These raspberry overnight oats are a delicious and healthy breakfast option. These are great for meal prep and only require 6 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. Gluten free and dairy free friendly.
Breakfast doesn't come much easier than this raspberry overnight oats recipe. These are prepped the night before so you have an easy, delicious, and healthy breakfast ready in the morning. The raspberries, almond butter, and hemp seeds make the perfect combination of flavor and nutrients to start your day.
The beauty of overnight oats is that they requires minimal prep time and there are so many ways to enjoy them. For more flavor variations, be sure to try my blueberry overnight oats, protein overnight oats, frozen fruit overnight oats, and peach overnight oats.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- PROTEIN PACKED - These raspberry overnight oats are packed with plant-based protein, keeping you full all morning!
- NO ADDED SUGARS - The frozen raspberries leave a nice sweet juice as they thaw, which works perfectly as a sweetener.
- DIETERY NEEDS - Gluten free and dairy free/vegan friendly.
- EASY- 5 minutes of prep the night before and breakfast is ready in the morning.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
OATS - You'll want to use rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats). I don't recommend quick-cooking oats as they will soak up too much of the milk and become mushy. Also, look for certified gluten-free oats, if you need/want gluten free.
FROZEN RASPBERRIES - I recommend using frozen as opposed to fresh. The juice from the frozen raspberries helps to sweeten the oats without needing added sweeteners. You can use fresh, but you'll probably want to add a sweetener like pure maple syrup or honey.
HEMP SEEDS - I like using hemp seeds helps because they are high in plant-based protein. You could definitely use chia seeds in their place, however, you won't get the same protein content as with the hemp seeds.
ALMONDS AND ALMOND BUTTER - Adds a ton of flavor and is a good source of plant-based protein.
Clean food tip: Make sure your almond butter contains just almonds, and maybe salt. You don't want to see any added oils or sugars listed on the ingredient list.
MILK - Since I'm mainly dairy free, I use unsweetened almond milk, but you can use regular milk too.
Clean food tip: If using dairy free milk, look for milk that contains just the source of the milk (i.e. almonds), water, and potentially salt and/or vanilla flavor. Make sure it's unsweetened, too! I love Malk and Elmhurst.
How to Make Overnight Oats
This raspberry overnight oats recipe is enough for 2 servings. You can either make these in 2 separate mason jars, or combine all ingredients together in one large container and divide in the morning.
- Step 1: Combine oats, milk, and hemp seeds. Mix until combined. Top with frozen raspberries and sliced almonds. You can either add the almond butter when you prep the oats, or you can add it in the morning when you are ready to eat (I like the almond butter at room temp so I add in the morning).
- Step 2: Cover and place in fridge overnight and enjoy in the morning.
Best Oats for Overnight Oats
When it comes to overnight oats, old-fashioned (also known as rolled oats) are the best. They soak up the milk perfectly and result in the perfect texture.
What about quick cooking oats? These are more processed and because of the smaller surface area they will absorb more of the liquid turning the overnight oats into mush.
And steel cut oats are too dense and won't soften up enough. That being said, you can use them, they just won't result in the same texture.
All-in-all, old-fashioned/rolled oats are best to use. However, if in a pinch, you can try using quick cooking and/steel cut oats.
Recipe Variations and Add-ins
There are lots of variations to try with these raspberry overnight oats.
- Switch up the berries and use blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries, Or use a combination of berries.
- To enhance the flavor, add in ½ tsp. of pure vanilla extract to each serving.
- Swap the almond for walnuts.
- Add in some cacao nibs for crunch and a taste of rich chocolate.
- Top with some homemade granola for a nice crunch and added flavor.
- For an even creamier texture and added protein, add in a spoonful of Greek yogurt when mixing up the oats.
- If you'd like your raspberry overnight oats more sweet, drizzle on some pure maple syrup or honey.
Nope, mix the uncooked oats with the other ingredients. The oats will soak up the milk overnight, which will soften the oats.
Yes, fresh will work in these raspberry overnight oats. However, it won't make the oats as sweet. Frozen berries have a nice sweet juice that helps to sweeten the oats. If you do use fresh, you may want to add a bit of pure maple syrup or honey.
They can be when prepared the right way. Oats are a whole grain and along with fresh fruit, nuts, and/or some type of seeds, you are getting a very nutritious breakfast with overnight oats. Make sure to limit or omit added sweeteners though.
That's up to you! I like them straight from the fridge, but some people do like to warm them in the microwave quick before eating.
Notes & Tips
Storing: These raspberry overnight oats will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days. If using fresh berries, I recommend adding the berries the day eating of to ensure freshness.
Making/prepping: I will typically make each serving in it's own mason jar and then cover tightly and place in the fridge. You can also make both servings in one larger container and then portion out for breakfast in the morning.
Soaking the oats: Overnight oats are actually ready to eat in about an hour so no need to wait overnight. If you wake up and have the time, throw them together and let sit in the fridge for an hour and enjoy!
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Raspberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten free if needed)
- 1 ¼ cup milk of choice (see notes)
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 cup frozen raspberries (no sugar added)
- 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
- 2 tbsp. almond butter
- Use 2 pint sized mason jars for individual servings. Place ½ cups oats, ½ cup + 2 tbsp. milk, and 2 tbsp. hemp seeds in each jar. Stir until oats are fully submerged in the milk.
- Top each jar with ½ cup frozen raspberries and 1 tbsp. sliced almonds. You can either add 1 tbsp. of the almond butter now, or in the morning before eating.
- Cover each jar and refrigerate overnight.
- Stir all ingredients (add almond butter if needed) and enjoy!
- I use plain unsweetened almond milk, but any milk (dairy or non-dairy will work).
- I use pint-sized/16oz mason jars for each individual serving.
- If you don't need them in individual jars, you can combine all ingredients in one large container, or bowl, and divide servings out in the morning as needed.
- Feel free to add a little pure maple syrup or honey if you want yours a little bit sweeter.
- I like adding my almond butter in the morning so it's at room temperature. But you can easily add to the oats at night.
- If they are too thick for your liking, you can add more milk as needed in the morning.
- Oats will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days.