Strawberry Overnight Oats are a tasty and healthy breakfast. Make them the night before for a stress-free morning.
Reasons to Love Strawberry Overnight Oats
- CONVENIENT: Perfect for busy mornings. Everything is done in advance and breakfast is ready to be served when you get up.
- HEALTHY: A source of good carbohydrates and minerals. Oats also have more protein than many other grains and are a good source of iron and zinc.
- CUSTOMISABLE: Easily customised to suit individual tastes and dietary needs. Gluten Free – Use gluten-free oats Dairy Free – Use a plant-based milk.
Ingredients Information (with substitutes)
- OATS – Use old-fashioned / rolled oats for the best consistency. Quick cook oats can go too soggy and steal cut oats do not soften enough.
- CHIA SEEDS – Optional, they add extra nutrition but also make the overnight oats creamy with a pudding like texture. You can use black or white chia seeds.
- MILK – The milk you choose is up to you. I’ve used almond milk in this recipe because almond pairs well with strawberry.
- STRAWBERRIES – Use soft, fresh strawberries. You can also use frozen.
- BANANA – Mashed banana adds sweetness and texture. If you don’t like banana you can skip it. The oats won’t be as sweet so you may wish to add a sweetener such as honey (not for under ones) or maple syrup.
- VANILLA EXTRACT – Adds sweetness and flavour.
To prepare strawberry overnight oats you simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl/jar, cover and pop in the refrigerator until the morning.
If making in a jar, I like to mix in steps to ensure that the mixture is properly mixed through. Mix the dry ingredients first, add the fruit and the milk and then stir until well combined.
The oats and chia seeds soak up the milk and soften overnight. If the texture is too thick in the morning you can add a splash more milk to achieve the desired consistency.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, however this recipe does contains a common allergen: almond (tree nut). You should only serve this to a baby (6 month +) once tree nuts have been introduced safely.
You can replace the almond milk with a milk of choice. Babies should continue with breast milk or infant formula as their main milk supply for the first year. However, you can use other milks like whole cow’s milk or dairy free options with cereal from six months.
Strawberries can be a potential choking hazard, especially if they are still firm. Choose soft, ripe berries and chop small.
When refrigerated, in an airtight container, these overnight oats will last for up to 2 days. Note, they soften more the longer they sit and the banana does brown.
No, but you do need at least 4 hours to allow time for the oats to absorb the milk. The longer you can allow them to soak the softer the oats will become.
The main point of overnight oats is to eat them cold. However, you can warm them up if you prefer. Microwave or heat them until hot throughout.
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Strawberry Overnight Oats
- ⅓ cup (40g) Rolled Oats
- 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
- ½ Cup (75g) Strawberries , chopped
- ½ small Banana , mashed
- ½ Cup (125ml) Almond Milk
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Add all the ingredients to a jar/container/bowl and stir until fully combined.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
- Uncover and enjoy from the container/bowl the following day. The oats soak up a lot of milk so you may wish to thin with a little more milk. Add strawberries to the top or toppings of your choice.
- Oats – use old-fashioned/rolled oats for the best consistency. Quick cook oats go too soggy and steel-cut oats do not soften enough.
- Milk – the milk type you choose is up to you.
- Chia Seeds are optional
- Vanilla is also optional