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Let's Have Dessert for Breakfast! Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Deliciously rich, wonderfully smooth, heavenly creamy and fantastically fruity. These strawberry cheesecake overnight oats taste every bit as good as the real deal, but without all the fat and sugar you get from a slice of regular cheesecake! Not only that, but these healthy overnight oats are loaded with wholesome, nutritious goodness, so you can feel like you're totally indulging whilst actually taking care of your body. And who doesn't want that?

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats layered in a small jar

If you've ever visited my tiny corner of the internet for even a fraction of a second, you'll know I love overnight oats that taste like dessert. And from the feedback I get from you guys, I know you love them, too! I mean, who could say no to a jar of cinnamon roll overnight oats or chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats for breakfast? Well, since all my overnight oats recipes area healthy, you never have to. Yay!

Oats have a bit of a bad reputation for being boring. But with so many amazing oatmeal and overnight oats recipes out there, eating oats never has to be boring. You could easily eat a bowl of oats every single day for a year and never repeat a single recipe! Except for these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats. But you'd be repeating this recipe because it's. Just. That. Good.

A bowl filled with the dry ingredients needed to make Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

There's no buttery graham cracker crust in this healthy overnight oats recipe. If you're like me and think that's the best bit, go ahead and crumble a graham cracker on top! There are 30 calories in 1 graham cracker (or 60 calories in 1 Digestive biscuit if you're British) which is just a tiny indulgence for an extra layer of yum. Go on, I'm sure you deserve it.

But if you're really watching your calories (good on you!) you don't need the buttery base. When you've got a great big jar of wonderfully creamy cheesecake-flavoured overnight oats layered with sweet, juicy strawberries, you don't have to add anything else to make this healthy breakfast recipe awesome!

All the ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats mixed in a bowl

Strawberry cheesecake overnight oats variations


To make low FODMAP strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, use these ingredients instead of the standard ones in the recipe card:

Vegan and dairy-free

To make vegan or dairy-free strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, use these ingredients instead of the ones in the recipe card:


To make gluten-free strawberry cheesecake overnight oats, simply use gluten-free oats.

A jar of Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats wrapped in a pink scarf with a wooden spoon

Can I leave out the chia seeds?

Even though chia seeds are bursting with goodness, I get they're not everyone's thing. If you're really not into chia seeds, just skip them. They help thicken the strawberry cheesecake overnight oats up a bit, but the recipe works fine without them, too. But if you're looking for an easy way to get extra vitamins, minerals and loads of fibre into your diet, I definitely recommend you pick up a bag of chia seeds and use them for this recipe.

I'm never one to turn down dessert, but you know what? I find that a half serving of these overnight oats makes the perfect afternoon snack or dessert! Half a portion comes in at less than 150 calories, is sweet enough to satisfy any sugar craving and is packed full of fibre so you'll definitely feel full.

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A bowl of Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats wrapped in a pink scarf

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

Enjoy dessert for breakfast with these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and low FODMAP variations so everyone can enjoy a sweet treat in the morning! 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cheesecake overnight oats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 330kcal


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or a zero-calorie artificial sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free cream cheese or a non-dairy cream cheese - see the blog post for a recipe
  • cup fat-free sugar-free yoghurt or a non-dairy yoghurt
  • cup skimmed milk or any non-dairy milk
  • 4 large strawberries hulled and roughly chopped


  • Place all the ingredients (except the chopped strawberries) into a small bowl and stir until combined.
  • Layer the oat mixture into the jar with the strawberries alternatively. You can do as many layers as you like.
  • Place in the fridge and leave for at least 4 hours to chill and thicken before eating.


If you use a zero-calorie sweetener, 1 serving of strawberry cheesecake overnight oats comes in at 270 calories. 


Calories: 330kcal
This jar of Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats is one of the BEST breakfasts I've ever had! It's sweet, creamy and fruity - just like an ordinary cheesecake - but with NO added sugar or fat! I swear - I sometimes eat this for dessert instead of real cheesecake!

