Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit uses oats and a surprise ingredient for a perfect make-the-night-before, fast, easy breakfast on the run.
Use Frozen Fruit in Overnight Oats
Old-fashioned rolled oats magically absorb some of the liquid while sitting overnight creating a flavorful and easy start to your morning.
- Easy--throw the ingredients in a jar with a lid and put in the fridge overnight.
- Healthy--Start your day with fruit and oats! Loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals!
- Budget-friendly--Oats are an inexpensive, healthy food, and using frozen fruit allows you to reduce wasted fresh fruits and eat the best year-round.
- Variations are endless--mix up your breakfast and nutrient intake with all types of frozen fruits, instant puddings, nut butters, chia seeds, protein powder, or just a little vanilla extract.
- Ready when you are--Make a few of these on your meal-prep day and you will have a healthy breakfast option all week.
Below is the short and easy list of what you will need to make this recipe:
- Old Fashioned Oats--these provide the best texture.
- Milk--I use cow milk, but feel free to use the milk that makes your tummy happy
- Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix--Other flavors can be used to create a variety, but the cheesecake flavor hits its mark in this one.
- Frozen Fruit--This time I used frozen blueberries, but use whatever fruit you love! Blackberries are another favorite in our house.
- Cinnamon--A little pinch of cinnamon brings such a welcome warmth to this recipe, but leave it out if you aren't a cinnamon fan.
Simply, yes! I love the way the fruit softens along with the oats and releases its juices. I prefer frozen fruit to fresh in most instances.
Try any of your favorites! But here are a few to start with:
I find overnight oats are at their peak for 1-3 days.
How to Make Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
In a wide-mouth canning jar combine the old-fashioned oats, vanilla pudding mix, cinnamon, and milk. Stir well to combine. Add frozen fruit on top.
Put a lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
When ready to eat, just stir in the fruit, and enjoy!
Oats Substitutions--Old-fashioned oats give a great texture to this breakfast without breaking down too much like quick oats do. Uncooked steel-cut oats, conversely, wouldn't get soft enough for me.
Milk Substitutions--I use cow milk at my house, but alternative milk would certainly work just fine here. So go on, use your oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, goat milk, or almond milk for Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit.
Sugar-Free Pudding Mix--Look for sugar-free pudding mixes to make this recipe lower in calories.
Serving Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
Overnight oats are fantastic served both hot or cold depending on the situation--Try them both ways!
- Cold day? = Eat overnight oats hot by microwaving them for 30 seconds to a minute or until warmed through.
- Hot day? = Eat overnight oats cold
- In a hurry? = Eat overnight oats cold
Add-ins for Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
Add anything you like! Some stir-ins are better suited to add right before eating.
- Nuts such as Pecans or Walnuts--add right before eating
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Dried Fruit--these will plump up overnight
- Chocolate chips (or other flavors)--add right before eating
- Cocoa Nibs--add right before eating
Container for Overnight Oats
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Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla pudding mix instant
- ¼ cup frozen fruit
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- In a wide-mouth canning jar combine the old-fashioned oats, vanilla pudding mix, cinnamon, and milk. Stir well to combine. Add frozen fruit on top.
- Put a lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
- When ready to eat, just stir in the fruit, and enjoy!