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Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats

These Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like Oreos! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.

This is a bowl of cookies and cream overnight oats. The bowls are filled with chocolate oats topped with a dusted coating of crushed oreos. There is a spoon filled with the oats and crushed oreos as well.

What are overnight oats?

If you haven't had overnight oatmeal, it is a method of making oatmeal a bit differently than usual. Instead of cooking oats on your stovetop or microwave and eating them warm, overnight oats are cooked by being soaked with ingredients in the fridge overnight.

By having the oats soak in the fridge, they will absorb the liquid and be ready to eat without being cooked in the typical way.

Cookies and cream overnight oats

These Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like Oreos! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients. To make this recipe, it's as simple as adding all of the ingredients to a jar, shaking well, and letting it sit in the fridge overnight.

This recipe can be made the night before or even on the weekend so it's a great meal prep option!

This healthy breakfast option offers a high amount of protein and delicious flavors that will give you so much energy. Start your day with these awesome Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats!

This is a bowl of cookies and cream overnight oats. The bowls are filled with chocolate oats topped with a dusted coating of crushed oreos.

What ingredients do I need?

  • Oats - Oatmeal is one my breakfast staples because it's a slow-digesting carbohydrate that will steadily provide energy. For this recipe, the oats are "cooked" by being mixed with other ingredients and sitting in the fridge overnight. I would suggest quick oats.
  • Chia seeds - A scoop of chia seeds doesn't add flavor, but several nutrients. They can also help thicken up the oatmeal for a creamy texture.
  • Almond milk - The almond milk is going to help "cook" the oats and serve as the liquid that the oats will absorb.
  • Greek yogurt - Greek yogurt is going to make the oats extra creamy. It is also an awesome source of protein!
  • Vanilla - A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats.
  • Dutch cocoa powder - This ingredient is important! Dutch cocoa powder is not the same as regular cocoa powder. In a nutshell, dutch cocoa powder is darker in color, mellow in flavor, and is what Oreo cookies are made from! To ensure the cookies and cream flavor, it's necessary to use this specific kind of cocoa powder.
  • Oreos - Crumbled Oreos is going to add the classic cookies and cream flavor you're desiring!
  • White Chocolate Chips - A few white chocolate chips will add some crunch and sweetness to each bite of overnight oats.
  • Protein Powder - A scoop of vanilla protein powder will make the oats sweeter along with adding some extra protein.
  • Optional Add-Ins: Peanut butter, syrup, honey, stevia, etc.

What substitutions can I make?

  • Oats – Because this recipe is for overnight oats, you definitely need some sort of oats. I use quick oats but you could use gluten-free, flavored, or whatever kind you like best.
  • Chia seeds – This is an optional ingredient and the recipe will still turn out great if you don’t add these seeds.
  • Almond milk – Any other kind of milk will work well for this recipe so you can choose whatever matches your dietary needs.
  • Plain greek yogurt – Any kind of yogurt will work for this recipe. You can use greek or low-fat, and vanilla or plain. A dairy-free option would also work.
  • Vanilla - A little bit of vanilla will add some extra sweetness to the oats, but you could opt for stevia, honey, or syrup.
  • Dutch cocoa powder - If you're hoping for a cookies and cream flavor, you should definitely keep this dutch cocoa powder. It will taste MUCH more like Oreos with it!
  • Oreos - Crumbled Oreos is going to add the classic cookies and cream flavor you're desiring! I would definitely recommend keeping the Oreos.
  • White Chocolate Chips - A few white chocolate chips will add some sweetness, but these are not required. You could add mini chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or you favorite kind of chocolate chips.
  • Protein Powder - A scoop of vanilla protein powder will make the oats sweeter along with adding some extra protein. This is an optional ingredients!

Is this recipe healthy?

Each person has their own definition of healthy, and this recipe absolutely is healthy for me! This recipe has a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The recipe is packed with protein and has 35 grams per serving.

I love that I can eat this for breakfast and it will keep me full and fueled until lunch!

How long does this recipe take to make?

This recipe is incredibly quick and easy! It will take 5 minutes for you to gather the ingredients, add ingredients to the jar, and clean up.

How do I make this recipe?

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

How can I store the oats?

You can make these oats ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.

When should I make this recipe?

You can make this recipe the night before you need it, at the beginning of the week, or at least 4 hours before you're hoping to eat it.

Looking for more overnight oats recipes?

If you haven’t guessed, I’m a big breakfast fan! Search my breakfast recipes for more easy, healthy breakfast ideas. Here are some additional oatmeal recipes:

Can I have the recipe?

If you try this Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats recipe and love it, please rate it and me know your thoughts!

This is a bowl of cookies and cream overnight oats. The bowls are filled with chocolate oats topped with a dusted coating of crushed oreos. There is a spoon filled with the oats and crushed oreos as well.
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5 from 10 votes

Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats

These Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats are creamy, delicious, and taste like an oreo dessert! This overnight oats recipe is quick, easy, and packed with nutrients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies and cream, healthy breakfast, oreo, overnight oats
Servings: 1
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Jar with lid
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients

  • cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp oreos crushed
  • 1 tsp white chocolate chips
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Optional ingredients

  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • liquid stevia
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients into one jar.
  • Shake well until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Enjoy straight from the jar or pour into a bowl and add additional toppings.

Notes

  • Add more milk if you don't want the oatmeal as thick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 452mg | Iron: 2mg
Recipe Rating




Jan Garner

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Super tasty and Excellwnt macros!! Love finding high protein overnight oat recipes.

Rachel Spell

Saturday 27th of November 2021

Can it get any easier for the morning madness?! Nope! Do yourself a favor, and add this to your weekend meal prep routine for the upcoming week!

Samantha Barlow

Friday 26th of November 2021

Epic! Love overnight oats :) add oreos I'm sold !

Alley Ray

Friday 26th of November 2021

Ok so overnight oats used to freak me out, but not after this recipe! They were to die for. Seriously! So glad I have this recipe!

sam b

Wednesday 3rd of November 2021

just made these for my daughter and i for tomorrow’s breakfast! can’t wait to try 😛