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7 Overnight Oats Recipes

By Rachel Tiemeyer

Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping these Overnight Oats recipes ahead of time for the week. Use our 7 different delicious combinations to start filling your fridge today.

7 Overnight Oats Recipes

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We can’t enough of Overnight Oats in our homes! In addition to our 7 Smoothie Pack Recipes, they are one of the easiest ways to consume whole grains, fruits, and good-for-you proteins every single morning.

strawberries, almonds, oats on a white platter

We’ve created one Overnight Oats recipe for every day of the week, so you never get tired of the same one and so you include a variety of healthy ingredients in your diet throughout the week.

In this article you’ll find:

  • Benefits of Overnight Oats
  • How to Make Overnight Oats (+ Video Tutorial)
  • 7 Overnight Oats Recipes
  • FAQ: Do I Eat Them Warm or Cold?
  • FAQ: Can I Freeze Them?
  • Printable 7 Recipe Cheat Sheet

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.close

No Cooking Involved: The oats soften in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed.

Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! Just check out all the benefits of oats alone, according to Harvard School of Public Health. The combo of fresh or frozen fruit, whole grains, and other nutritious add-ins provides fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals.

blueberries, oats, walnuts, and cinnamon on a white platter

Eat On the Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these overnight oats cold or warm. (Read on for tips for serving.)

Super Tasty: With a balance of sweet, salty, and texture, our variety of overnight oat recipes will make the whole family happy. Today’s recipe–Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats–is one of my favorites. It’s like a dessert in a jar.

HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS

In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. Here’s the basic method:

instructions for how to assemble overnight oats
  1.  Build the Base: In a clean 12-16 ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
  2. Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen berries, chopped peaches or tropical fruit, or your favorite dried fruit, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. We do recommend adding banana slices fresh rather than ahead of time, but they can work if you don’t mind mushy bananas.
  3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins, such at nut butters, flaxseed, chia seeds, nuts, cinnamon, etc.
  4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats (this version is our Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats)…

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    7 DELICIOUS, HEALTHY OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPES

    Recipe #1: Almond Joy

    Love that candy bar with chocolate, coconut, and almonds? Well, now you can have everything that’s delicious about Almond Joy in one make-ahead, nutritious overnight oats recipe.

    Recipe #2: Strawberry Shortcake

    This recipe tastes surprisingly like the dessert we all know and love. Make this when strawberries are in season or use frozen strawberries all year round.

    Recipe #3: Peach Pie

    This overnight oats recipe combines all the best flavors, crunch, and sweetness of peach pie into a satisfying, nutritious breakfast. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!

    Recipe #4: Blueberry Muffin

    Fresh or frozen blueberries, chopped walnuts (optional), cinnamon, and vanilla come together in this oats recipe to create a tasty “blueberry muffin” experience.

    Recipe #5: Raspberry Lemon

    Raspberries and lemon zest star in this bright, fresh flavored overnight oats recipe. Whip up a few batches when fresh raspberries are in season or make them anytime with frozen raspberries.

    Raspberry Lemon Overnight Oats in a mason jar

    Recipe #6: Peanut Butter and Jelly

    You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this healthy take on America’s favorite sandwich. Polly and I agreed that this was one of our favorite combinations!

    Recipe #7: Peanut Butter Cup

    Peanut butter and chocolate marry together in this healthy breakfast that you might mistake for dessert!

    oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas in mason jar on a counter

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have your fridge stocked with several of these flavors for the week ahead?

    FAQ: DO I EAT OVERNIGHT OATS WARM OR COLD?

    We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve overnight oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

    Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

    Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

    FAQ: CAN I FREEZE OVERNIGHT OATS?

    As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won’t freeze and thaw well. If you’d like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:

    DON’T FORGET YOUR FREE CHEAT SHEET!

    Make healthy eating even easier! Don’t forget to snag your free 1-page printable to hang inside a cabinet.

    Overnight Oats Cheat Sheet

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      6 mason jars with various overnight oats in them

      7 Overnight Oats Recipes

      • Author: Thriving Home
      • Prep Time: 5
      • Total Time: 5
      • Yield: 1 serving 1x
      • Category: Breakfast
      • Method: No cook
      • Cuisine: American

      Description

      Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Overnight Oats ahead of time for the week. Use our 7 different delicious overnight oats recipes to start filling your fridge today.


