Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

Delicious, nutritious, gluten free breakfast that tastes like dessert. Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with oats, almond milk, chocolate powder, peanut butter, strawberry and banana.

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Within this recipe post you’ll make nutritious gluten free vegetarian chocolate and strawberry overnight oats. Plus you’ll learn the basics of overnight oats to make you own endless flavor combinations.

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I’ve been working on a morning routine and balanced breakfasts has always been part of that. I may not always get out of be as early as I’d like (I’m working on that by hitting snooze less), but do always save time to enjoy a nutritious breakfast. One way to save a bit of time and still have your breakfast each morning is overnight oats. How about gluten free Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats to start your day?

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Overnight oats takes just a few minutes to prep, then refrigerate overnight (hence the name) and it’s ready to go the next day. You can make a large batch and enjoy over a few days as well. Besides my usual smoothies, overnight oats are my next favorite breakfast.

It’s full of balanced nutrients like protein, fiber, complex carbs and vitamins, without much calories or sugars. On top of that it tastes like dessert without any added sugars. Sweetened almond milk and fresh fruits like banana provides plenty of sweetness.

You may wonder where the chocolate in these Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats comes in. I used Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Chocolate Powder. It has added protein and vitamins that’s part of a nutritious morning. Also try the Ready-to-Drink Bottles.  I encourage you to try a 7-Day Nutritious Breakfast Challenge. Not only will you feel better, you can win prizes as well! Find details below the recipe.

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Cooking Tips: How to make overnight oats and the ideal ratio of oats to water

Overnight oats are simple and completely customizable once you know the basics. You want roughly a 1:1 ratio of oats to liquid. So if you have 1 cup of oats, add 1 cup of almond milk for example. You can add any mix-ins and it won’t change the ratio much.

For this recipe I used slightly less oats since I like a bit of liquid leftover. Experiment and find your favorite ratio and flavors.

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Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

Recipe at-a-glance:

Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Sweet and rich chocolate oats paired with sweet banana and slightly tart strawberries.
Texture: Soft and chewy oats, without cooking!
Dietary Options/Substitutions: This recipe is gluten-free, vegatarian and dairy-free. Omit peanut butter and use soy milk if allergic to nuts.

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Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Chocolate Powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 ripe banana sliced
  • 4 large strawberries diced


  1. Place almond milk, Carnation Chocolate Powder and peanut butter in a large mason jar. Seal and shake well to combine (if using a bowl or container, mix well with a whisk). Add in oats, banana and strawberry; stir or shake to combine.
  2. Seal and refrigerate overnight to soften oats. Serve cold or heat if desired (I prefer it cold).

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46 Responses

  1. Overnight oatmeal has been on my list for a while! Love the tips and tricks you shared to make them perfect 🙂

  2. Nellie says:

    I’ve never tried overnight oats but your tips and tricks are going to help me make that leap! Thanks for this great post!

  3. I like the idea that this can be done overnight and be ready to chow down in the morning.

  4. I keep meaning to try overnight oats and this looks like such a bright and delicious way to start the day!

  5. Molly says:

    I adore overnight oats! They make my mornings so much easier!

  6. Nicole says:

    I am transitioning into a more vegan lifestyle for my own personal health as well as environmental factors and this looks so delicious, i’m for sure making this!

  7. Ashley says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! My kids and I absolutely love oatmeal and this sounds like it would be right up our alley (all strawberry lovers here!) Thanks for sharing.

  8. LOVE you ratio tips. I tend to make my oats too soupy and it’s really annoying! This recipe looks great and I love the little prep work to have a killer breakfast the next day!

  9. Kari says:

    Love that this has strawberries in it! Yum!

  10. Candy says:

    I’m all about the convience and how healthy this is.

  11. anne says:

    I am already a huge fan of overnight oats, but I haven’t tried chocolate with banana and strawberry. Looks delicious!

  12. Roslyn says:

    This looks so good! Gonna try it the next time I have oats!

  13. This sounds amazing! Haven’t made overnight oats yet but definitely need to give it a try!

  14. Chocolate + strawberry is a match made in heaven. These oats would definitely get me out of bed in the morning!

  15. Valentina says:

    Easy and delicious is so helpful on school days at my house! We’ll try this for sure. 🙂

  16. Totally in love with this recipe. Wish I had a spoon and a bowl full of this right now!

  17. Bethany says:

    I would have to use frozen berries as I picked a ton last summer and need to use them up, but this recipe would work great for that!

  18. Kamara says:

    I looove strawberries with oats. Great recipe for a healthy & delicious breakfast!

  19. Chrystie says:

    I love overnight oatmeal recipes, but I never thought to blend strawberries and chocolate together! Interesting flavor combo. Pinning this so I don’t forget about it 🙂

  20. I love overnight oats! I will make a big batch that my husband and I can grab throughout the week. This one looks delicious!

  21. This overnight oats recipe looks so delicious! And I love that I can prepare it in advance and it’s ready to go in the morning. What a time saver! And thank you for introducing me to a new product – Carnation Breakfast Essentials. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I love all things Carnation. That wonderful brand evokes thoughts of tradition. 🙂

    • Matthew says:

      They’re great as you can easily double or more to make a huge batch. Glad I could introduce you to the product and it’s wonderful in these overnight oats. Thanks Denay!

  22. Jia says:

    I’ve been seeing so many recipes for overnight oats lately but have yet to try them! They look delicious, I’ll add this to my recipe book. 🙂

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