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Overnight oats make for a quick and easy breakfast. Made of steel-cut oats, your choice of milk, and topped with fresh strawberries! So delicious!
One of my favorite breakfasts has always been oatmeal and recently, I’ve been making a whole lot of overnight oats. I’ve previously shared my recipe for my maple berry overnight oats, but thought you might want to try my strawberry version, too. For this one, I use just a handful of ingredients: steel-cut oats (or old-fashioned if you prefer!), almond milk, and strawberries.
You may be wondering if I seriously am telling you that I prepared steel-cut oats without cooking them for breakfast. As I made them the first time, I admit I was a wee bit leary. But, they are absolutely delicious! They still retain their chewiness and remind me a great deal of muesli cereal. If that isn’t for you, you can always substitute old-fashioned oats for the steel-cut in this recipe or try my tried and true method for cooking slow cooker steel cut oats.
So, now that we’ve gotten that little bit out of the way, let’s talk about the rest of the ingredients.
I use almond milk in the recipe, but again, you can use your choice of milk – whole milk, skim, coconut, rice, cashew – you name it. Whichever is your favorite. You can also use water if you prefer. I just love the flavor of almond milk with the oats and the strawberries. Yum!
Next, I use fresh strawberries that I’ve halved. To bring out the sweetness of the strawberries, you can always heat them in a skillet with a tablespoon or so of water. This will not only bring out their sweetness, but will also produce a great juice to add to your oats as well and giving you even more strawberry flavor!
Here’s my Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Strawberry Overnight Oats Recipe
- 1/2 cup steel-cut or old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups milk almond, cashew, coconut, whole, skim, or rice
- 2 cups halved strawberries
- 2 tablespoons water if needed
- Pour oats and milk into a container with a tight fitting lid. Stir well and seal the jar tightly. Store in the refrigerator overnight. To serve, remove lid and top with strawberries.
In place of the milk, you may use 2 cups of water with the oats.
If you’d like to soften your oats even more for overnight, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil before pouring over the oats. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes, then stir, cover, and store overnight.
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Oh yes, delicious way to wake up in the morning!
Thanks so much, Sommer!
Steal cut oats are one of my favorite breakfasts too! I’ve never prepared them overnight though. What a great way to start the day!
I hope you enjoy it, Laura. It is a great way to have breakfast ready to go at a moment’s notice! 🙂
I made this tonight for my breakfast in the morning! First time making overnight oats, looking forward to it!!
I hope you love them, Cat!!!
This looks fantastic! Do you have a suggestion of another fruit that can be used instead of strawberries?
I think the possibilities are endless – peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or even figs! Yum! I hope you enjoy them!
I must have done something wrong with this. My husband said the oats were hard and after putting the strawberries in they stink real bad.
Oh no! I’m so sorry he didn’t like them, Brittany. If you used the steel-cut oats, they will be similar to a muesli cereal the next morning after soaking in the milk. If that consistency isn’t for you (or him), I’d recommend using old-fashioned oats instead. I’m not sure about the smell once the strawberries were added. Mine just smell like strawberries, oats and a hint of almond (I use almond milk). Give them a try with old-fashioned and maybe that will be more to his liking! xo
I haven’t tried this recipe yet. I do have a question. Do you really only use 1/2 cup oats? Seems like 2 cups of milk is a lot for this small amount of oats.
I did not realize you could use steel cut oatmeal, also. I have a ton tha I need to use up.
Yes! We love it. The texture will be a bit more coarse than if using other oats, but it is one of my favorites!