This Overnight Weetabix recipe is a healthy high-protein breakfast perfect for your meal prep of a week of healthy breakfasts.
It’s packed with 13 grams of protein, and 6.6 mg of iron for a fulfilling breakfast with a gluten-free option, so everyone can enjoy it!
If you love high-protein clean treats for breakfast, try this overnight Weetabix as a swap to baked oatmeal or overnight oats.
What’s Overnight Weetabix?
Overnight Weetbix is a TikTok food trend that consists of soaking Weetabix breakfast cereal into milk and top up with a variety of high-protein layers.
It’s very similar to my overnight oats recipe, but instead of old-fashioned oats, it uses Weetbix as a cereal.
You can make a range of flavorsome overnight Weetabix. There are many ways to make it. Have fun and vary the flavours.
How To Make Overnight Weetbix
The basic overnight Weetabix recipe uses only three ingredients. I tweaked the recipe slightly to add some chia seeds and a boost of proteins.
It also improves the texture of the basic recipe.
- Weetabix Breakfast Cereal – Weetabix, as it’s known in the UK, or their Australian and New Zealand equivalent, the Weetbix, are small bars of cereal preliminary made of wheat used to make quick and easy breakfasts. You can use the gluten-free version if you are intolerant to gluten or the kid version boosted in iron.
- Almond Milk – or any other type of non-dairy milk such as coconut milk, oat milk, or cashew milk. My preference is to use unsweetened almond milk.
- Maple Syrup – You can use any liquid sweetener in this recipe, such as maple syrup, vegan honey, agave syrup, coconut nectar, or rice malt syrup. You can also use sugar-free equivalents like sugar-free syrup or liquid stevia to naturally sweeten the breakfast with no added carbs.
- Chia Seeds – The recipe works without chia seeds, but the seeds enhance the breakfast’s nutrition profile. Chia seeds are a great vegan protein source, and they add a lovely pudding texture to the Weetabix.
There are many ways to top up your Weetabix. We love a Snickers overnight Weetbix or the Biscoff Weetabix.
Below are both options. Pick the one you prefer. You can also use the topping of your choice for a fully personalized recipe.
First, prepare the yogurt layer by mixing:
- Yogurt of Choice – We used plant-based cashew yoghurt, but any vegan creamy yogurt works.
- Protein Powder – Protein powder is optional, but it’s useful to add more protein. Our preference is to use peanut-based vegan protein powder.
- Cinnamon or vanilla extract to add more flavors.
Peanut Caramel Layer Or Biscoff Biscuit Layer
You can make a peanut butter caramel layer or Cinnamon layer using Biscoff spread.
- Peanut Butter or Biscoff Spread
- Maple Syrup – skip if you use Biscoff as it’s already sweetened.
- Yogurt of Choice – we used plant-based cashew yogurt.
For the chocolate layer, you need:
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Yogurt of Choice – we used plant-based yogurt.
- Almond milk
Melt the chocolate chips with almond milk, then stir in the fresh yogurt to form a ganache.
Assembling The Overnight Weetabix
First, in a small airtight container, crush two Weetabix biscuits. It doesn’t matter if you have large and small pieces because as soon as you add milk, it gets mushy.
Pour the chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk to make the Weetabix base. Sweeten with maple syrup or stevia and stir to combine.
In another bowl, mix Greek yogurt with protein powder and cinnamon or vanilla extract.
Spread the yogurt mixture on top of the Weetabix layer.
Next, whisk peanut butter, maple syrup, and yogurt in a separate bowl.
Spread the caramel on top of the yogurt layer.
Finally, melt the chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in cold yogurt to form a ganache and spread on top of the two previous layers.
Close the lid of the container and store it in the fridge overnight.
Serve the next morning with a lotus biscuit on top or chocolate chips and peanuts.
Other Flavors Ideas
The Biscoff Overnight Weetabix is one of the most popular flavors, but you can also make:
Strawberry Cheesecake Flavor
- Swap the peanut layer with a layer of my homemade chia seed jam.
- Crumble some almond shortbread cookie recipe on top, or use my vegan shortbread cookies recipe for a nut-free cookie recipe.
- Top up with strawberry slices.
- Swap the peanut butter layer with an even layer of thin banana slices that you lay on top of the yogurt layer.
- Sprinkle some crunchy shortbread biscuit on top and cinnamon for a classic banoffee taste. You can also add some Nutella, chocolate spread, or almond butter on the top.
- Add a layer made with slices of fresh peaches.
- Place fresh berries on the top like blueberries or raspberries.
You can store the prepared Overnight Weetabix for up to 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below I listed the answers to your most frequent questions about this overnight Weetbix recipe.
Can I Skip The Chia Seeds?
Yes, the recipe works without chia seeds. Decrease the almond milk to 1/3 cup only as it would have been absorbed by the seeds.
Why Is My Weetabix Batter Thick And Dry?
Your overnight Weetbix might get too dry and thick, but you can save it! Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond milk in the Weetbix before adding the top layers.
Do I Have To Refrigerate Overnight?
No, you can refrigerate for only 1 hour. The refrigeration only sets the top layers. The Weetbix layer texture is pretty much the same after overnight soaking or 1 hour.
Can I Skip The Sugar?
Absolutely, you can skip all the maple syrup to make this breakfast without added sugar.
You can sweeten the layers with stevia drops or mashed banana for a sweet natural flavor.
More Overnight Oats Recipes
If you like overnight oats, you’ll love these other recipes.
Did you try this overnight Weetabix recipe? Share a comment or review below to share your favorite flavor with me,
Peanut Butter/Biscoff Layer
- In a glass airtight container, crush 2 Weetabix biscuits with your hands until they form a thin crumb.
- Add chia seeds, almond milk, and maple syrup. Stir and spread evenly all over the container.
Yogurt Protein Layer
- In a mixing bowl, stir the yogurt, protein powder, and almond milk. If you don't want to use protein powder, skip it and simply spread pure yogurt, feel free to sweeten it with 1 teaspoon of maple syrup.
- Spread the yogurt layer on top of the Weetabix layer.
- In another bowl, whisk the peanut butter or Biscoff, maple syrup, yogurt, and almond milk until smooth.
- Finally, in a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and milk. Microwave for 30-45 seconds until melted. Stir in yogurt to form a ganache.
- Spread the chocolate layer on top or for the Biscoff flavor.
- Serve with peanut and chocolate chips or Biscoff biscuit.