      Ingredients

      Almond Joy:

      • 1/2 cup milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2– 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1 tablespoon almond butter
      • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
      • 1 teaspoon 100% cocoa powder
      • 12 tablespoons sliced almonds
      • 12 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
      • 1/2 banana, sliced

      Strawberry Shortcake:

      • 1/2 cup milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh chopped strawberries (chopped is easier to eat than sliced)
      • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
      • 12 tablespoons sliced almonds
      • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla

      Peach Pie:

      • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup rolled oats
      • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
      • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste (sub: honey)
      • 1/2 cup diced peaches (fresh or frozen)
      • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

      Blueberry Muffin:

      • 1/2 cup milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
      • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

      Raspberry Lemon:

      • 1/2 cup milk (we prefer plain almond milk), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2– 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
      • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
      • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
      • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

      Peanut Butter and Jelly:

      • 1/2 cup milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh chopped strawberries (chopped is easier to eat than sliced)
      • 1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
      • 1 tablespoon all-natural strawberry jam
      • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
      • 12 teaspoons chia seeds

      Peanut Butter Cup:

      • 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for serving (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (sub: quick oats)
      • 1/21 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
      • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
      • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
      • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
      • 12 tablespoons chopped peanuts
      • 1/2 banana, sliced

      Instructions

      1. In a 12-16 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
      2. Add oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
      3. Add in the remaining fruit and add-ins (except bananas, which you will add right before eating so they don’t turn brown and mushy).
      4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
      5. You have two choices how to serve them:

      Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Open and add in the bananas (if they are in your recipe). Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add in the sliced bananas (if they are in your recipe) and more milk or sweetener, as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

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      Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

      By Rachel Tiemeyer

      Peanut butter and chocolate star in this delicious, make-ahead Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats recipe that takes minutes to put together. You’ll think it’s dessert but it’s really a hearty, healthy breakfast!

      oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas in mason jar on a counter

      We are obsessed with overnight oats! That’s why we’ve consistently rolled out recipe after recipe for you, like these flavors:

      Take a look at all the benefits below, and you’ll see why we make overnight oats every week in our homes.

      What Are the Benefits of Overnight Oats?

      oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and bananas in mason jar on a counter

      Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.

      No Cooking Involved: The oats soften in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed.

      Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! The combo of fresh or frozen fruit, whole grains, and other nutritious add-ins provides fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals.

      Eat On the Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these overnight oats cold or warm. (Read on for tips for serving.)

      Super Tasty: With a balance of sweet, salty, and texture, our variety of overnight oat recipes will make the whole family happy. Today’s recipe–Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats–is one of my favorites. It’s like a dessert in a jar.

      How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

      bananas, peanuts, flaxseed, mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, and rolled oats on a plate

      In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. This particular recipe uses rolled oats, pure maple syrup, peanut butter, ground flaxseed, mini chocolate chips, bananas, chopped peanuts, and almond milk. Here’s the basic method:

      4 steps to making overnight oats
      1.  Build the Base: In a clean 10 ounce or 12-ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
      2. Add Fruit: Bananas are the starring fruit in this version, which adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. When adding bananas, you can add them ahead of time if you don’t mind them getting mushy. We prefer to add bananas right before serving, however.
      3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins. For this recipe, it’s peanut butter, ground flaxseed, mini chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts.
      4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

      Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats (this version is our Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats)…

      Do I Eat Overnight Oats Warm or Cold?

      We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve overnight oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

      Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      overnight oats with peanut butter and bananas in a mason jar

      Can I Freeze Overnight Oats?

      As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won’t freeze and thaw well. If you’d like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:

      Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats Recipe

      Prep a few of these overnight oats ahead of time and enjoy healthy, hearty breakfasts throughout the week.

      overnight oats with peanut butter and bananas in a mason jar
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      overnight oats with peanut butter and bananas in a mason jar

      Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

      • Author: Thriving Home

      Description

      Peanut butter and chocolate star in this delicious, make-ahead Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats recipe that takes just minutes to put together. You’ll think it’s dessert but it’s really a hearty, healthy breakfast!


      Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for serving (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (sub: quick oats)
      • 1/21 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
      • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
      • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
      • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
      • 12 tablespoons chopped peanuts
      • 1/2 banana, sliced

      Instructions

      1. In a 10 ounce or 12 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
      2. Add oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
      3. Add in the remaining add-ins (except bananas), which are peanut butter, ground flaxseed, mini chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts.
      4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
      5. When ready to eat, add your sliced bananas per the instructions below. Here’s how to serve when ready:

      Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Open and add in the bananas. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add in the sliced bananas and more milk or sweetener, as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      Peach Pie Overnight Oats

      By Rachel Tiemeyer

      This make-ahead Peach Pie Overnight Oats recipe takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast.

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      Think late summer, ripe peaches, and a delicious slice of peach pie. This overnight oats recipe combines all the best flavors, crunch, and sweetness of peach pie into a satisfying, nutritious breakfast. Now, that’s what I’m talking about!

      What are the Benefits of Peach Pie Overnight Oats?

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      Just like our make-ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs, we are obsessed with this easy and healthy make-ahead breakfast idea. Here’s why:

      Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.close

      No Cooking Involved: The oats softened in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed. Doesn’t get much easier.

      Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! The combo of fresh or frozen peaches, oats, flaxseed (here’s why to eat flax), almond milk, and pecans provide fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties. We use all-natural sweetener in our recipe, like pure maple syrup in this one.

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      Eat On-the-Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these Peach Pie Overnight Oats cold or warm.

      Eat a Muffin in a Jar: This combo of hearty oats and ground flax, sweet peaches (fresh and in season are best!), real maple syrup, and a dash of cinnamon and vanilla will remind your tastebuds of one of the best pies I know–the Peach Pie! Stir in chopped pecans to provide even more variety of texture and some added protein. It’s up to you, though.

      How to Make Peach Pie Overnight Oats

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. Here’s how:

      How to assemble overnight oats
      1.  Build the Base: In a clean 10 ounce or 12-ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
      2. Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen peaches (like this recipe), berries, or your favorite dried fruit, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. We do recommend adding banana slices fresh rather than ahead of time, but they can work if you don’t mind mushy bananas.  
      3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins, like pecans, cinnamon, and vanilla for this version.
      4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

      Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats…

      Do I Eat Peach Pie Overnight Oats Warm or Cold?

      We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve Peach Pie Overnight Oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      Other Flavors of Overnight Oats to Try

      Like I mentioned, we’re obsessed with this easy make-ahead concept. Here are some other flavors we’ve concocted for you to try:

      Peach Pie Overnight Oats Recipe

      This Peach Pie Overnight Oats recipe couldn’t be simpler. Just toss together a few no cook ingredients in a jar and set it in the fridge. Here’s the recipe…

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.
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      Peach Pie Overnight Oats

      • Author: Thriving Home
      • Prep Time: 5 minutes
      • Cook Time: 1 minute
      • Total Time: 6 minutes
      • Yield: 1 serving 1x
      • Category: Breakfast
      • Method: No Cook
      • Cuisine: American

      Description

      This make-ahead peach pie overnight oats recipe takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast.


      Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or your choice of milk)
      • 1/3 cup rolled oats
      • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
      • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more to taste (sub: honey)
      • 1/2 cup diced peaches (fresh or frozen)
      • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

      Instructions

      1. In a clean 10 ounce or 12 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
      2. Add the oats, flax, and maple syrup.
      3. Pour in the remaining add-ins–peaches, pecans, cinnamon, and vanilla.
      4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
      5. You can eat it cold or warm. Here’s how to serve it:

      Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      Overnights Oats with milk, oats, flax, peaches, cinnamon, vanilla, and pecans in a mason jar.

      Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

      By Rachel Tiemeyer

      This super nutritious make-ahead Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and tastes surprisingly like the dessert. A perfect breakfast recipe to have on hand when strawberries are in season!

      Strawberry shortcake overnight oats

      We are obsessed with overnight oats! That’s why we’ve consistently rolled out recipe after recipe for you, like these flavors so far:

      Take a look at all the benefits below, and you’ll see why we make overnight oats every week in our homes.

      What Are the Benefits of Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats?

