Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats
Published Apr 12, 2023, Updated Aug 17, 2023
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These cookies and cream overnight oats taste like dessert, but are healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or a post-workout snack. They’re packed with protein, perfect for meal prep and require only 5 simple ingredients!
I’ve shared a bunch of dessert inspired overnight oat combos (like peanut butter cup overnight oats and brownie batter overnight oats) on the blog, but these cookies and cream overnight oats are my new favorite flavor!
They combine nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, protein powder and chia seeds with decadent chocolate cookies that melt into the oats while soaking (so good!!). And since they’re packed with over 20 grams of protein this is a recipe I can feel good about enjoying for breakfast or a post-workout treat.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Tastes like you’re having dessert for breakfast.
- Packed with over 20 grams of protein.
- Easy to make with only 5 main ingredients.
- Perfect for meal prep and great for busy mornings.
- rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work well because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do. My fave brand is Bob’s Red Mill gluten free old fashioned rolled oats.
- chia seeds – for added fiber, protein and healthy fats. Chia seeds also absorb some liquid, making the end result a little thicker.
- protein powder – I used Nuzest vanilla protein powder for this recipe, which is vegan and tastes delicious! I’ve also tried Clean Simple Eats cookies and cream protein powder that would be delicious in this recipe!
- almond milk – I like using unsweetened almond milk, but feel free to use your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk (coconut milk, oat milk, cashew milk, soy milk, etc.).
- cookies – what gives this recipe that cookies and cream flavor! The cookies melt into the oats while soaking and the end result is SO good! You can use regular Oreo cookies, but I prefer to use the Back to Nature Classic Creme Cookies since they’re not made with corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
- magic shell topping – this is totally optional, but I love making the magic shell topping for these oats. I melted 1/3 of a Lily’s white chocolate cookies and creme bar (which is stevia sweetened) with a little coconut oil and then poured it on top of the oats. The coconut oil helps the chocolate to harden as soon as it’s added to the chilled oats.
How to Make
Combine: Combine oats, chia seeds, protein powder, crushed cookies and almond milk in a bowl or mason jar. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine.
Soak: Place in the fridge overnight or for a few hours to soak.
Enjoy: When ready to serve, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 10-second increments. Once melted, pour on top of the overnight oats. The chocolate should harden almost immediately so quickly top with crushed cookies and enjoy!
The topping ideas are endless for this overnight oats recipe! If you decide not to use the magic shell topping here are some other ideas you could try instead:
- Fresh fruit: Adding fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries, bananas or blueberries is a healthy and delicious way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to the oats. Plus, chocolate + fruit = chef’s kiss!
- Nut butter: Swirling in a spoonful of almond butter or peanut butter can add a creamy and nutty flavor to these oats. It also adds some healthy fats and more protein!
- Granola: Adding a sprinkle of your favorite granola can add some crunch and texture to these oats. Try this grain-free chocolate granola for extra chocolate flavor!
- Coconut flakes: Toasted coconut flakes can add a nice flavor and crunchy texture to the oats. They are also a good source of healthy fats.
- Cacao nibs: These crunchy little pieces of crushed cacao beans add a chocolate flavor and some texture to the oats. They are also a good source of antioxidants and magnesium.
- Greek yogurt: Skip the magic shell topping and top your overnight oats with plain Greek yogurt for an added protein boost.
How to Store
This cookies and cream overnight oats recipe is great for meal prep! When stored in an airtight container in the fridge overnight oats should last for up to 5 days. They will soften more the longer they sit so I find they’re best on days 1-3, but they’re still safe to eat on days 4 and 5. I like prepping them in wide mouth 16 oz mason jars.
More Overnight Oats Recipes
- How to Make Overnight Oats (start here!)
- Blended Overnight Oats
- Protein Overnight Oats
- Peach Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Crumble Overnight Oats
- Cherry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Low Calorie Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats
- ⅓ of a Lily’s white chocolate cookies and cream bar
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
- Combine oats, chia seeds, protein powder, crushed cookies and almond milk in a bowl or mason jar. If you’re using a mason jar, you can put the lid on and shake the mixture to combine.
- Place in the fridge overnight or for a few hours to soak.
- When ready to serve, melt the white chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave in 10-second increments. Once melted, pour on top of the overnight oats. The chocolate should harden almost immediately so quickly top with crushed cookies and enjoy!
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.