- sliced strawberries
- sliced almonds, optional
- shredded coconut, optional
Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined.
Fold in chopped strawberries.
Divide into 4 overnight oat jars. Tightly cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until the oats have set up.
When ready to eat, top with the desired topping and serve.
Serving and Storing - Let your oats set up at least 4 hours before serving. They are best left to sit overnight. Serve them with fresh strawberries, shredded coconut, or chopped almonds. Store the oats in four separate serving sizes to be enjoyed throughout the week. Overnight oats should be eating within 4 days.
Make in Advance - If you want to make this recipe in advance and store them in the freezer, pack the oats individually in airtight containers. When ready to eat, pull one container out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator the night before. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Use extra-thick old fashioned oats. You want oats that will keep their shape overnight so that you have a full-bodied texture. If you are gluten-free, make sure to look for a gluten-free thick cut.
- Chop strawberries into small bite-sized pieces that incorporate easily into the oats.
- Feel free to add a variety of mixins. In addition to chia seeds, you can add cacao nibs, hemp hearts, or your favorite protein powder.
- Can I use frozen strawberries? Yes! If you don't have access to fresh strawberries, frozen berries will work in a pinch. You can also substitute any other berry (such as blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) for this recipe.
- Can I use Steel Cut Oats? Yes! You can swap in steel-cut oats for old fashioned oats. To do that, you’ll want to double the liquid in this recipe.
- Can my oats be served warm? There is no right way to eat overnight oats. While they are traditionally served cold, you can definitely eat them warm. Heat them gently over the stovetop or in the microwave. You may want to add additional non-dairy milk to loosen up the oatmeal.
Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 3mg