Smashed Raspberry Overnight Oats

Smashed Raspberry Overnight Oats
(Alexandra Grablewski)

Soaking oats overnight in milk is an easy, make-ahead method for a pudding-like oatmeal. The oats hold their shape as they soak, becoming toothsome yet soft and the base for any number of add-ins.

Here you’ll swirl in raspberries and flaxseed before topping with pistachios just before eating for a superstar combination of berries, seeds, and whole grains.

Other smashable berries, such as blackberries, would work well, as would mixing up the seeds (chia, hemp, poppy, or sesame) or sprinkling with other nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds).

Serves 2
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) unsweetened plant-based milk, homemade or store-bought
  • 3/4 cup (75 grams) rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (180 grams) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) chopped pistachios
Combine the milk, oats, flaxseed, maple syrup (if using), and salt in a medium bowl. Fold 2/3 cup (120g) of the raspberries into the oat mixture. Using a fork, smash the berries against the side of the bowl and stir into the oats to create swirls.

Divide the oat mixture between two 1-cup (240 ml) glass jars, cover tightly, and store in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

To serve, top with the remaining 1/3 cup berries, dividing evenly, and sprinkle with the pistachios.

To store, keep in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 3 days.

Tip: Use rolled oats (aka old-fashioned oats), not instant or steel-cut ones.

Recipe reprinted with permission from “The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food“ by Annie Fenn. Published by Artisan.
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