      Overnight oats in a mason jar

      Make-Ahead: You can whip up several of these on the weekend and have breakfast ready to go for the week. They just take minutes to put together.

      No Cooking Involved: The oats soften in the liquid as it sits in the refrigerator, which means no cooking is needed. Doesn’t get much easier.

      Super Healthy: Breakfast doesn’t get much healthier than this! The combo of fresh or frozen strawberries, oats, milk, and almonds provide fiber, protein, antioxidants, and valuable minerals.

      Eat On the Go: Whether you have just a few minutes before you leave for the day or need to eat breakfast in the car or at your desk, this breakfast-in-a-jar fits the bill! Eat these overnight oats cold or warm.

      Super Tasty: Enjoy the kid-favorite tastes and textures of strawberry shortcake. With just the right amount of sweetness, saltiness, and texture, this is one of our favorite overnight oats combos.

      Ingredients for strawberry shortcake overnight oats

      How to Make Overnight Oats

      In just four simple steps, you can throw together your overnight oats and be ready for the week. Here’s how:

      How to assemble overnight oats
      1.  Build the Base: In a clean 10 ounce or 12-ounce mason jar, pour in your favorite (unsweetened) milk. Add old-fashioned or rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey). 
      2. Add Fruit: Whether it’s fresh or frozen berries (like this recipe), chopped peaches or tropical fruit, or your favorite dried fruit, this ingredient adds more sweetness, flavor, and nutrition. We do recommend adding banana slices fresh rather than ahead of time, but they can work ahead of time if you don’t mind mushy bananas.  
      3. Add Toppings: Pour in the remaining add-ins, like Greek yogurt, vanilla, and sliced almonds for this version.
      4. Shake and Refrigerate: Seal and shake. Set in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. 

      Check out our video showing just how simple it is to make overnight oats (this version is our Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats)…

      Do I Eat Strawberry Shortcake Oats Warm or Cold?

      Overhead shot of strawberry shortcake overnight oatmeal

      We hear this question a lot. The best way to serve overnight oats is…whatever you like best! Eating them cold or warm works.

      Serve Overnight Oats Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run!

      Serve Overnight Oats Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      CAN I FREEZE OVERNIGHT OATS?

      As cookbook authors and long-time freezer meal evangelists, our professional opinion is that this is one dish that won’t freeze and thaw well. The texture will be adversely affected because of the high-water content in the fruit. Also, because of the yogurt in this recipe, it may separate, as well. If you’d like a freezer-friendly oat recipe, try one of our Baked Oatmeal recipes:

      Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats Recipe

      Prep a few of these overnight oats ahead of time and enjoy healthy, hearty breakfasts throughout the week.

      Strawberry Shortcake overnight oatmeal
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      Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

      • Author: Thriving Home
      • Prep Time: 5 minutes
      • Cook Time: 2 minutes
      • Total Time: 7 minutes
      • Yield: 1 1x
      • Category: Breakfast
      • Method: Microwave
      • Cuisine: American

      Description

      Make-ahead Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats takes just minutes to put together and provides a super nutritious and quick breakfast that kids and adults will love.


      Ingredients

      • 1/2 cup milk (your choice), plus more for serving
      • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey
      • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh chopped strawberries (chopped is easier to eat than sliced)
      • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
      • 12 tablespoons sliced almonds
      • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla

      Instructions

      1. In a clean 10 ounce or 12 ounce mason jar, pour in the milk.
      2. Add old-fashioned rolled oats and your all-natural sweetener of choice (pure maple syrup or honey).
      3. Pour in the remaining add-ins, which is fresh or frozen chopped strawberries, vanilla Greek yogurt, sliced almonds, and vanilla for this version.
      4. Screw on the lid tightly and shake. Set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 3-5 days.
      5. You can eat it cold or warm. Here’s how to serve it:

      Serve Cold: Shake the jar. Stir in a little extra milk if it’s too thick and more sweetener if you’d like. Grab a spoon and eat your oats cold. This is the perfect solution for those mornings when you’re on the run! Serve Warm: This is our preferred way to serve overnight oats. Shake the jar and then remove the lid. Warm the oats in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir. Add more milk or sweetener as needed. Warm up even more, if desired.

      Make sure to check out more of our oatmeal breakfast recipes in our recipe index.