This Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oat is a creamy, refreshing breakfast oatmeal recipe with all your favorite flavors of cinnamon rolls.
If you love dessert for breakfast, this healthy breakfast recipe is sure to impress.
I have a passion for overnight oats recipes, especially the ones that taste like dessert.
When I don’t meal prep a batch of tiramisu overnight oats, I love to make this cinnamon roll version.
It taste pretty much the same as my vegan cinnamon rolls, expect it’s healthy packed with proteins and fiber.
It’s a fulfilling breakfast perfect for meal prepping two days of healthy mornings.
How To Make Cinnamon Overnight Oats
All you need to make your overnight oats taste like a cinnamon rolls are a few simple and wholesome ingredients.
The ingredients you need are the same as a classic overnight oats recipe plus some of the spices and add-ons found in a cinnamon dessert:
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats or quick oats for a thinner texture. I didn’t try steel-cut oats for this recipe, but I am confident it would work with the same amount.
- Plant-Based Greek Yogurt of choice like Greek Soy yogurt or coconut yogurt.
- Chia Seeds
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – You can also use coconut milk or soy milk for a boost of protein.
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Syrup or any liquid sweetener you love, including coconut nectar, agave syrup, or brown rice syrup.
- Dried Raisins – Alternatively, use dried cranberries or finely chopped medjool dates.
- Pecan Nuts or any chopped nuts you like, including almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts.
- Soft Brown Sugar
In a large bowl, stir oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Then, stir in the liquid ingredients: vanilla, almond milk, and plant-based yogurt.
Then, stir in chocolate dried raisins and chopped pecans.
Film the top of the bowl with a lid, foil, or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
If you like, give a quick stir after one hour to make sure the chia seeds don’t sank to the bottom of the bowl.
The next day, split the batch into two glass mason jars and add the toppings.
To boost the cinnamon flavors of this breakfast recipe, I recommend adding the following toppings.
- Maple-Sweetened Yogurt – In a small bowl, stir non-dairy yogurt and maple syrup. Then, add a dollop of maple-sweetened yogurt on top of each jar.
- Cinnamon Sugar – In small bowl, stir brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle this cinnamon sugar on top of the oats.
- Sweet Glaze – To finish, stir powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Place in a small zip-lock bag. Cut a small hole on one of the bag corner and drizzle on top of the jar.
You can store your cinnamon roll overnight oats for up to 4 days in a sealed glass jar in the fridge.
You can also freeze leftover overnight oats in a sealed airtight container and thaw them in the refrigerator the day before.
Below are some ingredients substitutions if you need.
- Gluten-Free – Use a gluten-free certified oat brands.
- Sugar-Free – Use natural sugar-free sweeteners, like monk fruit syrup instead of maple syrup, and brown erythritol to replace the brown sugar and powdered erythritol. Then, skip the dried raisins and add more nuts instead.
- Nut-Free – Use soy milk or oat milk and swap the pecans for unsweetened shredded coconut or seeds.
- Yogurt-Free – If you don’t have plant-based yogurt, swap for the same amount of dairy-free milk, mashed banana, or unsweetened apple sauce.
- Low-Calories – Swap the sweeteners for natural sugar-free sweeteners. Erythritol contains less than 1 kcal per 100 grams. Then, use low-calorie plant-based milk, like cashew milk or almond milk. Finally, swap the nuts for more dried fruits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find below my answers to your most common questions about this recipe.
Can I Add Protein Powder?
Yes, you can easily stir two tablespoons of protein powder without adding more milk.
As a result, the texture will be creamier and denser.
If you are after a high-protein overnight oat recipe, try my protein powder overnight oats recipe and stir in the cinnamon and dried raisins to give it a cinnamon flavor.
How Can I Boost The Protein Content Of My Breakfast Oats?
The best way to increase the protein content is to add high-protein ingredients that won’t impact the texture of the recipe.
It means adding small amounts, like 1 or 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, protein powder, or high-protein non-dairy milk or yogurt.
Can I Use Steel Cut Oats?
Steel-cut oats are a great way to add texture and boost the fiber in your overnight oat recipe.
Follow the recipe as written. You may need to add a splash of milk, 1 or 2 extra tablespoons, as steel-cut oats are a bit more liquid absorbent.
More Overnight Oat Recipes
If you like overnight oats, you’ll love these other versions:
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Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oat
- 1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 3 tablespoons Soft Brown Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk - or unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ cup Vegan Greek Yogurt - we used dairy-free coconut Greek Style yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoons Dried Raisins
- 1 tablespoon Chopped Roasted Pecans
For the 'Cream Cheese like' topping
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chia seeds.
- Stir in almond milk, yogurt of choice, and vanilla extract.
- Fold in dried raisins and chopped pecan nuts if used. Stir until evenly distributed.
- Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day, divide the batch into two glass mason jars.
- In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt and maple syrup, divide evenly, and spread on top of both jars.
- Before serving, make the cinnamon sugar by stirring both ingredients into a bowl: brown sugar and cinnamon. Then sprinkle on top of each jar.
- For the sweet glaze, in a small bowl, stir powdered sweetener and almond milk and drizzle on top of the jar.
- Store in airtight 8-ounce glass mason jars for up to 4 days or freeze for later. Thaw in the fridge the day before serving.