Strawberry fruit-bottom overnight oats


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Strawberry fruit-bottom overnight oats

Photo: Carmen Cheung

With less sugar than store-bought jam, these easy-to-make strawberry overnight oats are still tasty and packed with healthy fibre.


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen and thawed strawberries

  • 2 tbsp chia seeds, preferably white

  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey

Overnight Oats

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk or 2% milk

  • 1 cup quick oats

  • 2 tbsp flax meal

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 2 tsp chia seeds, preferably white

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • pinch salt

  • sliced strawberries, optional


  • To make strawberry jam, mash strawberries in a medium bowl with a potato masher. Stir in chia seeds and 2 tbsp honey. (add more honey if you prefer it sweeter.) Carefully divide among four 250-mL Mason jars, refrigerate until thickened, about 15 mins.

  • To make oats, combine almond milk with oats, flax meal, honey, chia seeds, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Pour into jars, overtop of jam. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

  • Serve topped with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 237, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 43g, Fat 6g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 64mg.
Good source of Vitamin C.

Kitchen Tip

Make your own flax meal by grinding flaxseeds in a coffee grinder.

Serving Tip

Make smaller portions by using eight 125-mL jars instead.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2019 issue. Photo by Carmen Cheung. 

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