If you love Tiramisu you are going to love these Tiramisu Overnight Oats. Low in sugar and high in protein, these coffee-infused overnight oats will have you feeling decadent without the guilt. Whether enjoyed warm or cold, this recipe provides a convenient, grab-and-go option for busy mornings.
These Tiramisu Overnight Oats have a whopping 16 grams of protein per serving and will keep you satisfied for hours. You can increase the protein even more by adding your favourite protein powder or topping with nuts or seeds. If you love high protein breakfasts you might like these egg-free breakfast recipes for Protein Oats without Protein Powder, Protein Pancakes and Seedy Protein Cereal.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Convenience: With a quick and easy preparation, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings. Simply mix the ingredients the night before and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Versatility: This recipe can be modified in many ways. From the amount of coffee flavour, sweeteners and toppings, the sky's the limit.
Perfect for Meal Prep: By dividing the mixture into single-serve containers or jars, these overnight oats become a convenient grab-and-go option.
Nutrient Rich: Adding ingredients like hemp hearts and chia seeds not only add texture but also bring additional nutrients, making the dish a wholesome and satisfying breakfast option.
🥘Ingredients and Substitutions
Rolled Oats: The best oats for overnight oats are rolled oats which can also be labeled as Old Fashioned oats or Large Flake oats. Quick oats can become too soft and mushy where steel cut oats can be tough and chewy. If using steel cut oats, add extra milk and let them soften in the fridge for a few extra hours.
Milk: I used 2% milk but any milk of your choice will work including dairy free alternatives or cream.
Espresso Powder: Espresso powder is convenient and allows you to easily adjust the strength of the coffee flavour to your liking. However, you can replace all or half the milk and espresso powder with strong brewed coffee.
Hemp Hearts add extra protein and healthy fats. They can be omitted entirely or substituted with chopped nuts or seeds of your choice.
Chia Seeds add extra protein, healthy fats, and fiber and also help give the overnight oats a pudding-like texture. They can be omitted or replaced with other nuts or seeds of your choice.
Honey: Use any sweetener such as sugar or maple syrup or omit the sugar for a sugar-free option.
Greek yogurt: Topping your Tiramisu Overnight Oats with Greek yogurt adds extra protein and creaminess. I used plain yogurt but vanilla or even coffee flavoured yogurt would also be delicious!
Cocoa Powder: Topping your oats with a dusting of cocoa powder adds the subtle chocolate flavour that Tiramisu is known for. You can also add a half a teaspoon of cocoa powder right into the oats mixture for a more chocolatey taste.
For a complete list of ingredients see the recipe card below.
Protein-Packed Option: Amp up the protein by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder into the mixture.
Dairy-Free Alternative: Substitute cow's milk with almond milk, coconut milk, or any other plant-based milk to make the recipe dairy-free. Or replace milk altogether with strong brewed coffee or espresso.
For Chocolate Lovers : For an extra dose of chocolate, stir some chocolate chips, shavings, or cacao nibs into your tiramisu oats.
Spice it up: Adding spices like cinnamon or nutmeg add to the warming qualities of this overnight oats recipe.
🔪How to Make Tiramisu Overnight Oats
Step 1: Place all the dry ingredients, plus honey, in a bowl or container of choice.
Step 2: Add the milk and stir to combine.
Step 3: Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight or up to 5 days. Top with Greek yogurt and dust with cocoa powder and serve.
For detailed instructions see the recipe card below.
To achieve the best outcome, choose Rolled Oats, also referred to as Old Fashioned Oats or Large Flaked Oats. Quick oats might lead to a mushy texture, and Steel Cut oats may be chewy and tough. However, if you prefer Steel Cut oats, add some extra milk and extend their time in the fridge.
Adjust as needed to create the texture, flavour and sweetness you prefer. Play around with your Tiramisu Overnight Oats until they are just right for you.
Warm in the microwave for best results if heating up your oats. Heat in small increments, stirring in between, until they reach your desired temperature.
Get creative with your topping choices. Consider adding sliced fruits, berries, chopped nuts, coconut, chocolate shavings, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for a personalized touch.
Yes, you can, but Rolled Oats are recommended for the best texture. Quick oats may result in a mushy consistency, while Steel Cut oats can be chewy.
Yes, you can adjust the serving size to make a larger batch. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator or freeze for up to 3 months.
You can use regular yogurt (flavoured or unflavoured), coconut yogurt, or a non-dairy alternative based on your preferences.
Yes, just replace all or half the milk with strong brewed coffee or espresso.
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Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup milk, any kind
- 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon cocoa powder
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or up to 5 days. You can also separate the mixture into 2 single-serve containers for an easier grab-and-go option.¼ cup rolled oats,⅓ cup milk, 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, ½ tablespoon chia seeds.
- Serve warm or cold. You can warm it up in the microwave. Heat in small increments, stirring often, until it’s the temperature you like.
- Top with Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, or any other toppings of your choosing. Use a small mesh sieve or a shaker for the cocoa powder to lightly dust the top.