Start your morning right with these fantastic strawberry overnight oats. A simple, but delicious make ahead breakfast with creamy oats and fresh berries.
👩🏻🍳 Why You'll Love Strawberry Overnight Oats
I love oats, and I love starting my day with a whole bowl full of them. They are filling, healthy and nutritious, but most importantly: they taste great.
Overnight oats are perfect if you prefer to enjoy your oats chilled, or if you simply don't have time to cook in the morning. They are also an excellent make ahead meal prep breakfast, as you can prepare them several days in advance.
So if you're looking for a simple, easy, delicious, refreshing breakfast that will keep you satisfied for hours - this is definitely it.
🥘 Ingredients Needed
- Strawberries - Fresh, in-season berries are by far the best choice here.
- Milk - Use your favorite, such as cow's milk, oat milk or almond milk
- Greek yogurt - Make the oats extra creamy.
- Honey - Adds a little sweetness. You can also use agave nectar or maple syrup.
- Rolled oats - I prefer rolled oats to quick cook oats, as they give overnight oats a much better texture.
- Slice or cut the strawberries however you like them. I like to dice mine into smaller chunks.
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl. The oats will resemble a very watery oatmeal - this is the correct consistency.
- Place the oats in a sealed container, and refrigerate them for at least 8 hours, or ideally overnight. The oats will absorb the liquid overnight and soften.
- Give the oats a little stir, and serve. Overnight oats can be enjoyed chilled, or you can pop them in a microwave for a minute if you prefer them warm. You can optionally add some toppings such as fresh strawberries or granola.
No. Steel cut oats are too tough for overnight oats, and require cooking.
Yes! You can add whole, diced, or mashed fruit to overnight oats. The fruit add a lovely flavor to the oats, as well as additional vitamins and fiber.
Absolutely. Overnight oats are rich in fiber and protein, and contain lots of vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent option for a healthy breakfast.
💭 Top Tips
- Not much of a breakfast person? Bring your overnight oats to work and enjoy them as a late morning snack.
- These oats are also perfect as an after school snack for your kids!
- You can store overnight oats in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Enjoy the oats cold, or warm them up in a microwave for a minute.
- Alternatively, you can make the oats plain without strawberries added, and only add the berries when serving the oatmeal. This method will allow you to store the overnight oats in a refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Make a big batch, and store the strawberry oats in portion sized containers or mason jars. They are perfect as grab and go breakfasts for busy weeks!
- Make the overnight oats gluten free by using gluten free rolled oats.
- You can also make the recipe dairy free or vegan by using vegan milk and yogurt substitutes.
- Not a fan of strawberries? Replace them with raspberries, blackberries or currants!
Overnight oats are much better with toppings in my opinion! Here are some of my favorites:
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Strawberry Overnight Oats
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📋 Recipe Card
Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup strawberries
- Cut the strawberries however you like them, either in large chunks or smaller pieces.
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl to form a very watery oatmeal.
- Transfer the oats to a container, and store it in a refrigerator for at least 8 hours, or ideally overnight.
- Remove the oats from the refrigerator, give it a stir, and serve the oat cold. Alternatively, you can warm them up in a microwave for a minute if you prefer warm oats.
- Store the overnight oats in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Serve the oats with your favorite toppings, such as granola, chocolate chips, or sliced strawberries.
- Feel free to use any milk you like, such as cow's milk, oat milk or almond milk.