Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats Recipe

5

1 Comment

Jump to RecipeSave to FavoritesPrint

This page may contain affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission for products purchased through my link.

A healthy breakfast jar that tastes like dessert, these overnight oats with strawberries are packed with plant protein, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense ingredients but require zero cooking. Meal-prep-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and delicious. Perfect for busy mornings! 

a hand holding a jar of overnight oats with strawberries

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Introducing healthy Overnight Oats with Strawberries, which requires zero cooking and very minimal effort. If you can throw things into a jar, you can make this recipe. It’s great for meal prep, an on-the-go breakfast, road trip food, or even as a healthy dessert or snack if you need a pick-me-up during the day. It’s vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, rich in protein and healthy fats, and can actually be modified to be keto-friendly. (As you probably know, I’m the furthest thing from keto, but I do get requests every now and then for keto-friendly recipes so here ya go! I’ll provide a modification in the notes, but all you really need to do is sub out the oats.)

In this jar, we’ve got a blend of seeds like chia and flax, coconut, strawberry and goji berries, and oats (which you can sub out to make keto). I added my daily serving of flax which also helps this breakfast thicken up, chia for some protein and omegas, and goji berries because I love the combo of strawberry and goji.

This jar was inspired by a smoothie bowl I had while in Paris that tasted just like one of those ice cream truck strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. If you watched my Paris vlog, then you saw me completely scrape the bowl clean. I was blown away by how much the smoothie bowl resembled the bar from my childhood, and it was a surprising combination of coconut and strawberry that really pulled it together. Plus, cold oats are so refreshing on warm summer days!

It’s a great healthy fat to add and makes this a power-packed breakfast that will keep you energized and satiated through your morning. Trust me on this one! As with most overnight oat recipes, you can adjust the ingredients according to your preferences, just make sure there’s enough liquid or it will turn out dry. 

Ingredient Notes

You’ll need a handful of simple ingredients and can adjust as desired! This overnight oats recipe makes the perfect make ahead breakfast for lazy mornings or easy breakfast-on-the-go. 

overnight oats with strawberries and other toppings in a glass jar with a spoon

See the full recipe card below for ingredient amounts and detailed instructions. 

  • gluten free rolled oats: Bob’s Red Mill makes a great gluten-free oats option. Substitute unsweetened coconut shreds or hemp hearts for keto.
  • chia seeds
  • ground flax seeds
  • coconut shreds
  • dried goji berries
  • freeze-dried strawberry pieces
  • plant milk of choice: I used cashew milk, but coconut milk or almond milk works well too. For a nut-free option, opt for soy milk or oat milk.
  • filtered water
  • coconut yogurt: You can use another non-dairy yogurt as desired. 
  • vanilla extract
  • sweetener of choice: To taste (pure maple syrup, date syrup, monkfruit, etc.)
  • handful of fresh strawberries: If it’s not strawberry season, you can use frozen strawberries. Just thaw them a bit first so you can chop them before using. 

Optional Toppings 

  • chopped almonds
  • toasted coconut
  • coconut butter
  • more fresh berries
overnight oats with strawberries jar filled with strawberry, yogurt, and oatmeal

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. In a mason jar, combine oats (or substitute), chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut shreds, goji berries, and freeze-dried strawberry pieces. Give the jar a shake to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Add plant milk, filtered water, coconut yogurt, vanilla extract, and sweetener if using, and stir quickly with a fork, making sure not to leave any clumps at the bottom of the jar.
  3. Cover the jar and give it a good shake. Add fresh strawberries on top and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  4. When serving, feel free to add additional plant milk as desired, sweetener, and toppings of choice.
overhead shot of a tray of freeze dried strawberries and strawberry coconut butter

Secrets to Success

  • To assemble, it’s really as simple as stirring in a jar, and letting it sit. I recommend making this the night before, and you can also make multiple batches in mason jars so you have breakfast ready to go for the entire week. 
  • I personally like mine less sweet and love the natural sweetness from the strawberries and coconut yogurt, but as with all recipes, adjust to suit your sweetness preference. 
  • I used freeze-dried strawberries because they add a nice texture and better strawberry flavor to the recipe, but you can use fresh strawberries too, and I encourage using a mix of both! I would say this recipe makes one large serving, or 2 small servings if you’re enjoying it as a little snack. 
  • While not ALL the ingredients are essential (because I know, not everyone has every single seed/nut in their house at all times), the freeze-dried strawberry, vanilla extract, and coconut yogurt are definitely a must to achieve that strawberry shortcake-y flavor.
  • And finally, toppings. I went a little crazy with my toppings, mostly for the photo, but also because I happened to have so many strawberry components on hand. I added additional vegan strawberry yogurt (coconut-based), strawberry coconut butter, coconut flakes, chopped almonds, and freeze-dried strawberries.
  • You can make variations of this recipe by swapping for different fresh berries or other fresh fruit (think banana, blueberry, etc.), using your preferred dairy-free milk and sweeteners, and adding in your favorite toppings as you see fit. Almond butter or peanut butter could make a good topping here as well. 

