Healthy Berry Overnight Oats are perfect for breakfast. Made with 7 simple ingredients – these oats are filling, delicious + a great way to start the day!
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Overnight oats have been our breakfast of choice for a LONG time. They’re easy, quick, and cheap to make!
(And you can customize them with so many different flavor combos.. like…hello Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Mango Overnight Oats, and Pumpkin Overnight Oats, yes please!)
These Berry Overnight Oats are something I’ve been making for years, and I know you’ll love them just as much as I do for busy mornings!
I first discovered overnight oats flipping through a magazine in college. (Am I dating myself.. do people even read magazines now?)
I was immediately intrigued… You put everything in a jar, shake it up, and then microwave it? No pans to clean up? No waiting for the oats to cook? Breakfast done in under a minute?
What is this magical unicorn of the breakfast world?! It sounded too good to be true…but it’s not!
why we love berry overnight oats
There is a lot to love about overnight oats. It’s one of our favorite healthy breakfast options because it’s:
- Meal Prep Friendly – These oats are great for meal prepping because they only take a few minutes the night before a busy morning to put together. They also last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
- Super Easy to Make – Shake up the ingredients and add your toppings in the morning. That’s it!
- High Protein & Delicious– These oats have 18g of protein to help you stay full throughout the day!
What are overnight oats?
If you’ve never tried them – overnight oats are basically just old fashioned oats that you soak overnight with milk/toppings in the refrigerator.
They absorb the liquid, making them read to eat by morning time! We also love our Blueberry Overnight Oats and Banana Overnight Oats!
Ingredients for Berry Overnight Oats:
Berry Overnight Oats only require a few ingredients.
- Old fashioned oats
- greek yogurt
- almond milk
- maple syrup
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box.
How to make berry overnight oats:
It is SO easy to make berry overnight oats.
- All you need to do is combine your ingredients
- Shake or stir to combine them
- Store in the refrigerator overnight so they thicken up/absorb the liquid.
What kind of oats should I use for overnight oats?
You’ll need to use old fashioned rolled oats for the best overnight oats. These are the only oats that will work for making overnight oats!
You can’t use quick cook or steel cut oats to make overnight oats. With quick cook oats they can get too mushy when soaking overnight. With steel cut oats, they can’t soak up the moisture overnight.
They need to be cooked with heat to make them edible. If you need a Steel Cut Oats recipe, this is the one we love! You’ll wind up with a big mess unless you use old fashioned oats.
They’re literally the world’s easiest breakfast and they taste SO good! The overnight oats also taste exactly like regular cooked oatmeal if you heat them up.
Substitutions for berry overnight oats:
These overnight oats are pretty versatile. Here are a few ways you can customize them!
- Sweetener – If you’d like to substitute honey for maple syrup you can.
- Vegan – You can use a dairy free yogurt to make these overnight oats vegan
- Add ins – You can add in nuts, seeds, or anything else you’d like to these overnight oats. Get creative with your mix-ins! If you love strawberries, try our Strawberry Overnight Oats!
- WW Freestyle Note: Save 1SP by using sugar free 0SP syrup instead of maple syrup.
How to serve berry overnight oats:
You can eat overnight oats cold or warm! It’s up to you and your taste.
I prefer to pop my overnight oats in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before eating, but if you enjoy them cold you can eat them cold!
You could also add in toppings like nuts/seeds if you’d like.
I hope you love these berry overnight oats as much as we do! It’s easy to make, filling, and delicious!
How to Store Overnight Oats
Refrigerator: We recommend prepping/storing these overnight oats for no more than 4 days in the fridge.
As the days go on, the oats will get softer. For best results, prep 24 hours in advance!
Freezing: We don’t recommend freezing overnight oats. They unfortunately don’t freeze well. If you need a freezer friendly oats recipe, you can try our Baked Oatmeal which freezes great!
Reheating: If you want your oats warm in the morning, warm in microwave for 20-30 seconds.
Berry Overnight Oat FAQ
Yes, you can add fruit to overnight oats! Fruit is the perfect addition to overnight oats for sweetness and texture.
No! Overnight oats aren’t unhealthy. Overnight oats can be a great source of healthy carbs, protein and fats if made correctly. This berry overnight oatmeal are made to be healthy!
Other healthy oatmeal recipes:
If you love oatmeal check out these other 35+ Healthy Oatmeal Recipes. Here are some of our favorites:
Berry Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/3 cup berries I used a mix of blueberries, raspberries and chopped strawberries
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup optional
- Pour all ingredients in a mason jar or sealable container. Shake/stir until all ingredients are mixed.
- Place oats in refrigerator to chill overnight. When ready to eat, enjoy hot or cold.
- Note: I prefer my breakfasts to be lower in sugar, so this might not be sweet enough for your tastes. You can add more maple syrup or fruit to taste!
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