Blue Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal

Can I get a high five for two overnight recipes two Thursdays in a row?

I found while making this recipe that the color of raspberries is far more potent than the color of blueberries. On my first attempt, I was stunned to see the vibrant red color of my blueberry-raspberry mixture. However, after sitting in the fridge overnight, the oatmeal mellowed out into a calm blue (like in the pictures).

This recipe is super with a dollop of lemon curd. 🙂

Blue Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Combine milk (I used almond milk), blueberries, raspberries, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. (It might look red at first, but mine turned blue overnight.)
  2. Combine berry mixture and remaining ingredients in a mason jar.
  3. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  4. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). Eat cold or warm up in the microwave!

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Blue Raspberry Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Lyndsey B says:

    I was looking back at your recipes and I remembered how much I loved this one! I don’t typically use steel cut oats in overnight, since rolled oats become much more fluffy and don’t have that unpleasant crunchy texture. But the addition of lots of moist and juicy berries helped to even it out! I love the color of this, it reminds me of how unnecessary all of the dyes in our food are, yuck! I’m putting this on my long list of “make-agains!”

  2. Jayne says:

    First off, I LOVE your recipes! I work the overnight shift and pack one of these delicious concoctions every night. It’s nice to have a healthy warm breakfast before going home.

    Two questions: Just 1/4 cup of oats?? And do you think this would work using frozen berries?

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