Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Raspberries and lemon zest star in this delicious, make-ahead Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe that takes just minutes to put together. Whip up a few batches when fresh raspberries are in season or make them anytime with frozen raspberries.

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

We are obsessed with overnight oats! That’s why we’ve consistently rolled out recipe after recipe for you, like these flavors so far:

Take a look at all the benefits below, and you’ll see why we make overnight oats every week in our homes.

What Are the Benefits of Overnight Oats?

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.

No Cooking Involved: The oats soften in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed.

Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! The combo of fresh or frozen fruit, whole grains, and other nutritious add-ins provides fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals.

Eat On the Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these overnight oats cold or warm. (Read on for tips for serving.)

Super Tasty: With a balance of sweet, salty, and texture, our variety of overnight oat recipes will make the whole family happy. Today’s recipe–Almond Joy Overnight Oats–might just be my favorite. It’s like a dessert in a jar.

How to Make Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats

rolled oats, raspberries, a lemon, and sliced almonds on a white plate

In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. This particular recipe uses rolled oats, pure maple syrup, raspberries, lemon zest, plain or vanilla Greek yogurt sliced almonds, and almond milk. Here’s the basic method:

4 steps to making overnight oats
  1.  Build the Base: In a clean 10 ounce or 12-ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
  2. Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen raspberries, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition.
  3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins. For this recipe, it’s a little lemon zest, Greek yogurt, and sliced almonds.
  4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats (this version is our Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats)…

Do I Eat Overnight Oats Warm or Cold?

We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve overnight oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

overhead shot of a mason jar with raspberries, lemon zest, and almond slices in it

Can I Freeze Overnight Oats?

As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won’t freeze and thaw well. The texture will be adversely affected because of the high-water content in the fruit. Also, because of the yogurt in this recipe, it may separate, as well. If you’d like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats Recipe

Prep a few of these overnight oats ahead of time and enjoy healthy, hearty breakfasts throughout the week.

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Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Raspberries and lemon zest star in this delicious, make-ahead Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe that takes just minutes to put together. 


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/21 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. In a 10 ounce or 12 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
  2. Add oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
  3. Add in the remaining add-ins, which are vanilla Greek yogurt, raspberries, lemon zest, and sliced almonds for this version.
  4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
  5. When ready to eat, you can eat it cold or warm. Here’s how to serve it:

Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Open and add in the bananas. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add in more milk or sweetener, as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.


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