Oreo Overnight Oats – Oreos for breakfast? Why not! These delicious cookies and cream-inspired overnight night oats combine creamy oats, chia seeds, smashed Oreo cookies, and a splash of milk for a quick grab-and-go breakfast treat!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
- Oatmeal: Use old-fashioned oats to make Oreo Overnight Oats. Steel-cut oats don’t absorb enough liquid, and instant oats turn out mushy.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds provide a silky texture while adding protein to the otherwise dessert-like overnight oats; they’re also a great source of fiber and healthy fat.
- Vanilla: Sweeten the oats with vanilla extract.
- Milk: You can use water or milk, like dairy, oat, soy, almond, or coconut milk- like we do for Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk. I prefer regular milk for this recipe because it tastes like dunking Oreos in a glass of milk.
- Oreo Cookies: Oreo cookies sweeten the oatmeal without any additions.
- Toppings: The toppings are optional, but crumbled Oreo cookies are dessert in a cup.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS
- Dairy – Add Greek yogurt or cottage cheese to increase the protein and creaminess of the overnight oats.
- Fruit – Top Oreo Overnight Oats with fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, or banana slices.
- Nuts – Finish the oats with chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts.
- Nut Butter – I love melting almond butter and drizzling it over the top, but you can use any seed or nut butter.
- Sweetener – Replace the brown sugar in the recipe with honey, agave, monk fruit, or stevia. For a protein boost, sweeten the oats with your favorite protein powder; our Protein Overnight Oats is an example of how we use it.
HOW TO MAKE OREO OVERNIGHT OATS
The full recipe with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Divide the oats into two containers.
Top them with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 2 tablespoons of crumbled Oreo cookies.
Pour the vanilla and milk over the oats and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you’re ready to eat, stir the container and crumble Oreo Cookies over the top, and enjoy!
For the best Oreo Overnight Oats, follow these helpful tips.
- Store overnight oats in a jar with room to spare since the oatmeal expands as it rehydrates, and so will any mix-ins you add.
- I find a 1:1 ratio of one part old-fashioned oats and one part milk the best unless you add chia seeds. Use less liquid if you want thicker oatmeal and more if you like it runny.
- Despite the name overnight oats, they only need to soak for 2-3 hours before you can enjoy them. However, the longer you soak the oats, the softer they will become.
- Give the mixture a good stir before adding toppings and digging in. If the oats seem dry after sitting in the fridge, add another splash of milk.
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If you love this recipe, try one of these Overnight Oat Recipes!
All you need to make Oreo Overnight Oats is rolled oats, chia seeds, Oreos, and milk, and toppings or mix-ins to take them to next level. Here are a few suggestions to inspire your taste buds.
- Chocolate Chips, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Powder
- Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds
- Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup, Monk Fruit, Vanilla Extract
- Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese
- Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Cookie Butter
WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVERS
- Refrigerate – Most Overnight Oat Recipes keep for three days in the refrigerator. If the oats seem dry after sitting in the fridge, add another splash of milk.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?
Serve overnight oats chilled straight from the fridge for a convenient, no-cook breakfast that doesn’t need to be heated. However, if you crave something warm, microwave the oats for 30 seconds to a minute before adding the toppings.
What is the ratio of oats to liquid for overnight oats?
It’s a matter of preference. I find a 1:1 ratio of one part old-fashioned oats and one part milk for the best result, but I add more if I include chia seeds since they absorb more liquid. Use less milk if you want thicker oatmeal and more if you like it runny.
Are overnight oats unhealthy?
Absolutely! Finding a balance between indulgent and healthy ingredients is key to enjoying a well-rounded diet. Take these oats, for instance. While they contain sugar and carbohydrates from crushed cookies, they also include protein and fiber- a great way to start your morning. While I don’t recommend eating Oreo Overnight Oats every day- they are a delicious breakfast treat.
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Oreo Overnight Oats
- 2 Airtight Containers
- ⅔ cup rolled oats, gluten-free, divided
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 4 Oreo Cookies, blended, plus more for garnish
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk, divided
- Divide the oats into two containers, and add one tablespoon of chia seeds and two tablespoons of crumbled Oreo cookies.
- Pour the vanilla and milk over the oats and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you're ready to eat, stir the container and crumble Oreo Cookies over the top, and enjoy!