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.
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Vegan Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal
- ⅓ cup oats I used Coach's Oats, old fashioned rolled oats work too
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener to taste
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- fresh strawberries and dessiccated coconut for topping
- 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.
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This is delicious!!! And I really do not like oatmeal. It did come out more soupy than I expected. I used regular oats and left them overnight, so maybe next time I’ll adjust for that. Thank you for giving me an oatmeal recipe that I can eat everyday!
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Alison! 🙂
Bethany @ athletic avocado
How beautiful is this bowl of oatmeal? Holy pinkness! I love coaches oats!
Thank you so much Bethany! Yes, the texture of Coach's Oats is the BEST!