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April 20, 2015

Strawberry Overnight Oats

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Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight. Enjoy Strawberry Overnight Oats the next morning, topped with fresh strawberries. Makes 2 servings.

Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Top with fresh strawberries and enjoy cold the next morning! #recipe from @speckledpalate

It’s been a lazy morning here, and after an extremely slow start, we are watching and cheering for the runners competing in the Boston Marathon.

It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I was preparing for my first marathon, and that I’m holding my firstborn and doing my best to get in a walk daily this year.

My, how a year can change everything.

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Strawberry Overnight Oats | Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Top with fresh strawberries and enjoy cold the next morning! #recipe from @speckledpalate

As I marvel at these runners who are closing in on the finish line, I’m thinking of my running journey and how I want to begin again sometime soon. I know it won’t be easy, but I cannot wait to feel the wind in my hair and the strength in my legs as I find my stride.

And when I think about running, I inevitably think about runner food.

Did y’all know that I begin every race day with a huge glass of water and plain oatmeal?

In fact, I ate a lot of plain oatmeal during pregnancy because the blandness didn’t bother the heartburn that I seemed to get from everything during the latter stages.

Except… plain oatmeal is super bland.

And sometimes, I want something a little fancier. So I began experimenting and came up with these delightful Strawberry Overnight Oats. The strawberries elevate the oats to the next level without adding sugar into the mix. And I’m fairly positive I could eat this every morning for breakfast because it’s both delicious and filling, making it a wonderful breakfast for an active day.

Strawberry Overnight Oats | Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Top with fresh strawberries and enjoy cold the next morning! #recipe from @speckledpalate

What do I need to make Strawberry Overnight Oats?

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Strawberry Overnight Oats | Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Top with fresh strawberries and enjoy cold the next morning! #recipe from @speckledpalate

What do I need to know to make the BEST Strawberry Overnight Oats?

Do NOT use quick cook oats! If you do, these beautiful overnight oats be mush before morning. (However, if you’re into mushy oats, maybe go this route?)

These are best eaten within 1-2 days of making. The old-fashioned rolled oats will hold up in texture for these days, but not much longer.

If you don’t have frozen strawberries, you can use fresh. 🙂

What substitutions and additions can I make in these fruity overnight oats?

These overnight oats can be made with dairy milk or a non-dairy milk. Be sure to choose an unsweetened non-dairy milk if you go that route, as the strawberries add more than enough sweetness to these oats!

If you’re feeling decadent, add toasted shredded coconut, toasted nuts or a sprinkling of dark chocolate to your oats in the morning.

Interested in making your own? Here’s how I made mine:

Strawberry Overnight Oats
Yield: 2 servings

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes

Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Top with fresh strawberries (and maybe some dark chocolate if you're feeling decadent) and enjoy cold the next morning!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk, (dairy or non-dairy OK)
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats, (¾ cup in each jar)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine the milk and frozen strawberries.
  2. Divide the rolled oats between two mason jars.
  3. Pour half the strawberry/milk mixture into each jar, stirring with a spoon.
  4. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Enjoy cold the next morning, topped with fresh strawberries.

Notes

This recipe can easily be made vegan by using non-dairy milk. Cashew milk or whole-fat coconut milk would be delicious here.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 339 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 57mg Carbohydrates: 55g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 12g Protein: 12g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

Do you have a special meal that you like to eat before a big race/workout?

Have you tried this recipe? If so, leave me a comment and star rating below to let me know what you thought!

16 Comments

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  7. Ana

    the old fashioned oat should be cooked?

    • Erin

      Hi Ana, the oats soak in all the liquid overnight while hanging out in the fridge, so they don’t need to be cooked. I’ve made this recipe with quick cook oats, and they become entirely too mushy, which is why I enjoy using old fashioned (or thick rolled) oats for overnight oats.

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  14. George

    What size mason jar do you use for your strawberry overnight oats?

    • Erin

      Hey George! I use a 16 oz. mason jar for my overnight oats. I hope that helps!

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