This delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats recipe is perfect for meal prep and busy mornings. Prep them in just 5 minutes for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast (or snack).
Looking for an easy and healthy make ahead breakfast option? I got you! This delicious overnight oats recipe features sweet, juicy strawberries and has a creamy pudding-like texture. Yum!
Reasons To Love This Recipe
- Easy to make: Just 5 minutes of prep and no cooking required!
- Made with real food ingredients: Healthy breakfast or snack option.
- Perfect for meal prep and busy mornings: It’s easy to make multiple servings for the next few days. They are ready to eat when you wake up!
- Easy to customize: Easily make it gluten free, dairy free or vegan
- Great for strawberry season: Delicious any time of year but especially good when strawberries are in season and you want to use them in everything! Speaking of strawberry season, here are some more Easy Strawberry Recipes that you need to try!
Ingredients You’ll Need
You will need the following ingredients to make this strawberry overnight oats recipe…
- Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned Oats): Use old fashioned rolled oats for the best texture. Quick (instant) oats and steel cut oats don’t absorb the liquid the same way.
- Strawberries: Chopped strawberries get tossed with a touch of sweetener to make them extra sweet and juicy.
- Greek Yogurt: I like to use the plain, full fat variety. Yogurt gives the overnight oats a rich and creamy texture while also adding some protein.
- Oat Milk: Unsweetened oat milk or your milk of choice.
- Chia Seeds: The chia seeds help to thicken the overnight oats into a pudding-like consistency while also providing some extra nutrition.
- Honey or maple syrup: To add sweetness.
- Vanilla Extract: For flavor!
Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.
How To Make Strawberry Overnight Oats
So easy to make! Simply…
- Toss chopped strawberries with a bit of honey, maple syrup or organic cane sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Tip: If you have the time, allow the strawberries to fully macerate. To do this, just leave the chopped strawberries and sweetener in the bowl for about 30 minutes. They will become juicy and extra sweet!
- Add the remaining ingredients to a jar, container or bowl. I like to use a wide mouth 16-oz mason jar. Stir together until combined.
- Stir through the chopped strawberries.
- Cover and place in fridge overnight (or at least 3-4 hours).
- Add on some toppings before serving or just grab a spoon and dig in. Enjoy!
Layered Assembly: A layered look requires a little more work. Store the strawberries and oat mixture separately in the fridge overnight. The next morning, spoon half the thickened oat mixture into a jar, followed by the chopped strawberries and then the remaining oat mixture. Top with fresh strawberries and serve.
Here are a few topping ideas that would taste delicious with these strawberry overnight oats. Toppings aren’t necessary but they do add some additional taste and texture. They also look pretty as well!
Storage + Meal Prep
Storage: Store in a sealed jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Tip: Store in single serve containers or jars for an easy to grab breakfast in the morning.
Meal Prep: This make ahead recipe is perfect for meal prep! Double, triple or quadruple the recipe and either store in one large container or separated out into single serving jars / containers. You can also quickly just make one serving the night before.
Containers For Overnight Oats
It is best to use something with a lid so that they stay covered in the fridge. I prefer mason jars or glass containers since they don’t discolor or absorb odors.
- These 16-oz wide mouth mason jars are perfect since there is enough space for the oats to soak up the liquid and to add toppings in the next day. The wide mouth makes it easy to add and stir together the ingredients directly in the jar. I love to use these plastic storage caps instead of the 2-piece canning lids that mason jars come with.
- Smaller 8-oz (1 cup) jars or containers like these Weck jars are also great if you prefer to split the overnight oats up into two smaller portions. Perfect for snacks or a small breakfast.
A Few Questions Answered
Overnight oats are a no-cook method for making oatmeal. Rolled oats are mixed with liquid and other mix-ins and then left to soak in the fridge until soft and thickened. The soaking process allows the oats to soften and break down so that they can be eaten uncooked.
The name would suggest that they need to soak overnight which is my recommendation for the best texture. However, they can soak for as little as 3-4 hours if you don’t have the time to wait.
Although they are intended to be eaten cold, you can absolutely warm them up if you prefer.
Up to five days stored in a sealed jar or container in the fridge.
Rolled oats (old fashioned) provide the best texture. Quick oats and steel cut oats don’t absorb the liquid the same way.
This recipe is super flexible! Here are a few ways to customize it:
- Make it gluten free: Make sure to use certified gluten free oats. Even though oats are naturally gluten free, they are often processed in the same facility as grains containing gluten. If using oat milk, make sure to check that as well.
- Make it dairy free or vegan: Use a plant based yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt. To make it vegan, also choose the maple syrup option instead of honey for sweetness.
- Adjust sweetness: Adjust the quantity of honey or maple syrup to taste.
- Add more protein: Top with nuts, seeds or additional Greek yogurt. Or stir in some protein powder or collagen powder when making the mixture.
- Add chocolate: Stir some cacao powder or chocolate chips into the mixture for some chocolate strawberry overnight oats.
This Strawberry Overnight Oats recipe is creamy, delicious and features sweet, juicy strawberries. Yum! Prep them in just 5 minutes for a quick and easy make ahead breakfast (or snack).
- Macerate strawberries: In a small bowl, stir together the chopped strawberries with 1 teaspoon of sweetener (honey, maple syrup or organic cane sugar). Set aside.
- Mix: Add the remaining ingredients to a jar, container or bowl. Stir together until combined. Add the strawberries and stir through.
- Refrigerate: Cover and place in fridge overnight (or at least 3-4 hours).
- Serve: Add some toppings if you like (see notes for ideas), grab a spoon and dig in!
- Macerated Strawberries: The strawberries will continue to macerate while soaking in the overnight oats mixture in the fridge. However, you can also allow the strawberries to fully macerate before adding to the oat mixture if you have some time. Just let them sit in the bowl with the sweetener for about 30 minutes to become juicy and extra sweet!
- Storage: Up to 5 days in a sealed jar or container in the fridge. I like to use these 16-oz wide mouth mason jars with plastic storage lids. There is enough space to mix the ingredients together directly in the jar with room left to add toppings before serving. Smaller jars like these ones are also great if you prefer to split it up into smaller portions.
- Meal Prep: This recipe is perfect for meal prep! A larger batch can either be made in a single larger container or separated out into multiple single serving jars.
- Topping Ideas: fresh sliced strawberries, toasted coconut flakes, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, granola, etc.
- Layered Assembly: The layered look requires a little more work. Store the strawberries and oat mixture separately overnight in the fridge. The next morning, the oats will have thickened and you can easily layer the components in a jar.
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