New favorite breakfast
This delicious and colorful Fruit Salad Overnight Oats recipe may be my new favorite breakfast! First of all, the 'plant-food nerd' in me goes pretty ga-ga over the layers of colorful fruit! Then, when you combine the fresh fruit with the slightly sweet & but lemony-orange and creamy plant-based oat layer, this is just a breakfast delight! 😁
Have you ever enjoyed a meal that seemed like it was just what your body needed at the time? This has happened to me more and more since I began eating whole food plant-based (WFPB). I find myself thinking back on a particular healthy meal for several hours, remembering how great it tasted and how good I've felt after enjoying it. This is one of those meals for me. It's one I'll enjoy again and again.
This recipe was inspired by the first overnight oats recipe I ever tried, Lemon Poppy Seed Overnight Oats by Lexi's Clean Kitchen. It made me an overnight oats convert & is still another favorite of mine!
Color and flavor
I just love all of the color and flavor in this Fruit Salad Overnight Oats recipe! Don't let the number of ingredients scare you away. It's actually a really simple recipe...& so worth the little bit of prep!
Be sure you don't leave out the lemon and clementine zest, here. It adds a ton of lemony-orange flavor to the oats!
- old fashioned rolled oats
- soy milk (or other plant milk)
- vanilla extract
- maple syrup (or date paste)
- poppy seeds
- clementine zest
- lemon zest
- lemon juice
- red grapes
- clementine wedges
The simple prep is so worth it! It's wonderful to have this breakfast at the ready the next morning, especially when you have a busy day ahead! You'll begin by adding nearly all of the ingredients to the jar (save the top three layers of fruit for the next step). Then, stir the oat mixture until well combined.
Next, top the stirred oat mixture with the layers of blueberries, red grapes, and clementine wedges.
After layering the fruit, take a moment to view your artful masterpiece before sealing the jar and placing it in the refrigerator. Leave the jar in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before enjoying. This will allow the oats to absorb some of the flavorful liquid and soften up just right.
You can pour the Fruit Salad Overnight Oats into a bowl if you would like but I prefer to enjoy these overnight oats cold, straight out of the jar. I like to use my spoon to scoop a little of the creamy & flavorful oats up from the bottom while enjoying the fruit. So delish! 😋
Overnight oats should keep well in the refrigerator for 4 or 5 days. So this Fruit Salad Overnight Oats recipe is a great option for batch prepping!
I generally enjoy eating overnight oats cold, straight out of the fridge. However, some people prefer to heat their overnight oats before serving. This particular Fruit Salad Overnight Oats recipe is best served cold.
Fruit Salad Overnight Oats
- 16 oz canning jar with lid
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
- ½ cup soy milk (or other plant-based milk)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or 2 Tbsp date paste)
- ½ tsp poppy seeds
- 1 zest of one clementine* (save the clementine wedges, see below)
- 1 zest of one lemon* (you'll use the zest and some of the juice, see below)
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (from the lemon listed above)
- ⅓ cup blueberries
- ⅓ cup red grapes, halved
- ⅓ cup clementine wedges (from clementine listed above)
- Simply add all ingredients except the blueberries, red grapes, and clementine wedges to a 16 oz canning jar. Then, stir well to combine.
- Next, layer the blueberries, grapes, and clementine segments on top of the oatmeal mixture.
- Then, seal the jar and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, or when ready to enjoy, serve cold. You can pour the jar contents into a bowl or simply enjoy the Fruit Salad Overnight Oats right out of the jar!