Eat Pretty: Raspberry Chia Overnight Oats


Serves 2

-4 tablespoons chia seeds
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (alternately, you can use unsweetened almond milk and add a dash of vanilla)
-1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
-1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
-squeeze of lemon
-1 banana, sliced
-raw almond butter
-granola (Go Raw is a great gluten-free option)

1. In a jar, combine the chia seeds, rolled oats, and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Add a squeeze of honey or agave nectar to taste.
2. Mix well and stick in the fridge to soak overnight. The mixture will thicken as the chia seeds expand.
3. Combine raspberries, honey, and lemon in a jar. Use the back of a spoon to mash the mixture together until it creates a jam-like consistency. (If you are using frozen raspberries, run them under warm water to make them easier to mash).
4. Stick in the fridge.

5. In the morning, mix the chia overnight oats to evenly combine.
6. Use two glass jars and gradually add each layer to the jar. Begin with a layer of the chia oat mixture, top that with raspberry jam, and then layer of sliced banana.
7. Add the remaining chia oat mixture and top with almond butter and a sprinkling granola for a little crunch factor.
8. Alternately, arrange chia oat mixture with raspberry jam and toppings in a bowl as pictured [5].
9. Enjoy!

—Lily Kunin

Lily Kunin is the voice behind the NYC-based food blog Clean Food Dirty City. Inspired by the chefs in her family as well as her friends who are looking for easy recipes, her mission is to create food that is simple, clean, and flavorful. Follow her blog on Instagram @cleanfooddirtycity.

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  • Tina@OurWonderLust

    omg...this looks amazing! I'm eating breakfast as we speak and I'm hungry again for this! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Olivia Frescura

    This looks awesome. Not sure I'd like it, but it may be worth a shot.

  • bunnygrrrl3000

    Ahh I eat chia every morning! Very similarly to this recipe. I throw raisins into the over night chia mix, so they are plump and juicy in the morning.

  • Sarah

    Yes, please! Healthy, simple, and tasty. Thanks for inspiration.

  • Jennifer Monforton

    This looks amazing! I always say I'm going to make recipes I see online, but never do. This one is happening for real! xo


    I love chia seeds so I'm definitely going to this! x

  • Nae

    This looks a lot like a recipe The Yummy Life posted years ago, chia seeds and all. Was that a source of inspiration? Because I've tried that recipe and it works great!

  • Irene

    No need to cook the oats or the chia seeds. They'll plump up overnight (or you can use yogurt and let it sit a few hours and have it as a late mid-morning snack)

  • nobodyreallycares

    nay on agave--it's like high fructose corn syrup but worse.

    • nobodyreallycares

      i would pick mixing in lucuma powder into the milk as an alternative if you're vegan and need an alternative to honey but want sweetness.

  • Janine

    I am absolutely in love with chia pudding. I usually make it with a bit of agave and some almonds. Or I make it with coconut and carob powder. So yummy. Best idea ever.

  • Gabriella

    Can anyone tell me what chia tastes like as I've never tried it before.

    • jy

      On their own, they have a very slight coffee taste. With anything else, even just plain yogurt, they have no taste at all.

  • Kate

    I made this last night and brought it to school as a healthy snack - delicious!

  • CAllen

    This was super tasty! I added flaxseed meal, only had quick oats on hand so I used those, used reduced sugar almond breeze w/a splash of vanilla extract and only used half of the called for amount of honey, and substituted chopped almonds to garnish instead of granola. So good. Great recipe :)

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  • Minna

    I literally just made this for breakfast after being inspired by the delish pictures and I am obsessed! The only thing I would tweak would be less chia and more oats! ... and maybe a little bit more honey.
    But Im hooked, its my new go-to breakfast, I was full and feeling good all day!

  • katyte

    this look so delicious!! but can you substitute steel cut oats for the rolled ones in the recipe?

  • Ayana Etoile

    I'm currently in a chia seed obsession--as I write this, I am dipping my dark chocolate into some and eating together--Yum! This recipe sounds glorious, but I am on a restricted diet--can this/how would one modify this recipe to make it gluten-free/NUT-free? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  • Ayana Etoile

    PS: I forgot to mention soy-free. Can this recipe be modified to be nut/gluten/soy-free? Thanks!

    • Stephanie

      Coconut milk?

  • Peanutbuttercrunchmunch

    I made this! Very yummy but the oatmeal was super watery. Maybe I'll try less almond milk next time.

  • Hytekblue

    Looks awesome. I love the presentation! I cannot wait to try this version of Overnight Oats!

  • taylor

    honestly, the most beautiful breakfast plate ever!

  • Rachel

    This recipe has made such a difference for me! I have recently had to switch up my diet due to some health concerns, having to eliminate sugar & carbs, even oats, and kick up the protein, and I was at a loss as to what to make for breakfast. I adjusted this recipe to suit my dietary needs and have been eating chia seed pudding (with unsweetened coconut flakes instead of the oats) with this raspberry jam (using 1 packet stevia instead of honey) with a dollup of nut butter and a sprinkle of raw pumpkin seeds and either crushed raw almonds or pecans. Sometimes I add some low glycemic frut, like apples or strawberries. I never get bored of it b/c it is so tasty! I am so grateful for this recipe, so thank you for sharing!