These overnight oats taste like cookie dough, but they’re actually a healthy breakfast! They only take a few minutes to make, and you’ll wake up craving this recipe!

cookie dough overnight oats
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Why I Love This Recipe

I’ve been on an overnight oats kick lately because I love how a recipe like this actually keeps me full until lunchtime. Since oats are a whole grain, they’re a good source of protein and fiber so it’s a breakfast that’s really satisfying. I thought it would be fun to give these overnight oats a cookie dough twist, and I love how these turned out! There are plenty of ways to adjust the sugar and sweetness or add protein, so feel free to customize these to fit your cravings!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Oats– I use rolled oats, sometimes called old-fashioned oats. I think they’re the best for overnight oats, but you can use instant oats if needed. Do not use steel cut oats, which won’t soften very well.
  • Chia seeds– These seeds help create a thick texture, but if you don’t have chia seeds, you can skip them or substitute with ground flax seeds.
  • Brown sugar– I used brown sugar for a more authentic cookie dough flavor, but you can substitute with honey or stevia if you prefer!
  • Vanilla– A little vanilla extract helps add sweetness and flavor.
  • Almond butter or cashew butter- This helps add healthy fats to the oats, making them more filling with a luxurious taste. You can substitute with peanut butter or sunbutter.
  • Milk– I used almond milk but any milk works fine.
  • Salt– A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor. Don’t skip it!
  • Chocolate chips– You can use mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs!

How to Make Overnight Oats