Strawberry Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight Oats are the perfect solution for busy mornings. This make-ahead breakfast recipe is sweet, creamy, and easy to customize. Ideal for summer!

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Breakfast is the glue that holds your day together. These overnight oats are a great way to fuel your body in the morning. Other quick breakfast faves include these Banana Oat Muffins along with a chai-spiced coffee. Check out all of our breakfast recipes for more inspiration.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Overnight oats are a fun, summertime version of oatmeal. During the warmer months, no one wants to eat a piping hot bowl of oats in the morning, so overnight oats are a sweet and creamy, cool breakfast option.
  • Customize to any taste. Use a variety of different berries and toppings to personalize it.
  • This recipe is excellent for meal prep. Stir it together the night before, and you have breakfast in the morning with zero effort.
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Ingredients

Find the complete ingredient list, with measurements, in the recipe card below.

  • Rolled Oats – We recommend using sprouted old-fashioned oats. If you have any allergy concerns, be sure to check for certified gluten-free oats on the label.
  • Protein Powder – Our choice is always Ora So Lean So Clean in vanilla flavor. It has a really clean ingredient list.
  • Chia Seeds – These little powerhouses of nutrition add texture and help to satiate.
  • Milk – This liquid helps to soften the oats. For optimum creaminess, we choose whole milk, but it definitely has more calories, so if that is a concern, you can absolutely use your favorite milk.
  • Greek Yogurt – High protein, lower in carbohydrates, probiotics, and calcium. Oh, and it is super creamy too.
  • Strawberries – Use fresh strawberries or frozen. Both work well.
  • Maple Syrup – Optional, but we like a splash of natural sweetness.
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Equipment

  • Mixing bowl – We use a small mixing bowl that has an air-tight lid for storing in the fridge.
  • Spatula or Spoon for stirring.
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Instructions

Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the FULL recipe details.

Step 1

In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – the oats, protein powder, and chia seeds.

A bowl of dry ingredients being stirred together with a spatula.

Step 2

Then add in the milk, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup.

Stir until the mixture has a smooth consistency.

This is why we love the little spatulas. They scrape the sides down so well—totally a favorite kitchen tool.

A bowl of ingredients being stirred together with a spatula.

Step 3

Lastly, fold in the strawberries.

A bowl of ingredients being stirred together with a spatula.

Step 4

Cover the bowl tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Chill overnight, or at least 5 hours.

Stir the mixture before portioning it into two bowls. Add any toppings you like and enjoy.

Expert Tip!

Using frozen strawberries in your overnight oats can create a sweet syrup as they thaw overnight. This adds extra flavor to your oats without having to add sugar. It’s also an easy way to enjoy this recipe year-round.

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Substitutions

  • Use honey instead of maple syrup as a natural sweetener.
  • If you want this to be dairy-free or vegan, use non-dairy milk and yogurt. In our experience, coconut milk and yogurt are really good in this recipe. Almond milk and soy milk are also popular substitutions.
  • Quick oats will work instead of rolled oats.
  • Steel-cut oats will NOT work. They are too dense and require a different ratio of liquid to soften enough. Instant oats will NOT work. They will soften too quickly and become quite mushy.

Recipe Variations

  • Use a variety of fruit or combine all of your favorites to make mixed-berry overnight oats. That is why this recipe is tailor-made for summertime! Delicious options include blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
  • Instead of berries, use a couple of spoonfuls of natural peanut butter. Before eating, top with crushed peanuts and a drizzle of maple syrup.
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Serving Suggestions

FAQS

Are overnight oats healthy?

Overnight oats can absolutely be a healthy breakfast option, especially when made with nutritious ingredients like fruits and seeds. This recipe provides fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals.

Do I have to eat overnight oats cold?

They are typically eaten cold straight from the refrigerator, but you can warm them up if you want to. Simply microwave them for 30-60 seconds or heat them gently on the stove over low heat until warmed through.

Storage Tips

To Store: Keep the overnight oats covered in the fridge for up to 3 days or in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Remember that the shelf life depends on the age of the ingredients, such as the yogurt and milk, so be sure to check for an off smell or texture before eating.

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A bowl of strawberry overnight oats.

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Sharon Rhodes
Strawberry Overnight Oats are the perfect solution for busy mornings. This make-ahead breakfast recipe is sweet, creamy, and easy to customize. Ideal for summer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients – the oats, protein powder, and chia seeds.
  • Then add in the milk, Greek yogurt, and maple syrup. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Lastly, fold in the strawberries.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Chill overnight, or at least 5 hours.
  • Stir before portioning into 2 bowls. Top with fresh strawberries and sliced bananas.

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Notes

To Store: Keep the overnight oats covered in the fridge for up to 3 days or in an airtight container for up to 3 days. **Remember that the shelf life depends on the age of the ingredients, such as the yogurt and milk, so be sure to check for an off smell or texture before eating.**

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 24gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 6gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 109IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 249mgIron: 3mg
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One Comment

  1. The sweetness from the strawberries with the creamy texture of the oats is so delicious. I added some sliced bananas and strawberries and I loved it. Yum! Definitely my new favorite in my breakfast lineup!

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