Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal

5 from 3 votes

Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal 

I love coffee. To me, this is liquid gold. I also love Italian desserts. If you want proof- Check out my recap of the Great Gelato Challenge. How does one marry two of their favourite things, coffee and Italian desserts? Have tiramisu.

Healthy High Protein Tiramisu Overnight Oats- Smooth, creamy and the perfect recipe to keep you satisfied for hours! NO Sugar or nasties at all! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-

Growing up, I was never allowed to order Tiramisu at an Italian restaurant. Why? Because it contained coffee. In my mum’s eyes- Coffee under the age of 18 was illegal. The same goes to watching M15+ rated movies and talking to the opposite gender. As with anything banned or taboo, you fight against it- and I did. When I was out, I’d order cappuccinos and when my ice cream flavour of choice would often be coffee flavoured.


These days, I am a coffee snob and I will judge a cafe based on their espresso…except in America. I am a tacky tourist and I dance around with a starbucks cup in my hand like Paris Hilton and her silly pooch.

Tiramisu, for those of you unfamiliar with it, is a mousse like cake with flavours of coffee, chocolate and cream on top of a sweetened biscuit like base. My favourite part of it is everything BUT the base- seriously, it’s a waste of cake.

Healthy High Protein Tiramisu Overnight Oats- Smooth, creamy and the perfect recipe to keep you satisfied for hours! NO Sugar or nasties at all! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-


This healthy tiramisu oatmeal pudding incorporates the flavours of tiramisu, but also it’s light, fluffy, texture. Made with my standard method (the day before), it is worth waking up to. High in protein, no added sugar and a gluten free option– this will be the ideal start to your day. Let’s not forget the topping- Don’t bother hunting down marscapone for it- you can use greek yogurt, cream cheese or even ricotta.

The best thing? You can omit your morning coffee. It’s a two in one. BOOM.

Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal 


Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal

A delicious breakfast choice which tastes exactly like the infamous Tiramisu dessert- with a healthy punch to boot!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoon of instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon Natvia natural sweetener/1 Tablespoon Norbu sweetener

For the topping

  • 2 tablespoon cream cheese can sub for 2% greek yogurt or ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Milk to thin
  • 1 teaspoon native natural sweetener/norbu sweetener


  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg whites and whole egg and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine the rolled oats, salt and milk of choice and heat until all the liquid is absorbed. Add the egg mixture and whisk well into the oats. Continue stirring for approximately 2-3 minutes, until fully cooked and fluffy. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the instant coffee, cocoa powder and sweetener and mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate mixture overnight.
  • Before eating, combine the cream cheese, cocoa and sweetener in a small bowl. Slowly add in milk until a thick sauce is formed. Top on oatmeal pudding and dig in!


This oatmeal can be eaten warm, but it's best to make overnight for the true tiramisu flavour. Feel free to adjust amount of coffee based on preference- I like it really strong so opt for 2 teaspoons.
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 Healthy High Protein Tiramisu Overnight Oats- Smooth, creamy and the perfect recipe to keep you satisfied for hours! NO Sugar or nasties at all! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-

The filtered water pairs with the sea salt which brings out the natural sweetness of the oats- something which is important when subbing filtered water for milk. 

EDITED TO ADD– In honour of this month’s Recipe Redux- I retried this recipe to mesh with this week’s theme- Adding some liquor or spirit to a recipe. What better way to do so than in a Tiramisu!Healthy High Protein Tiramisu Overnight Oats- Smooth, creamy and the perfect recipe to keep you satisfied for hours! NO Sugar or nasties at all! {vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipe}-

To make take this delicious breakfast into one more adult centric- Add 1 shot of Kahlua (or Bailey’s Irish Creme) to take it to that next level. It pairs perfectly with the milky texture and coffee flavour!

Be sure to stop by the other Redux member’s recipes…but maybe limit yourself to one or two recipes to try out a day. We want to stay sober here! 😉

Hope to see you all on Sunday for some Spill it, Sundays action- don’t forget to dig through your archives to highlight some of your classic posts and recipes worth pinning!

Are you a fan of coffee or coffee flavoured foods?

At what age did you start drinking coffee?

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109 thoughts on “Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal

  1. Oh my YES! I resdiscovered a love for tiramisu at the end of my time in Arg (bloody Italian influence!) SO GOOD. And now I’m back in the UK I actually have these ingredients to try it out! Happy happy days 🙂

    I was a late starter on the coffee front, only when I discovered I could have it with soy/almond milk and without horrible cow’s milk a couple of years ago! Thankfully I discovered it before my final year of uni or else I definitely would have failed 😉

    1. Thank you, Pip- hope you do enjoy it!

      Did you ever have a traditional south American espresso with the condensed milk? Diabetes in a glass.


    I have to admit and apologize that I’m sorry for scrolling immediately to the recipe 🙂 I think it may have been the first time i didn’t OCD read your post in order (but don’t worry i scrolled back to drool over your description) i was just way too excited to find out what was goin ooooonnn all up in that bowl!

