Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
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why you’ll love this recipe
- Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats only takes a few minutes to prepare!
- You’ll have a healthy breakfast prepped for the whole week.
- Simple, flavorful and incredibly delicious.
- These oats are topped with a healthy yogurt and cinnamon swirl “frosting”.
- This recipe can easily be made vegan, plant-based and dairy free.
- Although enjoyed cold, these oats taste warm and comforting.
- Can be made gluten free with the use of certified gluten free rolled oats.
- Will keep you full and satisfied until lunch.
- Check out for my Maple Overnight Oats for another meal prep breakfast idea.
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
You can use organic or regular old fashioned rolled oats. I have not tested this recipe with quick oats, and steel cut oats will not work. To make this recipe gluten free, use certified gluten free rolled oats.
Add in some plain greek yogurt to give these oats that cream cheese flavor that typical cinnamon rolls have. To make this recipe dairy free and vegan, use a plant based yogurt like almond, cashew or coconut. Alternatively, you can use a flavor yogurt like vanilla.
Use you can any milk, I used almond milk but feel free to use coconut milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, or any other type of milk/nut milk alternative.
Ground cinnamon is a must.
A touch of vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.
Maple syrup is an unrefined sugar and really gives this recipe a warm flavor. You can use agave, honey or brown sugar.
A pinch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.
The frosting is made with greek yogurt, cinnamon and a splash of almond milk. To make this vegan, use a vegan yogurt like cashew, coconut or almond.
how to make
ONE: Start by combining all the ingredients together in a bowl or cup that has a lid. Mix until well combined. I love using these spice jars from amazon that come with an airtight lid. They are perfect for overnight oats.
TWO: Place jars in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. The next morning, mix well and top with frosting.
THREE: First, layer on a tablespoon of greek or non dairy yogurt and spread it evenly. Then, in a small bowl, combine greek yogurt, cinnamon and a splash of almond milk. Mix until well incorporated and then add to a small plastic bag. I love using these composite bags.
FOUR: Cut off the corner of the plastic bag and make a swirl on top of the yogurt. Then, ENJOY!
Tips and tricks
Mix together the dry ingredients first and then add in the wet.
Store in an airtight container for maximum freshness.
If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats, try adding granola on top for some crunch.
How to serve and store
Serve these cinnamon roll overnight oats with a cup of coffee or smoothie. You can warm them up in the microwave the next day if you prefer eating them warm.
Store these oats in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-5 days.
My Favorite Containers For Overnight Oats
These are the jars that are shown in the photos, they are spice jars, but work great for overnight oats.
Taste and Texture
These cinnamon roll overnight oats are perfectly sweet and full of warm cinnamon flavor. You taste the cinnamon and maple syrup with each bite. The greek yogurt frosting on top adds a lovely cream cheese taste that cinnamon rolls have.
The texture is creamy and soft. If you don’t like the texture of overnight oats you can add granola on top or you can blend them and the texture will be more like pudding. Check out my blended overnight oats recipe for directions on how to do that.
frequently asked questions
3-5 days when stored properly. Use an airtight container like the ones linked above.
Yes, absolutely! Although I prefer eating mine cold, you can warm these oats up in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warm all the way through. Alternatively, you can use the stovetop.
The yogurt is what gives this recipe that tart flavor that cinnamon rolls have from the cream cheese frosting. You can make this recipe without it but the flavor will be different.
Yes you can!
other recipes you may like
- Maple Overnight Oats
- Blended Overnight Oats
- Starbucks Strawberry Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
- Nutella Overnight Oats
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