These high protein tiramisu overnight oats are indulgent, nourishing, and full of fibre to keep you full. It's dessert for breakfast!
Does anyone else just love a sweet breakfast? Pancakes, breakfast cookies, yogurt bowls... I could go on! I'll always take an excuse I can to have dessert for breakfast, and that's why these tiramisu overnight oats were born. Indulgent, chocolaty, creamy, AND with a caffeine boost? I can't think of a better way to start your morning. These oats are also high in protein and fibre, meaning they'll keep you full and energized until lunch.
I also love recommending these oats to anyone who struggles with breakfast in the morning. Make-ahead breakfasts are key for busy mornings, and it takes less than 15 minutes of prep the night before, and you're all good to go. I hope this recipe shows you that a healthy breakfast can be simple, easy, AND delicious. These tiramisu overnight oats will make even the dreariest weekday morning something to look forward to.
- Oats (quick, minute or rolled)
- Chia seeds
- Cocoa powder
- Brewed black coffee
- Maple syrup
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
Alternatively, you can use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of making the topping.
In a mason jar or container add oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder and salt. Pour in milk, coffee and maple syrup and stir to combine.
In a separate small bowl, mix together yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Pour the yogurt mixture over the oat base and gently spread it into an even layer.
Lightly dust with cocoa powder. Add the lid to the jar and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. In the morning top with strawberries if desired and enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
To make gluten-free: Use certified gluten-free oats.
To make vegan: Use a dairy-free yogurt in the topping.
Switching up ingredients? Try these:
- Protein powder: If you want to add protein powder, I recommend substituting the cocoa powder and maple syrup with 2 tablespoon of chocolate protein powder and adding an additional 1.5 tablespoon of milk or coffee! I'm a big fan of the Nuzest protein and Organika collagen.
- Maple syrup: Swap for another liquid sweetener of choice like date syrup or honey.
- Chia seeds: Swap for flax seed.
- Mason jars
- Mixing bowls
These tiramisu overnight oats will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. The liquid from the yogurt may separate slightly after a day, so if you are making a large batch I would recommend storing the yogurt separately and topping the oats in the morning!
I tried to create a recipe that was similar to tiramisu without being too overpowering for individuals who may not like coffee as much. However, for a stronger coffee flavour you can easily replace more of the milk with additional coffee until you reach your desired taste!
Frequently Asked Questions
I know a lot of people worry about this, but these oats are paired will fibre and protein from the chia seeds, oats and Greek yogurt. Combining fibre and protein will help stabilize the breakdown of carbohydrates, and keep your blood sugar steady!
Yes! Although this may not taste EXACTLY like your favourite Italian dessert, for a healthy breakfast option- I think this is pretty close! If you really want to get fancy, crumble some ladyfingers on top to get even more of that tiramisu essence.
Yes, of course. In the recipe card below, you can easily select different serving sizes and the recipe will automatically adjust.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
If you liked this oatmeal recipe, you'll be sure to love these others on the blog!
- Microwave Egg White Oatmeal (High Protein)
- 10 Minute Pumpkin Pie Blended Oats
- The BEST High Protein Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Blended Overnight Oats
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make these tiramisu overnight oats, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- ½ cup oats quick, minute or rolled all work
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- ⅓ cup milk of choice
- ⅓ cup brewed black coffee
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup
- ⅓ cup plain greek yogurt or use ⅓ cup vanilla greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Additional cocoa powder for dusting optional
- In a mason jar or container add oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder and salt. Pour in milk, coffee and maple syrup and stir to combine.
- In a separate small bowl, mix together yogurt, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pour the yogurt mixture over the oat base and gently spread it into an even layer. Lightly dust with cocoa powder.
- Add the lid to the jar and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight. In the morning, top with strawberries if desired and enjoy!