Slightly overhead view of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a spoon sticking out of the jar. Crumbled graham crackers on top and more strawberries in the background.

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Today I’ve got another delicious overnight oats recipe for you. I absolutely love creating different dessert for breakfast type recipes and these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats definitely fall into that category. These oats are super creamy and packed with protein and fibre for the perfect healthy but delicious breakfast.

Whenever I buy strawberries I always try to save some from my kids to put in my overnight oats and after creating my raspberry cheesecake overnight oats, I knew I needed a strawberry version. This recipe is tweaked slightly as strawberries just have so much water in them. I also added graham cracker crumbs on top as they just pair so well with strawberries.

Once summer hits, I love having strawberries with everything as they just make it feel like summer. Plus they’re my kids favourite so I try to always buy them whenever they’re on sale. If you can’t find any fresh strawberries or they’re currently incredibly expensive, then try my chocolate chunk strawberry cookies or my strawberry butterscotch cookies. Both are made with freeze dried strawberries!

You can use either but I prefer fresh as the texture will be a little better. However, fresh don’t always have a lot of taste and can be much more expensive so frozen may be better in some cases. Just be aware that frozen strawberries may add a little more moisture.

Front view of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a half strawberry on top and a spoon sticking out of them. More strawberries in the background.

I used a low fat cream cheese spread to lower the fat content but you can use any kind of spreadable cream cheese.

  1. Super simple and quick to make. Only takes about 5 minutes.
  2. Easy to grab out of the fridge in the morning and take with me to work.
  3. Easy to eat when I’m busy at work. I can have a couple bites while I’m going over patient’s imaging at my desk and then come back to it later.
  4. Adding to the previous reason, when I take 3-4 hours to eat my oats throughout the morning, they taste good straight out of the fridge and once they’ve warmed up to room temperature. Perfect breakfast when you don’t actually get a proper break to eat. While some people may say I could eat before work, I don’t care to get up earlier in the morning and I’m never hungry until I’ve been up for 1-2 hours. I know many other people have the same problem.
  5. They are super healthy and easy to add various toppings too like berries for added nutrition.
  6. There are a million different flavour combinations. Believe me, I’ve got about 30 different recipes written down that I need to test. This is important to me because I find I get bored of foods quick. If I can eat a different flavour every day of the week, I’m likely not going to get bored.
Front view of a jar of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a half strawberry on top. More strawberries in the background.
  • Oats are a great source of fibre, mostly soluble fibre which helps slow down digestion and keeps you feeling full longer. The type of soluble fibre also aids gut health by supporting healthy gut bacteria. This can help reduce inflammation and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • While many people say oats have no protein and aren’t a good thing to eat due to this, we seem to be a very protein obsessed culture currently, this isn’t actually true. While oats aren’t a high source of protein, they do contain about 4g per serving and include a good balance of essential amino acids. This is still important as you do need all of the essential amino acids in your diet, not just some of them.
  • Oats are also high in iron, an essential mineral that many people don’t get enough, especially women. Iron is essential for making hemoglobin which is how your body carries oxygen throughout your body.
  • As well as iron, oats are also a good source of other trace minerals like manganese, copper and phosphorus. These all aid your body in various tasks like bone building, collagen forming, creating red blood cells, etc. These are just a few of the benefits of eating oats and a few of the reasons I love them so much. If you’d like more information, check out https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325078/ or https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/oats/.
Front view of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a half strawberry on top. More strawberries in the background.

Making this recipe gluten free is super simple, all you need to do is ensure your oats are certified gluten free. That’s it!

As a side note, if making anything gluten free for someone with an allergy, ensure you thoroughly wash any equipment, jars or utensils. Any contact with flour may trigger an allergy. I like to say any baking I do in my own home is gluten friendly as I am using flour often and cannot guarantee there’s been no cross contamination.

  • To help the cream cheese blend, push it against the side of your container to break it down. It will blend in more as the oats sit in the fridge as well.
  • For best results, once you’ve mixed everything together, let it rest in the fridge overnight for at least 6 hours. This helps the oats get nice and soft and gives you a creamier consistency.
  • I create my recipes based off weights so I recommend measuring by weights if you own a scale. It’s actually so much easier and makes for much less cleanup. I wish I had baked by weight from the beginning, I could never go back now.
Slightly overhead view of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a spoon sticking out of the jar. Crumbled graham crackers on top and more strawberries in the background.

Today’s song is one I listened to a lot in University, especially with the windows down out for a drive. Here’s Animal by Neon Trees. Happy baking!! **Disclaimer: Liv’s Little Muffins owns no rights to this song.

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Slightly overhead view of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats with a spoon sticking out of the jar. Crumbled graham crackers on top and more strawberries in the background.

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Olivia Daly
These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats are super creamy and packed with protein and fibre for the perfect healthy but delicious breakfast. A simple, nutritious treat for breakfast!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup (75g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (55g) unsweetened oat milk (or any milk)
  • 1 tbsp (20g) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30g) low fat cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (60g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (75g) chopped strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp (7g) graham cracker crumbs (optional) (or 1 crushed graham cracker)

Optional Toppings

  • chopped nuts; mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a small jar or container, that's at least 250mL, add your yogurt, milk, maple syrup, cream cheese and vanilla. Stir until combined, pushing the cream cheese against the sides to break it down if necessary.
  • Add in the oats and stir until well combined. Add in the strawberries and again stir until well combined.
  • Seal the container or jar and store in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Before eating, top with graham cracker crumbs or any other desired additional toppings and enjoy!
Keyword Strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, strawberry overnight oats
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1jar
Servings1
Amount Per Serving
Calories436
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate67g
23%
Dietary Fiber7.7g
31%
Sugar21g
Total Fat10g
16%
Saturated Fat3g
15%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol20mg
7%
Sodium141mg
6%
Potassium631mg
19%

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