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  1. Mackenzi

    Thanks for the recipe! I'm totally making this! My daily plain oatmeal is getting pretty boring. Is it 1 or 2 tablespoons of cream cheese? I see it listed twice. I'm guessing it was unintentional.

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much for pointing that out, Mackenzi! You're totally right - it's only meant to be 1 tablespoon. I'll fix it right now! 🙂

  2. sarah

    Have you tried these without the stevia, by chance?

    • Nicola

      Hi Sarah! I have tried this without the stevia and it's perfectly okay - just not as sweet as I'd like it to be. The strawberries are naturally sweet, so if you haven't got a super sweet tooth, you should be fine making this without any stevia. 🙂

  3. Diana

    I love overnight oats. Such a great idea to add cream cheese to give the cheesecake effect! Sounds very delicious

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Diana! I love experimenting with overnight oats flavours. The cheesecake adds just the right hint of creamy cheesecake flavour. Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Ashley - Forking Up

    Oats never thrill me--but this actually looks legit amazing. I am going to have to try it, I think I have all the stuff on hand!

    • Nicola

      Excuse me while I get up off the floor after fainting at the idea of someone not loving oats! Only kidding! I eat oats every day and almost get withdrawal symptoms when I have a difference breakfast! Hope these overnight oats change your mind and turn you into an oats lover!

  5. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry

    Love the fact that these are low fodmap and so healthy too. I didn't know chia seeds were high in fibre

    • Nicola

      Thanks, Bintu! I don't know the specifics, but just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds has more fibre than an entire serving of all kinds of veggies and legumes. They're a super-easy way to increase your fibre intake 🙂

  6. Dawn - Girl Heart Food

    This looks so creamy and the perfect way to start the day (with coffee too, of course 😉 ).

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Dawn! And you're definitely right - can't start your morning without a coffee!

  7. Patty

    These look so good, they make for such a delicious breakfast!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Patty! It really is one of my favourite breakfast recipes 🙂

  8. Amy Agur

    This looks super delicious! I am also a fan of dessert for breakfast, so this is a go for me!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Amy! Who doesn't like eating dessert for breakfast?!

  9. Caitlin

    Can frozen strawberries be used?

    • Nicola

      Hi Caitlin. You can definitely use frozen strawberries! Just be aware that as they defrost, they'll release a lot of liquid and might make the oats a bit watery. I'd recommend popping them into the microwave to defrost before using them.

  10. Trinette

    Thank you for this recipe! I use half and half instead of the almond milk so my husband would try it and we have a winner! He likes it and it has become a staple in our meal plan. I am looking through the rest of your site for more ideas. Again, thank you!

    • Nicola

      Thanks so much, Trinette! Using half and half sounds like it would be amazing! I've got to give that way a try.

  11. Colleen

    Do you heat them up in the morning then?
    Never had cold oatmeal??

    • Nicola

      Hi Colleen.
      Nope, you don't heat the oats up - you eat them cold. 🙂

  12. Roxanna

    These are sooo good! I love them! I have tried other overnight oats, but these are the best so far! I did make it a little more unhealthy by adding in a few semi sweet chocolate chips, sometimes I need to get a little chocolate fix in there! ?

    • Nicola

      Sometimes we all need a little sweetness in our breakfast! 🙂

  13. JoAnn kronstadt

    Hi, I never have tried this but I will this weekend. I would like to try your other recipes, I am a diabetic and it is very hard for me to find different kinds of food that are good and low in carbohydrates I would like to try your e book
    Thank you very much. JoAnn

  14. Kathleen Cosgrove

    I would like to try this overnight oatmeal recipe but could not find the Nutrition Info on it. I am interested in the amount of carbs it has as I’m on a low carb diet. Thanks!

    • Nicola

      Hi Kathleen. Oats are pretty high in carbs, so I'm not sure this recipe is a good choice for you.