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white bowl with steel cut oatmeal topped with sliced strawberries, mint leaves, pecans, and peanut butter

Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This Strawberry Vanilla Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy and nutritious grab-and-go breakfast option. No cooking necessary!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword chia, oatmeal, oats, overnight oats, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


Overnight oatmeal:


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced (1/2 cup per serving)
  • 4 Tbsp nut butter (1 Tbsp per serving)
  • Optional: sprinkle of fresh mint, nuts, scoop of plain greek yogurt, or drizzle maple syrup for sweetness


  • In a large bowl, add steel cut oats, chia seeds, and ground cinnamon. Give ingredients a quick stir.
  • Then, add in milk and vanilla extract. Whisk ingredients together well.
  • Mixture can be separated into 4 glass jars and toppings can be added immediately. Alternatively, the entire mixture can remain in the one large bowl and toppings can be added when serving.
  • Whichever method you choose - cover jars or bowl and keep in the fridge overnight (or for a minimum of 4 hours) to let the oats soak. Final product can be kept in the fridge up to 5 days!


*Feel free to use the overnight oatmeal base as is, then adjust toppings as desired. There are endless varieties to this recipe, which makes it perfect to switch up with the seasons. No more boring oatmeal, guaranteed!
*This recipe can be made vegan by using any plant-based milk
*Recipe can also be made gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats