Strawberry Overnight Oats

// Easy and delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats make a wholesome and satisfying breakfast for any day. A quick breakfast or an easy mid-day meal.



Easy and delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats make a wholesome and satisfying breakfast for any day. This scrumptious breakfast oats recipe is filled to the brim with fruity-juicy flavors and is packed with wholesome ingredients.

Not only making this overnight oat recipe very simple and so easy, but it’s also incredibly healthy. Just mix everything in a jar, stir, and soak overnight. In the morning, enjoy it with your favorite toppings.

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strawberry overnight oats in a glass jar with some sliced strawberries on the side

Low in calories, and loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals these strawberry overnight oats are not only delish but are also healthy. Having a bowl of strawberry overnight oats is a perfect way to start any morning.

Whether you are looking for a quick breakfast or an easy-going mid-day meal to devour at home, this overnight oats recipe is sure to charm.

About Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry overnight oats are perfect for meal prep and taste just like a strawberry dessert! And who doesn’t like having dessert for breakfast, right?

If you’re looking for a ravishing, healthy, and gratifying breakfast recipe that will keep you satiated until lunch, then this strawberry overnight oats is the ultimate breakfast option for you.

Oats are a great choice for breakfast because they are an excellent source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, so they’ll keep you full and satisfied for hours.

One of the best things about overnight oats recipes is that they are so simple to make. To make Strawberry over night oats, all you need is a few basic ingredients, a jar, and a refrigerator. Just combine rolled oats, milk, yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, and chopped strawberries in the jar, and give it a good stir. Cover it with the lid and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. That’s it. In the morning, you are all set to relish gorgeous looking delightful and nourishing breakfast.

closeup strawberry overnight oats in a glass jar topped with strawberries, sun flower seeds, and chia seeds

Another awesome thing about strawberry overnight oats recipe is their flexibility, they can be made using several different toppings and flavors to make them suited for your taste buds.

You can add nuts or seeds for an added crunch, or you can drizzle the oats with some nut butter for extra protein.

In this recipe, strawberries can be swapped with other berries or fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, peaches, or mangoes, depending on what’s in season.

So next time when you have strawberries at home, or when you are in the mood for something fruity and filling, give these strawberry overnight oats a try. It would definitely awaken all your senses and help you start your day off right.

Other than making overnight oats I like to use oats in savory recipes and smoothies as well. If you prefer drinkable breakfast then you can try our Strawberry Banana Oat Smoothie, or  Blueberry Pie Smoothie. And if you like savory oats then you can check out our Instant Oats Rava Dhokla, Blueberry Overnight Oats, or  Oats Green Paratha. You can also make No-Bake Oats and Chia Energy Balls.

These Strawberry Overnight Oats

✓ are a quick breakfast on-the-go

✓ are healthy and satisfying

✓ are easy to make

✓ are jam-packed with amazing flavors

✓ are fruity and filling

✓ are rich in antioxidants

✓ can be customized to suit different tastes

✓ can be made with other toppings

a hand holding a spoon with a sliced strawberry over creamy strawberry overnight oats jar

Strawberry Overnight Oats Health Benefits

There are many amazing health benefits of eating strawberry overnight oats. Here are some useful points:

  • Is a rich source of fiber.

  • Helps in improving digestion.

  • Keeps you energetic and full for hours.

  • Helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.

  • Protects the body against inflammation and disease.

  • Good for overall health.

  • Builds and repairs muscles.

  • Supplies a good amount of protein.

Strawberry Overnight Oats Ingredients

For making these strawberry overnight oats, you will require some very basic ingredients which are available in every kitchen. The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats: Using rolled oats is recommended for making overnight oats because they give the best results. They have a lovely texture that holds up well in liquid.

You can use any of your favorite brands of rolled oats, just make sure not to use instant/quick or steel-cut oats for this recipe.

  • Milk: I have used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for this recipe, but any type of plant-based or regular dairy milk can be used here. Other than almond milk, you can use coconut, soy, or cow milk.

  • Strawberries: I am using fresh strawberries for these overnight oats, fresh tastes best here. But frozen ones can also be used for making this recipe.

