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Tiramisu overnight oats are perfect for busy mornings! With layers of creamy yogurt, rich chocolate oats, and a touch of coffee, this healthy breakfast recipe is the best way to kick off your day. This tastes just like your favorite tiramisu dessert but in oat form! These oats are naturally gluten free, and can be easily made vegan too!
Tiramisu for breakfast?! That might sound crazy, but with these healthy tiramisu overnight oats you really can eat your favorite dessert for breakfast. This recipe is perfect to make ahead of time and enjoy the next morning. As you bite into the creamy tiramisu oats and yogurt layers, you will instantly be hooked.
This tiramisu overnight oats recipe is an easy way to get a boost of energy and meet your daily values of vitamins and minerals. With the high protein content and no added sugar, this is a great recipe you can feel good about eating! You may even find yourself skipping the espresso shots, since you get your coffee fix and breakfast all in one with these.
👩🏽🍳 Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Easy Meal Prep: If you are looking for make ahead breakfast recipes, this is a great one to try! It comes together in minutes, and can be stored in the fridge overnight to enjoy within the next day or so.
- Customizable: Overnight oats are a fun way to get creative. Customize with different flavors, add-ins, and healthy toppings.
- Good Source of Protein: With the blend of hearty oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and Greek yogurt, you’ll enjoy a high protein breakfast that will keep you full for hours. One serving of these oats has 13 grams of protein!
- Healthier: These oats are like a healthier tiramisu and taste so similar to the real thing! They are the best way to enjoy a “healthy dessert” for breakfast!
- Fun Coffee Flavor: Coffee overnight oats are a fun and unique way to enjoy oatmeal. Coffee lovers will be obsessed with this recipe!
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These tiramisu oats are the perfect make-ahead breakfast using simple ingredients. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for exact measurements.
Chocolate Oat Layer
- Rolled Oats: Rolled oats, also known as old-fashioned oats, will give the best texture for the tiramisu oatmeal, but quick oats (instant oats) can be used too. I do not recommend steel cut oats as these won’t absorb the liquids as well.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds help thicken the oats and provide a boost of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
- Cocoa Powder: You’ll get that lovely chocolate taste from unsweetened cocoa powder. Cacao powder is fine too. You’ll also want to use some cocoa powder as a topping (dusted on top of the oats once you’ve combined the layers in a container, just like regular tiramisu!)
- Almond Milk: Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite type of milk for this recipe. It will help to add to the moisture for an ultra creamy consistency in these overnight tiramisu oats.
- Espresso Coffee: Espresso will work best to provide a bold coffee flavor without making the oats too thin or watery.
- Maple Syrup: Add a touch of sweetness to these oats with pure maple syrup.
- Vanilla Extract & Salt: Enhance the natural flavors of chocolate and coffee with a dash of vanilla and pinch of salt!
- Cream Cheese: Cream cheese gives a subtle sweetness and richness to the creamy layers of this tiramisu porridge.
- Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds protein and a creamy texture to this recipe thanks to its super thick consistency. If you are looking to make a low calorie tiramisu overnight oats, opt for a fat free yogurt.
- Vanilla Extract: Pure vanilla extract is used to give this yogurt mixture its lovely vanilla flavor.
- Maple Syrup: Maple syrup will help dilute the tanginess of the cream cheese and greek yogurt.
🍲 Ingredient Substitutions
- Milk: While this recipe calls for almond milk, feel free to use your milk of choice. You can use any type of non-dairy milk you prefer, like oat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Regular milk will work too if you don’t need these to be vegan tiramisu overnight oats.
- Coffee: If you do not have any espresso, instant coffee powder or espresso powder mixed in with the oats would work fine too.
- Cottage Cheese: You can use creamed cottage cheese instead of cream cheese or Greek yogurt, if you wish!
- Yogurt: If you prefer a different type of yogurt, go for it! For dairy free tiramisu overnight oats, try it out with coconut yogurt or almond yogurt. I just recommend sticking with plain yogurt or vanilla yogurt to keep the flavor neutral.
- Sweetener: Maple syrup can be substituted with honey or any sweetener of choice if you’d like.
🔪 How To Make Tiramisu Overnight Oats
This tiramisu oat recipe requires minimal effort. Follow along with the easy steps detailed below to learn how to make tiramisu oatmeal that tastes like dessert!
Combine Chocolate Oat Ingredients & Chill: In a mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate oat layer. Stir to combine well. Cover and store in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight.
Make Vanilla Mixture: Prepare the vanilla layer by whisking the softened cream cheese until smooth. Next mix through the yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Begin Assembling: In 4 serving glasses, first place a layer of the oat mixture.
Layer: Then add the vanilla yogurt layer, another oat layer and top with a final layer of yogurt.
Garnish: Add a dusting of cocoa powder to the top of the oats.
Serve and enjoy!
💭 Expert Tips
- Adjust Sweetness: You can adjust the sweetness in this tiramisu oatmeal recipe, adding more or less maple syrup if needed. If you are unsure, start with just one tablespoon of maple syrup and add more after tasting.
- Avoid Clumpiness: Mix ingredients thoroughly, as chia seeds can get clumpy and stick together. If you’d like you can give an extra mix about 30 minutes into their chill time in the fridge.
