These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats really do taste like dessert. On top of that, they’re super simple to make and a great healthy breakfast. (Psst. . . they’re also vegan!)
These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats are a true masterpiece. Not only are they super tasty, but they’re also healthy and easy to prepare. The sweet strawberry jam perfectly complements the thick oats, while an indulgent cookie crumble topping ties everything together.
Trust us when we say you’ll be obsessed.
Why it works
- Plant-based yoghurts, oats and chia seeds combine to make a perfectly thick overnight oat-based.
- Sugar-free sweetener keeps these oats from tipping over the edge on the sugar scale, despite a crumbled cookie topping.
- A crumbled biscoff cookie on top adds delightful flavour while emulating the texture of pie crust.
A few notes on the ingredients:
- The yoghurt: For plant-based yoghurt, we used The Collective Dairy-Free Natural Plant Yogurt. Unlike pure coconut yoghurt, the taste of this one is well-balanced and tangy, making it perfect for this recipe. While you could use pure coconut yoghurt, we don’t recommend it if you want to stay true to the cheesecake flavour.
- The strawberry jam: You can use any strawberry jam, but we chose to use this healthy strawberry chia jam. The chia jam isn’t super sweet, which works perfectly here. It’s easy to make, and you’ll have plenty left over for other recipes.
- The cookie “crust”: A crumbled lotus biscoff cookie on top adds the perfect crust-like texture to these overnight oats! You can use any cookie you happen to have, or leave it out completely if it’s a little too over-the-top for you first thing in the morning.
- Soy milk: Swap for any non-dairy (if vegan) or dairy (if not) milk instead.
- Plant-based yoghurt: If you’re not plant-based, feel free to use any unflavoured dairy yoghurt you desire. Greek yoghurt will provide the best tangy flavour.
- Granulated monk fruit: Use any sweetener here. To keep it sugar-free, opt for stevia or sugar-free maple syrup. If you’re not worried about the sugar, you could also use brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup or honey.
- Strawberry chia jam: If you don’t want to make your own chia jam, any store-bought jam will work.
These oats get their lovely strawberry cheesecake flavour from a combination of homemade strawberry chia jam, as well as a tangy plant-based yoghurt. We also crumbled a cookie on top for a “crust”- like flavour, which takes these oats to the next level.
Hear us out: These overnight oats would make an awesome healthy dessert. Because they take on such a strong cheesecake flavour, you feel like you are eating an indulgent treat. Who says you can only eat oats for breakfast anyway?
If you don’t want to let them sit overnight, just make sure you let the oats sit in the fridge for at least 45 minutes before eating.
If you’ve seen overnight oats trending lately but aren’t quite sure how to make them, never fear. The process couldn’t be easier, as you'll see in the recipe below. All you have to do is mix your overnight oat ingredients in a bowl, jar or cup the night before. Then, you simply let them sit overnight.
While the oats sit, they soak up all the other flavouring and moisture from whatever type of milk you use. The result is a cold breakfast, similar to bircher muesli. Both easy and healthy, overnight oats are perfect for anyone who always feels like they’re rushing in the mornings. If you struggle to eat breakfast, prepping it ahead of time is super helpful – and this recipe does just that!
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