Breakfast

Cranberry Overnight Oats

Turn your leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving this year into a yummy and healthy breakfast! Cranberry Overnight Oats are perfectly sweet, full of healthy fats and carbs and taste like cranberry pie, but for breakfast!

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a hand holding a jar that has a wooden spoon attachment that is layered with overnight oats, cranberry sauce and yogurt.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Cranberry Overnight Oats is the perfect way to use up any leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving.
  • These oats taste like cranberry pie but are actually healthy.
  • Filled with antioxidants, healthy fats, omega-3 fatty acids and carbs.
  • This breakfast recipe is filling, but won’t leave you feeling weighed down.
  • The perfect meal prep breakfast for the week!
  • As written this recipe is vegan, plant-based and dairy free.
  • Use certified gluten free oats to make it gluten free.
  • Check out my Matcha Overnight Oats for another great option!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Cranberry Overnight Oats. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

Use old fashioned rolled oats and not quick or steel cut oats.

Ground flax adds a boost of fiber while also adds a lovely texture.

Chia seeds are filled with healthy fats like omega-3’s and also add to a thick and creamy texture.

A touch of cinnamon adds a warm a cozy flavor.

You can use any type of milk or nut milk alternative such as almond, coconut, cashew, oat milk, or dairy milk, but then the recipe won’t be vegan.

Use pure maple syrup and not pancake syrup. Alternatively, you can use honey, agave or date syrup.

Vanilla extracts adds a lovely flavor.

Cranberry sauce that is leftover, or for fresh check out my cranberry sauce that is filled inside these crumb bars.

Yogurt is optional but really adds to that pie flavor, you can use dairy free or regular plain yogurt!

all of the ingredients that you need to make these cranberry overnight oats in individual bowls.

How To Make

ONE: In a jar with a lid, combine the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.

the dry ingredients added to the overnight oat jars and mixed together.

TWO: Add in the almond milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup last and mix once more. Cover and store in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.

milk, maple syrup and vanilla added to the milk mixture.

THREE: The next day, stir the oats well and then layer accordingly, or just top with cranberry sauce and yogurt and enjoy!

cranberry overnight oats that are layered with oats, cranberry sauce, and yogurt

Tips And Tricks

Add cranberry sauce after the oats have soaked otherwise they will turn pink, but will still taste amazing!

Layer the oats in a new jar if you want them to look pretty! Start by adding some of the oats, then yogurt, then cranberry sauce, and repeat!

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Cranberry Overnight Oats cold and enjoy with some yogurt for a sweet and tart flavor.

Oats can also be warmed up the next day if preferred. Warm them in the microwave or on the stovetop.

the wooden spoon after scooping some of the overnight oats showing how creamy and delicious they are.

Taste And Texture

These cranberry sauce overnight oats are sweet, tart and taste like eating pie for breakfast!

The texture is cold, soft, creamy and chewy.

My Favorite Containers For Overnight Oats

These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.

Alternatively, you can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do overnight oats last for?

Overnight oats stay fresh up to 5 days.

Can I make these oats gluten free?

Yes totally, by using certified gluten free oats.

Can I eat these oats warmed up?

Yes! Warm them up in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Cranberry Overnight Oats, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Cranberry Overnight Oats

Turn your leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving this year into a yummy and healthy breakfast! Cranberry Overnight Oats are perfectly sweet, full of healthy fats and carbs and taste like cranberry pie, but for breakfast!
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
4 hours
TOTAL TIME:
4 hours, 5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce, for layering 
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, for layering 

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 serving

Directions

  1. In a jar with a lid, combine oats, ground flax, chia seeds and cinnamon. Mix until well incorporated. 
  2. Add in the almond milk, vanilla extract and maple syrup last and mix once more. Cover and store in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. 
  3. The next day, stir the oats well and then layer accordingly, or just top with cranberry sauce and yogurt and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Add cranberry sauce after the oats have soaked otherwise they will turn pink, but will still taste amazing!
  • Layer the oats in a new jar if you want them to look pretty! Start by adding some of the oats, then yogurt, then cranberry sauce, and repeat!

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