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