These overnight oats with berries are simple, tasty, healthy, and will become a favorite go-to breakfast. You can make this with fresh or frozen berries, and it's gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan.
This overnight oats recipe is made with 6 key ingredients:
- Rolled oats (use gluten-free, if gluten sensitive)
- Chia seeds
- Unsweetened Almond milk (or any unsweetened plant-based milk)
- Blueberries (okay to use blackberries), fresh or frozen
- Raspberries (okay to use sliced strawberries), fresh or frozen
- Banana, sliced
I used a ripe banana, and these oats were plenty sweet for my taste. However, if you like your oats sweeter, add a pitted and diced date or stir in a tablespoon of Simple Homemade Date Syrup. For an added nutty crunch, top with chopped walnuts (optional).
Frequently Asked Questions
Overnight oats are the sleeping beauty of breakfast options! The magic happens as the ingredients marinate overnight. The clear jars display the layers, color and texture which are easy on the eyes. Simply adding rolled oats, plant-based milk, flax or chia seeds and your favorite fruit in a mason jar and placing it in the fridge overnight gets you a delicious oat bowl that is creamy with a slightly chewy texture in the morning. The key to overnight oats is to make sure that all the solid ingredients are immersed in the plant-based milk.
It depends on the ingredients in the overnight oats recipe. But yes, this overnight oats recipe is healthy. The oats and fruit in this recipe are packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The chia seeds and walnut topping are good sources of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Beyond this recipe, it's good practice to look out for added sugar. Adding sugar, syrups or artificial sweeteners can sabotage the healthiness. In this overnight oats recipe we use berries, bananas, and dates (optional) to provide sweetness while maintaining the nutritional integrity.
Rolled oats is recommended for this recipe. Quick oats lack nutritional value and is highly processed and are also popular for being prepackaged with added sugar. Quick oats soften much faster and gives a mushy texture. Steel cut and oats groats although high on the nutrient density scale, the process of softening these types of oats is difficult and is harder to digest.
Yes! If you like your oatmeal warm you can microwave for about a minute or if you have time you can throw into saucepan and heat for a few minutes. Another option if you don’t like cold oats, is to take out your jar an hour before you eat it and allow it to warm up to room temperature. This is my favorite way to eat my overnight oats. If you are looking for a easy “peezy” solution to your morning breakfast rut then these overnight oats is a must try.
Absolutely! Frozen berries are a great solution, especially when berries are not in season.
If you're a fan of overnights oat, be sure to check out Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.
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