Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Healthy)

Looking for a super simple and healthy breakfast for your busy mornings? You’ve got to try this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe. Look, I’m not a big meal prep person, but after needing something tasty to eat for breakfast and eating one too many meal bars, I finally caved and tried overnight oats. And it was SO much better than I imagined! Keep reading for overnight oats tips or scroll to the end for this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe card!

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A spoonful of overnight oats with fresh raspberries is lifted above the bowl with a carton of raspberries in the background.

Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe Ingredients

Fresh Raspberries

Fresh Raspberries: Fresh raspberries are the key to this delicious, raspberries and cream overnight oats recipes. Whilst you can use frozen berries, fresh berries are my fave for that vibrant, fresh taste and texture.

Old-Fashioned Oats

Old-Fashioned Oats: Old fashioned rolled oats are the foundational ingredient of this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe. This type of oats will yield a nice chewy bite in this creamy, cold oats creation.

You can read about how other oats (steel cut oats and quick-cooking oats) would do in this recipe in the FAQ below.

Milk of Choice

Milk of Choice: You can use pretty much any milk in this recipe. I’ve been using oat milk personally since I prefer non-dairy milk / plant-based milk.

Other great options include: unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, and of course dairy milk.


Yogurt: You can use almost any yogurt of choice to make this Raspberry Overnight Oats with yogurt. I’ve been especially enjoying unsweetened almond milk yogurt and coconut milk yogurt. But you could also use greek yogurt, soy yogurt, or cashew milk yogurt.

I do recommend sticking with an unsweetened yogurt. Yogurt is the key to getting a creamy texture. But you can also substitute the yogurt with more milk, if you prefer.

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup is my sweetener of choice for this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe. The liquid factor makes it easy to stir in, and I love that maple syrup is an unrefined sugar and an almost whole food.

Other sweetener options are: honey, agave syrup, coconut sugar, turbinado sugar, or brown sugar. Though the last two may be a bit grainy until they dissolve. For whole food sweeteners, you could use chopped, pitted dates or some mashed banana.

Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. They’ll help this breakfast keep you fuller longer. They also add a fun texture and other nutrients.

You could skip these if you prefer, but since chia seeds soak up a lot of liquid, you may need to reduce the milk you use or your finished oats mixture may be a bit more liquidy.

Additional Mix-Ins and Toppings

Here are some other ingredients you can add to your Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe to customize this simple breakfast for your personal preferences.

Additional Mix-Ins and Toppings to Try:

  • Other Berries
  • Lemon Zest
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond Extract
  • Crunchy Almonds (chopped, sliced, slivered)
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Hemp Hearts
  • Protein Powder

Make this overnight oats with raspberries recipe yours by adding your favorite toppings and mix-ins!

The Easiest Breakfast Meal Prep (3-5 Minutes)

Overnight oats in a glass bowl with fresh raspberries on top.

I’m NOT a big meal prep fan. BUT, overnight oats has been a game changer for this busy gal.

I’m NOT a big meal prep fan. BUT, overnight oats has been a game changer for this busy gal. After spending too many mornings scrambling to throw something down quickly for breakfast (usually a meal bar), I decided to cave and fiiinally try the infamous overnight oats.

I thought I would hate this because I prefer hot stovetop oatmeal. Cold overnight oats just didn’t sound appealing, so I avoided it for years. But it turns out this is a delicious breakfast that not only tastes great and is filling, it’s ridiculously easy to make.

Did I mention it takes about 3-5 minutes to gather and mix the ingredients for this together? Yup! Then you simply cover and place in the refrigerator.

The next morning, stir, add your mix-ins and toppings and you’re ready to eat!

I love enjoying this tasty breakfast on my busy work days or when I have to wake up early for appointments, etc.

My Favorite Overnight Oats Tools and Containers

Raspberry overnight oats in a glass bowl with fresh raspberries on top.

You can use almost any container to make this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe. As long as it’s at least 1.5 – 2 cups in capacity. I recommend using glass jars to help prevent chemicals from plastic containers from leaching into your food.

My favorite glass containers for overnight oats are:

You could pour your Overnight Oats with Raspberries into a bowl. But I love that you can eat your breakfast right out of these! This also means less cleaning. Yay!

How to Make This Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe in 5 Fast Steps

I’m always thrilled with how flippin quick and easy it is to make overnight oats.

Here’s how to make this Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe in 5 quick and easy steps:

  1. In a glass container, combine oats, milk of choice, yogurt of choice and mix together.
  2. Stir in the chia seeds. Cover and place in the fridge. Note: I’ve noticed stirring my chia seeds at this point helps keep them from clumping together.
  3. The next morning, give your overnight oatmeal a stir and check the texture. Add a splash of milk if you want your overnight oats more liquidy / milky.
  4. Place half of the raspberries into your overnight oats container and use a fork to gently mash and stir them into the oat mixture.
  5. Add the remaining / additional raspberries and any desired toppings on top.

It is such a joy to wake up and remember that breakfast is already ready!

Lazy / Busy Girl Tip: I recommend measuring the oats and milk. But when I make this at home, I typically eyeball the rest of the ingredients.

Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe FAQ

Overnight oats in a glass bowl with fresh raspberries on top.

Do I really need to wait overnight to eat overnight oats?

No, you actually need about 2-4 hours minimum for the oats and chia seeds to soak up the liquid of this recipe to soften. You can eat overnight oats as soon as you’re happy with the texture.

Do you eat overnight oats hot or cold?

