This Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats is a breakfast game-changer! It’s a great healthy breakfast that you can easily meal-prep ahead of time and then just grab in the morning to start your day off strong! It’s super creamy, delicious and filling and I am confident that you’re going to love it.

Berry Cheesecake Overnight oats in jars.

I know first-hand that it can be really difficult to find the time (and energy) in the mornings to make yourself a nourishing breakfast. That can often cause you to grab a “less nourishing” breakfast from the shop or a takeaway or even cause you to skip breakfast all-together. I speak from experience: skipping breakfast is a no-go! Especially for us ladies who need to be mindful of our hormones. 

I feel like meal prep is a form of self-care, and yes I know meal-prepping can seem daunting and it seems silly to spend hours meal prepping your food for the week; but in the long-run you save so much time, energy and money throughout the week just by planning and prepping your meals a few days in advance. 

One of my favourite and easiest breakfast meal-prep go-tos has got to be overnight oats. It takes less than five minutes to make several portions and your breakfast is ready for a few days. Then you can just grab a jar of these Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats on your way out the door – it’s that simple.

I like to think of myself as somewhat of an expert when it comes to overnight oats. I’ve nailed the ratios of each ingredient to create the perfect creamy consistency and I love thinking up new flavor ideas to keep things fresh and exciting in my overnight oats game. These Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats are one of my all-time favourite combos. It’s creamy and zesty and the pops of berries are just to die for. 

So, let me show you how to level up your breakfast game, your health and your mental health with one simple recipe that takes less than five minutes to make: Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats.

why you’ll love these berry cheesecake overnight oats:

  • It’s a perfect recipe to meal-prep days in advance.
  • It tastes like dessert for breakfast!
  • It’s thick, creamy and delicious.
  • It’s filling and satiating.
  • It takes less than five minutes to prep.
  • It’s good for your soul and your body.

About the Ingredients

I’ve listed the eight ingredients below, as well as some substitutions just below this section. To see the measurements and full recipe, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this page!

Oats: I recommend using either old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats. This recipe calls for a decent amount of oats which will provide you with a good dose of fiber and protein to keep you full and satisfied for hours.

Cream Cheese: This adds a cheesecake flavor to your Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats. It also provides some healthy fats and protein. Alternatively you can use smooth cottage cheese or substitute it with some extra yogurt. I like to use cream cheese that is made with 100% milk and no added preservatives, flavors or gums. You can use Full-fat cream cheese or low-fat, depending on your macro goals.

Yogurt: This is the secret ingredient to all my overnight oats recipes. It makes it so thick and creamy and adds some good healthy fats and protein. I like to use either Greek Yogurt or Double Cream Yogurt rather than a runnier, low-fat yogurt. Try to use yogurt that is made with 100% milk and no added preservatives, flavors or gums. You can use Full-fat yogurt or low-fat, depending on your macro goals.

Liquid Sweetener: To add a touch of sweetness to your berry cheesecake overnight oats opt for a refined sugar-free liquid sweetener like maple syrup, agave or honey. If you’re using a sweetened yogurt you may find your overnight oats is sweet enough without it.

Lemon Juice: I like to add some fresh lemon juice to add to the cheesecake flavor profile even more. You can skip this if you like.

Milk: With just the cream cheese and yogurt your overnight oats will still require some more liquid you can use milk or simply use some water. 

Berries: This is berry cheesecake overnight oats after all. You can use fresh or frozen, I actually prefer frozen because as it defrosts the juice with infuse the rest of the overnight oats adding a delicious, tart flavor. I also enjoy the texture of frozen, defrosted berries and find that they are sweeter than fresh berries. They’re also more affordable.

Breakfast jars with berry cheesecake overnight oats.

equipment needed:

A bowl – when making more than one portion, I find it easier to make the overnight oats in a bowl and then divide between containers. Alternatively you can make them separately in your containers.

Fork – to combine the ingredients.

Overnight Oats Jars or Storage Containers 

How to make berry cheesecake overnight oats

Here is a detailed summary of how to make these Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats; I’ve also included some photos, and you can watch the recipe video here. At the bottom of this page is a summarized version that can be printed.

step one:

Add the oats, cream cheese, yogurt, liquid sweetener, lemon juice and milk to a bowl and mix with a fork to combine. If you’re making just one portion you can make it in the container you’re storing them in.

step two:

Add your berries and gently fold them in. If using frozen berries, there’s no need to defrost them.

step three:

Divide the overnight oats between your storage containers. You can add some strawberry jam or more berries on top if you like.

step four:

Refrigerate for at least three hours to allow the oats to soak up the moisture, break down and thicken. 

How to make the best overnight oats

  1. Use the Right Oats: Opt for old-fashioned rolled oats or quick oats for the best texture. Steel-cut oats are not recommended for overnight oats as they require cooking to soften.
  2. Cream Cheese and Yogurt: Use full-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt for a creamier texture and richer flavor. Low-fat options can be used if you’re watching your calorie intake, but they may result in a slightly less creamy texture.
  3. Sweeteners: If you prefer a sweeter taste, you can add more liquid sweetener such as maple syrup, agave, or honey. Alternatively, you can use flavored yogurt or mix in some mashed ripe banana for natural sweetness.
  4. Mix-ins: Experiment with different mix-ins to customize your overnight oats. Besides berries, you can add nuts, seeds, nut butter, shredded coconut, or chocolate chips for added flavor and texture.
  5. Storage Containers: Use airtight containers or jars with lids for storing your overnight oats. Mason jars are popular choices as they are portable and convenient for on-the-go breakfasts.
  6. Refrigeration Time: Allow your overnight oats to chill in the refrigerator for at least three hours, preferably overnight, to allow the oats to fully absorb the liquid and soften. 
  7. Meal Prep: Make a batch of overnight oats at the beginning of the week for quick and convenient breakfasts. They’ll keep well in the fridge for several days, making them perfect for busy mornings.
  8. Mix Well Before Serving: Before enjoying your overnight oats, give them a good stir to evenly distribute the ingredients and ensure a consistent texture throughout.
Breakfast jars with creamy berry cheesecake overnight oats.

How to store berry cheesecake overnight oats

  • Once you’ve prepared your Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, store them in airtight containers or jars.
  • Place the containers in the refrigerator to chill for at least three hours or overnight. This allows the oats to absorb the moisture, soften, and develop flavors.
  • Refrigerated overnight oats can typically last in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Before consuming, give the oats a good stir to redistribute any settled ingredients and ensure an even texture.
  • Enjoy your Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats straight from the fridge or let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes if you prefer them slightly less chilled.


How long can I store the prepared overnight oats in the refrigerator?

The prepared Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. It’s best to consume them within this timeframe to ensure freshness and optimal taste. After that, the texture may become too soft or the flavors may start to change. Always check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off smell or unusual appearance, before consuming leftover overnight oats.

How can I make vegan overnight oats?

To make vegan overnight oats, substitute dairy-based ingredients with plant-based alternatives such as almond yogurt, coconut milk, and vegan cream cheese. 

Do I need to cook the oats before preparing the overnight oats?

No, you do not need to cook the oats before preparing overnight oats. The oats will soften as they soak in the liquid overnight, resulting in a creamy and flavorful breakfast dish without the need for cooking. By morning, the oats will have absorbed the liquid and softened to a delicious consistency, ready to be enjoyed straight from the fridge.

Can I add protein powder to make these overnight oats more filling?

Yes, you can add protein powder to make your overnight oats more filling and to increase the protein content of the dish. Simply mix your desired amount of protein powder with the other ingredients before refrigerating the oats overnight. You may need to add a bit more milk or water.

Can I prepare the overnight oats in larger batches and freeze them for longer storage?

Yes, you can prepare overnight oats in larger batches and freeze them for longer storage. Simply portion the prepared oats into airtight containers or jars. Freeze for up to 3 months, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for a few hours before serving. 

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Breakfast jars with creamy berry cheesecake overnight oats.

Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

This Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats is a breakfast game-changer! It's a great healthy breakfast that you can easily meal-prep ahead of time and then just grab in the morning to start your day off strong! It's super creamy, delicious and filling and I am confident that you're going to love it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Healthy, meal-prep
Servings 1 portion
Calories 488 kcal



  • 50 g Rolled Oats 1/2 cup
  • 120 g Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • 30 g Cream Cheese or smooth cottage cheese / 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 tbsp Liquid Sweetener
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 60 g Milk or water 1/4 cup
  • 120 g Mixed Berries fresh or frozen


  • Add oats, yogurt, cream cheese, liquid sweetener, lemon juice and milk to a bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Gently fold in berries.
  • Transfer to your oats jar or Tupperware and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.



This recipe only makes one portion, simply press the x2 or x3 etc. depending on how many portions you want to make.
* You can use any nut butter such as almond, cashew, hazelnut, etc. and for a nut-free version, you can use tahini or sesame seed butter.
** You can use maple syrup, honey, agave, date syrup, etc. Alternatively, you could make the Brownie Batter Bites that call for Medjool Dates.
I always recommend using a kitchen weighing scale and using the weighted measurements instead. This will result in a more accurate process and your smoothie will come out perfectly.
Read the blog post before making this Carrot and Banana Smoothie for extra tips, ingredient substitutions and storage instructions.
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements. I use full-fat yogurt, cream cheese and milk.


Nutrition Facts
Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Serving Size
1 g
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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