Birthday Cake Overnight Oats
This Birthday Cake Overnight Oats recipe proves that you truly can have your cake and eat it too. These high-protein overnight oats are a fun and colorful way to start your day on a festive note – even on the 364 days of the year when it’s not your birthday!
We can all agree that Birthday Breakfasts are fun, right? I mean, the earlier you start celebrating, the better, and b-day breakfast always means dessert for breakfast. Plus that early in the day it is unlikely that any servers will gather around your table to reluctantly sing “Happy Birthday”. WIN.
I have good news: It doesn’t have to be your birthday (or anyone’s birthday) to enjoy these healthy birthday cake overnight oats but you will still feel like you’ve started your day with something fun and unusual. They make for a special breakfast all year long and once you taste them, you’ll definitely be making them over and over again.
Happy breakfast to you, good ma’am or sir
The flavor of these birthday cake oats is incredibly delicious. They literally taste like vanilla cake batter and the colorful sprinkles make them so fun to eat.
They are so easy! You can make a big batch of these cake batter overnight oats in just 5 minutes and once they have rested in the fridge you can eat them for breakfast all week long! Meal preppers, you gotta bookmark this one.
I love how easily you can turn any basic overnight oats into a special treat by just adding some simple ingredients. If you enjoy the idea of treating yourself to birthday breakfast more than once a year, you can also try my Birthday Cake Baked Oats.
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INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING BIRTHDAY CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS:
- gluten-free oats – I used old-fashioned rolled oats here. They are thicker and “heartier” and work well in overnight oat recipes. Can you make overnight oats with quick oats? Absolutely!
- I make my birthday cake oatmeal using almond milk but any plant-based milk will do.
- vanilla extract and almond extract make these taste like breakfast birthday cake.
- cake pop protein powder adds that extra cake batter flavor while turning these into high protein overnight oats. My favorite protein powder on the market is PEScience.If you want to try out any of their products use my code “BAILEY” at checkout to save yourself money!
- I like adding chia seeds to my overnight oats. They help thicken the mixture and also add some crunch and nutrition.
- These oats are sweetened with honey. Add an additional teaspoon if you prefer sweeter oats for breakfast. For vegan, use maple syrup.
- sprinkles – Don’t add the sprinkles to the oatmeal until they have chilled. The color from the sprinkles can bleed into the oats if they are mixed in before the oatmeal has a chance to thicken.
CAN YOU WARM UP OVERNIGHT OATS?
You can warm up any flavour of overnight oats. However, warming up the oats with the sprinkles already mixed in will make the colour of the sprinkles bleed into the oats once you mix them.
CAN YOU MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS WITH WATER ?
Yes, it is possible but they will not be that creamy. To still achieve a creamy consistency even without adding any milk, you could make overnight oats with a mix of water and yogurt as well as chia seeds or soak them in water and stir some yogurt into the oats in the morning.
CAN YOU FREEZE OVERNIGHT OATS?
Yes! Freezing overnight oats is a great way to increase their shelf life. Frozen overnight oats can last up to 6 months in theory. However, be aware that the taste, texture, and quality will be affected the longer it is frozen.I would try to eat them within 3 months.
WHAT IS THE BEST JAR FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?
This very much depends on your appetite and on how long you want to store them. Generally, I recommend getting small mason jars as they come with lids. Little 8 oz Mason jars work for a small serving of oats. Let’s say for snack-size oats. For a hearty portion made with ½ cup of oatmeal per serving, like this recipe, I recommend you use a 16 oz Mason jar to hold the oats.
Birthday Cake Overnight Oats
This Birthday Cake Overnight Oats recipe proves that you truly can have your cake and eat it too. These high-protein overnight oats are a fun and colorful way to start your day on a festive note - even on the 364 days of the year when it’s not your birthday!
- 1 cup certified gluten free oats
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- 1 scoop cake pop protein powder, I used PEScience - use code BAILEY at checkout for $$ off
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- Mix together all ingredients for oats except for the sprinkles and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours, preferably overnight.
- In the morning, stir in sprinkles. Top with plain greek yogurt and more sprinkles if desired!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
More High Protein Ideas For Breakfast
Healthy High Protein Cheesecake (Biscoff)
Gluten Free High Protein Carrot Cake Baked Oats
Superfood Protein Breakfast Cookies (Gluten Free & Dairy Free)
Gluten Free Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
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