Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

I hope the surge of overnight oat recipes is appreciated. I’ve been shaking them up quite frequently this month! I believe they are perfect for this time of year; many mornings in New Jersey are hot and muggy, and steaming oatmeal doesn’t always appeal to me then. In those times, I really crave a refreshing, cool, creamy oatmeal.


You can really tinker with this recipe. Add chocolate chips, use dried strawberries, slice in a banana, etc. It’s an incredibly basic recipe that you could adapt to your liking. You could even swap in real cream, if your lifestyle allows it. I’ll stick to my almond milk. 🙂

This recipe will be my one and only post until next weekend. I’m chaperoning a long field trip and will be “out of office” for the week! Have a great long weekend and a beautiful week. If you’re on the east coast, enjoy the weather! It’s gonna get HOT!


Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain or vanilla (I used So Delicious coconut)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional, if using plain for above ingredients)
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 or so fresh strawberries, diced

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients except strawberries in a mason jar.
  2. Cover with lid and shake, shake, shake until combined.
  3. Store in the refrigerator overnight (or for several hours). Top with or stir in strawberries. Eat cold or warm up in the microwave!

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

9 Responses to Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Your overnight oatmeal has changed my life! I have a hard time waking up in the morning so any time saving healthy breakfast is like a miracle to me. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Do you use greek yogurt? or normal yogurt?

  3. Linus Hansen says:

    Can i add the strawberries when i mix the ingredients or do i have to add them just before eating?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      In my experience, they turn sour-tasting when they are cut and left to soak with the rest of the ingredients. They will taste infinitely better if they are added in the morning.

  4. Tracy says:

    What is nutrition facts for this?

  5. Christine says:

    I made this recipe last night, and tried it for the first time this morning. It is a very plain, simple recipe – I could see dressing it up with additional toppings, such as nuts or chocolate chips. I liked how the combination of yogurt and almond milk made it seem like the oatmeal was made with heavy cream, though.

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