  • Greek yogurt: Adding Greek yogurt gives a creamy consistency and a dose of calcium, protein, and probiotics to these overnight oats. I prefer using plain Greek yogurt here, but you can also use vegan or dairy-free yogurt. If you wish, you can avoid using milk here.

  • Sweetener: I used maple for its natural sweetness and to enhance the flavor. The amount of maple syrup I have used here adds a sweet touch without overwhelming other ingredients. But you can adjust the amount of syrup according to your taste preference.

Honey or another natural liquid sweetener can also be used here. Sugar-free alternatives like stevia or monk fruit will also work.

  • Vanilla extract: Adding vanilla extract balances out the flavors. Also, it gives this overnight oats recipe a sweet cake-like taste, subtle flavor, and aromatic taste, and also complements the other ingredients.

Variations

Strawberry overnight oats are a versatile breakfast option that can be customized in many ways. Using different variations offers a flavorful spin on the excellent strawberry overnight oats recipe. Here are some succulent recipe variations you can try:

  • Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats: Chocolate and strawberries are best friends and chocolate strawberry overnight oats taste super delicious. To make Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats, add about 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the oats and liquid mixture.

In this recipe, rather than mixing strawberries with oats you can top them with chopped strawberries. 

  • Mixed Berry Overnight Oats: Mix strawberries with other berries such as blueberries, and raspberries. The rest of the recipe will be the same. 

  • Strawberry and Banana Overnight Oats: For a sweeter and more filling touch, you can add 1 sliced banana along with strawberry. This would surely make a fruity and flavorful breakfast. 

  • Strawberry Cinnamon Overnight Oats: You can add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to add an aromatic and sweet touch.

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats: To make Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, replace 1/2 cup Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and about 1/4 cup of cream cheese. Also add about 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

strawberry overnight oats in a glass jar topped fresh strawberrues with some sliced strawberries and sunflower seeds on the side

Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe

If you’re planning to make strawberry overnight oats, here are some tips and tricks to make the process easier and more enjoyable:

  1. Use rolled oats – Using the right variety of oats is very important for making this overnight oats recipe. So make sure that instead of quick oats, you use old-fashioned or rolled oats for making this recipe. It is because rolled oats hold up liquid better and give a better texture to overnight oats.

  2. It is important to mix the ingredients well. This step ensures an even texture that oats are well coated, and that the flavors are evenly distributed. 

  3. Soak the oats overnight – For a creamy and well-soaked texture, it is advised that you let the overnight oats sit in the fridge overnight. This resting time allows the oats to absorb the liquid and become soft and flavorful.

  4. Customize – This overnight oat is a quite versatile recipe that can be customized to suit your taste glands and dietary needs. To make a delicious breakfast, you can add any of your favorite nuts, seeds, or fruits to this oats recipe. 

  5. Sweeteners – Having sweet overnight oats is indulging, but don’t overdo the sweeteners. It is because too much sweetener can ruin the flavors of the oats. 

  6. Topping – Adding any type of fresh fruit makes them visually appealing. Also, it will boost the flavors and will give added nourishment to these overnight oats.

  7. Liquid – Adding enough liquid to this recipe is essential to ensure that the oats are fully blanketed and can drink up the flavors. You can also adjust the amount of liquid to your preferred consistency.

  8. Different combinations – You can always try different ingredients and flavor combinations to create outstanding and delicious overnight oats. You can try using a different variety of milk, sweeteners, and fruits or berries.

Top view of a jar of creamy strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberry slices and chia seeds with some sliced strawberries on the side

FAQ

Can I use other types of milk besides almond milk?

Yes, you can use any of your favorite milk. Other milks that taste good in this recipe are regular milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Just make sure that the milk you are using is unsweetened to keep this recipe healthy.

Can I warm overnight oats?

Eating overnight oats chilled give the best taste. But, if you only prefer warm oats then you can certainly heat up strawberry overnight oats in the microwave or on the stove. It is an excellent option if you prefer warm oats.

Keep in mind that heating may slightly change the texture of oats as they become softer. Just make sure to skip adding strawberries at night. Add strawberries only before serving. 

How Long Do Strawberry Overnight Oats Last in the fridge?

Strawberry Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Be sure to keep them in a sealed container and give them a good stir before serving.

