Strawberry overnight oats are an easy make ahead breakfast packed with pantry staples. Oats, chia seeds, and almondmilk create the base and fresh, organic strawberries add to this creamy, hearty meal. This is a vegan, gluten free and dairy free breakfast.
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Have you tried overnight oats? I admit, it took me a while to catch this trend, but now I get it. It is so easy to customize overnight oats to suit your lifestyle. You include ingredients that you love and leave out those you don’t. Each member of the family can customize his own creation.
There is no trick to making overnight oats—you simply layer ingredients and then let time do its thing. These strawberry overnight oats are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. And they are obviously overflowing with strawberries!
- fresh fruit
- gluten free oats
- chia seeds
- plant-based beverage
Fresh fruit: We’re using fresh, organic strawberries. You could choose a variety of berries from blueberries to blackberries. Peaches are a good pairing with oats too.
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Gluten free oats: If you need a gluten free recipe, double check that your oats are certified gluten free. Look for the Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. They hold up well in the overnight soaking period. Instant oats tend to break apart too easily for my liking. Oats are ok for a vegan diet, but please double check that your oats are certified vegan if you follow a vegan diet.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are optional but I like how they help to thicken the oats. A little goes a long way! Only 1 teaspoon of chia seeds are needed in each serving. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse. They offer fiber and protein along with omega 3 fatty acids.
Sweetener: Adding sweetener is a personal preference. You can use coconut sugar, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup depending on your dietary choices and needs. Coconut sugar is recommended to make these oats a vegan recipe. The strawberries give a nice boost of natural sweetness so not much additional is needed in this recipe.
Plant-based beverage: I love Silk® Almondmilk in overnight oats. You could also use Coconutmilk or Soymilk.
What else is needed?
Containers–I love the ease that mason jars lend to overnight oats. Eight-ounce mason jars are great because they are the perfect serving size. Also, if you wish to warm up your oats in the morning you can remove the lid and microwave the glass mason jar.
How to make Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Fill each mason jar with the ingredients. Screw the lid on top.
- Refrigerate overnight or at least four hours.
- Enjoy chilled or warm up in the microwave if desired.
Cold oats? Yes, you can enjoy these oats straight out of the refrigerator. Overnight oats are a no-cook way to prepare oatmeal. The soaking period softens the oats and changes the texture so that you are able to enjoy the oats without cooking them.
If you are transitioning from traditional hot, cooked oats on the stovetop, you might want to try warming up your overnight oats.
As mentioned above, make sure you have no metal pieces (lids or other parts of your container) and then heat the overnight oats in the microwave in 30 second increments until you reach your desired temperature.
Cover with a paper towel to prevent splatters. Set some strawberries aside and top your warmed oats with fresh berries for added texture and flavor.
- 1 pound fresh organic strawberries, sliced
- 2 cups gluten free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 4 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp coconut sugar
- 2 cups Silk® Almondmilk unsweetened
Fill each mason jar with a handful of sliced strawberries, ½ cup oats, 1 tsp chia seeds, ½ tsp coconut sugar, and ½ cup Silk® Almondmilk
unsweetened. Screw the lid on top.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Top with more fresh strawberries and enjoy!
It’s easy to adjust this recipe to any number of serving sizes. The ingredients listed will make four servings. Each 8 oz mason jar contains ½ cup oats, 1 tsp chia seeds, ½ tsp coconut sugar, ½ cup Silk® unsweetened almondmilk, ¼ lb strawberries.
If you require a gluten free recipe, double check that your oats are certified gluten free.
You can put the strawberries on the bottom, on the top or both!
Do you prefer warmed oats? Take the lid off. Please do not put anything metal into the microwave. Cover with a paper towel and microwave in 30 second increments until you reach your desired temperature.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 8gSugar: 12gProtein: 7g
This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.
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Holly Baker started the food blog, A Baker’s House, in 2011. She is the writer, recipe creator, and photographer for the site. Holly loves to bake and shares recipes for gluten free food, canning recipes, as well as traditional desserts too. Her recipes and food photography have been highlighted by BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, and She Knows.