Overnight oats with raspberries is one of our go to breakfasts. They're great because they can be made in advance and then eaten for brekkie for a few days in a row. They keep really well in the fridge – for up to five days. Perfect for those days when you’re in a rush, or you don't want to stand over the stove making something like this carrot cake porridge!
👩🍳 Why this recipe works
Making overnight oats with raspberries is nice and easy. Simply take your oats, milk and other ingredients and split them between two jars or containers. Then let the milk soak into the oats for at least 3 hours or (preferably) overnight. And that’s it! Be patient and let the mixture sit for 3 hours or overnight, they will still be runny if you don't let is stand for long enough! If you love oats for breakfast, you may also love these Biscoff Overnight Oats.
📋 Ingredient Notes
As long as you have your base ingredients of oats, milk and chia seeds you can pretty much add anything else that you like into the mix!
The ingredients here are for our overnight oats with raspberries, which is a delicious combination that we really recommend. You will need:
- Oats – rolled or quick oats or will make a creamier finished product.
- Plant based milk. Any kind is fine, we usually use almond to give a slight nutty flavour and to prevent an oat overload (as we also love oat milk)!
- Chia seeds.
- Cacao nibs. These are optional but recommended as a tasty addition, as chocolate goes so well with raspberries.
- Granola. Also optional, but makes a nice sprinkle for the top.
- Chopped cashews.
🔪 Step-by-step Instructions
- Split the oats, milk, and chia seeds between four jars or containers. We like to use jars which seal well because then they are portable, and we can eat our overnight oats with raspberries straight out of them. Alternatively, make it all in one large container and divide when you want to eat them.
- Leave the oats in the fridge overnight, or for at least three hours. This allows the oats to soak up the milk, and the chia seeds to bind them all together. It will become kind of gel-like.
- Sprinkle the raspberries on the top, along with the cashews and cacao nibs if you are using them, and your oats are ready!
- Optional: You can also add some granola to the top for a little extra crunch and flavour, if you like.
- Optional: You can also stir through some nut butter or other berries and fruits. Feel free to go wild with the toppings and chuck anything you like in there! we've included more suggestions below.
👩🍳 Expert Tips
This recipe is really flexible, you can use it as a base for creating your own overnight oats with different combinations of fresh fruits, dried fruits, nut butters and seeds.
A basic starting point for overnight oats is: 1 cup of oats, 2 cups of any plant based milk, and a quarter of a cup of chia seeds. This will make two servings of overnight oats, and will make up the base for any combination of flavours that you’d like to try.
Chia seeds became really popular a few years back as a health food. We always add them to our overnight oats with raspberries.
We definitely aren’t nutritionists and we would always recommend doing your own research, but as far as we can tell chia seeds are pretty great. That's because they're a source of Omega 3 (which is important for heart and brain health) as well as fibre, antioxidants and minerals.
This recipe really is just a base and you can top the oats and chia mix with your favourite fruits. You can use strawberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, tangerines, mango, banana and so much more!
We really like to use almond milk, but there's no 'right' plant milk to use. In addition to almond milk, these milks work particularly well too: cashew, coconut, hazelnut and soy. But you can choose whichever plant milk you like! We steer away from oat milk as we think it would be a bit of an oat overload.
No – as these are overnight oats, there's no cooking involved. So it doesn't matter if they're quick cook or not.
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Easy Overnight Oats With Raspberries
- 2 cups oats
- 4 cups almond milk
- ½ cup chia seeds
- 1 cup raspberries
Optional toppings (pick and choose):
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 4 tablespoon granola
- 4 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 4 tablespoon coconut yoghurt
- 8 tablespoon raisins
- 2 tablespoon cashews - chopped
- In either one large bowl (or container) or 4 jars, mix together the oats, almond milk and chia seeds. If you're splitting it between 4 jars, use ½ cup oats, 1 cup almond milk and ⅛ cup chia seeds per jar. Mix well.2 cups oats, 4 cups almond milk, ½ cup chia seeds
- Leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours.
- After the oats have thickened up, and become gel-like, it's time to add the raspberries. Split them between each serving evenly.1 cup raspberries
- Add extra toppings of your choice, such as granola, strawberries, tangerines, coconut yoghurt, raisins, maple syrup - the options are endless! We've included some suggestions in the 'optional toppings' section above.2 tablespoon maple syrup, 4 tablespoon granola, 4 tablespoon cacao nibs, 4 tablespoon coconut yoghurt, 8 tablespoon raisins, 2 tablespoon cashews
- Nutritional information is worked out for the overnight oats with raspberries without any additional toppings.
- We don't recommend freezing this breakfast.
- It keeps in the fridge for 5 days. Add raspberries before eating.