Raspberry Overnight Oats 3 Ways


Frozen raspberries make an eye-catching and convenient addition to your holiday recipes with all the red and crimson-colored dishes making an appearance this time of year. You can use frozen raspberries to jazz up a quick bread or muffin recipe, bake a beautiful holiday-worthy pie, or even make a warming, beautiful bowl of morning oatmeal.

But, for those mornings where standing over the stove for 20 minutes isn’t possible or a simple bowl of oatmeal won’t cut it….

enter: overnight oats!

Since you might be hosting friends and family this time of year, easy crowd-pleasing breakfast recipes – one that will fuel your busy mornings – are a must.

While I’m sure you’ve heard of overnight oats (or have even tried them yourself!), these three recipes below are the creamiest, most soul-satisfying overnight oat recipes you’ll ever enjoy! Each recipe has the same base formula, as well as frozen raspberries, and their own unique flavorings to make them special.

Each person can customize their overnight oats however they’d like. Think of it as a build-your-own breakfast station, but an overnight oats version fit for the holidays!

For example, I like to keep my meals lower in added sugar, but feel free to offer maple syrup or honey for those with a sweet-tooth. If you’re in need of dairy-free options, provide non-dairy yogurt and plant-based milk alternatives. You can even swap-out the oats for chia seeds or flax seeds for a great breakfast pudding!

I hope these three recipes serve as some helpful, holiday breakfast inspiration!


Raspberry Overnight Oats 3 Ways


Base overnight oats recipe:

In a 12oz. mason jar add:

2/3 cup quick oats

2/3 cup milk of choice

1/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt


Using a fork, carefully and thoroughly mix everything together in the jar. You can even secure a lid on top and give it a good shake, but make sure to scrape the bottom of the jar with the fork to ensure everything gets mixed together well.


Flavor options:


Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake:

Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake
  1. Before placing in the refrigerator overnight, add 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cream cheese, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning,  stir in 2/3 cup frozen raspberries and 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs.


Spiced Raspberry:

  1. Spiced Raspberry Overnight OatsBefore placing in the refrigerator overnight, add 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, and 2/3 cup frozen raspberries.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.


Raspberry S’more:


Raspberry S'more
  1. Before placing in the refrigerator overnight, add 1 tablespoon chocolate nut butter spread, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, and 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips/chunks.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, stir in 2/3 cup frozen raspberries and 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs.



Phipps ME headshot landscapeAbout the author: Mary Ellen Phipps is a mother of two, wife, registered dietitian (MPH, RDN, LD), type 1 diabetic, and the brains behind Milk & Honey Nutrition. When she’s not developing recipes that will literally blow your taste bud’s mind, she’s encouraging people to take a proactive approach to health and nutrition by sharing her thoughts on her blog