Enjoy all the flavors of a dreamy cinnamon roll in these easy to prep 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!

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats

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

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • I recommend using old fashioned oats over quick oats for overnight oats. Quick oats end up being softer and mushier.
  • Any type of milk will work for this recipe (dairy, almond, soy, oat, etc.).
  • You can also try different types of yogurt. I like vanilla, but plain works too!
  • Store leftover or portioned servings (if meal prepping) in covered containers in the fridge. The oats are best enjoyed in 3-5 days.
  • If meal prepping, I would keep the cream cheese topping stored separate from the oats so it stays nice and thick like frosting.

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats
Yield: 1 serving

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal - The delicious taste of homemade cinnamon rolls in simple overnight oats! A delicious breakfast!


  • 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 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the cream cheese topping: (optional)

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


  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.  If prepping ahead, store separate from the oats so that the topping stays thick like frosting.


Nutrition includes cream cheese topping.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 372Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 247mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 24g

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Oats