These raspberry overnight oats make the most delicious, ready-to-go breakfast. Rolled oats soaked in milk, with a mashed raspberry, maple syrup and brown sugar layer mixed in. Then topped with fresh raspberries and another drizzle of maple syrup.
Why these are the best raspberry overnight oats:
- Mashed maple & raspberry layer. The layer of mashed raspberries, maple syrup and brown sugar make a delicious combo and add so much flavor.
- They’re easy to make. Even though these oats need to set overnight, they only take 5 minutes of active preparation to make.
- They’re vegan. Use almond or oat milk to make these oats completely vegan.
- Rolled Oats: Make sure to use rolled oats — steel cut or quick oats won’t work.
- Milk: Use milk of your choice such as cow’s milk, oat milk or almond milk.
- Raspberries: If using frozen raspberries, make sure to thaw them first.
- Brown Sugar: You could substitute this with granulated sugar, but the taste won’t be the same. Brown sugar adds a rich flavor that mixes perfectly with the maple syrup.
- Maple Syrup: Use real maple syrup for the best flavor.
In one bowl, mix the rolled oats and milk together.
In a separate bowl, mash half of the raspberries and half of the maple syrup and all of the brown sugar together.
In your serving cup, add a layer of the rolled oats mixture, then a layer of the mashed raspberry mixture, then top with the rest of the oats mixture.
Add the rest of the non-mashed raspberries and drizzle of maple syrup on the top of the oats.
Cover and store in the fridge overnight.
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.
- Mash in other fruits. If you have extra fruit you are looking to get rid of, you can add in some other fruit to the mashed raspberry layer. Strawberries and blueberries would go well.
- Meal prepping: Try not to meal prep more than 4 days in advance to keep these raspberry overnight oats as fresh as possible. Also, if you have time, add the top raspberry and maple syrup layer right before you eat the oats. Store the raspberries in a separate container to keep them fresh longer.