Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats are rich, creamy and taste like you’re having a slice of cheesecake but in oatmeal form. They’re gluten-free, easy to make and perfect for meal prep!

You’re in for a real treat today with these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats!

This recipe is similar to my cottage cheese overnight oats (which you should definitely try, btw!), but it doesn’t have protein powder and has the addition of cream cheese and blended strawberries. And when topped with crushed graham crackers it legit tastes like you’re eating a slice of strawberry cheesecake for breakfast!

Two mason jars with strawberry cheesecake overnight oats topped with fresh strawberries.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Indulgent but healthy: Tastes like dessert without all the sugar and while getting the nutrition from fiber-rich oats and protein-packed cottage cheese.
  • Easy to make: Just blend, mix and let sit overnight!
  • Versatile: Switch up the fruit or add your preferred toppings for a personalized breakfast treat.
  • Perfect for meal prep: Make ahead for stress-free, ready-to-go breakfasts throughout the week.
Ingredients measured out to make Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats: almond milk, strawberries, vanilla, graham crackers, chia seeds, cream cheese, cottage cheese, oats and maple syrup.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • old fashioned oats – they’ll soak up the liquid overnight, turning soft and creamy but still maintaining a bit of chew. They’re also a fantastic source of fiber. Rolled oats are the best for overnight oats, I wouldn’t recommend using steel-cut oats or quick oats as these won’t work. Oats are often cross-contaminated, so make sure to grab certified gluten-free oats if needed. My favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free oats.
  • chia seeds – these little seeds absorb liquid, which helps thicken your oats. Plus, they’re packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • maple syrup or liquid stevia – for a touch of natural sweetness. You can adjust the quantity based on your taste preference. Honey works as well.
  • vanilla extract – elevates the flavor of the oats.
  • unsweetened almond milk – this keeps your oats dairy-free and low in calories, but you could use any non-dairy milk you like (oat milk, coconut milk, soy milk or cashew milk will all work). Regular dairy milk will also work.
  • fresh strawberries – these are blended together with the cottage cheese, almond milk and cream cheese resulting in a smooth and creamy light pink mixture that gets mixed with the oats. Feel free to swap the strawberries with your favorite type of fresh berries. I’ve made this recipe with blueberries and it turned out great!
  • full fat cottage cheese – adds protein and gives the oats a rich, creamy texture. I like using whole milk Good Culture cottage cheese. I recommend using 4% milkfat cottage cheese for the best results. And because cottage cheese has a higher sodium content there’s no need for added salt in this recipe. If you’re not a cottage cheese fan, full fat Greek yogurt will work as a substitute.
  • cream cheese – the key to that cheesecake flavor! It also helps to make your oats rich and creamy.
  • graham cracker crumbs – for a bit of crunch and to mimic the crust of a cheesecake.
Collage of four photos showing how to make Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats: blending milk, berries and cottage cheese, then mixing with chia seeds and oats in a jar.

How to Make

Blend: Start by adding your almond milk, strawberries, cottage cheese, cream cheese, vanilla and sweetener to a blender. Blend everything together until you have a smooth, creamy mixture.

Combine: In a wide mouth 16 oz mason jars or an airtight container with a lid, combine the oats, chia seeds and the liquid ingredients that you just blended. Stir well to make sure everything is evenly distributed.

Chill: Once everything is mixed together, place the jar in the refrigerator to chill overnight.

Serve: In the morning (or when you’re ready to eat), take out the oats and give them a good stir. If the oats seem a little too thick, you can add a bit more milk to loosen up the mixture. To finish, top your oats with some fresh slices of strawberry and crushed graham crackers. Enjoy!

Two mason jars with strawberry cheesecake overnight oats topped with fresh strawberries.

No Strawberries? No Problem!

I love the strawberry cheesecake flavor, but if you don’t love strawberries or simply don’t have them on hand you can make this recipe with another fruit like cherries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries.

Or if you really want to get creative you can skip the fruit and add in something more decadent like chocolate chips or peanut butter (or both)! I bet peanut butter chocolate cheesecake overnight oats would be amazing!!

A mason jar with strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a metal spoon and topped with fresh strawberries.

How Long Do Overnight Oats Need to Soak?

Given the name, you’d assume overnight oats need to soak overnight, but you can actually make them in 2-4 hours if you’re in a rush. While it does take some time for the oats to absorb the liquid, they don’t necessarily have to be soaked overnight.

I recommend at least 8 hours for true overnight oats, but there have been mornings where I decide I want overnight oats for breakfast even though I didn’t prep them the night before. When this happens I’ll make them the morning of and let the oats soak for just 2-4 hours. With this quick soak, they’re not as soft as overnight oats that have soaked longer and they’re a bit more liquidy, but they’re still delicious.

Can You Eat Them Hot?

Short answer, yes! You can definitely warm up overnight oats, but the whole point of overnight oats is to eat them cold like muesli. Even if you think cold oats sound strange, I recommend giving it shot before you write them off. Of course, if you simply can’t do the cold oats you can always heat them up. Just pop the overnights oats in your microwave, cooking in 30-second increments until the oats are warm throughout and enjoy.

A mason jar on a small plate with strawberry cheesecake overnight oats and topped with fresh strawberries.

How to Store

Overnight oats are great for meal prep. Feel free to double, triple or quadruple this recipe for the week on Sunday so you have an easy and healthy breakfast ready to go throughout the week!

When stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5.

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4.86 from 7 votes

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats are rich, creamy and taste like you're having a slice of cheesecake but in oatmeal form. They're gluten-free, easy to make and perfect for meal prep!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Soak Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Add almond milk, strawberries, cottage cheese, cream cheese, vanilla and stevia to a blender and blend until combined and smooth.
    A blender with strawberries, milk, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and vanilla after being blended.
  • Add oats, almond milk mixture and chia seeds to a jar or storage container with a lid like a mason jar. Pour cottage cheese strawberry mixture into the container with the oats and stir to combine. Place in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning (or when ready to eat), remove lid and give oats a stir. If they seem too thick you can add a little more milk to loosen the mixture.
    A spoonful of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats being held over a mason jar.
  • Top with fresh strawberry slices and crushed graham crackers and enjoy! You can eat the oats straight from the jar or pour into a bowl for serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 jar | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OMG I made these strawberry cheesecake, overnight oats last night and am enjoying them right now… they are INCREDIBLE!! I’ll definitely be making these on the regular. Thank you for another awesome recipe, Brittany!

    1. Ahh yay! I am so glad to hear that you are loving these OO, such a great breakfast! Thank you for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Nicole – I am so glad these were a hit for the majority of the family. Thanks for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

  2. I only had frozen strawberries and used those. Unfortunately my oats are soupy, but still taste good. I think fresh fruit is the way to go with this recipe.

    1. Hi Tania – What type of oats did you use? You could try thawing the frozen strawberries first, draining the excess liquid and see how that works. Hope that helps!