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Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Discover the perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition with Cookie Dough Overnight Oats – a delightful easy breakfast treat that captures the essence of cookie dough. Enjoy the scrumptious flavors of dessert in a healthy and convenient morning meal.

top down view of cookie dough overnight oats with mini cookies in white ramekin

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? 

With Cookie Dough Overnight Oats, you can have your cookie dough and eat it too. All while enjoying a nutritious, filling breakfast. 

This delightful recipe combines the beloved flavors of cookie dough with the health benefits of oats. This creates a breakfast treat that’s easy to prepare and even easier to love.

If you enjoy this make-ahead breakfast you may also want to try my Cookie Dough Baked Oats or my White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Baked Oats.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE EASY COOKIE DOUGH OVERNIGHT OATS

  1. Wholesome Delight: These oats masterfully capture the cookie dough experience while keeping your health goals in check. Almond butter contributes a luxurious creaminess, and the oats provide essential fiber and sustained vitality.
  2. Effortless Preparation: Crafting this recipe the evening before ensures a seamless morning routine, giving you more time to savor the moment.
  3. Personalized Pleasure: Customize your Cookie Dough Overnight Oats with an array of toppings, letting your imagination run wild to create your own unique flavor.
  4. Nutrient Harmony: These oats deliver a well-rounded blend of protein, fiber, and beneficial fats, guaranteeing satisfaction throughout your busy morning.
  5. Kid-Approved: The notion of cookie dough for breakfast will captivate young palates, introducing them to oatmeal in an exciting and delicious way.

WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH OVERNIGHT OATS

You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the overnight oatmeal (the full recipe, nutritional information, and exact measurements are in the recipe card below):

  • Gluten-free old-fashioned oats or quick oats – It’s not required to use gluten-free oats for the recipe to work, but you can if you want to lower gluten content. Stay away from using steel-cut oats as they make the oat mixture chewy.
  • Unsweetened almond milk – I prefer almond milk, but any non-dairy milk will work here. Cashew milk, coconut milk, oat milk, hemp milk or soy milk can be used and regular cow’s milk will do the job as well if you would prefer to use that.
  • Chia Seeds – They help thicken the overnight oats by absorbing some of the liquid that might be seeping from the almond milk. They also add healthy fats to the recipe!
  • Whey Protein powder – My favourite protein is PEScience protein powder and you can use code BAILEY at checkout for a special deal on all their products! They have really good vegan protein powder and chocolate protein powder too.
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Creamy cashew butter
  • mini dark chocolate chips – you can use a vegan brand for dairy-free.
  • Coconut oil
  • Gluten free & vegan mini cookies – I like Made Good Foods
  • Optional add ins – almond butter, coconut flakes, cacao nibs, coconut sugar, brown sugar, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, a pinch of salt, or even an extra scoop of protein powder. You can add in whatever you like depending on personal preference.

top down view of chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats with gold spoon diging in

HOW TO MAKE

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl or jar. Stir well and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Once oats are set, microwave the chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave.
  3. Pour chocolate over top of oats, then add gluten free mini cookies.
  4. Put oats in freezer for chocolate to solidify. This will take about 10 minutes. Crack open and enjoy!

STORAGE

To store Cookie Dough Overnight Oats and maintain their freshness, follow these simple steps:

  1. Use an Airtight Container: Transfer any leftover oats into an airtight container. A mason jar, a plastic container, or a reusable food storage container with a secure lid works well.
  2. Refrigerate: Place the container in the refrigerator to keep the oats chilled. This helps prevent spoilage and keeps the oats safe for consumption.
  3. Consume Promptly: For the best taste and texture, it’s recommended to enjoy your stored oats within 2-3 days. Oats tend to become softer over time, and the texture might change. To adjust the consistency, you can add a bit more milk before serving.
  4. Toppings Separately: If you intend to store your oats for a few days, consider adding toppings, like extra chocolate chips, crushed graham crackers, or honey, just before eating. This helps maintain the freshness and texture of the toppings.

FAQS

CAN I MAKE A LARGER BATCH FOR MULTIPLE MORNINGS?

Absolutely! You can double or triple the recipe to make a batch for several mornings. Store it in an airtight container and add fresh toppings just before serving.

CAN I USE QUICK OATS FOR OVERNIGHT OATS?

Yes, quick oats are rolled oats are best for protein powder overnight oats. Do not use steel cut oats for any high protein overnight oats recipe. 

WHAT DO I PUT MY HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPE IN TO STORE?

  • Opt for wide-mouth mason jars: This choice proves incredibly convenient for preparing your overnight protein oats.
  • Consider Tupperware or meal prep containers: Ideal for those who like to prepare a batch of protein powder overnight oats in advance, ensuring a quick, grab-and-go breakfast during busy mornings.
  • A bowl works well too: Especially suitable for stay-at-home parents who may prefer reheating their high-protein overnight oats the following morning.

top down view of easy cookie dough overnight oatmeal with gold spoon bite shot up close

IS THIS RECIPE GOOD TO SATISFY A SWEET TOOTH IN THE MORNING?

Yes, Cookie Dough Overnight Oats are an excellent recipe for satisfying a sweet tooth. They capture the delectable flavors of cookie dough, making them a delightful and indulgent breakfast choice. 

However, the sweetness in this recipe is typically derived from natural sweeteners, like maple syrup or honey, and the sweetness of chocolate chips. So, while they provide a sweet treat, they are a healthier alternative to traditional sugary breakfast options. 

This makes them a great choice for those who want to enjoy a sweet breakfast while maintaining their health-conscious goals.

DOES THIS TASTE LIKE RAW COOKIE DOUGH?

If you’re looking for this delicious breakfast to taste exactly like raw cookie dough, you will sadly be let down. There is no way a bowl of oats could mimic this flavor exactly.

However this basic overnight oats recipe is a great way to get similar flavors and curb a craving.

IS A CERTAIN TYPE OF MILK BETTER TO USE THAN ANOTHER?

No, any plant milk will work just fine. However one plant-based milk will be more creamy than another, such as oat milk vs almond milk.

SOME OF MY BEST OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPES

Yield: 1 serving

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (Gluten Free & Vegan)

top down view of chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats with gold spoon diging in

Discover the perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition with Cookie Dough Overnight Oats – a delightful easy breakfast treat that captures the essence of cookie dough. Enjoy the scrumptious flavors of dessert in a healthy and convenient morning meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

FOR OATS

  • 1/2 cup certified gluten-free quick oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder - I love PEScience Vegan Vanilla - use code BAILEY at checkout to save on all products
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

FOR CHOCOLATE COATING

  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • mini vegan gluten free cookies (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl or jar. Stir well and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Once oats are set, microwave the chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave.
  3. Pour chocolate over top of oats, then add gluten free mini cookies.
  4. Put oats in freezer for chocolate to solidify. This will take about 10 minutes. Crack open and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 617Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 327mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 10gSugar: 26gProtein: 25g

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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