Things have been rather chocolate-heavy around here lately. Last week I posted recipes for Double Chocolate Cheesecake Overnight Oats, The Best Ever Healthy Double Chocolate Brownies and Healthy Chocolate Fudge Green Smoothie. That’s a lot of chocolate in the space of only five days! That’s fine with a chocolate aficionado like me, but might not go down too well with some of you who don’t fall head-over-tail for chocolate.
I don’t have any first-hand experience of non-chocolate-lovers, but just like there are people out there who don’t love sweet potatoes, there are probably also people out there who would choose peanut butter over Nutella. If you fall into that category, today’s recipe is dedicated to you.
Loaded with fruity flavours, nutritious ingredients and a gorgeous texture, this Lemon Raspberry Overnight Oats recipe is perfect for those who want a sweet treat in the morning but can’t stomach chocolate first thing in the day. Overnight oat recipes are some of my favourite ways to start my day because they leave oh-so much room for variation and require zero prep when it’s time to eat. Even the prep that they do require is very minimal and I can usually whip up a whole week’s worth of overnight oatmeal recipes in ten minutes – really!
I know it’s winter and sub zero temperatures outside might make this overnight oats recipe seem a bit uninviting since it’s intended to be eaten cold, but you don’t have to eat it in the morning! I regularly eat jars of overnight oats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert if I’m still feeling really hungry.
Healthy breakfast recipes which are packed full of good-for-you ingredients, leave you filling full until lunchtime and taste like dessert instead of breakfast are my all-time favourites, which is why I love this recipe so much. If you close your eyes and savour your first mouthful, the fresh and zesty fruity flavours might remind you that spring is just around the corner – even if there is snow on the ground outside!
I’m chocolate through and through, but which do you prefer – rich chocolate flavours or zesty fruity flavours?
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup yoghurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon curd
- 1/4 cup raspberries
In a small bowl, stir together the oats, sugar, yoghurt, milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
Place 1 tablespoon of lemon curd into the bottom of a jar and add half of the oat mixture on top.
Sprinkle on half of the raspberries and dollop on the other tablespoon of lemon curd.
Scoop the remaining oat mixture into the jar and top with the rest of the raspberries.
Pop the lid onto the jar and leave in the fridge overnight or for at least eight hours before eating cold.