Strawberry Overnight Oats

These strawberry overnight oats are so easy to meal prep and taste like strawberry shortcake! It’s like having dessert for breakfast. 

All it took was one 70° day for me to jump back on overnight oats breakfast wagon. I’ve been eating a few different combos over the past couple weeks and this one stood out as a true favorite. I think in part because the strawberries I picked up from the grocery were perfectly ripe and sweeter than any berry I’ve tasted this year.

Jar of strawberry shortcake overnight oats with chunks of strawberries and topped with sliced strawberries.

One bite and I was quickly daydreaming about spring and summer produce. Asparagus, berries, zucchini, fresh corn on the cob… literally CAN NOT WAIT. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy the massive container of strawberries I have in the fridge by making these overnight oats all week.

Top view of a jar of creamy strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberry slices.

Strawberry shortcake is the quintessential summertime dessert and has been a favorite of mine since childhood so when I was brainstorming strawberry overnight oat recipes it immediately came to me.

I used my Strawberry Shortcake Quinoa Parfait recipe as a guide, tried a couple test batches and finally found the perfect combo that was reminiscent of strawberry shortcake. Obviously it doesn’t taste 100% like the dessert, but it does have the same flavors. I think the key is using sweet, ripe strawberries, as well as, almond and vanilla extracts. The extracts give the oats that pound cake flavor, while the strawberries and honey bring the perfect amount of sweetness.

Glass mixing bowl with overnight oatmeal and chopped strawberries

If you don’t have almond extract in your pantry, it’s totally worth picking up a small bottle for this recipe.

Combine the strawberry and cake flavors with the creaminess of almond milk and Greek yogurt and you’ve got yourself a bowl of oats that tastes pretty similar to strawberry shortcake, yet still healthy enough to serve for breakfast! Plus it’s gluten-free, portable and perfect for warm mornings when hot oats aren’t appealing.

Top view of a jar of creamy strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberry slices.

As a blogger I kind of feel like overnight oats are old news, but there are actually a TON of people out there who haven’t tried them yet, including the new EBF intern. Luckily she was here for the photoshoot of this recipe so she got to try them… and loved them. <— Woot, another overnight oats fan in the making!

Speaking of my intern, her name is Maria. She’s still in school (obviously), loves food, cooking, creative writing, running and learning from local businesses. She’s been on board for a few weeks and is helping me out with social media, food prep, idea generation and a lot of other stuff behind the scenes. Expanding the EBF team has been a goal of mine for a while now and I’m beyond excited it finally happened. Maria hit the ground running and has already been such a big help. And having her on the team has helped me to be a lot more organized — not only because I can delegate some tasks, but knowing that I have someone else waiting for direction from me helps me to be more proactive. It’s been awesome.

Plus, she made me a gif for this post. She’s the coolest!

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Strawberry Overnight Oats


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

These strawberry overnight oats are so easy to meal prep and taste like strawberry shortcake! It’s like having dessert for breakfast. 


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries + more for serving
  • 2 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a container and stir until well combined. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least a couple hours).
  2. Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You’ll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Top oats with additional chopped strawberries and serve.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 236
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 9g

Keywords: strawberry overnight oats

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    22 comments
  1. These are amazing! My first ever batch of ono’s, and I made 4 different jars. It was really easy, and I couldn’t wait until the next day to try them. My husband enjoyed them as an afternoon snack, too. I definitely will make again!

  2. Hi there.
    I made these last night. they were good except that I found the taste of the extracts to be a little strong. is there a way to mellow it out without omitting it?
    the recipe is very creative and made breakfast this morning easy. thank you.

  3. Wouldn’t the strawberries get soggy being chopped up and soaked in the almond milk overnight? Would it be a better option to mix in the strawberries right before you eat it? or do the strawberries infuse flavor into the oats overnight?

    • They don’t really get soggy, but they do add extra flavor to the oats. That said, try it once with the strawberries mixed in and if you don’t like it you can always add the strawberries in the morning next time. 🙂

  4. I still haven’t tried overnight oats, but after seeing this recipe I think I’ll have to try it. I felt like cold oatmeal might taste weird, but this looks SO good. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  5. I love anything strawberry shortcake like..I make Quinoa strawberry parfait alot and now this. I am in heaven. Thank you Brittany. So glad to hear that you have help and expanding. I cannot get enough. Hope all is well.

    • Oh yes, I remember you saying that you love strawberry shortcake flavored things! Let me know how the overnight oats turn out for you. 🙂

      PS – I decided that I am going to do the Fit Foodie Run again this year! Are you going to be there?

  6. Overnight oats never get old!:) I wish I wasn’t allergic to strawberries, this recipe looks perfect for spring. Berries of all kinds go so great in oats, so it’s a-okay!:) Lovely photos!

  7. Is their anything I could sub for the greek yogurt? I don’t consume dairy products. Or would the recipe still work without it?

  8. Looks delicious!! I personally adore oats of all kind. Have you ever tried making overnight oats with steel cut oats/do you think it might work if soaked long enough? Thanks!

    • Same here! I’ve make overnight oats with steel-cut oats before. It’s doable, but the oats don’t really soak up a ton of liquid and they are still REALLY chewy in the morning. My preference is to use the overnight cooking method for steel-cut oats. I posted a recipe that uses it here: Creamy Steel Cut Oats.

  9. I like to mix a handful of steel cut oats in with the old fashioned oats. It give a bit of a different chewy texture but isnt overwhelming. I dont like only steel cut oats for overnight oats.

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