Lactose-free raspberry overnight oats

Lactose-free raspberry overnight oats

10 min
Made overnight for you to enjoy at any time of the day, these delicious lactose-free raspberry overnight oats have that perfect sweet and tangy combination your taste buds love. They serve as a handy way for you to do the least amount of hands-on preparation without compromising quality. This makes our lactose-free overnight oats with raspberries and finely chopped pistachios on top perfect for hectic mornings, busy afternoons, or simply if you want to enjoy a great light meal!


  • Place oats in a bowl or jar with chia seeds, lemon zest and honey.
  • Pour over the lactose-free semi-skimmed milk and leave to soak overnight.
  • For the raspberry compote, place raspberries in a blender with vanilla and process until fairly smooth but still with some texture. Divide the oats between bowls or glasses and swirl raspberry compote through.
  • Serve with extra compote, a sprinkling of chopped pistachios, and some whole, fresh raspberries.

The crunchy pistachios on top are a must-have for this recipe, and you can prep these, too. Store the finely chopped pistachios in an airtight container in a dark, cool place, for example, a pantry, so they are ready to sprinkle on your overnight oats with raspberries for breakfast. If you want to extend their shelf life even further, you can put them in the refrigerator in an airtight container to keep them from going soft. They will keep for 3-4 months, maybe longer if stored in the fridge.

Questions about lactose-free raspberry overnight oats

Get ready to boost your day with a meal that does most of the work on its own. Read more below to get to know more about our delicious recipe for raspberry overnight oats.

Can you use fresh raspberries for lactose-free raspberry overnight oats?
Of course, you can! The raspberries for raspberry overnight oats are, of course, important – but it is less important whether they are frozen or fresh. Just make sure you wash fresh ones properly before making the tasty compote. It is also worth considering that compote made on fresh berries might only keep a couple of days in the fridge.
What toppings to use for lactose-free raspberry overnight oats?
You can top the raspberry overnight oats with more raspberry compote for a flavourful, tart topping that accentuates the sweetness of the overnight oats. Chopped pistachios add crunch and rich, nutty tones, while fresh raspberries enhance the berry flavour and offer natural freshness.
How long can lactose-free raspberry overnight oats keep?
Lactose-free overnight oats with raspberries can keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. This means that you can prepare a jar for almost every morning or afternoon of your work week. Note that the longer the jars sit in the fridge, the creamier and softer the texture becomes. The raspberry compote can keep 2-3 days in the fridge.


For the oats
Arla® LactoFREE Milk semi-skimmed
125 ml
Organic oats
150 g
Chia seeds
2 tbsp
1 tbsp
Finely chopped pistachios
1 tbsp
Grated lemon zest
For the raspberry compote
Organic frozen raspberries
160 g
Vanilla paste
½ tsp

Delicious lactose-free raspberry overnight oats with chia seeds for breakfast

Everyone deserves a great start to the day. So, if your schedule needs you to rush out the door; do so with a jar of raspberry overnight oats. And if you want to savour a slow morning; do it by savouring this creamy breakfast – perfectly sweet and tangy and with delicate flavours like vanilla, honey, and lemon.

The oats and chia seeds soak in flavourful liquids overnight, and chia seeds especially are a great way to make your meal richer and more delicious. Not only do they assist with thickening the texture, but chia seeds also provide a slightly nutty flavour that helps round out this simple breakfast or snack.

If you are looking for more delicious overnight breakfast or snack ideas, a bowl of lactose-free overnight chia porridge with baked rhubarb might be the perfect variation you seek. You might also like to check out more raspberry-based recipes like our refreshing lactose-free banana and raspberry smoothie.

Make sweet, tart, and easy overnight oats with raspberry compote

To get that perfect taste combination, you want the sweet and tart mix found in raspberries. Fuse with vanilla paste, and the compote gets yet another layer of rich sweetness. The frozen berries are easily blended into a smooth puree that you can swirl into every nook and cranny of the jar for your raspberry overnight oats. Each oat and chia seed captures this taste, resulting in a creamy, delicious spoonful. And, for these lactose-free raspberry overnight oats, save a little bit of the compote top along with the remaining raspberries and pistachios.