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These raspberry overnight oats make a healthy & delicious ready-to-go breakfast. Made with only 5 ingredients, these oats can easily be meal-prepped for the week ahead!
Overnight oats are always a quick and easy breakfast option. Plus, there are so many varieties of flavors to try.
- The mashed maple & raspberry layer makes these overnight oats unique and incredibly delicious.
- They are a hearty & healthy breakfast recipe that both kids and adults will enjoy.
- With only 5 ingredients, these raspberry oats are so easy to make. They take only 5 minutes of active preparation.
- They are easy to customize. Overnight oats are very forgiving. Substitute the raspberries for strawberries, blackberries or blueberries.
- This recipe can accommodate all diets. With a couple substitutions, they can be made vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.
- Raspberries: Depending on the season, you can use either fresh or frozen raspberries. If you are using frozen raspberries, thaw them before mixing them into the oats. Otherwise, they will add too much water.
- Oats: Use rolled oats or old fashioned oats. These will create the perfect texture for overnight oats. Avoid quick or instant oats which will end up too soggy. Steel cut oats will also not work as their texture is too tough.
- Milk: Whole (3.25%) milk will make the creamiest oats. However, you can use any type of milk you like. For a non-dairy alternative, use oat milk or almond milk.
- Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds a rich, slightly caramel flavor that mixes perfectly with the maple syrup and raspberry layer. If needed, you can substitute this with granulated sugar.
- Maple Syrup: Use real maple syrup for the best results. Avoid any sort of artificial pancake syrup.
- A small mixing bowl to mix the ingredients together.
- Small mason jars to store the overnight oats in.
Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, stir the rolled oats and milk together until combined.
Step 2: In a separate, small bowl, mash the raspberries, maple syrup and brown sugar together.
Step 3: Layer the overnight oats in your serving container. First, put a layer of the oats & milk mixture.
Step 4: Next, add the mashed maple & raspberry layer.
Step 5: Then, top with the rest of the oats & milk mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Optionally, top with fresh raspberries and an extra drizzle of maple syrup before serving.
- In the fridge: Overnight oats will last for up to 5 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. However, they will taste freshest if they are consumed within 2 to 3 days.
- In the freezer: Freezing overnight oats is not recommended. Freezing will significantly change both the taste and texture.
- If you have other berries, such as strawberries, blueberries or blackberries, you can mash them into the raspberry layer as well. Or, replace the raspberry layer entirely with another berry!
- Optionally, mix in some extra toppings before serving. Chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chia seeds, or toasted almonds would all go well with these raspberry overnight oats.
- Sometimes these raspberry oats can become thicker after they have been stored for a few days in the fridge. If this happens, add a splash of milk to refresh the oats before consuming them.
- To make these overnight oats vegan and dairy-free, replace the cow’s milk with a non-dairy substitute such as almond milk or oat milk.
Yes, but make sure to cover the oats with plastic wrap to keep them as fresh as possible. However, if you have time, it’s best to add the fresh fruit right before you eat the oats.
Yes. Since there is milk in overnight oats, they need to be refrigerated until you eat them.
Yes. Make sure they have thawed before using them in this recipe.
Yes. Heat the oats in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds before serving. However, I find these raspberry overnight oats taste best cold.
Yes. Rolled oats are generally considered to be gluten-free. However, to be extra cautious, use a brand that is labelled as being gluten-free.