Overnight oats are typically eaten cold, but they can definitely be warmed up. Here are some tips:

  • I recommend heating your overnight oats *before* adding the raspberries.
  • If you prefer your overnight oats warm, you may want to make your Raspberry Overnight Oats without yogurt (see tips below).
  • Heating yogurt can kill the probiotics in your yogurt.
  • Additionally, yogurt can curdle when warmed.
  • My mom warmed her overnight oats with yogurt, and it turned out just fine.
  • If you want to try warming your overnight oats with yogurt, I recommend microwaving it for only 30 seconds and stirring to spread the heat evenly. Repeat until you reach your desired temp.
  • If you love hot, creamy oatmeal, you will probably love my easy, creamy stovetop oatmeal recipe here.

What type of oatmeal should I use to make this recipe?

My top choice is to make this recipe with old-fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats are thinner than rolled oats, so the result will be mushier. And whilst you can use steel-cut oats (with some recipe tweaks) to make overnight oats, rolled oats give the classic overnight oats texture most commonly loved.

Are overnight oats gluten-free?

Uncontaminated oats are naturally gluten-free. However, if you have a gluten sensitivity, etc. please ensure your oats are marked as gluten-free since some can have some contamination with gluten if they’re processed with gluten-containing foods. Additionally, if you have Celiac Disease, you may want to avoid oats altogether since some with Celiac can have a similar reaction as they would to gluten due to the avenin protein in oats. If you have an avenin sensitivity, you should definitely avoid eating oats.

Please talk to your trusted health care provider if you want to know if oats are safe for you.

Can I add the raspberries to the oat mixture before it soaks / the night before?

Yes! You definitely can mix the first half of the raspberries into the oat mixture before it soaks / the night before. Part of the reason I add it when I’m ready to eat is because I sometimes don’t know what flavor I want to eat, so I like choosing in the morning. Or when I’m ready to eat.

A spoonful of overnight oats with fresh raspberries is lifted above the bowl with a carton of raspberries in the background.

Can you use frozen raspberries in this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe?

Yes, you definitely can use frozen berries in this recipe. You can either add them the night before so they thaw overnight and infuse your overnight oats with a lovely raspberry flavor. Or you can add them when you’re ready to eat for an even more chilled option. They just may not mash as easily if you add them before eating. Adjust your prep as needed.

Can you make Raspberry Overnight Oats without yogurt?

Yes! The liquids are portioned so the oats and chia seeds have enough liquid to soak up nicely. So if you take the yogurt out, I recommend replacing it with more milk.

Bowl of Raspberry Overnight Oats. Text reads: Raspberry Overnight Oats with Yogurt.

Why to Make Raspberry Overnight Oats with yogurt?

When I first started making overnight oats, I wanted to like it without yogurt so I had one less ingredient to buy. But I find the yogurt gives these overnight oats with raspberries a nice creamy flavor. And it also sets this apart flavor-wise from stovetop oatmeal.

But as mentioned above, this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe would still be fantastic without yogurt!

Can you make raspberry overnight oats without chia seeds?

Yes! Whilst I didn’t list chia seeds as an optional ingredient, you can definitely leave them out if you prefer. Chia seeds give this recipe a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, which helps you stay fuller longer. But you can definitely make overnight oats with raspberries without chia seeds.

The liquid portions of this recipe were designed with chia seeds in mind since they soak up a lot of liquid. So you may find that you need to reduce the liquid in this recipe sans chia seeds.

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Raspberry overnight oats in a glass bowl with fresh raspberries on top.

Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Author: Diana
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 120
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This delicious and fun breakfast takes just a couple minutes to prep and then sets overnight (or in a couple hours). Simply add your toppings and enjoy – no cooking required!




  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I love oat milk)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt of choice
  • 1/21 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 13 teaspoons chia seeds
  • handful of fresh raspberries, optional garnish


  1. Add oats, milk, yogurt, and maple syrup and stir to combine evenly.
  2. Stir in chia seeds, cover with a lid, and put container in the fridge.
  3. Wait at least 2-hours to overnight. Take off the lid and stir. If needed: add a splash of milk or so to make the texture more liquidy.
  4. Add raspberries and any optional additional toppings of choice (I love walnuts) and enjoy!


  • Use your favorite milk in this recipe. I’ve been making mine with oat milk since that’s what I prefer in my morning coffee. You could also use almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or beyond.
  • To make this Matcha Overnight Oats Recipe without chia seeds, you may need to reduce the milk because the chia seeds soak up a TON of liquid.
  • To make this Matcha Overnight Oats Recipe without yogurt, substitute any removed yogurt with more milk. 
  • Feeling lazy? I recommend measuring the matcha, oats, and milk. You can estimate the rest of the ingredients, especially the more you make this recipe.
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Summary: Overnight Oats with Raspberries Recipe

A spoonful of overnight oats with raspberries is held up above a bowl of more raspberry overnight oats. Text reads: Healthy Raspberry Overnight Oats.

This Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast for your busy mornings when you want to eat something healthy that tastes good too.

This hearty breakfast will keep you full for a long time as well.

I’m not sure what the best part of this recipe is! Is it that this recipe is:

  • SO quick and easy to meal prep
  • Healthy (without tasting like grass)
  • Delicious
  • A great source of whole grains, fruits, and nutrients
  • All of the above

Hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious breakfast as much as I do!


More Oatmeal Recipes to Love

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Matcha Overnight Oats Recipe


Hope you enjoyed this Easy Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal Recipe. Thank you for stopping by!

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3 thoughts on “Easy Raspberry Overnight Oats Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Healthy)”

  1. I must have 12 overnight recipes, and I want to say I love this one! The raspberries are a must to offset the bitterness of the matcha green tea. I used one teaspoon of maple syrup and one teaspoon of chia seeds. Perfect!

    • Hi Elizabeth! So very glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe. Especially since you’ve tried 12! Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 star rating! Cheers! 🙂


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