Berries of different varieties explode with a delightful taste and flavor, to mention the countless health benefits they contain. And that’s why they make an excellent topping to your quick breakfast of overnight oats.
In this recipe, we are using frozen berries, particularly blueberries, although blackberries and raspberries are just equally good. Once the base is finished, you can simply top it with this frozen goodness, and the berries will defrost on their own while the mixture is being refrigerated overnight. Alternatively, you may defrost the berries first, then you can add them in as toppings right before eating the overnight oats in the morning.
We are using coconut milk for this recipe, but feel free to use other vegan milk of your choice. We are also using peanut butter, just for added flavor and nutrition. As for the sweetener, which is optional considering the natural sweetness of the rest of the ingredients, you may use maple syrup or stevia extract.
For a step-by-step guide, check out the recipe below:
An easy step-by-step to creating overnight oats with frozen berries.
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 cup Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
- 3 tbsp Peanut Butter (unsalted, creamy)
- 2 tbsp Stevia Extract (or maple syrup, whichever sweetener is preferred)
- 1/4 cup Frozen Berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
Start by mixing the rolled oats and the coconut milk in the mason jar. Ensure that the oats are evenly soaked in the milk.
If you want your overnight oats to be sweeter, use some maple syrup or stevia extracts. Be careful not to overdo this as the rest of the ingredients are already naturally sweet.
Add in the peanut butter. We recommend using the unsalted and creamy variety, but feel free to change this up, based on the taste and texture you prefer.
Top your mixture with the frozen berries. Close the jar with the lid and refrigerate overnight. The frozen berries should defrost while being refrigerated overnight.
Alternatively, you may refrigerate the mixture without any toppings. Defrost the frozen berries separately. You may add them in the morning instead.
Right before eating, add a dash of ground cinnamon. Adjust the amount based on your taste.