Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Strawberries, Almonds and Dark Chocolate

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This easy overnight oats recipe is a convenient solution to your chaotic morning routine. You know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day right? But, how do you find time for a healthy breakfast when you are trying to find your toddler’s shoes, track down your 10 year old’s homework and feeding the dog? Morning’s are chaotic but eating a healthy breakfast will help make sure you are fueled up for the day. It will also help prevent you from binging on those donuts your co-workers decided to bring into the office to share with you. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this easy overnight oats recipe because you eat it cold. Cold oatmeal sounded a little odd. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it really was. The consistency isn’t like traditional oatmeal. The oats have a slightly chewy texture that I loved instead of a slightly gummy texture like cooked oats normally do. If you are considering a raw diet, this easy overnight oats recipe is a great addition to your meal plan since there is no cooking involved. The toppings can be varied, depending on your personal tastes. Just keep plenty of fresh fruit, chopped nuts and other ‘add-ins’ on hand to easily throw them on top. I chose to use almond milk for this easy overnight oats recipe but you can use traditional cow’s milk, soy milk or whatever other types of liquid you choose. If you want more recipe ideas, check out Hurry The Food Up!

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Easy Overnight Oats Recipe
with Strawberries, Almonds and Dark Chocolate

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Straberries, Almonds and Dark Chocolate

Yields 1 to 2 servings

Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Strawberries, Almonds and Dark Chocolate

This easy overnight oats recipe with strawberries, almonds and dark chocolate is an easy solution to your healthy breakfast needs! Simple to make and delicious!

8 hrPrep Time

8 hrTotal Time

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  • 1 cup whole oats (not quick cooking)
  • 3/4 cup to 1 cup almond milk (can use any dairy or non dairy beverage...use less for thicker oatmeal)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • sliced strawberries, slivered almonds and dark chocolate chips for topping


  1. Place the oats in a mason jar
  2. In a glass measuring cup, place almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir to combine
  3. Pour milk mixture into the mason jar and stir
  4. Add lid and refrigerate overnight
  5. To serve, stir oats, add toppings and enjoy!
  6. NOTE: If you don't care for cold oatmeal you can heat for a few seconds in the microwave to take off the chill!



  1. That looks so delicious. I love oatmeal for breakfast, but I rarely make it because I don't want to take the time. I'm going to try this.
  2. I saw this recipe on Twitter and added it to my favorites. I make overnight oats quite often, but never thought about adding dark chocolate. This recipe is definitely going on my breakfast menu.
  3. I have not made overnight oats, but love the idea of waking up to breakfast pretty much ready. What's not to love about oats with dark chocolate in them?
  4. I love overnight oats, since it makes mornings so easy. I usually use mangoes or blueberries, but strawberries are great too.
  5. This recipe looks great! I'm going to try it tonight. Cant wait to eat it tomorrow morning. @BlueBarnKitchen

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