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?

What is your favourite Italian dessert? 

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109 thoughts on “Healthy Tiramisu Oatmeal

  1. I am a coffee lover too, i too sometimes can be snobbish about it, but its my THING and I love coffee, all different types, so when its not good I get upset. ALSO, tiramisu is one of my alll tie favs, SO win win!!! YUMM

    1. You and me both, Cait- seriously, Melbourne and Sydney pride themselves on their coffee- you need to come here and try it out for yourself!

  2. As a coffee & oatmeal lover, I NEED a bowl of this STAT…come make some for me? The idea of making tiramisu scares me but I think I can handle making this recipe..looks divine, Arman…and it’s a good thing your recipes are legit i.e. no false advertising! Have you ever tried coffee chip ice cream? It’s heavenly! As for favorite Italian desserts, gelato gets my vote without a doubt!

  3. Bravo Arman! Loving the sound of this. I refer to coffee as my hug in a mug.. liquid gold has a classier ring to it though hah! Aahh tiramisu <3; I don't have it enough.. at least now I've got easy access to a form of it though 😀 . I recall attending a party where homemade tiramisu ice cream was served..jumping jiminy crickets – it was heavenly!
    My Dad is(!) totally the same way with speaking to the opposite gender. Its like, by conversing I'll presumely end up married and gone any minute 😆 .
    I need to thank you from the depths of my oatmeal loving soul for the ruling of sticking oatmeal in the fridge overnight for your recipes. I don't know what transpires, but I'm contemplating a visit from fairies that amps up the fluff and taste 😀 .

    1. Thank you Ms. J- hope things are going well with you! Seriously, the overnight method is the best- more to come! 😉

  4. Haha this totally goes with what you posted the other day about deceptive advertising…you clearly say this is HEALTHY and not a tiramisu twin. This reminds me of so many other foods you didn’t think you were allowed to eat/drink growing up that now is totally normal…coffee, vodka pasta sauce, wine….all the good things in life 🙂

    1. Hahahaha. This tastes like lies. Make it.

      Vodka pasta sauce- can you believe Australia hasn’t even jumped on that bandwagon yet? Fail again, Australia.

  5. I LOVE coffee, but unfortunately I am so sensitive to caffeine so I avoid it for the most part. Mainly because I think it is unfair for people if I hyper chat their ears off after that caffiene hit. Tea does me nicely now and a bit of cacao – that is about as stimulant as I can go haha.
    My Gran’s favourite pudding was Tiramisu – she would have loved this brekky 🙂

    1. NOOOOOOOOOO. Sydney and Melbourne are famous for coffee..I will convert you. Too bad. Decaf doesn’t count.

      Naw, I love how you mention your gran and the word pudding. Best word ever.

  6. Oh coffee, I love you! my new favourite drink is coconut milk with espresso – yum! And I love dark chocolate with espresso coffee through it!

    Don’t tend to go for coffee flavoured things as I find they don’t actually taste of coffee! But like the idea of adding coffee to oats!

    1. Ohhh…I love dark chocolate covered beans- so delicious! I need to try the bulletproof style coffee!

  7. i am not an oatmeal fan (I enjoy solid food…though oatmeal isn’t bad I’m just enjoying other things more currently) but I found when I used unsweetened cocoa, I needed to add about 10 million cups of sweetener. LOL, it’s probably worse than the just buying sweetened cocoa at that point. Anyways, you know I enjoy my coffee so yeah…that’s that.

    1. You and your coffee…I need to create something to pair with your coffees. Something sweet.

  8. At what age did you start drinking coffee? – Not yet. I know, I know… I’m actually trying to get onto the matcha train to have a kind-of replacement with similar wake-up characteristics. Oddly enough, I -do- like coffee-flavoured foods [hello, ice cream] and even chocolate-covered coffee beans occasionally. If I was still eating eggs I’d be all up for tiramisu, too. Only I agree that too strongly coffee-soaked lady fingers weren’t a favourite of mine. But the mascarpone part made up for that… mmmmhh-ascarpone.

    1. Funny story- My mum thought chocolate covered coffee beans didn’t contain coffee…then she stayed up all night. Lesson learnt.

  9. Holy yum!! I only recently started enjoying tiramisu (unlike you, I was never a fan of coffee-flavoured foods, especially not coffee ice cream!) and this looks incredible.

    1. Thank you, Tara- although I saw a cheeky iced coffee today by Almond Breeze- we better get that here!

  10. I WAS NEVER ALLOWED TO ORDER IT EITHER. Coffee=the devil haha but now that I’m obsessed. Also, that topping looks divine. Yes, divine. Happy Friday! ..errr….weekend!

    1. Haha, look at us now- buying it every single day. Please have an iced coffee for me- Iced coffee in Australia is 98% sugar.

  11. So we all know how I feel about coffee, but I LOVE coffee flavoured desserts. Tiramisu, coffee ice cream…it’s all good. Apparently, I just like my coffee evened out with fat and sugar…so I’d probably be ok with the whipped-cream fancy Starbucks coffees.
    Although favourite Italian dessert: Tartufo. I’ve only had it a few times, but it is incredible.

    1. TARTUFO. YES. The tiny red bit…oh my. No words. We need to have a tartufo meet up.

  12. Favorite Italian dessert is gelato, hands down. BUT I also greatly enjoyed tiramisu so I definitely need to try this! I was actually going to make your cake batter pudding the other morning, until I realized it had to be prepared the night before. And I haven’t remembered to do it yet! Now I’ve got to decide which version to try first…
    I’ve always enjoyed the smell of coffee, but I could never understand actually drinking it because I thought it tasted nasty lol. I’m just now beginning to experiment with decaf versions of it though… the flavored ones aren’t too bad. 😉

    1. Haha, that’s like my sister- she loves the smell but NOT the taste! I hope you did have one while in Italy 😉

  13. GOING TO MAKE THIS FOR BREAKFAST TOMORROW!! Except I need to get instant coffee first… this looks amazing Arman, great job!! (Also thanks for not lying about what it is haha)

  14. I second coffee as liquid gold. It is the nectar of the gods!!!! My mom makes a super delicious tiramisu from an italian espresso maker we have (still trying to figure out how to steal that from them) and it’s basically the best thing ever. Coffeeee <3.

    And in breakfast form?! Sign me up!

    1. Wow- from an espresso maker? That would be amazing. And if any blogger appreciates coffee it is you…miss 4 shots during study time!

  15. this better taste like dessert! haha jk. But i have no doubt it will. I could eat an endless bowl of this right now!

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