These Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats make the perfect breakfast on the go! You can even meal prep this recipe and enjoy it for several days.
It took me a while to jump on the overnight oats trend, but I am here for it.
In an effort to stay on brand, I thought I would do what I do best—make every meal in my life taste like a dessert. And what better way to do that than with Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats?
This recipe calls for all the typical ingredients of overnight oats, but it also includes chopped up strawberries and Nilla Wafers. Because, y'know, I wanted to emulate that cake texture, but I also just wanted an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast.
Without further ado, let's make some overnight oats!
What Are Overnight Oats?
In case you are not familiar, overnight oats are a no-cook method of preparing oatmeal. Essentially, you soak raw oats with milk, yogurt, and other flavors overnight, and the oats absorb the liquid and soften. The next morning, you are left with a delicious and creamy mixture known as overnight oats!
Since you can prepare overnight oats the night before, they make the perfect weekday breakfast on the go. They stay fresh in the fridge for several days, so they make a perfect meal prep option during busy weeks.
Tips for Making These Overnight Oats
If you have never made overnight oats before, here are a few tips:
- Make sure to mix all the ingredients as thoroughly as possible. After combining all the ingredients in your mason jar / container of choice, mix everything until homogenous. You don't want any large clumps of yogurt or maple syrup the next day!
- When serving, add more milk or yogurt to adjust the consistency. As the oats chill in the fridge, they soak up a lot of the moisture. When serving, if you want the overnight oats to be a bit creamier, you can add more milk or yogurt as desired to change the texture.
- Wait to add the Nilla Wafers until just before serving. If you add the Nilla Wafers in the night before, they will soak up the liquid and get soggy. I like to add them in just before serving so that they stay a bit crunchy.
Common Questions About These Overnight Oats
Absolutely! I personally like doubling this recipe and eating it for a few days. Depending on how large your container is, you can make up to a 3x batch with ease.
They will stay fresh in the fridge for about 2-3 days, and they are definitely best served cold. Because of that, I do not recommend making any larger than a 3x batch of this recipe to ensure maximum freshness.
If you don't have any chia seeds on hand, you can leave them out of the recipe. I like adding them in because they thicken the overnight oats and have some wonderful nutritional benefits.
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