This healthy and delicious overnight oats with frozen fruit recipe is a great addition to your weekly meal plan. Made with just four simple ingredients, this recipe is super convenient and customizable, budget-friendly, and easy to make.
CAN I USE FROZEN FRUIT FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
Absolutely! Using frozen fruit for your overnight oats can at times be much more accessible than fresh fruit. I would recommend choosing frozen fruits that hold up well after defrosting if you’re picky about textures. Some fruits can become a bit mushy after being frozen and thawed, but this totally depends on your personal preference. If you’re like me and this doesn’t bother you, then feel free to add in whatever you like. Fruits that I think are great for adding to overnight oats are frozen stone fruits, like peaches, plums, or nectarines, blueberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, and dragonfruit.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
- Rolled Oats: Old-fashioned organic gluten-free rolled oats are great for this recipe. I definitely don’t recommend using steel-cut oats as they will have a completely different texture.
- Non-Dairy Milk: I like to use almond milk or cashew milk. Feel free to use any dairy-free milk of your choice.
- Sweetener: I used agave syrup, but maple syrup or date syrup are also great options.
- Frozen Fruit: This is totally up to you. I used a blend of frozen peaches, frozen berries, and pineapples.
HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS WITH FROZEN FRUIT:
- Add the non-dairy milk, rolled oats, and sweetener to an airtight container or mason jar.
- Stir until the oats are completely saturated.
- Top with the frozen fruit of your choice.
- Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of three hours or overnight.
SUGGESTED TOPPINGS AND MIX-INS:
- Chia Seeds: a great source of calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein.
- Protein Powder: my favorite protein powder is by Ora Organics.
- Hemp Seeds: another great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber.
- Ground Flax Seeds: yet another potent seed for fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Nut Butters: to add more protein and healthy fats.
- Spices & Extracts: vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, or ginger is a great way to deepen the flavor of your oatmeal.
- Cacao Nibs: are a great source of antioxidants and pair really well with frozen mixed berries.
- Greek Yogurt: for an extra protein boost and a creamier texture.
HOW TO STORE OVERNIGHT OATS
Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up 5 days, which makes this recipe great for a healthy meal prep breakfast to save you time in the morning.Print