Patriotic Overnight Oats • Kath Eats

This red, white and blue patriotic overnight oats recipe topped with coconut cream is the perfect cool breakfast for the 4th of July!

There is no better time for summer berries to shine than the 4th of July! How perfect that they bring the most vibrant and delicious reds and blues imaginable, and how convenient that overnight oats are white!

Oats take the spot for my favorite breakfast ingredient. 

Overnight oats are my favorite summertime breakfast for the convenience and no-cook prep. The soluble fiber in oats keeps me full and they’re 100% whole grain for lasting energy and nutrition. 

Favorite overnight oats recipes:
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  • Green Smoothie Overnight Oats – A combination of two of my favorite breakfasts: green smoothie bowls and overnight oats! The vibrant color should tell you it has plenty of vitamin rich greens in it, but it also has fiber from oats + protein from milk for a filling breakfast.
  • Gingerbread Overnight Oats – This gingerbread overnight oats recipe is made with molasses, cinnamon, chia seeds, and Biscoff cookies for an extra fun crunch.
  • Blended Overnight Oats – aka a dough boy smoothie! This is such a great texture for my texture people – doughy!
  • Overnight Oats Popsicles  – say what?! These are off the beaten path but a fun way to have a cool and refreshing breakfast. 
  • Oatmeal & Eggs For Breakfast – Oatmeal and eggs for breakfast are a staples in my breakfast plan. Here, I share how to combine these two key ingredients for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast.

Patriotic Overnight Oats

While the overnight oats recipe in this post is a delicious everyday breakfast, for the special holiday occasion, I made layers of patriotic color and topped it off with a coconut cream topping! It adds just a bit of decadence to the yummy layers of red, white, and blue, and it might not be something you’d choose every day.

How To Make Patriotic Overnight Oats

1. Prepare oats base and chop fruit

Begin by making your overnight oats the night before (or at least 6-8 hours before so the oats have time to absorb all that liquid!). Dice your strawberries and gather everything to begin the layers.

2. Add to jar in layers

Begin with a layer of strawberries, followed by a layer of oats, and then your third color layer of blueberries.

3. Keep repeating layers until all ingredients are used

Keep going until you have used them all up!

4. Make the coconut cream

To make the coconut cream, you will need a can of full-fat coconut milk that has been chilled in the freezer. Store it in there upside down so that the thickest cream is on top when you open it up.

Scoop that out into a bowl. Add a drizzle of maple syrup (or sweetener of choice) and whisk together until fluffy. Spoon on top of your jar and garnish with a few more oats. Enjoy!

How Long Are Overnight Oats Good For?

I recommend storing overnight oats separately in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to five days.

Prepare in advance

You can prepare in advance by chopping the fruit, whipping the cream, and making the overnight oats, but you’ll want to assemble the fruit and layers for this recipe on the spot. 

Patriotic Overnight Oats

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Quaker Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberries diced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries


  • Prepare overnight oats by combining oats, milk, yogurt, salt, and chia seeds in a bowl or jar. Stir well and chill overnight in the fridge.

  • In the morning, layer red strawberries, white oats, and then blueberries two times through to form festive rows of color.

  • To prepare coconut cream, open coconut milk upside down (do not shake!!) and scoop out the thick cream. Whisk in maple syrup to sweet and scoop on top of parfait.

  • Garnish with oats!

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