Breakfast

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats takes minutes to make and you'll have a healthy no-bake breakfast prepped for the whole week. These oats are topped with a delicious yogurt and cinnamon swirl "icing", mimicking a perfect cinnamon roll.

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A hand holding a glass jar that is filled with Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats.

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

all the ingredients that you need to make this recipe in small containers and labled.

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!

a wooden spoon with a bite of the cinnamon roll overnight oats.

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.

an up close shot of the cinnamon roll overnight oats.

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.

Alternatively, you can also use weck jarsmason jarsthese glass jars with plastic lids, or these glass jars with a bamboo lids.

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

How long will these oats last for in the fridge?

3-5 days when stored properly. Use an airtight container like the ones linked above.

Can I warm these oats up the next morning instead of eating them cold?

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.

Do I have to add yogurt?

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.

Can I add the frosting on the night before?

Yes you can!

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Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats takes minutes to make and you'll have a healthy no-bake breakfast prepped for the whole week. These oats are topped with a delicious yogurt and cinnamon swirl "icing", mimicking a perfect cinnamon roll.
5 based on 1 reviews
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
5 minutes
COOK TIME:
4 hours
TOTAL TIME:
4 hours
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup organic old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt, sub nondairy to make vegan 
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  • Pinch of salt 

Optional add in’s:

  • 1 tsp chia seeds 
  • 1 tsp ground flax 

Frosting: 

  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt (sub non dairy to make vegan) 
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon 
  • splash of almond milk to get right consistency

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 serving

Directions

  1. Start by combining all the ingredients together in a bowl or cup that has a lid. Mix until well combined. 
  2. Place overnight oats in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. When ready, mix well and top with frosting. 
  3. To make the frosting, first, layer on a tablespoon of greek or non dairy yogurt and spread it evenly. Then, in a small bowl, combine one tablespoon of plain greek yogurt, cinnamon and a splash of almond milk. Mix until well incorporated and then add to a small plastic bag. 
  4. Cut off the corner of the plastic bag and make a swirl on top of the yogurt. Then, ENJOY! 

Notes

  • 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.

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Leave A Comment And Rate This Recipe!

Rating:

This is an amazing flavor!! The tartness of the Greek yogurt really does give that cream cheese flavor. I like a thicker oatmeal so next time I’m going to use less almond milk. I also used Stonyfield’s nonfat plain Greek yogurt which has a bit of a looser consistency so I need to adjust. Overall will definitely make this again!

Hi Dorina! Aw i’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying the recipe!! Thanks so much for your comment and rating. I can’t wait to see what you make next! xx