Strawberry overnight oats are such a favorite in this house. But I ran into a problem–almost all of the overnight oats recipes out there are made for single servings.
They are also made to go in a mason jar for an easy, on-the-go breakfast. And while that system works really well for an adult breakfast, I have kids to feed!
And I can assure you, trying to feed my kids oatmeal on the go would end in disaster.
These strawberry overnight oats still come together in just 15-20 minutes, and feed myself and my 4 year old for several days. I was able to serve out 5 heaping-full, adult-sized portions. So, if you have teens or a large family and want them to last more than a day, I recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe.
Strawberries are the star of the show here. Since berries are a tad on the expensive side, I only add 4 cups. But you can always add more if you want!
I recommend using frozen strawberries, unless fresh strawberries are in season. Of course, if fresh berries are in season, then get your hands on as many as you can!
These strawberry overnight oats come together so quickly. Honestly, prepping and pureeing the berries is the hardest part!
Back when I was still making my overnight oats in mason jars, I just stirred in fruit chunks. Now, though, I puree the fruit for our oatmeal because my toddler simply won’t eat fruit any other way. Now that I’ve started, I prefer it–I think adding strawberry puree makes the oats creamier.
Maybe your kids love fruit chunks, or maybe you’re feeding adults.
Either way, you might like to have fruit chunks in your oatmeal. If so, I recommend that you still puree 4 cups of strawberries, then stir in more sliced strawberries as desired.
Good Ol’ Oats
Of course, we can’t forget oats. Old-fashioned rolled oats are so affordable and have so much fiber. If you want more fiber-y, stick-to-your-ribs goodness, you can add some ground flaxseed to your oatmeal as well.
But really, is there anything that spells “comfort food” more than a good old bowl of oatmeal? In my opinion, not much!
Have you tried this recipe? Let me know your thoughts below!
Strawberry Overnight Oats for a Crowd
- Large Bowl
- Measuring Cups (Dry and Liquid)
- Food Processor
- 8 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
- 8 cups Milk of your choice
- 4 cups sliced strawberries
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed optional
- Add your strawberries and sugar to your blender or food processor and puree into smoothie consistency. If using fresh, be sure to hull and rinse them; if using frozen, thaw slightly in the microwave or by letting them sit out. Let the puree rest while you prepare the oats.
- Add oats and milk to the large bowl and stir until all the oats are wet. If you are adding flaxseed, add it now.
- Use the spatula to add your strawberry puree into the bowl of oats. Add vanilla and salt; stir well.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
- If using frozen strawberries, using 8 cups of milk will make your oatmeal very runny. Instead, you can reduce milk to 6 cups for a thicker oatmeal, or to 7 cups for an average consistency oatmeal.
- Keep in mind that if using flaxseed, it will soak up extra liquid and make your oatmeal a tad thicker.
- This oatmeal works with all types of milk. If using dairy-free milk, I find the creamiest results with hemp milk or flax milk. You can also use almond or rice milk, but will get an overall thinner consistency as a result.
- If you are using whole strawberries instead of sliced strawberries, you will want to add an extra cup of berries to your oatmeal.
- If you would like to use less sugar, you can cut back to 1/2 cup with no problems.