Raspberry overnight oats are an easy, make ahead breakfast with fresh or frozen raspberries, peanut butter, almonds and yogurt. This is the perfect way to start your day and keep you full until lunch–and it only takes ten minutes to prep!
This recipe was originally published on August 23, 2018 and updated on July 23, 2022.
Mornings are so busy that I love any kind of breakfast that you can prep ahead of time. I’ve been a fan for years because they take just five minutes to prep, and you can make a batch a few days in advance so you can have tasty breakfasts for a few days a week.
Why this recipe works
With less than ten ingredients, this quick recipe can be whipped up in whatever kind of container you have–think a mason jar, in individual glass containers or in a large container that you can grab a portion from every morning.
Let the fridge do the magic and soften the oats and help the ingredients mingle together. I actually love the way the raspberries soften and turn almost into a raspberry swirl situation.
Ingredients and toppings
Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Whole rolled oats are my go-to for overnight oats, but you could also use quick oats. They will just have a slightly different texture. If you’re gluten free, simply opt for gluten free oats.
- Raspberries can either be fresh or frozen. The fresh will hold their shape and texture more than frozen, the frozen will dissolve a little bit but are equally delicious! I’d go with whatever is in-season. You could also use any kind of frozen fruit like blueberries (here’s my blueberry overnight oats recipe).
- Yogurt can be regular or Greek yogurt helps make these oats creamy. You can use a dairy free, coconut yogurt for a vegan option.
- Milk can truly be whatever you have on hand, regular 2% milk or a vegan alternative like almond milk or oat milk will work well.
- Peanut butter is one of the ingredients that will add some creaminess and help make this a satisfying breakfast (protein!).
- Almonds I like to use slivered almonds because I like the texture they add, but you could use any kind of chopped almonds, or other nuts like cashews or walnuts.
- Toasted coconut adds some nice sweetness, if you don’t have any, you could also use some honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
- Cinnamon and vanilla extract are just there for extra flavour and are key to giving these a delicious taste that you’ll want to eat over and over again.
- Overnight oats will last up five days in the fridge, so they are the perfect recipe for your weekend meal prep.
- Feel free to mix up the raspberries with another type of berry like a blueberry, strawberry or blackberry. Frozen berries are also a great choice during the winter months.