Start your day off right, with a healthy breakfast. This Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe is a simple make-ahead slimming world breakfast idea.
So easy to prep the night before; so that is ready to eat straight from the pot the next morning.
How to make Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are made using oats and fruit, mixed with fat-free yoghurt keeping it low calorie and syn free on SW diet. Use sweetener and vanilla essence if more sweetness is desired.
Check out the quick, easy to follow slideshow below for how to make overnight oats.
Jump straight to the recipe card where ingredients in UK grams / mls and US cups measurements are given.
Or continue to read the post for all the tips to make the best make-ahead overnight oat breakfast.
Use a lidded pot, jar or bowl to layer oats, yoghurt, raspberries, milk, sweetener and give it all a good shake or stir.
Place in the fridge overnight to work its magic! The yoghurt and milk soaks into the oats overnight making a perfect healthy slimming world friendly breakfast.
Eat straight from the pot the next morning, adding extra fruit and sweetener if desired?!
What oats to use?
To make overnight oats, you can use any oats, rolled, quick, Scottish, plain Quaker oats, porridge oats, or instant oats. I use organic rolled oats as I find them the best quality.
You can even use ready brek if you prefer a smoother texture to your overnight oats.
Oats are counted as a Hex B option on the SW Diet.
Overnight oats can be made with any yoghurt you like, experiment with your favourite flavours.
If following a low fat or slimming world diet just make sure to use 0% fat / fat free yoghurt or Muller light yoghurts to keep the overnight oats syn free.
If following a vegan lifestyle substitute with a vegan friendly soya or coconut yoghurt.
Fresh or Frozen fruit?
We used fresh fruit this time but you can use frozen raspberries instead. Mix the frozen berries in at the same time and they will defrost overnight in the yoghurt.
In fact, I prefer frozen raspberries when you stir the prepared overnight oats the next morning.
The vibrant colour from the defrosted raspberries juices mixes in adding extra flavour and a beautiful colour to your breakfast.
There are loads of fruits that work well for overnight oats, such as banana, mango, strawberry, blueberry, apple or pineapple.
Why not try growing some of your own fruit, all that grows blog has loads of advice for growing your own fruit.
We used vanilla extract for an extra sweetness but you can buy so many different extract flavourings, such as lemon, caramel, rose or orange!
You can add extra yoghurt instead of using milk. But I find adding milk helps to make it not so thick. It comes down to personal preference?
Any milk can be used. I use coconut milk which, works well for anyone following a vegan diet.
You can use normal milk or soya milk instead.
For those following slimming world diet the milk will be a small part of your Hex A allowance.
We like to use truvia sweetener made from stevia leaf extract. But you can use any sweetner you prefer.
Or you may find it sweet enough (especially if using frozen berries!) sometimes it is best to wait until the morning and taste before you add any sweetner!
Overnight Oats recipe ideas
Overnight Oats have endless flavour options! Any fruit, fresh or frozen can be used as well as different flavoured yogurt or different flavourings instead of vanilla extract.
I like to serve mine up with more fresh fruit. As seen below with Kiwi, Blueberries and more Raspberries.
Raspberry Overnight Oats are a perfect filling breakfast, it is so nice to just roll out of bed and have it ready to eat straight away!
If eating on the go it is ready to pick up on the way out of the door!
Of course, if you like a warm breakfast overnight oats can be heated in the microwave before serving.
You can make a weeks worth of overnight oats breakfast in advance let them soak into the oats overnight and then freeze them.
Overnight oats are best frozen in individual portions, then it is easy to defrost the single portions in the fridge the day before eating.
Raspberry Overnight Oats
- 40 grams (½ cup) Oats Any oats can be used (see post for more detail)
- 140 grams (½ cup) Fat-free Yoghurt plain or flavoured yoghurt (use soya or coconut yoghurt for vegan friendly option)
- 8 (½ cup) Raspberries Fresh or Frozen
- 100 ml (½ cup) Coconut milk Or any other milk or 60ml more yoghurt instead
- 1 teaspoon Sweetener
- 1 splash Vanilla Extract or prefered flavouring
- Place the rolled oats, greek yoghurt into a lidded container.
- Then add raspberries, coconut milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract.
- Place the lid on top giving a good shake to mix together.Place in the fridge overnight and let the flavours soak into the oats softening them up ready for the next day's breakfast.
- If you like it sweeter than add more sweetener!
- Serve with more fresh fruit.
This post was originally published on 03/01/2020 and had been modified on 21/03/2021. With updated tips and a new video for how to make overnight oats.
Let us know what fruit or flavouring you like to add to your overnight oats?