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Get your glow on with this easy, healthful recipe for creamy overnight oats, boosted with nutritious chocolate granola, raspberries and super food add-ins.
Mixing a batch of overnight oats has become a daily must-have in my life. Ideally, all of my mornings would start off with only the best healthy vibes, including a pot of matcha green tea and a bowl of some form of oats before I roll out my yoga mat.
That energizing combo of a nourishing breakfast and mindful stretching never fails to get my head totally in gear for the hours ahead.
Whether you call it a Bircher bowl, morning porridge or pudding, overnight oats with tasty, healthy add-ins are a comforting, nourishing meal — it’s a perfect routine to start the day.
This easy plant-based breakfast recipe is creamy, light and satisfying.
The creamy base of this bowl starts with quick-cooking oats, which I blended with oat milk, fresh fruit a bit of maple syrup for natural sweetness. You can either make this recipe the night before or when you wake up.
Either way, you’ll be rewarded with a bowl full of good-for-you ingredients – including whole grains, raspberries, and chia seeds.
- Chia seeds not only thicken the texture beautifully, but they are also a stellar source of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants. You can leave them out if you don’t have them.
- It takes just a few minutes to prepare this bowl, and will thicken up in less than 30 minutes.
- If you’d like to make this ahead, mix the recipe the night before and chill in the refrigerator.
- Enjoy the oatmeal at room temperature. It also tastes great fridge-cool, if you like.
Raspberry Overnight Oats with Granola
- ⅓ cup quick-cooking or instant oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
- ⅓ cup fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, plus additional berries for garnish
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup, to taste
- 1 cup oat milk or almond milk
- ½ cup granola
- Put the oats into a medium bowl. Stir in the chia seeds and salt until combined.
- Stir in the raspberries, maple syrup and milk. Set aside until thickened, 15-30 minutes, or cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Spoon into serving bowls and crumble the granola over the top of each serving, along with additional raspberries. Enjoy!
Karen’s Notes and Tips
- Tip: For a grab-and-go breakfast, prep the oatmeal in small, lidded containers and pack into a lunch bag or tote.
- Add a teaspoon of wheat germ or ground flax seeds to the mixture for extra nutritional benefits.
- Instead of granola, sprinkle the oats with chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts.