Overnight oats is a fab recipe if you have a hungry baby or toddler and these strawberry cheesecake overnight oats are just heavenly! A healthy and simple breakfast I stir together before we go to bed and ready when we wake up in the morning! This make my morning a little more relaxed and the mix of fresh strawberries, cream cheese and a splash of maple in this hearty oatmeal is so delicious!
(make 2 kids portions)
2 tbsps chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla powder or syrup
2 tbsps maple syrup, agave or honey (avoid honey for kids under 1 year old)
2 tbsps cream cheese
300ml milk of your choice (I used oat)
A handful of chopped strawberries + 100g for the strawberry purée
1-2 biscuits, broken, for the cheesecake bottom (optional)
Toppings of your choice
Place oats, chia seeds and the vanilla powder into a bowl and stir together.
Add the the milk, cream cheese, maple syrup and mix well.
Add the chopped strawberries and mix again. Set apart.
In a bowl or glass place the broken biscuit on the bottom.
Then transfer the oat mixture into the bowl/glass. Set apart.
Place the 100g of strawberries (with the green part removed) into a food processor and blend until they turn into a smooth strawberry purée. (For an extra treat you can blend the strawberries with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup!).
Layer the strawberries purée on the top of the overnight oat.
Cover the bowl/glass and leave in the fridge overnight.
Enjoy in the morning with your favourite toppings!
Note: The oats will keep in the fridge covered for 2-3 days.
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Toppings are optional but add extra flavour and texture to the dish. Let your kids have fun with the toppings and proving them with some fresh fruit, dried fruit, nut butters, nuts, seed and spices to choose from. Toppings should be age appropriate, be mindful of the toppings you use for young children. (e.g. Nuts can be a choking hazard and should be missed out or finely chopped.