How Long Do Strawberry Overnight Oats Last?

When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, strawberry overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. The longer you store them, they will soften. If you are planning to store them for more than 1 day then avoid adding strawberries before soaking.

To maintain freshness, add strawberries only at the time of serving or a day before. Also, if the oats have become thick after soaking, then you can add more liquid in the morning. 

Can I make overnight oats without yogurt?

Yes, making these strawberry overnight oats without yogurt is doable. Just swap the Greek yogurt with the same amount of milk to compensate for the missing yogurt.

Can frozen strawberries be use in Overnight Oats?

Yes, using frozen strawberries in this recipe is completely possible. Just swap the fresh strawberries with the same amount of frozen strawberries. Just make sure to thaw them before adding them to the oats recipe.

Can I make a large batch of overnight oats?

Yes, making these overnight oats in bulk is workable. It is a wonderful choice if you are making them for a large group of making them for the entire week. 

Can I freeze overnight oats?

It’s best to make a fresh batch each time, but freezing these oats is possible. To freeze, transfer them to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before serving.

Just be aware of the fact that the texture may not be the same after freezing.

Are overnight oats gluten-free?

You can make gluten-free overnight oats by using a gluten-free variety of oats. It is a wonderful alternative for those with gluten intolerance or who have celiac disease.

What other sweeteners can I use besides honey or maple syrup?

You can use any sweetener of your choice. Other sweeteners that taste good in strawberry overnight oats are agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar, palm sugar, raw cane sugar, or brown sugar.

The flavor, color, and texture of oats will be slightly different with different sweeteners.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?

You need to soak them for at least 4 hours. To soak up all the flavors and liquid, it is best if you soak them for 8 hours or overnight.

Can I make Overnight Oats with Strawberry Yogurt?

Yes, definably. Swap greek yogurt with strawberry flavoured greek yogurt or regular sweetened strawberry yogurt.

closeup of a kid holding a strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberries in a glass jar

Strawberry Overnight Oats (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to make Strawberry Overnight Oats:

  1. Place the fresh strawberries on a chopping board and cut off the leafy top. Quarter or roughly chop them. Keep the chopped strawberries aside.
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  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup/honey, and vanilla extract, vanilla extract.
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  5. Mix well to combine all ingredients. Add chopped strawberries, and give it a quick mix. Next, add a pinch of sea salt and mix again.
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  7. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a lid. Cover it with the lid, place it in the refrigerator, and let it sit for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
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  9. In the morning, you can add more almond milk if the mixture has thickened. Just add the milk and give the mixture a good stir until it reaches the desired consistency. Top it with sliced strawberries, strawberry jam, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds. Enjoy this delightful and wholesome breakfast.
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Strawberry Overnight Oats [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Easy and delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats make a wholesome and satisfying breakfast for any day. A quick breakfast or an easy mid-day meal.
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(Rating: 5 from 7 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
7 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Breakfast International 2
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
105 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Strawberry Overnight Oats
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, I used gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
Toppings for serving
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Strawberry jam (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Strawberry Overnight Oats:
  1. Place the fresh strawberries on a chopping board and cut off the leafy top. Quarter or roughly chop them. Keep the chopped strawberries aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup/honey, and vanilla extract, vanilla extract.
  3. Mix well to combine all ingredients. Add chopped strawberries, and give it a quick mix. Next, add a pinch of sea salt and mix again.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a jar or container with a lid. Cover it with the lid, place it in the refrigerator, and let it sit for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  5. In the morning, you can add more almond milk if the mixture has thickened. Just add the milk and give the mixture a good stir until it reaches the desired consistency. Top it with sliced strawberries, strawberry jam, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds. Enjoy this delightful and wholesome breakfast.

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NOTES:

  1. Using the right variety of oats is very important for making this overnight oats recipe. So make sure that instead of quick oats, you use old-fashioned or rolled oats for making this recipe. It is because rolled oats hold up liquid better and give a better texture to overnight oats.
  2. For a creamy and well-soaked texture, it is advised that you let the overnight oats sit in the fridge overnight. This resting time allows the oats to absorb the liquid and become soft and flavorful.


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