These tiramisu overnight oats are thick, creamy, and taste like the classic dessert! Make a huge batch to have breakfasts prepared for the week ahead!
Why this recipe works
Healthy and filling. A portion of these overnight oats will keep you full and hearty, and energised all day.
Easy to meal prep: Make up to five servings and have breakfast sorted for the entire week ahead.
Easily made vegan and gluten free: With just a few simple swaps, you can make this oats diet friendly.
- Rolled oats. Also known as old fashioned oats. While quick oats work, they won’t be as chewy, filling, or satisfying.
- Coconut sugar. Adds some sweetness. You can also use sugar or a liquid sweetener, like maple syrup or honey.
- Cocoa powder. Dutch processed and unsweetened cocoa powder. For a richer flavor, you can use dark cocoa powder.
- Instant coffee. Gives the oats the delicious coffee flavor. Instant coffee dissolves well and leaves nothing gritty. You can also use decaffeinated coffee if you can’t tolerate caffeine.
- Milk. I used unsweetened almond milk but any milk works.
- Yogurt. Any yogurt works, including Greek or coconut yogurt. I like to use a vanilla flavored one to add sweetness, but any works.
- Toppings. For the ultimate tiramisu flavor, add some lightly sweetened cream (or cream cheese) and a dusting of cocoa powder.
How to make tiramisu overnight oats
Start by adding the oats, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and sugar in a jar or cereal bowl. Add the milk and yogurt and gently stir everything together. Cover the bowl/jar and refrigerate.
Now, several hours later (or the morning after), give the oats a stir and add more milk if needed. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy immediately.
Dietary swaps and variations
- Make it gluten free. Use certified gluten free rolled oats or quick oats.
- Cut the dairy. Replace the milk and yogurt with dairy free counterparts, like non-dairy milk and soy or coconut yogurt.
- Add protein to it. Like my protein overnight oats, adding a scoop of protein powder will add some satiety and keep you fuller for longer (along with an extra 20 grams of protein).
- Add mix-ins. Chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even some cookie pieces are all fantastic additions.
- Cut the carbs. Make low carb oatmeal but use the same mix-ins.
- To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days.
- To make ahead: Make a big batch of the oats in a Sunday night and have breakfast ready for every weekday.
More breakfast recipes to try
- Oatmeal smoothie
- Healthy oatmeal pancakes
- Protein waffles
- Pumpkin protein pancakes
- Coconut flour pancakes
Frequently Asked Questions
While a traditional tiramisu dessert does have eggs in it, the oatmeal version does not need it at all.
Adding a tablespoon of white or black chia seeds will add fiber, protein, and also thicken the oats.
To make a warm tiramisu oatmeal, prep it as instructed except double the amount of milk and omit the yogurt. Cook as per microwave or stovetop instructions. Fold through your mix-ins.
Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- Add the oats, sugar, cocoa powder, and instant coffee in two small bowls or jars. Add the remaining ingredients.
- Cover the bowls/jars and refrigerate them for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- When ready to enjoy, give the oats a mix and add more milk, if needed. Add some toppings and enjoy immediately.