How to make overnight oats with frozen fruit and yogurt (or no yogurt) – the best on-the-go breakfast! I like to make my overnight oats with frozen raspberries and strawberries, but you can use any fruit you like for your overnight oats with almond milk and frozen fruit! And if you like this recipe, try my Oat Milk Pancakes, my Mango Overnight Oats, or my Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie!
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Can you use frozen fruit for overnight oats?
If you've ever wondered: can you put frozen fruit in oats? I've got good news for you! It's my favorite way to make overnight oats! I love making my overnight oats with frozen strawberries, raspberries, and whatever frozen fruit I can get my hands on! It saves so much time for prep, since most frozen fruit is already peeled, cleaned, and cut into bite-sized pieces. In just a few minutes, you can prep your overnight oats with frozen fruit and yogurt, chia seeds, and maple syrup!
Best Fruit for Overnight Oats
You can make these overnight oats with fruit however you'd like! Any of your favorite fruits will work -- I tend to use a bagged frozen mixed berry blend! You can also use a tropical fruit blend, replacing the almond milk in the recipe with coconut milk. Or opt for frozen cherries and boost the flavor with a little almond extract!
Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit - No Yogurt Version
If you prefer your overnight oats with fruit but without yogurt, no worries! You can just omit the yogurt in this recipe and it'll still be delicious! I included the yogurt for a creamier result, but it's not necessary. You can also add an additional ½ teaspoon of chia seeds for a thicker final product. Either way, you can't go wrong with this overnight oats recipe!
Overnight Oats Recipe Ingredients
- old fashioned oats - you'll need old-fashioned oats for this recipe (check label to confirm if gluten-free). I wouldn't recommend quick oats or steel-cut oats because the texture won't be right.
- chia seeds - this is the trick to getting that thick texture! Chia seeds help this overnight oats recipe set up nicely, plus they add protein and fiber!
- milk - you can use the plant milk or dairy milk of your choice (see note)
- yogurt - this is optional, but you can add in some nondairy yogurt (or dairy yogurt) for extra creaminess
- maple syrup - add in a bit of maple syrup, honey, or the sweetener of your choice to taste!
- salt - to bring out the fruity flavors in these overnight oats!
- vanilla extract - check label to ensure that is gluten-free, if needed. Or switch up the flavor with coconut extract or almond extract!
- frozen fruit - the star of the show! If needed, cut your fruit into bite sized pieces. I usually use bagged frozen mixed berries.
- toppings - you can add more fruit, shredded coconut, more chia seeds, toasted almonds, and/or honey on top of your overnight oats recipe!
This is a super easy recipe for overnight oats with almond milk and frozen fruit! All you'll need is a mixing bowl and spoon, and some canning jars to portion your oats into. I also like to pick up some eco-friendly disposable wooden spoons to take my oats on the go!
Tips and F.A.Q.
Yes! It's the best way to make overnight oats, because the flavor of the fruit really gets into the oatmeal! Better yet, make your overnight oats with almond milk and frozen fruit to save even more prep time!
You can do either, but I prefer to add fruit the night before so that it's a super quick grab-and-go breakfast!
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- 1 cup (81 g) gluten-free rolled oats
- 4 teaspoon (16 g) chia seeds
- 1 cup (250 g) almond milk - or non-dairy milk of your choice (see note)
- ¼ cup (61 g) non-dairy yogurt - (optional, for extra creaminess)
- 2 tablespoon (30 ml) maple syrup - or sweetener of choice
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract - ensure that is gluten-free. Can substitute coconut extract or almond extract as well
- ⅔ cup (158 g) frozen fruit - cut into bite sized pieces if necessary (I use mixed berries)
- Mix oats, chia seeds, frozen fruit, yogurt (if using), sweetener, vanilla, and salt in a bowl.1 cup gluten-free rolled oats, 4 teaspoon chia seeds, 1 cup almond milk, ¼ cup non-dairy yogurt, 2 tablespoon maple syrup, pinch salt, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Spoon mixture evenly into 8-ounce jars, filling close to the top.
- Pour almond milk into jars to the top of the oat mixture. Add more fruit on top in each jar. Screw on lids, or cover tightly with plastic wrap.⅔ cup frozen fruit
- Let oats sit in refrigerator at least 8 hours, or up to 4 days.
- Before serving, top with more fruit, coconut flakes, and/or additional sweetener as desired.chopped fruit, toasted coconut flakes, chia seeds, maple syrup