Tiramisu overnight oats is the perfect breakfast recipe for true coffee lovers! Start your day off right with this creamy oat breakfast with coffee, honey, and yogurt.
Overnight oats are gaining more and more popularity, and I can understand that! You put it in the fridge the night before, and the next morning, you have a quick and nutritious breakfast.
I made a basic recipe with water and chocolate overnight oats before, but this tiramisu flavor should definitely not be missing from that list.
Dessert for breakfast!
I don't know about you, but I love the idea of starting the day with a dessert. But I also know that a healthy breakfast is best.
With this tiramisu overnight oats, you can have both!!
It has the creamy, rich chocolate flavor of tiramisu.
If you love dessert and coconut, you should check out my recipe for overnight oats with coconut milk.
What are overnight oats?
Overnight oats are a quick and healthy breakfast, perfect for busy days.
You make it by soaking rolled oats in a liquid such as (plant-based) milk or water.
Oats - old-fashioned rolled oats work best for this recipe.
They absorb moisture better, giving you the creamy, soft texture you are looking for.
You can also use regular oats if you want to make this recipe, but they don't soften as much.
Cocoa powder - unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder adds an intense chocolate flavor to your breakfast.
You can omit this and replace it with your favorite chocolate-flavored protein powder.
Milk - I like to use whole milk when I make this recipe.
To make your tiramisu overnight oats vegan, replace the milk with plant-based milk.
Coffee - you can use either freshly brewed coffee or dissolved instant coffee in hot water.
Make sure to let it cool to room temperature before continuing with the recipe.
I always use freshly brewed coffee when I make this recipe, but you could also substitute it with strong instant coffee.
Tip: Are there children eating with you? Replace the coffee with chocolate milk.
Honey - honey gives a sweet flavor to your tiramisu breakfast and adds extra protein.
Other sweeteners like maple syrup will work, too.
Yogurt - the mascarpone layer is made with Greek yogurt. To create the sweetness of tiramisu, you add honey and vanilla extract.
You can use a plant-based yogurt or vegan mascarpone instead of yogurt.
This has to be one of the simplest breakfast recipes. The oat layers are made by soaking rolled oats in cold coffee and milk overnight.
Mix the yogurt with vanilla and honey the next day to add the creamy mascarpone layer.
Finish your breakfast with a dusting of unsweetened cocoa powder, and you're good to go!
Put the oat flakes, cocoa powder, honey, milk, and coffee in a tightly sealable jar and stir well.
Turn the lid on the jar and let the oats soften in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
You can very well do this the night before!
The next morning, spoon a layer of the oat flakes into a bowl and spread a layer of yogurt and possibly some honey on top.
Sprinkle your breakfast with some cocoa powder and repeat until you have the desired amount.
If you want to take your breakfast with you or if you don't necessarily want to layer, you can also spoon the yogurt on top of the oats or stir it in.
Frequently asked questions
Yes!! Oats are full of fiber and protein, which is good for your health and weight loss!
Absolutely. Replace the coffee with chocolate or regular milk if you want to make this recipe without caffeine.
You can add seeds like chia seeds or hemp seeds to add some extra protein. Another option is to replace the cocoa powder with chocolate-flavored protein powder.
To make this recipe, you will need measuring cups, a bowl, some jars with a lid, and a spoon.
If you want to eat breakfast on the go, I recommend making this recipe in a yogurt cup.
Tiramisu overnight oats can very well be stored a bit longer. It's best if you eat the oats within 24 hours, but in the refrigerator, it will keep for up to about five days.
You can also freeze it. In the freezer, it will keep for about six months.
Tip: Before freezing, divide the oats into portions. That way, you can easily take a portion out of the freezer.
To thaw it, put it in the refrigerator the night before and let it thaw slowly overnight.
Why you will love this recipe
- It is perfect for meal prep. Make a large batch for the whole week and keep it in the fridge or freeze it for later!
- Coffee and chocolate. Need I say more?
- This recipe is the perfect breakfast to go.
- Tiramisu overnight oats are gluten-free.
- Start your day with a dessert.
- High protein.
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Tiramisu overnight oats
For the overnight oats
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ strong coffee
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
For the tiramisu layers
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Put the coffee, honey, and milk in a bowl and mix until the honey is completely dissolved.
- Add the oat flakes and cocoa powder and mix well.
- Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours until the oat flakes have softened.
- In a bowl, mix together the yogurt along with the sugar.
- Divide the oat mixture between two bowls and spoon some yogurt into each bowl.
- Sift more cocoa powder over it and finish your breakfast with fresh fruit.