Feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast with these creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats!
You all know I love my overnight oats recipes. This blog post alone has three of my favourite overnight oats recipes in one! I had yet to create an ONOs recipe with one of my favourite fruits, strawberries! I figured it was about time.
If you do a quick search on Google or Pinterest search for strawberry overnight oats, a lot of the results you’ll get are for ‘strawberry shortcake’ or ‘strawberries and cream’ overnight oats recipes. I didn’t want to create a similar version of another very popular recipe, so I had to get creative.
What’s another strawberry dessert that I love? CHEESECAKE! Just like that, the idea for these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats was born.
Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
You may be wondering how exactly to mimic strawberry cheesecake in a breakfast oatmeal recipe. There are a few key ingredients you’ll need:
Strawberries, of course. In this recipe I used fresh strawberries, but I’m sure frozen would be just as delicious.
Cream cheese. Now I know this might sound a little weird, but trust me. You just need a little bit for the creamy texture and tangy cheesecake flavour.
Graham crackers. You can either crumble one graham cracker yourself or use store-bought graham cracker crumbs.
And of course, oats, greek yogurt, milk of choice, and chia seeds. The standard overnight oats ingredients!
How to Make Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats:
Making strawberry cheesecake overnight oats is pretty easy! Like most of my overnight oats recipes, you want to start by combining all ingredients (except for half of the strawberries – save these for topping!) into a mixing bowl or mason jar. I tend to prefer a bowl for this recipe because I can really make sure everything is well-combined.
Once the ingredients are well-combined, store the mixture with an airtight lid (you may have to transfer it to another dish or jar for this) in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, some of the liquids should have absorbed (thanks to the chia seeds) resulting in a thick, creamy oatmeal consistency. Top them with the remaining strawberries and if you like, some additional crumbled graham cracker, then enjoy your yummy strawberry cheesecake overnight oats!
Notes About This Recipe:
Despite this recipe being sweet and dessert-like, it’s actually quite healthy! These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats provide fibre (thanks to the oats, chia seeds and strawberries), and protein (thanks to the yogurt) that will keep you full and satisfied.
You can eat these overnight oats cold or hot. Whichever you prefer. I always eat mine cold, but I know many people like to heat them up in the morning!
You can easily double (or triple!) this recipe in an effort to meal-prep for the days ahead. I’ve done this many times and it always turns our great.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Feel like you're eating dessert for breakfast with these creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats!
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt plain or vanilla will work!
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 1 tbsp light cream cheese
- 1 tsp honey or maple syrup optional
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 graham cracker, crumbled gluten-free if needed
- 6-8 medium strawberries chopped & divided
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients except for strawberries until well-combined.
Mix in half of the chopped strawberries (save the other half for the morning), mashing them a little as you mix.
Cover mixture or transfer to an airtight container and place in the fridge overnight.
In the morning, top with remaining strawberries and enjoy!