Tiramisu Overnight Oats


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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! 

tiramisu overnight oats.

We love our coffee and we love our oatmeal, so why not combine them both to make creamy and delicious overnight oats that taste like tiramisu! 

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. 

If you love a Tiramisu cake or the actual dessert, have it for breakfast!

Ingredients needed

  • 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. 

Storage instructions

  • 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. 
tiramisu oatmeal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put eggs in overnight oats?

While a traditional tiramisu dessert does have eggs in it, the oatmeal version does not need it at all.

Why use chia seeds in overnight oats?

Adding a tablespoon of white or black chia seeds will add fiber, protein, and also thicken the oats.

Can I warm this up?

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 recipe.

Tiramisu Overnight Oats

5 from 8 votes
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! 
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt


  • 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.


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.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSodium: 90mgPotassium: 549mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 283mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 34g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. What a wonderful way to start off your day! mmm mmm mmmm Arman!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  2. Ha – my mom was strict like that too and guess what my favorite ice cream flavor was growing up?? yup – coffee! I’m a total sucker for anything tiramisu and love the idea of using the flavors in oatmeal!

  3. Ugh, coffee is my life….seriously, I started drinking it in college and never stopped. Coffee pot in the office and all!

  4. Good sir, you come up with the most awesome oatmeal recipes! Tiramisu is definitely one of my favorite desserts, so I’m gonna have to make this happen shortly!

  5. Funny you should mention coffee… I just got off work (yes on a Saturday) and I was debating between taking a nap or drinking coffee. I opted for the cup of coffee, which I’m currently sipping on, and knowing me, I might end up taking that nap anyway. 🙂

    1. I cannot believe you worked Saturday……I hope the coffee fuelled something epic, but not cleaning out a freezer. 😉

  6. Whyyyyy do you have to taunt me with tiramisu oatmeal when I legit have no way of making it?!? I brought instant oat packets with me to Vegas, but there are no in-room coffee makers, and the people in the shops look at you funny if you ask for a cup of hot water. Ugh. At least I’ll be home soon 😉

    And coffee became liquid gold for me somewhere around the age of 21… It was tar prior to that.

  7. I absolutely adore coffee, although living in Asia means managing expectations when it comes to a really great cup. Sometimes I treat myself to the bazillion-ringgit Indonesian super special coffee blend at the grocery store but mostly my budget wins out. Luckily I will drink (or eat) it in any way, shape or form.

  8. I am a total coffee whore, and while this breakfast looks DELICIOUS, you will not see me skipping my coffee for it. I would pair them together. I am ALL ABOUT the coffee pairings. To be honest, I ADORE Starbucks and it’s not just because I work there, I have learned so much about their beans and the process/love that goes into each bag of coffee. I also love local shops, but have been skunked on the local brews that last two times I’ve deviated from Starbucks..the local stuff tasted like garbage water. I love my brew BOLD and black, and Starbucks ALWAYS delivers for my strong taste buds. Total tangent here…You should totally come to Seattle to see the first Starbucks..just sayin.

  9. I love both coffee and coffee flavored things. When I used to make ice cream I had to make a Tiramisu flavor. Lady fingers soaked in Marsala wine and chocolate chunks. It was so strong but so delicious!

  10. Yay! I have been looking forward to this recipe ever since you teased us with it.
    I am not a coffee drinker nor do I usually like coffee-flavored desserts. However, I have had a couple of bites of a friend’s tiramisu and was pleasantly surprised. I have yet to order my own slice so this oatmeal will be my gateway. As an Italian I am ashamed to admit I don’t know much about Italian desserts. Aside from tiramisu and gelato the only thing I could think of is cannoli. So, I guess my favorite would be gelato.
    I hope your next selfie captures you mid Paris Hilton dance.:)

  11. Coffee is my middle name! 🙂 My grandmother would give me a little teacup of coffee – mostly milk but still – when I was little!

  12. Ohhhh… my tiramisu parfait hasn’t happened in wayyyyy to long. Is it weird that I like Tiramisu batter for breakfast than dessert?

  13. I LOVE coffee ice cream! It is one of my favorite flavors! At coldstone I used to always get coffee ice cream with raspberries and oreos mixed in!! SO GOOD!
    I started drinking coffee in high school…. not exactly sure how old I was… my rents were pretty laid back though and they didn’t care that I started drinking coffee!

    Favorite Italian dessert…… GELATO 🙂