This fruity pink Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal 'cooks' overnight in the refrigerator. It's a healthy and colorful breakfast that is vegan, gluten free and clean eating.
Growing up I used to be neither a morning person nor a breakfast eater. Since marrying Konrad (some 5 years ago), who is a huge breakfast lover, he has slowly converted me to fully appreciate the first meal of the day. Nowadays, I don't even feel like my day has started until I've had something to eat. Although I usually choose some lighter foods than my bacon-eggs-and-hashbrowns loving husband.
Having a baby may have also changed me into more of a morning person. I still have a much easier time staying up late than getting up early, but if I actually want to get some productive work done, mornings are my time! And thanks to a toddler who these days is done sleeping around 6 am I am actually up and awake and ready to work around 7:30 am. If Konrad is watching her that morning, that is.
But, big BUT, that doesn't mean I have changed into a person who is ready cook in the morning and work to get breakfast on the table. Oh no! It either has to be quick grab-and-go food or a delicious overnight breakfast recipe.
Like this Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal that 'cooks' by itself overnight in the fridge. Ok, it is not actually cooking, but soaking the oats overnight softens them sufficiently so that no cooking is required.
I've made overnight oats with old fashioned rolled oats many times, but this time I used Coach's Oats that the lovely people there send me to try. They use a patented "cracked and toasted" process that gives their oats the same hearty texture as steel cut oats, but only requiring 5 minutes to cook (opposed to 20-30 minutes for steel cut).
And with the overnight method there is no cooking required at all. Now that's the way I like my breakfast best!
My newest overnight oats creation is vegan Strawberries and Cream. First step is to make a rich strawberries coconut milk, including some coconut cream. Then combine it with the oats and let everything soak overnight. Done!
In the morning I like to warm it up a little since the cold coconut cream can be quite thick (almost hard). Top with fresh strawberries, desiccated coconut and other toppings of choice for a fruity pink and healthy breakfast treat.
If you like this, please:
- Share it on Pinterest
- Join my Real Food Recipes Email Newsletter
- View my Healthy Breakfast recipes index
Vegan Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
- Add oats to a sealable container (like a mason jar).
- Blend strawberries, coconut milk, coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth. Add to the oats and shake or stir to combine.
- Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- If desired, warm up strawberries and cream oatmeal in the morning before serving. Top with fresh strawberries slices, desiccated coconut and other toppings of choice.
Pin Vegan Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal recipe for later?
Absolutely! This recipe combines the wholesome goodness of oats with the natural sweetness and vitamins from strawberries. It's a nutritious, filling, and delicious breakfast option.
You can achieve creaminess by using alternatives like coconut milk, almond milk, or even yogurt. These options provide a rich texture and flavor to your oatmeal without the use of dairy milk.
If you prefer something other than fruit, try adding nuts, seeds, or nut butter for extra protein and healthy fats. You can also include honey, maple syrup, or cinnamon for added flavor.
Certainly! Frozen strawberries can be a convenient option, especially when fresh ones are not available. Simply thaw them beforehand or add them directly to your oatmeal; they will defrost as the oatmeal sits.
Disclosure: Coach's Oats sent me free product to try. I wasn't obligated or compensated to write this post. Above post includes affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support in making Leelalicious possible. I really appreciate it!