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Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

All the flavors of your favorite dessert in a healthy breakfast!  You’ll love my Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

I have to admit, there used to be a time long ago when I let oats sit in the pantry for way to long.  I just wasn’t in the habit of making them and they would go bad.  So sad.

I’ve changed my ways and oats are now on the menu almost daily.  They are such a powerhouse food, it’s hard to ignore them.

The best part about them is how customizable they are.  Think Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats, Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats, Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal, Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal or Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal.  There are hundreds of ways to mix it up.

For this version I decided to go with one of my all-time favorite desserts and make a healthy breakfast… Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats.

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe (4 of 4)

Each spring, like clockwork, I always had strawberry shortcake.  The Florida strawberries were in season in March and April and my Mom followed with fresh strawberry shortcake.  She of course added a Sara Lee pound cake AND sugar to the strawberries.  But she was Southern like that.

I’ll still make her version on a special occasion, but for a day to day treat this Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oatmeal is perfect!

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe (1 of 4)

It’s doesn’t have shortcake, per say, but the cake flavor comes from adding extra vanilla to the oats.

Instead of cool whip or whipped cream, I added a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt.  You could also do plain yogurt if you don’t want the added sugar.

It’s topped off with a small portion of just fruit strawberry jam to imitate that strawberry juice you get in the shortcake.

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe (3 of 4)

You can mix it all together or serve it stacked up all pur-ty like this.  Either way, my Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe is a winner.

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

All the flavors of your favorite dessert in the healthy breakfast!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fruit only no sugar jam
  • 4 large fresh strawberrys, sliced


  • Mix the oats, almond milk, vanilla extract and chia seeds in a seal-able container. Refrigerate overnight. If you are pinched for time a couple of hours will do.
  • Top with Greek yogurt, strawberry jam and fresh strawberries.


The picture in the mason jar is two servings.
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Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a fun new outdoor workout.  Can’t wait!

I’m linking up with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY,  Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

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Overnight oats? yay or nay?

How often do you go through a box of oats?

By | 2018-06-28T13:03:36-04:00 April 5th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Food|56 Comments


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  3. Kimberly Richards March 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    do you have nutrition facts on this? and is the recipe one serving or two? the picture says the picture of the mason jar is two servings. so is the one cup, one serving is one serving 1/2 cup?

    • JulieWunder March 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Hi Kimberly! Thanks for reading my recipe. The recipe is written for one serving… one cup. To fill a mason jar like the photo though you would need two servings. I just didn’t want someone to make for one and be surprised it was less than a mason jar. 🙂

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  7. Cindy February 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I saw your Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats recipe this morning and I want to try it! Can you use quick-cooking oats or do you need to use regular oats?Cind

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Hi Cindy! You can, but the texture of the rolled oat is better! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you with an answer. I normally respond quicker!

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  9. Debra @ Bowl Me Over April 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    4 stars
    I don’t think the word WOW does this justice, what an amazing breakfast! I wanted to pop by and link you know I’m sharing your recipe as a feature this week for FoodieFriDIY! Thanks for linking up, we’ll be live again tonight 6pm pacific time!

    • JulieWunder April 16, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Debra! I’m honored and so glad you loved my recipe. Thanks for the highlight on your blog!!!

  10. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life April 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    This looks great! Such a yummy way to start the day!

  11. Rachel April 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I still haven’t tried overnight oats! Lol. These look tasty, though!

  12. Sarah April 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    These look amazing!
    I love dessert for breakfast, and overnight oats are a fav but I go in spurts. I will do them daily for weeks, months, than it will be back to smoothies, now smoothie bowls and muesli, but I think I really need to change things up more!
    Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

    • JulieWunder April 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

      Me too. I’ll eat the same thing for breakfast over and over again and then switch it up again.

  13. Farrah April 9, 2016 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Yay for overnight oats recipes! 😀 I love strawberries and kinda have been craving something with em’lately–I wants this! *-*

  14. Emily April 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely delicioso… I love that word.

  15. Honey, What's Cooking April 8, 2016 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Looks so yummy. I love overnight oats.

  16. Laura April 8, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    OOOHHH so tummy! My son has just started asking for oats – I think he might like this!

  17. Sarah @ BucketListTummy April 8, 2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Oh wow – this looks so incredibly tasty! Love my overnight oats and I have some frozen strawberries that need to be used 🙂

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Yummy! I bet the frozen berries would be delightful in this.

  18. Sommer @aspicyperspective April 6, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to wake up to this in the morning!

  19. Mandi Korn April 6, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Ummm…. I must be in idiot, you don’t have to cook the oats?

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Not an idoit at all!!!
      They soften when you soak them, so no actual cooking 🙂 Cool, huh!

  20. [email protected] April 6, 2016 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I have never made overnight oats. I always think that it would take too long to make. But I guess that’s not the case. This sounds simple enough and looks delicious.

  21. [email protected] April 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    We are big fans of overnight oats- so much that we go through a canister every few weeks! Of course, that is between the 3 of us.
    I love this version! Pinning for later!

  22. rachel @ athletic avocado April 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    All of your oatmeal recipes are fabulous! Another one to add to the perfection 🙂

  23. Runaway Bridal Planner April 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, this looks amazing!
    I’ve never tried over night oats. I had a roommate in college who used to make them and she would set an alarm at 3am everyday to wake up and go do something with them, After a polite yelling conversation she never did it again, LOL But because of that I have never liked the over night idea.
    However, her’s always looked plain. This looks absolutely fantastic and I could totally see myself making this!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Waking up in the middle of the night for oatmeal? That’s a little cra cra! haha!

  24. Cailee April 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    YUM! These overnight oats look amazing! So pretty! Would you believe I’ve never made overnight oats??? But I really gotta!! I work/ have classes in the AM, so I could really use the extra time overnight oats gives me (as opposed to just making them in the AM and putting them in a thermos, which I usually do). Thanks for the recipe!
    xoxo Cailee!

  25. Rosey Rebecca April 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Can I come over for breakfast!? This looks delicious! I always loved strawberry shortcake growing up too. Haven’t had it in a really long time. Will have to give this a try! Thanks, Julie! Pinned!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Sure 🙂 It’s pretty tasty. Hope you enjoy it.

  26. Yum – I can already tell this will be another favorite. I love eating overnight oats in the morning when I have a long run that evening. I eat both servings and stay full & energized all day.

  27. That looks fantastic! Can you eat it warm as well? Thanks for linking up with us for Meatless Monday

  28. Annmarie April 5, 2016 at 8:01 am - Reply

    This needs to be in my life ASAP! Looks delish!

  29. Susie @ SuzLyfe April 5, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    It is funny: so many people associated strawberries with this time of year, but for me, strawberries and strawberry shortcake especially signal the end of August! That is because my dad always requested (and got) strawberry shortcake with angelfood for his birthday dessert.

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

      They are good whenever you can get your hands on them!

  30. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy April 5, 2016 at 6:12 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I am all about overnight oats at the moment. How good is it to wake up and breakfast is already ready?! This is like dessert for breakfast too, so that’s even better!

    • JulieWunder April 9, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

      It’s kind of awesome! It’s like the crock pot for breakfast 🙂

  31. Blane Sherer April 5, 2016 at 5:19 am - Reply

    I do enjoy strawberries ( smile ).

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