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Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

These Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a piece of strawberry shortcake! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.

What are overnight oats?

If you haven’t had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight. By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

Strawberry shortcake overnight oats

These Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a piece of strawberry shortcake! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients. To make this recipe, it’s as simple as adding all of the ingredients to a jar, shaking well, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight. This recipe can be made the night before or even on the weekend so it’s a great meal prep option!

This healthy breakfast option offers a high amount of protein and delicious flavors that will give you so much energy. Start your day with these awesome Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats!

What ingredients do I need?

  • Oats – Oatmeal is one my breakfast staples because it’s a slow-digesting carbohydrate that will steadily provide energy. For this recipe, the oats are “cooked” by being mixed with other ingredients and sitting in the fridge overnight. I would suggest quick oats.
  • Chia seeds – A scoop of chia seeds doesn’t add flavor, but several nutrients. They can also help thicken up the oatmeal for a creamy texture.
  • Almond milk – The almond milk is going to help “cook” the oats and serve as the liquid that the oats will absorb.
  • Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is going to make the oats extra creamy. It is also an awesome source of protein! You can choose a plain, vanilla, or strawberry greek yogurt flavor to mix with the oats.
  • Vanilla – A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats.
  • Sliced Strawberries - Strawberries are the key ingredient for this recipe! There's no limit for how many to add. Fresh or frozen berries will work great!
  • Honey Bear Bites – The key to the pie crust texture of the recipe is to add crushed honey Bear Bites (or graham crackers or teddy grahams). The crumbled honey crackers will be such a treat with the creamy yogurt.
  • Optional Add-Ins: Vanilla protein powder, nut butter, syrup, honey, stevia, slivered almonds, coconut, etc.

What substitutions can I make?

  • Oats – Because this recipe is for overnight oats, you definitely need some sort of oats. I use quick oats but you could use gluten-free, flavored, or whatever kind you like best.
  • Chia seeds – This is an optional ingredient and the recipe will still turn out great if you don’t add these seeds.
  • Almond milk – Any other kind of milk will work well for this recipe so you can choose whatever matches your dietary needs.
  • Greek yogurt – I recommend using plain, vanilla, or strawberry flavored yogurt, but strawberry will definitely help with the strawberry shortcake flavor. You can use any kind of yogurt -- greek, low-fat, or dairy-free options will all work.
  • Honey Bear Bites – I would definitely add some sort of graham cracker addition, whether it’s a regular graham cracker or honey teddy graham. My favorite are Honey Bear Bites because they’re packed with protein!
  • Vanilla – I like to add vanilla for the flavor, but you could leave this out and would be okay.
  • Strawberries – These are essential! Fresh or frozen will both work.

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is 306 calories per serving and is packed with protein at 19 grams per serving. I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

How long does this take to make?

This recipe is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

How can I store these?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When should I make this recipe?

You can make this recipe the night before you need it, at the beginning of the week, or at least 4 hours before you’re hoping to eat it.

Looking for more recipes?

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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

These Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like a piece of strawberry shortcake! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy breakfast, overnight oats, strawberry, strawberry shortcake
Servings: 1
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Jar with lid
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • cup quick oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup greek yogurt or strawberry yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup bear bites crumbled

Optional ingredients

  • protein powder
  • nut butter
  • honey
  • liquid stevia
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

Notes

  • Add more milk if you don't want the oatmeal as thick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Sarah

Sunday 21st of February 2021

These are SOOO good!! I use triple zero flavored yogurts in ours and don't really need any honey or vanilla!

Grace

Friday 16th of October 2020

This looks so delicious! Oats can get boring so I love a flavorful spin on a classic:) mmm, berries