Do you love cookie dough? This Cookie Dough Overnights Oats recipe is full of flavor for a healthy breakfast or snack! Easy and quick to make!
This delicious overnight oats recipe tastes just like peanut butter cookie dough! So if you love cookie dough flavors, you’re going to love this super easy and delicious recipe. One of the best parts is that it’s full of fiber and other nutritious value. It’s also great to make ahead of time and store for the busy weekdays ahead.
You can even have a ton of fun playing around with different topping options to make this great recipe even better. Once you’ve tried this recipe, there’s a good chance it will become your new favorite go-to! You’ll never have to stress about what to make for a healthy breakfast again. Just grab and go if you need to!
The Best Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
Oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon are the perfect combination for flavorful overnight oats! All you need for this easy recipe are several simple ingredients and a storage container. They are super quick and easy to throw together. All you have to do is get a good night’s sleep and they will be ready for you when you wake up the next morning!
If you have a sweet tooth, this should offer just enough sweetness to satisfy your sugar cravings but it’s also a great way to give you a balanced breakfast. If it’s not sweet enough, you can always add maple syrup as a natural sweetener. As for topping off your overnight oats, that’s where you have the chance to get creative! While I offer plenty of suggestions below, a fun and tasty topping to add to this recipe are dark chocolate chips. Mix together in the morning and enjoy!
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats Ingredients
- Old fashioned oats
- Peanut butter
- Brown sugar
- Flax seeds
How to Make Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
Stir all of your ingredients together in a bowl or mason jar.
Cover the oats with a lid or plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
Right before eating, add a small splash of milk and mix again.
Add any toppings that you’d like and enjoy!
Overnight Oats Topping Options
The best thing about overnight oats is that you can add whatever toppings you want! People often add chopped fruit, flax or chia seeds, and maple syrup if they are looking for even more natural sweetness. For this recipe in particular, you might want to consider the following ideas:
- Chocolate chips
- Crushed oreos
- Sliced bananas
- Cinnamon sugar
Store overnight oats in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to five days. This means you can easily meal prep on Sunday five overnight oat servings and have them ready for an easy breakfast Monday through Friday! Many opt to use mason jars with lids as storage containers.
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats FAQs
Are overnight oats healthy?
Oats are rich in fiber and protein so they have plenty of nutritious value to offer. They are healthy in themselves but it also depends on what you pair with them to give them flavor.
Why add chia seeds to overnight oats?
Chia seeds offer high mucilage fiber content and can absorb liquid up to 10 times their weight! Not only are they healthy but they offer more texture to your overnight oats. In this recipe I use flax seeds but they are interchangeable. You can easily try both!
Can you use any oats for overnight oats?
No. Do not use quick oats when making overnight oats. It’s best to use plain, old fashioned rolled oats. If you opt to use quick oats, you can expect your overnight oats to be extra soggy and not as appealing.
Do you cook oats before making overnight oats?
No. In this recipe you will be eating the oats raw after they have soaked in milk overnight. Once they are soaked overnight, you likely won’t even be able to tell a huge difference between cooked and raw.
Can I use non-dairy milk?
Absolutely. Soymilk, coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or hemp milk are all an option. Just pick out your milk of your choice and use the same measurements in the recipe card below!
More Breakfast Recipes
Looking for new recipes with similar ingredients to make for breakfast next time? Here are a few to consider!
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Chip Scones
- Chocolate Protein Powder Oatmeal
- Overnight Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats
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- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy or plant based)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- All of the ingredients into a bowl and stir.
- Cover bowl with lid or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Right before eating, remove lid and add a additional small splash of milk. Mix again. Eat and enjoy!