These strawberry overnight oats taste just like cheesecake, but are a healthy, wholesome breakfast to make!
Creamy Strawberry Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are a favorite breakfast here in the Fit Foodie kitchen. From vegan overnight oats to peanut butter overnight oats to more unique flavors like lemon cheesecake overnight oats, we love all flavors!
These strawberry overnight oats taste just like strawberry cheesecake because they’re thick and creamy all thanks to fresh strawberries, Greek yogurt, and honey.
So, take 10 minutes out of your day to prep these oats and have a nutritious, yet dessert-like breakfast in the morning!
What You Need
What I love about this overnight oats recipe is that even though they’re made with whole, healthy ingredients, they still taste like strawberry cheesecake overnight oats. Here’s what you need:
- Rolled Oats
- Fresh strawberries
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- Greek Yogurt
- Graham Crackers (to get the full effect!)
- Process wet ingredients: add strawberries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla into a food processor or blender and process until the strawberries are pureed.
- Combine all ingredients: transfer the wet ingredients into a medium bowl or Tupperware and then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix.
- Let sit overnight: cover your container and transfer it into the refrigerator to sit overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Eat: once the oats have soaked and thickened, enjoy! Feel free to add a splash of almond milk before serving, depending on how thick you like your oats.
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Tips and Variations
Let sit overnight: overnight oats thicken as they sit. While you can wait just 2 hours before eating, we recommend letting them sit overnight so that they get soft and thick.
Swap the berries: not a strawberry fan? Swap the berries for blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries!
Add more milk: depending on how thick you like your overnight oats, you can add a splash of milk before serving.
Choose your toppings: make these your very own oats by choosing your own toppings. We went with crushed graham crackers, strawberry jam, and honey, but the following would be delicious:
- Peanut butter
- Chia seeds
Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup strawberries diced
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt plain
- 1.5 tablespoons honey or more, to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- graham crackers crushed
- strawberry jam
- Fresh strawberries
- Place strawberries, almond milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla into a high-speed food processor (a blender works too!) and process on high until the strawberries are pureed.
- Transfer the mixture into a large tupperware and add the rest of the ingredients. Combine with a spoon.
- Cover the tupperware and transfer it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or, for best results, overnight. The longer it sits, the thicker the overnight oats will be.
- When you're ready to eat, add more almond milk, as desired, and top with crushed graham crackers, strawberry jam, fresh starwberries, and a drizzle of honey.
Tips & Notes
- This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
- Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
- Depending on how thick you like your overnight oats, you may add a splash of almond milk before serving.
- Nutrition information does not include toppings.
The liquid to dry content is way off as well. I ended up adding another 1/2 cup of oats to the strawberry soup I made in the blender, but it was still way too fluid.
I wouldn’t classify the taste as “exactly” like strawberry cheesecake. It’s pretty good. Reminds me more of an artificially flavored strawberry milkshake. I would assume the honey is giving that artificial taste. For a more natural strawberry taste, I’d recommend mixing some sugar and letting them rest in the fridge for a couple hours (like when you make strawberry shortcake).
Anyway, ok recipe. The taste is 4 star, but the ratio and overly liquid state of the final product is a 2.
Hi Chuck, So sorry to hear this was a 2 star recipe for you! It’s one of our tried and true Fit Foodie recipes, so hoping we can get to the bottom of why the liquid ratio in your overnight oats was off. Mind sharing if you made any modifications, used a different variety of oats or didn’t let the oats sit overnight (or at least 2 hours) to allow them to absorb the liquid? Thanks!
This looks yummy! I have made several of your overnight oats – delish!! I plan to make this exactly as is, but I don’t have everything I need today. Think I could use all milk (no yogurt) and flax meal for chia?
would adding protein powder to bump up the protein work in this recipe? I assume probably would be best to add it just before serving.
I make this with frozen strawberries, ricotta cheese instead of yogurt, date syrup instead of honey, and regular milk. No food processor necessary. No graham cracker crumbs or jam necessary, but a bit of jam is nice as lagniappe.
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Nice and filling. I used low fat natural yogurt which I think made it different and I will use more honey to make it a bit sweeter.
I was not an oatmeal fan. then thinking over night in refrigerator! so it took me months to try found the one with unsweetened cocoa powder and bam ! at Christmas I add a splash of peppermint mocha coffee creamer! tis the season after all!So now I love mixing up flavors and I find if I tell friends it overnight soft creamy yummy oats they accept the idea better lol.
Can you use regular milk if you do not have almond milk on hand??
How is this different from the creamy strawberry vanilla recipe? Seems to use the same ingredients, except for the graham cracker and jam toppings but the creamy strawberry is more calories. I can’t see why.
I really want to make this, it sounds delicious. But how can I alter this recipe with steel cut oats?
Unfortunately steel cut oats are not the best for overnight oats!
This was the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth I think.
LOL. Girl I feel you.
Can you use steel oats instead of rolled oats?
Hey Cheryl, unfortunately steel cut oats don’t soak like rolled oats do!
Can you use or has anyone ever used regular milk or cocnut milk. My daughter is alergic to tree nuts and peanuts.
Any kind of milk will work!
Can I use regular milk instead of almond milk?
Absolutely! Any kind of milk will work!
this looks ridiculously good! need to give it a try. thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe! Xo Christina Lee, Founder of The Clean Method magazine (www.the-clean-method.com)
you guys this is epically amazing!! my first overnight oats experience and omg yum
Your recipe is likely to increase my appetite more & more… its been delicious & fantastic, no doubt… keep writing more yummy dishes… Thanks for sharing & your kind attention to detail!!!