This Birthday Cake Overnight Oats recipe proves that you truly can have your cake and eat it too. These high-protein overnight oats are an easy breakfast and a 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 – enter birthday cake overnight oats.
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 or my Birthday Cake Protein Ice Cream.
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INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING BIRTHDAY CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this delicious breakfast (the exact measurements, nutritional information and full list of ingredients are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- gluten-free oats – I used old fashioned oats here. They are thicker and “heartier” and work well in overnight oat recipes. Can you make overnight oats with quick oats? Absolutely! I would avoid steel cut oats all together though.
- I make my birthday cake oatmeal using unsweetened almond milk but any plant milk will do such as soy milk, oat milk or coconut milk.
- vanilla extract and a little almond extract make these taste like breakfast birthday cake.
- Cake pop protein powder adds that extra birthday cake flavor while turning these into high protein overnight oats, however you can also use vanilla protein powder.. 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 real maple syrup.
- Plain greek yogurt
- rainbow 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.
- Optional add ins – peanut butter, cashew butter, creamy almond butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, flax seed, etc.
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.
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. Or meal prep containers work great as well.
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
- Protein Energy Bars
- 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
- 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!
I used PEScience protein powder - use code BAILEY at checkout for $$ off.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 23g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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