When it’s strawberry season, I like to take a moment out of my day to make strawberry overnight oats for the next breakfast. It’s an awesome breakfast to start the day off right! So here is my double strawberry overnight oatmeal recipe.
Low in sodium
This recipe is low in sodium. – The only ingredient that really adds sodium in this overnight oats is the almond beverage.
Very high source of fibers
This recipe is a very high source of fibers. – This recipe contains more than 6g of fibers per serving. The main sources of fibers are the oats, chia seeds and sliced almonds.
Source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
This recipe is a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids – Chia seeds provide this overnight oats with an important contribution of omega-3.
Tips to make great overnight oats
Here are my tips for making a great double strawberry overnight oats. However, these tips can be applied for all overnight oats recipes.
Let it sit overnight
It may sound obvious, but to make overnight oats, you need to combine the oats with the other ingredients and let the mixture sit in the fridge for a while. It takes at least 4 hours for the oats to soften.
However, it’s much better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 8 to 12 hours. The oats will be softer and the overall texture creamier. That’s why it’s called an overnight oatmeal; because it takes at least one night to be ready.
Add just a little sweetness
Keep the sugar low. You want it to be a healthy breakfast, not a sweet nightmare. That’s why this recipe only calls for 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup. Avoid adding a lot of sugar and instead use fruits and vanilla extract to adjust the flavor.
The double fruit factor
The secret to making this colorful and delicious overnight oatmeal is the double fruit trick. Whichever type of unsweetened vegetal beverage you use, blend it with half the fruits, vanilla extract and a sweetener (maple syrup, honey, etc.) to make a fruity beverage.
This way you will get the double fruit factor. You will have pieces of fruit AND your oats will simmer in fruity beverage overnight. It’s tastier than plain overnight oatmeal with just chunks of fruit.
Double strawberry overnight oats variations
There are so many possibilities that I can’t write them all down here. However, here are my top suggestions for customizing this recipe easily. Keep in mind that if you modify the original recipe, the nutritional values may vary a lot.
Replace maple syrup
I use maple syrup because it tastes great and I love this ingredient. But depending on what’s available or your own preferences, it can be easily swapped out for the same amount of honey. It can also be omitted.
It is a very versatile recipe because it can be made with any fruit. Is it blueberry season? Take the opportunity to simply replace the strawberries with the same amount of fresh blueberries!
This recipe can be made with frozen fruit. It’s more economical and just as tasty. However, it can be a bit more difficult to chop or slice. If you are using small fruits, you can just use them whole.
Use your favorite vegetal beverage
I use almond beverage to make this double strawberry overnight oatmeal. However, you can replace it with any type of beverage. Use what is recommended based on your own nutritional restrictions.
If you are using another type of beverage, use the same amount indicated in the recipe for almond beverage.
This double strawberry overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days. I don’t recommend any longer than that as it has fresh (or thawed) fruits in it and these won’t last very long.
More recipes with oats!
Oats are a great ingredient that I love to use in many of my recipes. Here are a few that you might like:
Double Strawberry Overnight Oats
- ⅓ cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup strawberries sliced
- ⅓ cup unsweetened almond beverage
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ tbsp maple syrup
- 1½ tbsp sliced almonds
- 1 strawberry (fresh – optional)
- Blend the strawberry beverage ingredients.⅓ cup unsweetened almond beverage, ½ tsp vanilla extract, ½ tbsp maple syrup, ⅓ cup strawberries
- Combine the rolled oats, chia seeds and strawberry beverage in your serving container.⅓ cup rolled oats, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ½ cup strawberries
- Add toppings and refrigerate 8 to 12 hours before serving.1 strawberry, 1½ tbsp sliced almonds
For informational purposes only. Nutrition data is primarily calculated from the USDA National Database. Values may vary from accuracy of measurements, brands, nutritional data and more. All measurements are metric (1 cup = 250ml). Readers are encouraged to make their own calculations.