    That topping is perfect.. i think it would pair nicely alongside some nut butter (perhaps some mocha almond or chocolate coconut since everything is better with toppings duhh) And I’m allergic to eggs but I’m thinking i can recreate this fluff factor with some chia of some sort!!

    I WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. Love this and you and this is perfect and i already need to concoct it and can’t wait for the next one bahhhh <33333

    1. How rude, Meredith. I write the commentary at the stop for you. Just for you.

      YES- I didn’t put nut butter because the standard ones would wreck the taste, but a mocha almond or dark chocolate spiked one would be great- or plain chopped nuts! Hm… definitely try with chia seeds!

  3. I’m so happy you posted this!!!! You’ve taunted us with it for long enough! Can’t wait to try it out.
    I am a coffee freak! I started drinking coffee when I was about 13, but enjoyed coffee flavored treats much younger than that. I had an obsession with Arby’s jamocha milkshakes when I was a kid.
    My sister actually makes tiramisu from scratch. It is amazing…. And not healthy at all….but it’s tiramisu so it doesn’t even matter!!

    1. Thank you, Bridget- I hope you do try it out and enjoy it! Wow, 13- I am jealous!

  4. Um Arman where’s the rum.
    I’m going to make this but also cook rum into the oatmeal because why not? The alcohol will cook off anyway 😉
    I think I started drinking… coffee, that is… in college. I was never a fan of just the stuff with some kind of creamer in it until then. Before that it was nasty ass fraps all the time. Then I graduated to lattes. Then to coffee. And now I can even drink it black (if I have to)!

    1. Shh….I added a shot of tia maria but didn’t think it to be blog appropriate.

      Latte’s or flat whites are epic- embrace it!

  5. Guess who’s probably (like 98% sure) going to make these after her long run this weekend? As long as I’m not too tired. But I’m hopeful! These look super yum!
    Anything coffee flavored is right up my alley! LOL I have a coffee flavored recipe today too! 😀
    I started drinking coffee in 10th grade…so I believe i I was 15? It started out as sugar and cream coffee…then I went to all black. Never going back!

    1. I hope you tried it out- it can replenish the energy! I LOVE black coffee..with sweet foods especially haha.

  6. New to your blog.
    I never knew men could be so into cooking healthy:)
    Happy to discover your blog.

    I never liked coffee ever..makes ne one of a kind.
    I used to have a lot of tea though once upon a time.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words- I appreciate it! Hope you stick around 🙂

  7. Um, we are twins today with the egg white oats recipes. Yours is, admittedly and respectfully, far superior to mine in sophistication! I actually didn’t like tiramisu itself (though I love coffee) until a year or two ago when I had an extraordinary version of it. I started drinking coffee (mostly decaf) in 9th grade. I literally remember the cup that taught me to like it.

    1. This is the best. The way you comment is so polished- in the most complimentary way- my English teacher would give you an A 😉

      I hope you’ve lost the de from the caf these days! 😉

    1. What kind of question IS THAT? Says the girl who goes for soft serve or cold stone. Clearly a gelato fan…clearly.

      Actually, your going to Florida. Please go to Harry Potter world for me. They have expanded.

  8. I wanted nothing to do with coffee until I was probably like 22. Even then, I drank a small cup, if that. Then my son was born and I realized how helpful a pot of coffee would be each morning lol. I live for my few cups a day but will not accept coffee flavored ice creams or foods into my world. Although who knows, maybe if I tried it again, I would like it.

  9. Yep, I prefer the cream on top of the Tiramisu base too!! Who needs those soaked biscuits anyway. The oatmeal sounds really yummy and I like that you make it the night before and don’t call it “over-night oatmeal” 😀

    1. Btw, I like coffee a lot, especially cappuccino with foamy milk! That’s the best part. And don’t mess it up by sprinkling cocoa powder on top of it… Our even chocolate syrup. That’s a total NO GO! I dislike coffee flavoured things though like candy or ice cream. Just doesn’t taste good to me. Tiramisu is the exception haha 🙂

    2. Definitely not overnight oatmeal- no yogurt or raw oats- it is cooked!

      Also, ate an omelette today and I thought of you! Damn I love eggs!

  10. Ok I’m in agreement about the cake part of tiramisu – UNLESS it’s my ma’s version (lady fingers soaked in rum. A lot of rum). May be I soak the oats in rum here… That would be an interesting start to the day 😉

  11. As a coffee lover and avid tiramisu maker (the real deal and variations) I am super stoked about this recipe 😀 Wednesday morning – this is happening my friend! My favorite variation is gingerbread tiramisu. Lovely! The secret lies in really soaking up the base with coffee. It needs to be a little mushy because if not it’s just a boring tasteless bisquit!
    I started drinking coffee at the age of 15. My gateway drug was also cappucchino 🙂 My mum always was okay with that as I had a really low blood pressure and my doctor recommended to have a coffee every now and then. This was clearly opening pandora’s box 😉

    1. I never thought to soak the base in coffee- genius!

      Oh that doctor should be worshipped…..seriously!

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