:

  • Flavor: This overnight oats recipe has a mild flavor. You’ll taste a hint of almond from the almond milk and almond slices. If you’d like a little more, add a drop or two of almond extract. Raspberries add a touch of sweetness and the flavor pairs well with the almond.
  • Texture: Overnight oats can be a little hard to get used to. Some love them…others don’t. The texture is not the same as oatmeal. It’s creamier and more “liquidy”. You can adjust the thickness by adding more milk or less oats. the chia seeds will also “plump”, thickening the mixture.
  • Method: Layer in a jar and pop into the fridge overnight. Super easy! No cooking, no baking. It works its magic while you sleep.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Lisa says, “Just had this for breakfast and it is amazing! Almost like having dessert for breakfast. I am totally in love and this will definitely become a staple in my kitchen. Awesome recipe.”

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats may not be the lowest calorie breakfast you can eat, but they are packed full of fiber and protein. They’ll fill you up and keep you going until lunchtime.

Watch the ingredients though. This recipe has a touch of honey, but if you find them loaded with added sugar…steer clear.

collage of how to layer overnight oats in a mason jar

How to Make Overnight Oats

This easy raspberry overnight oats breakfast is loaded with everything that is good for you!

Starts by layering old-fashioned rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, a little Greek yogurt, and some honey in a mason jar. Mix it well and let it refrigerate overnight.

When the morning comes, mix in some almonds for a little extra protein and crunch, and some beautiful, fresh raspberries. Not only do you have a healthy, ready-made breakfast, it will stay with you keeping you full all the way to lunch time.

And if you don’t have mason jars, you can make this in a bowl as well. Either way, it’s easy meal prep.

How long are overnight oats good for?

Overnight oats will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. This makes them perfect for making up at the beginning of the week and using for a breakfast on the go throughout the week.

Recipe Variations

This is such a delicious breakfast, and is versatile, too.

  • Mix in blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or another of your favorite fresh berries for a little variety to start your day.
  • Instead of honey, you can also add maple syrup, stevia, agave nectar or simple raw sugar for sweetener.
  • Add almond butter for extra protein and beneficial fat.
  • Add shredded coconut or chocolate chips.
  • Add a splash of homemade vanilla extract.
  • It’s easy to make this dairy-free by using almond yogurt and almond milk.
raspberry overnight oats in a mason jar sitting on a counter
raspberry overnight oats in a mason jar sitting on a counter

Raspberry Overnight Oats

4.88 from 16 votes
Raspberry Overnight Oats…. Sweet raspberries, crunchy almonds, chia seeds and oats makes for the most amazing breakfast! Nutritious, delicious, and filling, it’s the perfect start to your day!
Servings 1 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

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Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds optional
  • 1 tablespoon honey or your sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup almond milk or your milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon sliced slivered or chopped almonds

Instructions
 

  • In a pint jar or resealable container, layer the oats, yogurt, chia seeds, honey and milk. Then stir well.
  • Seal up the jar or container and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. 
  • In the morning or when ready to eat, stir in fresh raspberries and almonds. Enjoy!

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The calories shown are based on the recipe making 1 serving. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 545mg | Iron: 4mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 466
Keyword breakfast recipe, overnight oats

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you eat overnight oats cold?

Overnight oats are generally eaten cold. But if you don’t like them cold, warm them up. Heat them in the microwave. Just make sure your container is microwave safe.

Can you use steel cut oats in overnight oats?

I don’t recommend steel cut oats in overnight oats. They will not absorb the liquid in time.

Can you use quick-cooking oats in overnight oats?

If you use quick oats in overnight oats, the texture will change. The overnight oats will not be as creamy. For this reason, I don’t recommend quick oats.

Can you freeze overnight oats?

You can freeze overnight oats in individual containers for up to 3 months.

Can you use other milks?

Yes. Use oat milk, cashew milk or other non-dairy milk for a vegan breakfast.

Can I make this gluten free?

Yes. Use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten free breakfast.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Lisa
8 years ago

5 stars
Just had this for breakfast and it is amazing! Almost like having dessert for breakfast. I am totally in love and this will definitely become a staple in my kitchen. Awesome recipe.

Victoria
6 years ago

5 stars
Great recipe, Julie. Perfect for breakfast.

Anonymous
7 years ago

How many calories is this? Is it for weight loss?

Alison Palmer
8 years ago

5 stars
This sounds totally delicious and nutritious., I love that I can make it the night before so I don’t have to think very much in the morning.

Jayne
8 years ago

Can you heat it up in morning or just eat cold?

Rulouri exterioare
8 years ago

5 stars
Simple and healhty recipe!

Tammy
8 years ago

I make overnights as often as I should. This reminds how delicious it is. Love the sound this…so pretty! 🙂

Toodles,
Tammy<3

Gina
8 years ago

This is exactly what I’d love to wake up to! I always tell myself I should make overnight oats more often and just seem to keep slacking on that. Definitely need to try this!

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
8 years ago

5 stars
This looks wonderful. Love that it’s made the night before. Makes a stress free morning. I was on a chia kick for a while, so healthy. Needing to go back there, chia is great stuff! Beautiful photos, love the raspberries !

Dot L.
5 years ago

5 stars
Lovin’ overnight oats. I use nonfat milk, vanilla Greek yogurt and stevia; this makes two half pint jars for me. I do stir the raspberries in with the other ingredients and top with more berries and the almonds in the morning. Healthy, filling, and great for my DASH diet with a slice of Canadian bacon and V-8.

Kristal Sieh
7 years ago

So these oats aren’t cooked? How do you digest them?