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Raspberry Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

Raspberry Overnight Oats – We love this easy, delicious, healthy meal prep breakfast. Don’t miss all our favorite toppings below! (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Front view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.

Are you on team overnight oats?

I’m a long-time fan. I love how easy they are to mix up (it’s usually around 5 minutes of hands-on time!), how easy they are to prep for a few days in advance, and how they taste SO GOOD!

With so many flavors to try (I’ve already got 8!!! flavors of overnight oats on this site!), I just don’t get bored. There’s always something yummy to stir in or experiment with, and today, I’m sharing another delicious flavor: RASPBERRY.

Made with fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, these overnight oats have the most amazing pink color and are bursting with delicious berry flavor. (Such a delight in the mornings!)

Plus, our raspberry overnight oats recipe is SUPER easy to put together. You probably already have everything you need to get started…

Front view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.
Front view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.

HERE’S WHAT GOES INTO MY RASPBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE:

  • (GLUTEN-FREE) ROLLED OATS. Rolled oats are my favorite type of oat for overnight oats recipes since they strike the perfect balance of getting soft after soaking without being mushy. (Want to know if you can use another kind? See the FAQ below!)
  • CHIA SEEDS. Next up, chia seeds add some plant-based protein and healthy fats, and they’ll give your raspberry overnight oats a nice, creamy texture. If you’re not into chia seeds, you can skip them. Just know your oats won’t be *quite* as thick and creamy. (You can mitigate this by using 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 milk instead of all milk if you like.)
  • A PINCH OF SALT. A little tiny pinch of salt (less than 1/8tsp.) really makes a difference in flavor for me. I love that it keeps my overnight oats from tasting flat and really brightens up all the other flavors at play.
  • PURE MAPLE SYRUP. You can let your tastebuds be your guide here! You can make your raspberry overnight oats sweeter or less sweet, depending on your taste and how ripe your berries are. I usually use about 1 tsp. of syrup in my overnight oats, but if your berries are extra ripe and sweet, you can probably get away with less.
  • WHATEVER MILK YOU LIKE. Feel free to use whatever milk you drink for making raspberry overnight oats. We’re dairy-free, so we most often use almond, oat, or cashew milk. Soy, rice, coconut, and dairy milk also work. Use whatever kind you like and drink!
  • RASPBERRIES. Naturally, we’ll be adding plenty of raspberries to our raspberry overnight oats! I love that they add natural sweetness such beautiful color and flavor to the recipe. Yum, yum, yum!
  • A FEW DROPS OF VANILLA. Not essential, but nice when I remember!
Overhead view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.
Overhead view of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.

YUMMY TOPPINGS FOR RASPBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS.

Our basic recipe for raspberry overnight oats is DELICIOUS all on its own. If you do want to play with the recipe a bit, the easiest way is by mixing up the toppings! Here are some of our favorite toppings for raspberry overnight oats:

  • A SWIRL OF PEANUT BUTTER OR NUT BUTTER. Raspberry overnight oats + a little peanut butter or nut butter gives this the most amazing PB & J vibe! It’s probably my favorite twist.
  • ADD A SPRINKLE OF GRANOLA FOR SOME CRUNCH. I love a little crunchy something on top of my creamy overnight oats. Granola (or some chopped nuts) are my usual go-to’s!
  • SPRINKLE ON A LITTLE CHOCOLATE. One of my other favorite combinations is a few mini chocolate chips or unsweetened cacao nibs on top of my raspberry overnight oats. Raspberries and chocolate are so perfect together!
  • ADD OTHER KINDS OF BERRIES. You can turn your raspberry overnight oats into mixed berry overnight oats by going halvsies with blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries. Mix and match with whatever is fresh and delicious!
  • TRY A DROP OR TWO OF ALMOND EXTRACT. Almond extract is pretty potent but just a drop or two added to your raspberry overnight oats is DELICIOUS. Especially if you double up on the almond by adding some sliced almonds on top right before eating!
Front view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.

