Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

It’s starting. The hot weather. I know some of you probably want to throw garbage at me for complaining about the heat, but if you have ever lived in Phoenix, you would understand where I am coming from. We brought the baby to a spring training game last week and it was about 90 degrees and we almost died. My poor baby was so hot and started getting really mad by the 2nd inning. This can’t bode well for the summer!

So needless to say with the rising temps, I am over hot foods, especially for breakfast. I started craving overnight oats again. If you have never had overnight oats, I can tell you that some people can’t handle the texture and the fact that its cold, but I am totally down with the overnight oats! I love that I can just mix everything up the night before and have breakfast just waiting for me in the morning when I am trying to rush out the door.

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

My inspiration for these overnight oats came from my cinnamon roll oatmeal. I wanted to create an overnight version. Oh goodness are these yummy! Plenty of cinnamon flavor and then if you really want to treat yourself, spoon a big ol’ dollop of cream cheese topping on top and you’ve got yourself one easy, but seriously decadent but not too-bad-for-you breakfast!

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (can also use soy or almond milk)
  • 3/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the cream cheese topping: (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. In a jar or container, stir together the oats, milk, yogurt, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, and the vanilla extract until well-combined. Cover and chill overnight. 
  2. To make the optional cream cheese topping, stir together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract with a fork until smooth. Spoon desired amount on top of oats.  Or, you can also make the topping and stir it in with all of the other ingredients overnight. You can also mix up the topping the night before if you want to!
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Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

   

15 comments

  1. I love when breakfast is just there waiting for me when I get up! I will have to get into overnight oats for sure. I’ve never really tried them before but this recipe looks soo good! I love the cinnamon and cream cheese!

  2. Ok, I’ve never tried the overnight oat thing, I don’t know why! I would love to just have breakfast ready right when I get up and not have to fuss with it!

  3. I really need to try overnight oats – it’s been on my list for ages and I don’t know why I haven’t yet! I love oatmeal of any kind! This flavor sounds absolutely delicious! And ugh – 90??? That’s too hot!!

  4. Your oats look perfect for the cold mornings we have been having :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. This looks OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious, Stephanie! And girl, I’m with you all the way. I’m already sick of the heat. Last weekend it was nearly 90 degrees here in Sacramento. NOT OKAY. Let’s revolt and move somewhere snowy :)

  6. This looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it! Any chance you could give us nutritional info – calories, fat, protein, sugar, carbs, etc?

    • It can vary depending on the type/brand of yogurt you choose to use. I recommend punching in the ingredients on your own into a site like My Fitness Pal or Spark Recipes to calculate that info.

  7. I’ve never tried something like this, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it as I looks and sounds DELICIOUS
    Thank you for sharing

  8. Is this 1 serving or 2? Mine came out looking double (also in a mason jar) to yours. Though, maybe because I switched out the vanilla extract and brown sugar with vanilla protein powder…?

    • Hi Colleen, it is one serving. How much protein powder did you use? I have never used it with overnight oats so I can only assume that if all of the other ingredients were measured correctly, it must be due to the protein powder. What is super thick or runny?

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  10. Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks so much for this recipe! Came out great. I am wondering how long in the fridge this will last? I made 1 serving for breakfast but it is definitely enough for a few days for me!

    Thanks so much!

  11. Hi there! I was wondering if steel cut oats would work or if it would have to be rolled oats

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