Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

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These chocolate strawberry overnight oats are an easy-to-make breakfast treat packed with rich cocoa flavor and juicy strawberries. They’re perfect for a quick, satisfying morning meal or a wholesome snack on-the-go!

Chocolate strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberries and chocolate chips.
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I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of cold, overnight oats, but I can definitely get behind this chocolatey treat! It’s creamy, decadent, and reminds of chocolate strawberries, but in oatmeal form. It’s like having dessert for breakfast and if you love overnight oats or anything chocolate and strawberry flavored, you’ll love this easy 5-minute breakfast treat.

Looking for more ways to incorporate oats in the morning? You’ll also love these carrot oatmeal cookies, strawberry banana oat bars, and blueberry banana oatmeal bites! If you prefer a smoother chocolatey-oat-based treat, be sure to try out this creamy chocolate oatmeal pudding!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these chocolate strawberry overnight oats:

Ingredients to make chocolate strawberry overnight oats.
  • Rolled Oats: Make sure to use oat fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. Gluten-free rolled oats make these overnight oats gluten-free.
  • Milk: I used whole milk, but any type of milk will work.
  • Greek Yogurt: Adds rich flavor and creaminess to these oats.
  • Cocoa Powder: The star ingredient for that rich, chocolatey flavor. Make sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Strawberries: For bursts of flavor and sweetness in every bite.
  • Peanut butter: For added flavor and fats.
  • Maple Syrup: The main source of sweetness for these oats
  • Chocolate Chips: Optional addition for added sweetness and more chocolate flavor.

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • Milk: Swap whole milk with a dairy-free alternative like oat milk for a dairy-free option.
  • Greek Yogurt: A dairy-free alternative like coconut milk yogurt will also work here.
  • Strawberries: Feel free to swap the strawberries with your favorite berries like blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries!
  • Peanut Butter: The peanut butter adds subtle flavor and fats but can be omitted. You may also replace it with almond butter, or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
  • Maple Syrup: The maple syrup may be replaced with honey (if serving to a child over the age of 1) or date syrup.
Chocolate strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberries and chocolate chips.

Step By Step Instructions

STEP 1: Add the rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup to an airtight jar or container and mix until well combined. (Images 1 & 2).

STEP 2: Stir in the chopped strawberries and chocolate chips until combined. Taste the oats and adjust the sweetness as needed. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight (Images 3 & 4).

Steps to make strawberry chocolate overnight oats.

STEP 3: When ready to serve, give the oats a good mix and top with more strawberries, chocolate chips, or your favorite toppings!

Storage Instructions

These overnight oats can be stored in an airtight jar or container for up to 5 days. The oats will continue to soften more each additional day stored.

Chocolate strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberries and chocolate chips.

Tips For Success

  • Make sure to taste the oats before storing them in the fridge and adjust to taste as needed. If you prefer sweeter oats, add in a little extra maple syrup.
  • If you prefer a thicker texture, stir in a teaspoon of chia seeds.
  • I love using these small glass mason jars that come with a silicone sleeve to prepare servings for my toddlers and these large mason jars for preparing servings for adults!

Recipe FAQs

Can I heat up these overnight oats?

Yes! If you prefer warm oats, you can heat them up in the microwave for a few seconds, or over a stovetop until warmed through.

Can I use quick oats or steel-cut oats for these overnight oats?

I recommend using old-fashioned rolled oats for these overnight oats. Quick oats will soak up the moisture very quickly and will have a soggy texture and steel-cut oats tend to have a chewier texture but will soften with additional days of storage in the fridge.

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Chocolate strawberry overnight oats topped with strawberries and chocolate chips.
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Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

These chocolate strawberry overnight oats are an easy-to-make breakfast treat packed with rich cocoa flavor and juicy strawberries. They're perfect for a quick, satisfying morning meal or a wholesome snack on-the-go!
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tbsp unsweetenend cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup, or to taste
  • 2 large strawberries, diced
  • chocolate chips, optional
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Instructions 

  • Add the rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup to an airtight jar or container and mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the chopped strawberries and chocolate chips until combined. Taste the oats and adjust the sweetness as needed. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight
  • When ready to serve, give the oats a good mix and top with more strawberries, chocolate chips, or your favorite toppings!

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 69mg, Potassium: 314mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 2mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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