FAQ + TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE BEST RASPBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS:

DO I REALLY HAVE TO SOAK OVERNIGHT OATS OVERNIGHT? No! Overnight oats will be ready to eat in about 30 minutes, but will be easier to eat and easier to digest when given a bit longer to soak. I love making mine the night before. (Be sure you chill them in the fridge!)

DO YOU EAT RASPBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS WARM OR COLD? Overnight oats are typically eaten cold, though if that weirds you out, you can absolutely warm them up on the microwave for about a minute, or on the stovetop. You may want to leave the fruit out until after heating if you go this route and may need an extra splash of milk to maintain their creamy texture.

GLUTEN FREE? READ THIS! If you’re gluten-free, it’s VERY important to use certified gluten-free oats. Oats don’t contain gluten, but they’re often grown and processed in ways that cause cross-contamination, so you’ll want to buy certified gluten-free oats. We’ve had great luck with Trader Joe’s, Nature’s Path, GF Harvest, One DegreeBob’s Red Mill, and Thrive Market brands. Just look for that “certified gluten-free” label!

CAN I USE QUICK-COOKING OATS OR STEEL-CUT OATS INSTEAD? It’s up to you + your texture preferences! Rolled oats are my favorite for texture in our raspberry overnight oats recipe (they soften but don’t go mushy). Quick-cooking oats can get a little mushy after a day or two, and steel-cut oats often remain pretty chewy for my taste. But you do you!

MY FAVORITE CONTAINERS FOR OVERNIGHT OATS. I love using these Weck jars or these small glass containers. You just ideally want something with a lid so they stay covered in the fridge.

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Front view of a jar of raspberry overnight oats topped with sliced almonds and chocolate.

Raspberry Overnight Oats (Gluten-Free + Vegan)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Raspberry Overnight Oats – We love this easy, delicious, healthy meal prep breakfast. Don’t miss all our favorite toppings below! (Gluten-Free, Vegan)


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, as needed)
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • pinch salt
  • 12 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/23/4 cup milk (we use almond, cashew, or oat)
  • a few drops vanilla extract
  • optional: 1-2 drops almond extract
  • Fresh raspberries to go on top

More optional toppings: almond or peanut butter, mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs, sliced almonds, raspberries or more fresh berries


Instructions

  1. In a small bowl or jar (I find it’s easier to mix in a bowl), mash 1/2 cup raspberries with the back of a fork. You can get this mixture as smooth as you like. I like a few bigger pieces.)
  2. Spoon the mashed raspberries into a jar or bowl. (Whatever you plan to serve your oats in.)
  3. In the same bowl you used to mash the raspberries, combine oats, chia seeds, salt, syrup, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla, and almond extract (if using).
  4. Stir to combine, then taste and add additional syrup, vanilla, or milk as desired. Let the mixture sit 5 minutes to thicken a bit. (The chia seeds will plump.)
  5. Spoon the oats mixture into to the jar over the raspberries. Cover the jar and refrigerate at least 30-40 minutes, up to overnight.
  6. To serve, add a little drizzle of milk, if needed, then top with a few fresh raspberries. Feel free to add extras like granola, sliced almonds, chocolate, cacao nibs, or a drizzle of almond or peanut butter!
  1. To serve, add a little drizzle of milk, if needed, then top with remaining 1/4 banana and 1-2 Tbsp. strawberries. Feel free to add extras like granola, sliced almonds, or a drizzle of almond or peanut butter!

Notes

OR, JUST MIX IT ALL UP! You can also mash the raspberries and add the other ingredients to the bowl with them. Mix everything together (so it turns pink), and transfer to your jar. Chill + top as desired!

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: raspberry overnight oats, raspberry overnight oatmeal, raspberry muesli

6 Comments

  1. I made this last night and am eating it now. So delicious, satisfying and refreshing! It was easy to make and my morning was smooth because I just grabbed it from the fridge to go before work. Thanks for sharing this easy healthy recipe!

    1. Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to leave a review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. Love this for busy mornings!

  2. This is hands down the simplest and best overnight oats recipe! Thank you for sharing it!

  3. This recipe is sooo good!! Usually, these don’t turn out so well and the liquid seems to get too absorbed but this is not the case with this recipe!! The flavor is amazing. Thank you!

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