This tiramisu overnight oats recipe is a healthy spin on the creamy tiramisu dessert. Tiramisu oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Made with a few simple ingredients this make-ahead breakfast is loaded in protein and fiber making it the best way to start your day!
Why These Overnight Tiramisu Oats Are The Best!
A traditional tiramisu recipe is one of my favorite desserts. It has a creamy texture with a intense espresso flavor that is balanced with a sweet layer of mascarpone cheese.
Of course I had to change things up a bit in order to make this a healthy breakfast recipe. To mimic the mascarpone I added a layer of creamy vanilla flavored Greek yogurt. This adds an amazing protein content to the tiramisu overnight oats.
Then by adding cold brewed espresso to the oat mixture you that intense espresso flavor that tiramisu is known for! It is perfectly creamy and delicious while being packed with protein and healthy nutrients.
mason jars- a glass mason jar is perfect for portioning and storing overnight oats.
old-fashioned oats- are the best for overnight oats because they soften but still have a bit of chew and texture.
espresso- is the key ingredient in a traditional tiramisu. It gives the dish the strong coffee flavor that it is known for.
Greek yogurt- I used a whole milk Greek vanilla yogurt. It gives more flavor than the plain yogurt.
In a large mixing bowl add Greek yogurt, almond milk, cold espresso and vanilla extract. Stir well until the mixture is smooth and has no lumps.
Add the oats and chia seeds to the milk mixture and stir to combine. Portion the oats into small glass jars for individual portions.
Create layers by adding a spoonful of oats followed by yogurt and another layer of oats.
Add a final layer of yogurt to the top of the oats and add a dusting of cocoa powder.
Store overnight oats in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
You can portion the oats into single serving containers so they are ready to go in the morning or you can keep the oat mixture in a large resealable container and assemble into bowls when ready to eat.
How Long Are Overnight Oats Good For?
Tiramisu Overnight oats are great for meal prep because you can make the recipe over the weekend and it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Substitutions And Additions
almond milk- I use non-dairy milk in my overnight oats. Coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk are my favorites, but you can use any type of milk.
oats- rolled oats or also known as old-fashioned oats are the best type of oat for overnight oats. Quick oats and instant oats are more processed than rolled oats and would become softer when they soak up the milk and yogurt. If using quick oats for overnight oats they should be eaten within 1-2 days for best results.
Steel cut oats are less processed than rolled oats and would not soften enough so I do not recommend steel cut oats for this recipe.
honey- pure maple syrup or agave syrup can replace the honey in this recipe.
espresso- is what is used in a traditional tiramisu, but cold coffee works well too. Also instant coffee powder or espresso powder can be dissolved in water and used in place of brewed espresso.
Can I Use Quick Oats For Overnight Oats?
Quick oats are a finer texture than rolled oats or old-fashioned oats because they are more processed. They can be used in place of old-fashioned oats, but the texture will be softer and should be eaten sooner for best results.
Can You Heat Up Overnight Oats?
Yes, sometimes cold oatmeal is not appealing. Even though overnight oats are meant to be eaten cold you can always heat them in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.
Can You Freeze Overnight Oats?
Yes! Overnight oats can be frozen, however it is best to freeze the base without the layers of yogurt. Store in freezer safe containers for up to 3 months for the best taste and texture.
To thaw the overnight oats, remove from the freezer and thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then add the yogurt layer.
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Healthy Tiramisu Overnight Oats Recipe
- ½ cup almond milk or milk of choice
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt, divided
- ¼ cup espresso, cooled (or strong brewed coffee)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- In a large bowl add 1 cup of Greek yogurt, almond milk, espresso, honey and vanilla extract. Stir well until the honey has dissolved and the yogurt is no longer lumpy.
- Stir the oats and chia seeds into the milk mixture.
- Layer the overnight oats and remaining cup of yogurt into glass jars. Start with a spoonful of oat mixture, followed by a layer of yogurt and then repeat each layer.
- Top the final layer with a dusting of cocoa powder.
- Cover the overnight oats and refrigerate for up to 5 days.