Cookies for breakfast? With Oreo overnight oats, all your childhood dreams come true. Wake up to something delicious with these easy to prep oats.
These cookies and cream overnight oats are perfectly rich, creamy, chocolatey, and delicious. These oats are perfect for meal prepping and enjoying a filling breakfast that you actually want to eat.
Once you know How to Make Overnight Oats, the second part of your life begins. There are so many wonderful variations and adaptations that can be made, including Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats, and Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- It's easy to make. All you have to do is mix some stuff together and let it chill for a few hours in the fridge. This is a great recipe for anyone who does not want to put in too much effort or time towards meal prep.
- Simple ingredients. With basic ingredients like oats, yogurt, and milk, this recipe is pretty easy to shop for (assuming you have to do any shopping at all, that is).
- Perfect for making in advance! You can make overnight oats up to a few days in advance, so go ahead and prep some food for the week and enjoy! Wake up and eat them cold or microwave them for warmth. I love cold oats in summer.
Old fashioned oats- This is the base of the recipe. These oats will soak up liquid overnight to soften without the need to cook them.
Greek yogurt- Adding Greek yogurt will make the oatmeal thicker, and creamier.
Maple syrup- Use maple syrup as a natural sweetener. Honey could be used instead.
Oreo Cookies- You'll only need a few Oreo cookies to create a nice cookies and cream flavor in your oats.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Oats. I have had great success using old fashioned oats and steel cut oats as well as quick cook steel cut oats (the kind that are chopped into smaller pieces). The difference in texture is pretty minimal.
Milk. You can use whole milk, low fat milk, almond milk, coconut milk or any other milk of choice. Even water or coffee creamer can work well in a pinch. Unsweetened almond milk is our favorite.
Sweetener. Non-refined sugar sweetener options include honey and maple syrup but you can also choose to use agave or a low-carb liquid sugar substitute.
Yogurt. You can use any plain or flavored yogurt of choice. Our go-to is Greek Yogurt because it's nicer, but regular yogurts can be used too. We really enjoy Honey flavored Greek yogurt (it's our favorite). You can also omit the yogurt and just add in another ¼ cup of milk.
Step 1: Whisk together the milk, yogurt, vanilla, salt, and maple syrup in a bowl until blended.
Step 2: Stir in the chia seeds, if using.
Step 3: Add in the oats.
Step 4: Stir together until well mixed.
Step 5: Add in the Oreo cookie pieces.
Step 6: Stir well to combine.
Step 7: Pour the oat mixture into a sealed container and place into the fridge to chill for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Step 8: In the morning, you can add more milk to adjust the oat mixture to your liking (or eat it thick).
🍴 Recipe Tips
Chia seeds are optional
Adding chia seeds is optional but can be a great way to get additional benefits from your meal.
Chia seeds will absorb some of the liquid in the oats, so in the morning they will be pretty thick. You can thin down your oats to your desired consistency by stirring in additional milk.
Your overnight oats are good for 5 days in the fridge so if desired, you can meal prep for the week on Sunday and not have to worry about breakfast again until Saturday.
⏲️Make Ahead Instructions
You can eat your oats right after they've been mixed together, but the oats will be chewy. Letting them sit for at least 4 to 6 hours is ideal for a better texture and consistency as it will take several hours for the oats to absorb the liquid in the oats.
Overnight oats are a great breakfast option for when you want something healthier and filling. It's a great way to get a good start to your day.
One of the biggest reasons why overnight oats can vary in calories is simply because of the milk used to moisten them. Whole milk has a lot more calories than alternative milk like Almond milk or coconut milk. Swapping out the milk and choosing low-calorie add-ins can help to reduce the calories per serving.
Technically you could use water, but I wouldn't recommend it. The reason we choose milk is that it helps to add creaminess to the oats and water, simply doesn't do that. While it will still create an oat breakfast, the results just aren't the same.
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Oreo Overnight Oats
- 1 ½ cup Old fashioned rolled oats ($0.27)
- ½ cup Milk ($0.10)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt ($0.92)
- 2-4 Tablespoons Maple syrup or honey ($0.08)
- 1 teaspoon Chia seeds *optional ($0.04)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract ($0.02)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt ($0.02)
- 3 Oreo Cookies, crushed ($0.33)
- Whisk together the milk, yogurt, vanilla, salt, and maple syrup in a bowl until blended.
- Stir in the chia seeds, if using.
- Add in the oats.
- Stir together until well mixed.
- Add in the Oreo cookie pieces.
- Stir well to combine.
- Pour the oat mixture into a sealed container and place into the fridge to chill for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, you can add more milk to adjust the oat mixture to your liking (or eat it thick).
- Oats: Old-fashioned oats, steel-cut oats, or quick-cook steel-cut oats (chopped into smaller pieces) all work well for this recipe.
- Milk: Use whole milk, low-fat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any milk of your choice. Water or coffee creamer can also be used. Unsweetened almond milk is recommended.
- Sweetener: Opt for non-refined sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, or choose agave or a low-carb liquid sugar substitute.
- Yogurt: Any plain or flavored yogurt can be used, with Greek yogurt being a popular choice due to its higher protein content. Honey-flavored Greek yogurt is a recommended option. You can omit the yogurt and add an extra ¼ cup of milk if preferred.
- Adding chia seeds is optional but can provide additional nutritional benefits.
- Chia seeds will absorb some of the liquid in the oats, so your oats will thicken overnight. Adjust the consistency by stirring in more milk as needed.
- Prepared overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, making it convenient for weekly meal prep.
- While you can eat your oats right after mixing, letting them sit for at least 4 to 6 hours is ideal for improved texture and consistency, as it allows time for the oats to absorb the liquid.