Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oats are an easy make ahead breakfast recipe for spring and summer. They get so creamy and delicious – your kids will love them!
One of my favorite parts about spring and summer are undoubtedly the fresh berries.
And no, frozen is not the same 🤷🏻♀️
We have a few blueberry shrubs and a hedge of raspberries in the garden, but this year we also planted some strawberries. I can’t wait to harvest the first ones in a few weeks!
One of my favorite ways to use them during the warmer months is in overnight oats. I’m very fond of oatmeal – baked oatmeal, regular oatmeal… I don’t care! – but when it’s hot outside I prefer a cold breakfast.
Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oats to the rescue!
- They are filled with fresh, seasonal strawberries
- SO easy to make ahead!
- And they easily feed a crowd – or just one! So versatile.
Not only can you prep them the night before for easier mornings, but for some reason they turn into this magically creamy pot of deliciousness in the fridge overnight. Can you tell I’m a huge fan?
Even better though is how much my kids love them. Every mom knows a healthy meal her kids are crazy about is a keeper. And my kids would probably eat these all day, every day – so they’re a firm part of our weekly summer meal plan, right alongside Almond Blueberry Overnight Oats.
But the best part? How quick and easy they are to whip up!
How to make these Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oats:
1. Stir everything together
2. Cover and pop it in the fridge overnight
3. Check for consistency and serve cold the next morning
Soooo easy! I usually add extra strawberries in the morning to top off each portion, because my kids love them even more that way (I didn’t know that was possible, but apparently I was wrong).
Just in case you still have a few questions, here are some more tips for your overnight oat ventures:
Do I have to use chia seeds to make overnight oats?
No, absolutely not! In fact, the original overnight oats, the traditional bircher, definitely do not use chia seeds.
I like the extra creaminess they provide, but you can absolutely make this without. Just use 2 more tablespoons of oats and a little less milk.
Do I have to fill the overnight oats into cute jars?
Nope, works in a big batch or a bowl just as well as it does in photogenic jars.
If I make these for a crowd, I definitely just leave them in one large bowl.
The cute Weck jars (I use these for larger portions and the smaller ones below for kid-sized or snack-sized portions) just make them portable, pre-portioned and adorable.
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What if the consistency of my strawberry overnight oats is off in the morning?
This can happen, depending on your oats, the chia, and probably the moon phase.
No, kidding about that last one. But if your overnight oats end up too thin and liquidy, just add some more oats or chia and wait for 5 minutes.
If they’re too dry/sticky, add a splash of milk or some extra Greek yogurt.
P.S: LOOK MOM, strawberries! 😉
Are you going to start adding these strawberry overnight oats to your spring/summer meal plan on a regular basis, too?
If yes, let me know in the comments! If no, then why not?? 😉
Get the printable recipe to make Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oats here:
Vanilla Strawberry Overnight Oats
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- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 6-8 chopped strawberries plus extra for topping
- Stir all ingredients together very well.
- Divide between jars and cover.
- Refrigerate overnight, then serve cold topped with extra fruit.