These overnight oats with frozen fruit make for a healthy and tasty breakfast! Easy to make as a meal prep way to start the day, they are made with pantry and freezer staples.
Having some quick-to-prepare breakfast recipes up your sleeve is always good for busy days (or weeks!). Overnight oats are perfect for this, using mostly pantry staples and requiring just a quick stir to come together.
These overnight oats with frozen fruit are super healthy, and you can choose from berries or perhaps frozen mango for that fruity flavour. Top with nuts, seeds or perhaps even more fruit!
⭐ Why this recipe is so good
Prepare in just five minutes! It really is just a case of stirring all the ingredients together and then popping in the fridge.
Pantry and freezer staples. Fingers crossed, you won't even need to head to the store to make this breakfast.
Healthy and hearty. Made with oats, seeds and fruit, these are refined sugar free oats as we use maple syrup, and they will definitely fill you up until lunchtime!
All the ingredients and their quantities are set out in the recipe card below.
Some notes on a few of them:
- Oats - it is best to use rolled oats / old fashioned oats for overnight oats rather than quick-cook or steel cut oats.
- Frozen fruit - use berries, redcurrants or blackcurrants or perhaps some frozen mango.
- Chia seeds - I suggest using whole chia seeds rather than milled chia.
🍎 Toppings for your overnight oats
Whether you like a bit of crunch or extra sweetness, you can always add fun toppings when serving your oats. Some ideas:
Nuts and seeds - such as pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds.
Extra fruit - whether fresh or frozen, add even more sweet treats to your oats!
Desiccated coconut - or coconut flakes for a creamy flavour.
📋 Swaps and variations
Use frozen fruit of your choice. There are many options, including frozen berries such as blueberries and blackberries as well as blackcurrants, redcurrants or even cranberries.
Leave out the cinnamon. Some love a little hint of spice, but it can easily be left out of this recipe.
🔪 Step by step instructions
Making overnight oats is perfect for meal prep, and has just a few steps:
Steps 1 & 2
Pour the non-dairy milk, chia seeds and cinnamon into a bowl, as well as the oats. Give it a good stir or whisk to combine (images 1 & 2).
Steps 3 & 4
Add the frozen fruit and maple syrup to the bowl, and stir very well so they are evenly mixed into the oat mixture (image 3 & 4). Place in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight.
See below in the recipe card for how to make layered overnight oats!
💭 Recipe tips and notes
- Always give overnight oats a good stir or whisk, so all the ingredients combine and the oats and chia seeds can soak up the milk.
- Don't worry about thawing the fruit or berries before adding to the oat mixture. They will thaw in the fridge as you allow the oats to soak.
- If the oats are too dry for your personal taste you can always add a dash more milk just before serving.
📖 Frequently asked questions
Rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats) are the best kind for overnight oats. Steel cut oats can be used but will need to be soaked for longer, and will still have quite a lot of 'bite' to them.
Most fruits should work well, especially berries or mango.
I don't suggest using a lot more chia in the recipe as it can make the oats quite gelatinous in texture, and taste quite 'earthy'.
🍎 More tasty breakfast ideas
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Overnight Oats With Frozen Fruit
- Bowl or jars
- Option 1: Pour the milk into a bowl or tupperware that can be sealed. Add the oats, chia seeds and cinnamon and stir or whisk to combine. Then add the maple syrup and frozen fruit and stir well again.
- Option 2: To layer the overnight oats, follow option one, but add half the frozen fruit to the oat mixture. Add the other half to your serving bowl or jar.
- Place both the bowls in the fridge for at least two hours, or longer if suitable. If you can, give the oat mixture a stir after about an hour. Adjust with more milk, if you wish for a looser consistency.
- Spoon the oat mixture on top of the frozen fruit (if following option 2) and add toppings of your choice.
- You can either layer the fruit and oats, by having fruit at the bottom of your bowl or jar and then topping with the oat mixture, or combine all together.
- Be sure to stir very thoroughly so the chia seeds and oats can soak up the milk and the juices from the fruit as it thaws.
- Don't worry about thawing the fruit first, the beauty of this breakfast is that is thaws in the fridge as the oats soak!
- If you like quite a loose texture, then add a dash more milk as you serve them.
- See above in the recipe post for some ideas for fun toppings!
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate not a guarantee.
- cinnamon scores 0, but is rated higher on other lists.
- use low histamine fruit such as blueberries and blackberries, rather than higher histamine fruits.