They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do you believe that? I’ve found that if I don’t eat breakfast, I have a noticeable reduction in energy and I can’t afford to lose any energy! So I always eat breakfast. With busy mornings, I love easy recipes that are quick to prepare. Even better are breakfasts that can be prepped the night before.
This recipe for Raspberry Overnight Oats takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and it’s so delicious, you’ll want to make it often.
So what are overnight oats? You don’t have to cook them and you simply prep the night before, refrigerate, and enjoy a delicious convenient hearty breakfast the next morning.
If you’re not a fan of cold oats (it took me a little getting used to after years of warm oatmeal), you can easily pop it in the microwave or reheat on the stove while your coffee is brewing.
Oatmeal is such a filling meal and one of the best parts is that there’s nearly endless options for variety! If you’re not a fan of raspberries, you can substitute just about any other fruit.
My whole family enjoys oatmeal as a healthy breakfast and now that we’re gluten free, we simply use gluten free version oats.
How to Make Raspberry Overnight Oats:
This easy recipe is so simple, the kids can even help! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup quick oats (gluten free if necessary)
- 1 cup milk or dairy substitute (almond or coconut milk)
- 1 cup raspberries
- 4 teaspoons honey
Simply layer the oats, milk, raspberries, and honey evenly into 4 mason jars.
Store in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy the next morning!
Another bonus to this Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe? Simply grab a spoon and take it on-the-go!
Raspberry Overnight Oats
Less than 5 minutes to prep and you’ll be rewarded with a delicious ready-to-go breakfast the next morning!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- 1 cup gluten free quick oats
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup raspberries
- 4 teaspoons honey
- Add 2 Tbsp each of the gluten-free oats and milk to 4 small mason jars.
- Top with a layer of raspberries and a 1/2 teaspoon honey.
- Add another 2 Tbsp oats and 2 Tbsp milk to the top, along with the remaining honey.
- Screw the tops on and refrigerate overnight. Serve with additional fresh raspberries.
overnight oats are a favorite of mine. its a great way to know that i won’t skip breakfast when i have the three kids to get ready in the am. my oats are waiting for me and ready to go!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
I love raspberries and oatmeal but I’ve never had them together before. I also didn’t know you could make a delicious healthy breakfast with uncooked oats, am def going to try this!
I’m somewhat new to overnight oats too – they’re amazing!
Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun says
Erika, I had no idea this was going to be your website until I saw your profile there! I love your new site. 🙂 Those overnight oats look so amazing. My kids love oatmeal. I need to make this for them them. I know they would love it. It would be a great breakfast for them before school too!
Ellen Christian says
That looks amazing. We love overnight oats. We have them all the time.
So glad I found you again! I love your recipes! I’ve made overnight oats many different ways. I really enjoy them with a mix of dried fruit too – the fruit is plump and moist the next morning! We’ve been using and liking cashew milk around here, as yet another dairy free option. Rice, almond and coconut milks have all kind of come and gone for us, and I have to rotate my son’s milk options or he’ll develop a new sensitivity. Thanks for the reminder to try this again! And the little mason jars are just so cute. 😀
Hi Sarah! Great to see you here!
Dried fruit is a great idea – I’ll have to try that with my kids.
It’s nice to meet another “dairy free” mom. We’ve just gone dairy free due to at least one of my kids having a dairy allergy. (One confirmed, but I suspect at least 2 others have a sensitivity.) It’s definitely an adventure, but totally worth it to have them be healthier. Thank goodness for options, like almond, coconut, & cashew milk!
Any tips for me?
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen says
I like oatmeal, and I like the idea of having it almost make itself overnight. Does the honey serve a purpose other than taste?
The honey is just a natural sweetener. You could use regular sugar instead, but I personally prefer honey. 🙂
Can you use frozen raspberries in this recipe?
Curious- you called for 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of oats but then you call for 1/4 cup in each jar then redo the layers 1/4 cup again. Isn’t that two cups of oats and two cups of milk? My math brain is all confused! Lol
I was thinking the same…
Thanks, Dawna and Cecilia, for bringing this to my attention. I’ve fixed the recipe. 🙂
Jane Applebaum says
I am trying overnight oats for the first time. Do I need to cover the oats when I put them in the fridge overnight? I have never seen this addressed so I just need the reassurance that I’ll be doing the right thing. Thank you.
Hi Jane, yes you will want to cover the oats. I hope you enjoy it!
Kara Wainwright💕 says
Super delicious and simple to make!!! This will be a regular breakfast at our house! I added flax and chia seeds and walnuts on top, delish!!! Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so glad you enjoyed these overnight oats, Kara! I love your topping ideas.