While I am a huge fan of letting kids make scrambled eggs and use kitchen appliances, sometimes it’s good to have an easy healthy recipe that the kids can help make without kids cooking first thing in the morning!
This strawberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe is incredibly versatile and can be customized to whichever flavour your child prefers.
Possibly the best part of this kids kitchen recipe is that it can be prepared the night before to allow for a smooth and relaxed morning.
This is also a great option if you are travelling or need to eat breakfast on the go. The mason jar is an eco-friendly lunch box option and adds a bit of elegance to your breakfast!
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a mason jar (or in a bowl and transfer to a mason jar) and let set overnight in the fridge. This is easy for a kids kitchen task, and I find that mason jars are pretty sturdy and have never had any of the kids break one, but if you’re concerned about that you can use Tupperwear instead.
Ella prefers this strawberry cheesecake overnight oats recipe, or a simple vanilla overnight oats (made with vanilla greek yogurt), while I like using lemon meringue pie greek yogurt or caramel-bottomed greek yogurt for an indulgent breakfast option. Even if you go with the most indulgent yogurt that you can find, this is still an easy healthy recipe that you can feel good about eating and serving to your kids. (I just like to steer clear of the artificially sweetened yogurts, but that’s a personal preference.)
- 5 oz. strawberry cheesecake greek yogurt (if not available, use 5 oz strawberry greek yogurt with 2 tsp cream cheese)
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Fresh strawberries for topping
Add yogurt and milk to a mason jar, stir together, and then slowly stir in oats a little at a time.
Sprinkle cinnamon as desired, cover jar with lid and give it a shake.
Top with fresh strawberries in the morning and enjoy!
I’d love to hear from you! What’s your go-to breakfast on busy mornings?