February 11, 2021

Strawberry Overnight Oats

These Strawberry Overnight Oats make the perfect easy breakfast or even afternoon snack. They are packed with nutrition thanks to whole grain oats, chia seeds, and Greek yogurt. The addition of fresh strawberries makes these oat even more delicious. This is a great make ahead recipe to meal prep in advance for a grab and go breakfast option throughout the week.

strawberry overnight oats in a glass cup

Healthy and Delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are the perfect quick and easy breakfast! They are packed with healthy fats, plenty of fiber, carbohydrates, and protein. They are basically a miracle breakfast.

The best part? You can make them the night before, grab them in the morning, top with fresh fruit, and start the day with a nutritious breakfast that will keep you feeling nourished and energized until lunch!

What Are Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are made from combining whole grain oats with a liquid like almond milk and other tasty ingredients like nut butter, yogurt, or fruit. The oats soak overnight in the liquid, soften, and have the perfect creamy texture, similar to oatmeal, and delicious flavor.

Overnight oats are incredibly versatile and the flavor combinations and toppings are endless. These strawberry overnight oats have fresh strawberries folded right for the most delicious fruity and delicious flavor.

strawberry overnight oats ingredients

The Ingredients You Need for Overnight Oats with Strawberries

(full recipe ingredients and instructions are included in the recipe card, below)

Old Fashioned Oats: If you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity be sure to get certified gluten-free oats. For the best results I recommend using whole grain, old fashioned rolled oats and not quick oats or steel cut oats.

Almond Milk: My liquid of choice for these overnight oats is almond milk. You can also use a dairy milk or cashew milk if you prefer.

Greek Yogurt: For extra protein, this recipe includes plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt. If you like things on the sweeter side, feel free to use a sweetened Greek yogurt instead.

Cashew Butter: This ingredient adds healthy fats and even more creaminess to the oats.

Chia Seeds: For an extra dose of healthy fats and fiber, you can add chia seeds to your overnight oats.

Sweetener: You can use your choice of maple syrup or honey. Either will work well!

Vanilla Extract: Just a splash of vanilla extract adds even more flavor to the oats.

oats and yogurt in bowl with a spoon

How to Make Strawberry Overnight Oats

(full recipe ingredients and instructions are included in the recipe card, below)

Making overnight oats really could not be more simple or easy. Here’s how to do it:

Step One: First, start by adding the oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt, cashew butter, chia seeds, your sweetener of choice, and vanilla extract to a large wide mouthed glass container with a lid (like a mason jar) and stir until everything is well combined. 

Step Two: Next, add the chopped strawberries and fold them in until well combined. Cover the container and place in the fridge for at least two to four hours or up to overnight. 

oats and strawberries in a bowl with a spoon

Step Three: After the oats have chilled and soaked, remove them from the fridge and give them a quick stir. Feel free to add an extra splash of almond milk if you want to thin the oats out a bit before serving.

Step Four: You can eat your overnight oats straight out the jar or pour them into serving bowls. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

How to Serve Your Oats

While these strawberry overnight oats are delicious all on their own, topping them with additional fresh fruit or other toppings is never a bad idea. Here are few topping ideas to take your oats to the next level of deliciousness:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Nut butter (cashew or almond butter would be great)
  • Sliced bananas
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Shredded or flaked coconut
  • Sliced nuts
  • Fresh fruit jam
  • Chocolate chips or cacao nibs

oats in a mason jar with strawberries

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?

Overnight oats should last for 3-5 days in an air-tight container in the fridge. While they will still be good to eat after a few days, know that the texture of the oats may change as they soak up more liquid. I like to make a batch to enjoy for two or three days and then make another instead of doubling the recipe and eating off of it all week long.

Can Frozen Strawberries be Used for Overnight Oats?

Yes! If all you have are frozen strawberries, feel free to use those instead of fresh. I recommend thawing the strawberries completely and then draining any excess liquid before chopping and adding to the oats mixture.

Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Customize

  • Don’t love cashew butter? You could use almond butter or any more neutral nut butter instead. You could also use peanut butter but it will change the flavor of the oats.
  • Want your overnight oats to be sweeter? Feel free to add another tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the recipe or stir more sweetener in at the end.
  • Need to keep the recipe dairy-free? You can use your favorite dairy free Greek yogurt (like coconut milk or almond milk yogurt) in this recipe instead of a dairy yogurt.

strawberry overnight oats in bowls with toppings

hope you give these Strawberry Overnight Oats a try! They make a delicious healthy breakfast or snack.

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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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Strawberry Overnight Oats

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries (plus more for serving)
  • cashew butter, for serving

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large wide mouthed glass container with a lid and stir until everything is well combined.
  2. Cover the container and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  3. After oats have chilled, remove them from the fridge and give them a stir. Feel free to add an extra splash of milk if you want to thin the oats out a bit. Add your toppings, serve, and enjoy!

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    6 comments
    • That’s the best! So happy you enjoyed the recipe, Abi! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  1. I topped mine with peanut butter for a PB & J flavor and it was VERY good. Highly recommend!

    • Hi, Kristin! There is a section in the blog post on how to use frozen fruit. Scroll up a bit and you should see it. I hope that information is helpful!

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