I’m back with another fabulous oatmeal recipe! This time, we’re talking about chocolate strawberry overnight oats. It’s deliciously creamy, flavorful, and healthy (but the taste feels oh so indulgent!).
I’ve sung the praises of overnight oats many times for a reason – because they’re just so easy! Just toss everything together, mix/shake, then let soak in the fridge.
The next morning, voila: breakfast is ready!
Strawberry Overnight Oats with Chocolate Chips
This recipe is especially perfect for warmer weather.
Not only are strawberries in season during the summer, but overnight oats don’t require any cooking! That means not having to turn your stove or oven on.
But don’t worry, these oats can be made year-round, too – fresh or frozen strawberries both work great.
Plus, juicy strawberries pair so well with chocolate. It’s just meant to be. The addition of chocolate chips adds texture and sweetness, too! (I prefer dark chocolate, but you can use whatever floats your boat).
Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats Ingredients
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- rolled oats
- milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- ground flaxseed
- strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- chocolate chips
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- vanilla extract
- maple syrup (or honey)
Of course, you can throw in any other toppings your heart desires!
Have extra berries on hand? Toss them in!
Want to add some crunch? Top with chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, you name it!
Feel free to mix and match as you please.
How to Make Strawberry Overnight Oats
Step 1: Make the overnight oats base.
You can find the full recipe with all the measurement details at the end of this post, but here’s a quick rundown of how this whole overnight oats thing works!
You start with the overnight oats base: rolled oats (use gluten-free if needed), milk (whole milk tastes the creamiest and packs the most protein, but pretty much any dairy or non-dairy milk works!), and ground flax.
Combine in a jar or tupperware container and stir well.
Step 2: Flavor/sweeten with cocoa powder, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Next, we’re adding flavor/sweetener to the oats. Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup (or honey). Of course, feel free to leave any of these out if you’d prefer.
Step 3: Add toppings: strawberries and chocolate chips.
Add strawberries (either fresh or frozen) and chocolate chips.
If using fresh strawberries, you can wait to add those until you’re ready to eat your oats, if desired.
Frozen strawberries should be added the night before so they have time to thaw. (You may want to slice them into smaller pieces in the morning).
Another great addition to overnight oats: chia seeds! These add extra nutrients and give the oats more of a pudding consistency (because they absorb liquid).
Just be sure to add a splash more liquid if you do add chia seeds.
(And by the way, if you love chia pudding, here’s a fun one to try: Coconut Banana Chia Pudding – like overnight oats, chia pudding is another prep-ahead recipe that makes a great breakfast or snack!)
Step 4: Refrigerate the oats overnight.
Cover and refrigerate the oatmeal for at least 3-4 hours, or overnight. This gives the oats a chance to absorb the milk and soften, and the flavors to mingle.
And that’s it! Your drool-worthy breakfast in a jar is ready to eat. 🙂
If you want, drizzle with drippy peanut butter for extra protein (kind of like a peanut butter & jelly situation!).
This works great as a meal prep breakfast, too! Just make a larger batch at once, and divide into containers to eat throughout the week. The oats should keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.
You’ll find the full chocolate strawberry overnight oats recipe at the end of the post. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy oatmeal? Let me know in the comments!
Here are some more tasty oatmeal recipes to try:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana
- Almond Milk Overnight Oats with Berries
- Healthy Oatmeal Recipes
- Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal Recipe
- How To Make Oatmeal Taste Better (and More Filling!)
- High Protein Oatmeal Recipe (How to Make Stovetop Oatmeal with Eggs)
- Savory Oatmeal Recipe
- Carrot Cake Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk
- Simple Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (certified GF if needed)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3/4 cup milk (dairy or unsweetened non-dairy)
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- Handful of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- Handful of chocolate chips
- Combine oats, flax, milk, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a one-pint jar (or bowl). Screw on the lid, and shake.
- Next, add strawberries and chocolate chips. Stir until mixed in.
- Put the lid back on or cover, and refrigerate overnight (or at least 3-4 hours). Enjoy!
Fresh or frozen strawberries are both fine here - frozen strawberries should thaw overnight in the refrigerator.