- Adjust Thickness: This recipe creates a thicker, creamy oatmeal when it comes out of the fridge. If you like it to be on the thinner side, just add some almond milk before serving!
- High Protein Tiramisu Overnight Oats: While this recipe already has a great amount of protein with greek yogurt, rolled oats, and chia seeds, you can add in more with your favorite protein powder. I recommend 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder, added directly into the chocolate oat mixture.
- Tiramisu Banana Overnight Oats: You may have heard of the fun banoffee flavor, a blend of banana and coffee. Make these oats with a layer of mashed bananas or mix in banana pieces with your yogurt!
- Make It Creamier: To make the chocolate oat layer creamier, add ¼ cup Greek yogurt when adding the wet ingredients.
- Let It Chill Overnight: While you can let the oats sit for just about 5 hours in the fridge, they taste better the longer they have chilled – so I recommend making them the day before you want to enjoy them!
🍽 Serving Suggestions
Healthy tiramisu oats are complete on their own for a nourishing, filling breakfast or snack! However, it can be fun to add in some extras and make them your own! Here are some of our favorite ways to serve overnight oats:
- Drizzles: Try this recipe with coconut whipped cream, vegan nutella, this vegan honey recipe, strawberry simple syrup, blackberry simple syrup, or a dollop of this white chocolate hazelnut spread on top! I love adding a chocolate drizzle for dessert overnight oats.
- Fresh Fruit: Add in banana slices, raspberries, blackberries, pear compote or your favorite fruit! Dried fruit like raisins or dried apricot is tasty too.
- Nuts And Seeds: Mix in some hemp seeds, flaxseeds, sliced almonds, pecans, or walnuts. You can also do a layer of nut butter, like almond butter or pumpkin seed butter.
- Other Mix-Ins: Try a sprinkle of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cocoa powder, or dark chocolate chips. Want a bit of crunch? Add in high protein granola or low calorie granola.
- With A Breakfast Drink: While these tiramisu breakfast oats already have a boost of coffee in them, you might still be wanting a fun drink to pair them with! Try them out with my mocha latte, blue butterfly pea latte, ube latte, or this starbucks dragon drink recipe.
🙌 Dietary Adaptations
These easy tiramisu overnight oats are vegetarian and refined sugar free. To ensure that they are gluten free, simply use gluten-free oats!
For a vegan friendly version, substitute the yogurt and cream cheese for vegan friendly alternatives. Any plant-based yogurt and vegan cream cheese will do!
For a sugar free version, use monk fruit or stevia instead of maple syrup. Alternatively, if you just want a lower sugar option, try cutting the amount of maple syrup in half (your oats won’t be as sweet but they should still taste pretty good!)
- To Store In The Fridge: Place oats in an airtight container or mason jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- To Freeze: I do not recommend freezing overnight oats, as it can make the oats too soggy upon thawing or heating.
- To Heat: You can enjoy these as cold oats, room temperature, or warm. If you’d like to warm them, place the oats in a microwave safe container and heat for about 30 seconds – 1 minute. You may need to add a tbsp of water or milk.
Tiramisu would not be a healthy choice for breakfast, as it’s high in sugar and refined grains – so it’s more appropriate for a dessert in moderation. A traditional tiramisu recipe calls for mascarpone cheese, sugar, and heavy whipping cream. But this tiramisu oats recipe is great for breakfast as it takes everything you love about regular tiramisu, but is a much healthier choice – while still satisfying your sweet tooth!
Overnight oats are pretty accommodating and forgiving, so you can get away with adding most of your favorite toppings, flavors, and mix-ins. However, it is important to not add in too much sugar as the oats can become overly sweet and less enjoyable. This would also be the same for salt. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure to not add too much or too little liquid as the consistency of the oats will become either too thick or too runny.
Yes! Overnight oats are just as healthy as traditional oatmeal. You will still get all the same nutrients from the oats like antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Oats are great for lowering inflammation in the body and managing blood sugar levels. The key is to just make sure to not add too much sugar to your oats as that will make them more of a dessert than a healthy breakfast.
These tiramisu overnight oats add in other healthy foods like chia seeds, cocoa powder, almond milk, and Greek yogurt – each with their own benefits! Chia seeds provide a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber, while cocoa powder is rich in phytonutrients to decrease inflammation and support brain and heart health. Greek yogurt provides protein, along with probiotics for gut health.
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Tiramisu Overnight Oats
For The Chocolate Oat Layer
For The Vanilla Layer
- ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the chocolate oat layer, mix to combine well.
- Cover and store in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight.
- To serve: Prepare the vanilla layer by whisking the softened cream cheese until smooth.
- Next mix in the yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
- In 4 serving glasses place a layer of the chocolate oats, then a layer of the vanilla yogurt mixture, another layer of oats and top with a final layer of vanilla yogurt.
- Dust the top of each glass with a layer of cocoa powder.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- To make the chocolate oat layer creamier, add ¼ cup greek yogurt when adding the wet ingredients.
- Adjust sweetness to taste by adding more maple syrup if needed.
- Maple syrup can be substituted with honey if preferred.
- For a vegan friendly version, substitute the yogurt and cream cheese for vegan friendly alternatives.
- Substitute almond milk with oat, cashew or soy milk.