Strawberry overnight oats are a wholesome way to start the day with 6 grams of protein, high fiber & a delicious combination of vanilla, cinnamon, & honey.
I have been at battle.
As you might have seen on Instagram, we have a lovely strawberry patch in our garden that started pumping out strawberries like a third world factory. They’re the kind of perfect big, red berries that all your strawberry colored dreams are made of. So incredibly juicy and sweet that they put commercial strawberries to absolute shame.
We’ve been gorging ourselves to the max, but soon realized… we weren’t the only ones.
Snails and slugs slithered their slimy little selves up into the garden boxes and started picking the juiciest, plumpest berries to sink their nasty little sucker mouths into. Ever since, it has been an all out war to get rid of them.
Although there have been losses on both sides, I’m happy to report that the tides appear to be turning on the battlefront and I am finally on the offensive. Between baiting them with beer (yes, they’re all alchies) and manually plucking off any big ones I could see, a task not for the faint of heart, I’ve reduced our resident slug population down to almost zilch.
I’m patting myself on the back pretty liberally over this one. I’ll turn this black thumb green, if its the last thing I do. Never you mind the two dead hydrangeas in the front yard. That’s a completely separate issue. I’m not ready to talk about that tragedy yet, and may never be.
I know that was a long lead into the topic of the day, but I wanted you to understand what these berries went through to make it to our table. These are the survivors!
Sooo, without further ado, I’ll fill you in on these strawberry overnight oats. I know I say this quite a bit, but this recipe truly is easy as can be and totally fail proof. If you haven’t tried this method of making oats yet, jump on the damn band wagon already! We won’t judge that it took you this long. 😉
Overnight oats are one of my absolute favorite make ahead breakfasts for busy weekdays. And what could be better than strawberry overnight oats this time of year! And don’t get those crappy super market berries that have tough exteriors and aren’t even fully red.
Splurge and go for the real deal at your local farmer’s market where they’ll actually taste like a strawberry should. There are no excuses for eating crappy strawberries this time of year folks. None.
I know I have posted a few overnight oat recipes at this point, most recently a chocolate protein version and then a blueberries and cream recipe a while back. This strawberry overnight oats recipe is probably my favorite though. Don’t get me wrong, the others are perfectly delightful, but strawberries go with honey like a match made in heaven. They’re a bestie duo that can’t be broken up. Friendship anklets and all.
If you’re really feeling the strawberry honey love, feast your eyes (and stomach) on this honey strawberry limeade from Fool Proof Living. I’m swooning over her pics lately. They’re like foodie eye candy. 😍
Speaking of honey, I really do recommend getting a good quality raw honey for pretty much all recipes, but especially ones like this. Since it will stay in its raw state (unless you microwave before eating), the honey will maintain antioxidants, which will then get passed on to you. In typical processed honey, these are killed off in the pasteurization process which doesn’t do you any good.
One serving fits perfectly into a half pint canning jar but you can use any sealing container you have on hand. Sometimes I’ll make an extra one for my husband in a separate jar, but I haven’t fully gotten him to join the cold oat clan yet. I haven’t given up though, and have faith that if anything will win him over, this strawberry overnight oats recipe is up to the challenge.
Strawberry Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
- 1/4 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- pinch cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. honey or agave syrup
Add all ingredients to a small container with a tightly sealing lid (I use half pint mason jars). Stir to mix well and dissolve globs of honey.
Place mason jar in the refrigerator for at least four to five hours, preferably overnight. Remove from refrigerator and stir before eating. You can microwave if desired, just use a larger jar and watch closely to ensure the jar does not overflow.
How do you feel about cold oats? Do you eat overnight oats cold like me or do you nuke ’em first?