Storage Tips

These overnight oats with strawberries make a great make-ahead breakfast. All you need to do is store them in separate jars with lids or an airtight container in the refrigerator and grab them out the next morning! I recommend making a few so you can meal prep breakfast for a few days. Give the jar a good stir and enjoy! 

the top of an oatmeal jar topped with coconut and freeze dried strawberries

More Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal 3 Ways

Strawberry Cashew Bliss Balls

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Matcha Quinoa Crunch Bites

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie Bowl

If you make this recipe, be sure to let me know what you think with a star rating and comment below! Follow me on Instagram for more delicious recipes!

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 1 -2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 5 minutes
A healthy breakfast jar that tastes like dessert, these overnight oats with strawberries is packed with plant protein, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense ingredients but requires zero cooking. Meal-prep-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and delicious. Perfect for busy mornings! 

Ingredients 

  • dry
  • 1/3 cup gluten free rolled oats sub unsweetened coconut shreds or hemp hearts for keto
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut shreds
  • 2-3 tbsp dried goji berries
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried strawberry pieces
  • wet
  • 1/2 cup plant milk of choice I used cashew, but coconut works well too
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp sweetener of choice to taste (maple syrup, date syrup, monkfruit etc.)
  • handful of chopped strawberries
  • toppings/optional add-ins
  • chopped almonds
  • toasted coconut
  • coconut butter
  • more fresh strawberries to top

Instructions 

  • In a mason jar, combine oats (or substitute), chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut shreds, goji berries and freeze dried strawberry pieces. Give the jar a shake to combine all ingredients.
  • Add plant milk, filtered water, coconut yogurt, vanilla extract and sweetener if using and stir quickly with a fork, making sure not to leave any clumps at the bottom of the jar.
  • Cover jar and give it a good shake. Add fresh strawberries on top and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • When serving, feel free to add additional plant milk as desired, sweetener, and toppings of choice.

Notes

Secrets to Success

  • To assemble, it’s really as simple as stirring in a jar, and letting it sit. I recommend making this the night before, and you can also make multiple batches in mason jars so you have breakfast ready to go for the week. 
  • I personally like mine less sweet and love the natural sweetness from the strawberries and coconut yogurt, but as with all recipes, adjust to suit your sweetness preference. 
  • I used freeze-dried strawberries because they add a nice texture and better strawberry flavor to the recipe, but you can use fresh strawberries too, and I encourage using a mix of both! I would say this recipe makes one large serving, or 2 small servings if you’re enjoying it as a little snack. 
  • While not ALL the ingredients are essential (because I know, not everyone has every single seed/nut in their house at all times), the freeze-dried strawberry, vanilla extract, and coconut yogurt are definitely a must to achieve that strawberry shortcake-y flavor.
  • And finally, toppings. I went a little crazy with my toppings, mostly for the photo, but also because I happened to have so many strawberry components on hand. I added additional vegan strawberry yogurt (coconut-based), strawberry coconut butter, coconut flakes, chopped almonds, and freeze-dried strawberries.
  • You can make variations of this recipe by swapping for different fresh berries or other fresh fruit (think banana, blueberry, etc.), using your preferred dairy-free milk and sweeteners, and adding in your favorite toppings as you see fit. Almond butter or peanut butter could make a good topping here as well. 

Storage Tips

These overnight oats with strawberries make a great make-ahead breakfast. All you need to do is store them in separate jars with lids or an airtight container in the refrigerator and grab them out the next morning! I recommend making a few so you can meal prep breakfast for a few days. Give the jar a good stir and enjoy! 
Any leftovers will last up to an entire week if stored properly! 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you make this recipe?Tag @veggiekins on Instagram and hashtag it with #veggiekins

Love strawberry? Check out this Strawberry Rose Bubble Tea, or for more breakfast ideas, these Raspberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins.

Love & breakfast,

About Remy

Hi there, I’m Remy! Welcome to Veggiekins Blog, home to nourishing vegan + gluten-free recipes and tips to live your best balanced and holistic life. I’m a human on a mission to empower you to be well and be kind to your mind, body and soul with the healing power of plants.

Related Recipes

See More

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




1 Comment

  1. this is probably one of the best breakfasts ive ever had! i'm not usually a huge fan of overnight oats but this is such a treat. i'll probably have this everyday till i run out of strawberries ❤️

    5 stars