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This vegan strawberry overnight oats recipe is the perfect answer to a quick breakfast you can easily make ahead. They only take a few minutes to throw together and they are easy to grab in the morning to eat quickly or carry on the go.

completed Vegan Strawberry Overnight Oats in two glass jars with strawberries in the forefront on a white surface

​​I just discovered overnight oats were a thing and it’s my new obsession. So easy to make and so delicious! You can pretty much add anything to these oats and it will come out tasting amazing. 

I love them cold but you can add a little more liquid and heat them up if you’d like. If you enjoy oatmeal and grains for breakfast check out this quinoa apple breakfast bowl or cinnamon orange quinoa. You can also use up any remaining strawberries to make strawberry oat bars or a strawberry kale salad.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick prep time: Assemble in just a matter of minutes for an easy-to-grab breakfast.
  • Tasty vegan breakfast: Not sure what tastes great for breakfast as a vegan? Overnight oats are the perfect introduction to eating more plant-based breakfasts.
  • Not just for breakfast: Overnight oats with strawberries make a tasty snack or even dessert.
  • Nice change: A delicious alternative to hot breakfast oatmeal and perfect for hot summer days when you want to enjoy something cool for breakfast or a snack.
  • Healthy breakfast: These overnight oats are sweetened with the natural flavor of dates and a touch of maple syrup. Oatmeal is a healthy source of fiber and strawberries are full of vitamin C.

What Goes Into This Recipe

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  • Plant-based milk: Choose from oat milk, soy milk, almond milk or any other plant milk you enjoy.
  • Salt: Just a touch to enhance the flavor.
  • Vanilla extract: Adds subtle flavor and sweetness.
  • Dates: Pitted dates are an easy and healthy way to add sweetness to your vegan overnight oats.
  • Strawberries: Fresh berries are preferred though you can make frozen work in a pinch.
  • Maple syrup or agave or brown sugar: Adds more intense sweetness to the oats.
  • Shredded coconut: For its sweetness, texture, and natural healthy fats.
  • Rolled oats: Old-fashioned or quick oats will work.

How To Make Strawberry Overnight Oats Vegan 

  • 1) Blend all the ingredients except the oats in a blender.
ingredients for Vegan Strawberry Overnight Oats placed in blender
  • 2) Add the blended mixture to the oats in a jar or a container with a lid.
process of mixture being added to glass jar of oats
  • 3) Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.
two glass jars of oats plus mixture prior to being refrigerated

Variations

  • Other grains: Many other grains won’t work raw but you can swap out the oatmeal with cooked bulgur, quinoa, or even barley.
  • Switch up the berries: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and even dried cranberries all work.
  • Chia or flax: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flax meal into the overnight oats to boost the protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
  • Spices: Just a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice blend works well.
  • Add on some toppings: Top your overnight oats with strawberries with chopped nuts, dairy-free dark chocolate chips, toasted coconut, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.

FAQs

How long should you wait to eat overnight oats?

If you are using old-fashioned rolled oats to make overnight oats, they will need 6-8 hours to soak up the liquid and turn soft. You can speed it up a tad and use quick oats which might be ready more quickly, in 3-4 hours. Personally, I find it easier to make them at night so they can sit overnight in the fridge.

What fruit is best for overnight oats?

Most fruits work really well in overnight oats except for those that brown easily. I try to stay away from bananas, peaches, nectarines, and apples because they don’t look so great after sitting overnight. I find berries or pureed fruits (with a bit of lemon juice added) are the best options to use.

completed Vegan Strawberry Overnight Oats in two glass jars with strawberries in the forefront on a white surface

Expert Tips 

  • They need time to sit. The oats slowly absorb the plant-based milk while stored cold in the refrigerator. Depending on how soft you prefer your oats, they will need at least 6-8 hours until ready.
  • Use old-fashioned oats: While quick oats work fine, less processed oats give the overnight oats more texture.
  • Save time: Make a double or triple batch to meal prep so you have an easy breakfast during the week.

Storage

Store strawberry overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Make sure they are in an airtight container. Stir them up well before eating.

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Strawberry Overnight Oats (Vegan)

5 from 33 votes
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 1 serving
Strawberry overnight oats are the perfect answer to a quick breakfast you can easily make ahead, They only take a few minutes to throw together and they are easy to grab in the morning to eat quickly or carry on the go.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of plant-based milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 dates
  • ¾ cup of strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup or agave or brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of shredded coconut, optional
  • 1 cup of rolled oats

Instructions 

  • Blend all ingredients except the oats in a blender.
  • Add mixture to oats in a jar or a container with a lid.
  • Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.

Notes

  • They need time to sit. The oats slowly absorb the plant-based milk while stored cold in the refrigerator. Depending on how soft you prefer your oats, they will need at least 6-8 hours until ready.
  • Use old-fashioned oats: While quick oats work fine, less processed oats give the overnight oats more texture.
  • Save time: Make a double or triple batch so you have an easy breakfast during the week.

Nutrition

Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 14gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 375mgPotassium: 639mgFiber: 13gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 64mgCalcium: 389mgIron: 4mg

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Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Method: Stovetop
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: breakfast, dessert, easy breakfast, easy snack, fruit, meal prep, oatmeal, oats, on the go, overnight oats, strawberries, vegan, vegan overnight oats
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  1. 5 stars
    Your strawberry overnight oats are delicious! I love the color, the flavor, and everything about it! Yummy!

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect healthy oats breakfast for picky eaters like mine. I have very few healthy meals my kids love, so I keep trying new recipes and ideas. They loved your overnight oats, thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I love how blending the flavorful ingredients before adding to the oats really helps incorporate an even distribution of flavor in each bite. Thank you for having a delicious new recipe to get the day started on the right note!