Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
These Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit are an easy, healthy and delicious breakfast or snack! This gluten free overnight oats recipe is so thick and creamy. Great for a quick and simple meal!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These overnight oats with frozen fruit are super easy and no bake.
- Easy to make ahead of time and enjoy the next morning.
- These gluten free overnight oats are packed with healthy ingredients.
- This is filling!
- Add in any fruits and nut butters for more fun flavors.
- This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and Vegan.
- See this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal for another easy option.
- This is made without yogurt, without banana, and without dairy.
- For nut free, use sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. Additionally, use coconut milk instead of almond milk.
What are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are oats that have been soaked in liquid for a period of time. Soaked oats contain a high level of fiber, keeping you full longer.
These overnight oats are soaked in almond milk overnight. This allows the oats to become soft. The liquid becomes thick and creamy.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Old fashioned rolled oats are the best choice for this recipe. Quick cooking oats or instant oats are not sturdy enough. Use gluten free oats for gluten free.
Any milk works! Almond milk, cashew milk, light coconut milk, and macadamia nut milk are great Vegan and dairy free options.
The chia seeds expand when soaked. Chia seeds are high in fiber, omega-3s, manganese and magnesium. This superfood also keeps you full longer.
A tablespoon of peanut butter adds both flavor and healthy protein. Feel free to use any nut butter or seed butter.
A little maple syrup acts as the liquid sweetener. Honey or date syrup can be used too.
The pinch of cinnamon is completely optional but recommended!
For the frozen fruit, use your favorite fruit. There is no wrong answer here!
For extra thick oats, feel free to add in a spoonful or two of yogurt.
Fresh vs Frozen Fruit
Both fresh and frozen fruit are delicious with these overnight oats! Since the fruit is added at the time of consumption, use your favorite fruit.
Frozen fruit adds a refreshing cooling, whereas fresh fruit is so juicy and sweet. The frozen fruit will add some natural fruit juice as it melts.
I used frozen berries for these photos.
How to Make
First, add oats to a glass jar.
Then add in this order: almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
Stir to combine. Place lid on jar or cover with foil and refrigerate at least 2 hours up to overnight.
When ready to eat, top with frozen fruit and extra peanut butter.
Expert Tips & Tricks
Use old fashioned rolled oats for best results. They are the sturdiest and hold their shape well while soaking overnight.
Use desired milk. The thicker the milk, the thicker the overnight oats.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours at the very minimum. I suggest making this the night before consumption. That way, the oats have enough time to soak and become soft.
Store in fridge and consume within 3 days for optimal texture.
For extra thick oats, feel free to add in a spoonful of yogurt.
Which Jars to Use
I used small 8 ounce glass jars with lids for this recipe. Use any sized jar that has a corresponding lid.
These overnight oats can also be made and stored in a Tupperware.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
The options are endless for different flavors, mix ins and add ins. Here are some ideas:
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped apple
- Cacao nibs
- Cocoa powder
- Chopped dates
How to Serve & Store
Serve overnight oats once they have soaked for at least 2 hours. Stir in frozen fruit and peanut butter.
Store jars in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This recipe does not freeze well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Frozen fruit is great in overnight oats.
Yes, frozen berries are great in oatmeal.
To thaw frozen fruit for oatmeal, add frozen fruit to a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds or until thawed.
Old fashioned rolled oats are best for overnight oats.
Sure! Use any type of milk.
The chia seeds can be omitted, but they add thickness to the oats. If possible, I highly recommend keeping them!
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Get the Recipe: Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
- First, add oats to a jar.
- Then, top oats with almond milk, chia seeds, peanut butter, maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Secure lid on jar (or cover with tin foil) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
- When ready to eat, top with frozen fruit and peanut butter. Enjoy!
- Use gluten free oats for gluten free.
- Any milk works! I prefer almond milk, but cashew milk or cow’s milk work well too.
- Any nut butter works. Peanut butter, cashew butter, and almond butter all work great.
- For a less sweet option, feel free to omit maple syrup. For a non Vegan option, honey can be used.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. The longer the oats chill, the more thick and creamy they will become.
- Enjoy within 3 days of making for best results.
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