Searching for a fun new recipe to elevate your morning routine? Cookie dough overnight oats are brimming with the nostalgic taste of cookie dough, bursting with sweet chocolate chips!
Have you tried making overnight oats or tried it at a local coffee shop? Whether you’re new to it or an overnight oats veteran, cookie dough overnight oats will be your new favorite way to eat breakfast that tastes like dessert.
Reasons you’ll love these Cookie Dough oats
- Gluten-free oats keep these overnight oats allergy-friendly
- Satisfy that cookie craving with the classic flavors of cookie dough but in a healthier form. And, if you want a high-protein version, you can make this high-protein cookie dough.
- Customize your oats with your favorite cookie mix-ins like nuts or caramel
- The kid-friendly flavor of cookie dough means you and your kiddos can enjoy these for breakfast
Ingredients for Overnight Oats
Cookie dough requires quite a few ingredients but these cookie dough overnight oats only need a few pantry staples.
- Rolled Oats: These oats require ½ a cup of old-fashioned rolled oats. You can also use quick oats but the texture will be more mushy (difference between the different types of oats here!).
- Milk: You can use any unsweetened milk you like (cow’s milk or plant-based).
- Chocolate Chips: Chocolate chips for breakfast is totally acceptable. Mini chocolate chips are nice for overnight oats because they are more evenly spread throughout.
- Almond Butter: This adds protein and helps to recreate the texture that cookie dough is known for. I recommend creamy almond butter.
- Sweetener: Maple syrup or brown sugar will both work because they both share a warm, caramelized flavor.
- Chia Seeds: These help to thicken the overnight oats, add vitamins and minerals, and more protein!
- Vanilla Extract & Salt: Have you ever met a cookie dough that didn’t have vanilla and salt? Ya, me either and we are here to eat cookie dough.
Cookie dough has such a specific texture that can be hard to recreate. If you are really after that, you can try blending these overnight oats before adding the chocolate chips but after they thicken. This leads to a smoother texture more like flour would create.
How to make Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
If you’ve made overnight oats before, you know just how easy they are to make. And, this cookie dough version is no different, let me show you!
- Assemble the jars by mixing everything together
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
- Serve straight from the jar!
After trying out a bunch of different jars for overnight oats, these are my favorites!
These overnight oats are best enjoyed once set (so, the next day), but they will last up to 5 days in the fridge. Keep them stored in an airtight container or jar for the best results.
- For The Milk, you can use dairy-free milk as needed. Almond milk is a great complement to the almond butter.
- For The Chia Seeds, try using ground flaxseeds.
- For The Almond Butter, you can use sunflower butter if you have a nut allergy.
Make It Your Own!
- Add Nuts to the mixture. Some people like chocolate chip cookies with nuts so it makes sense to add them to these cookie dough overnight oats.
- Add Cinnamon to bring out more of the warm notes of gooey cookies.
- Add protein powder for a more filling take on overnight oats.
- Add mashed or sliced banana for a chunky monkey-style cookie dough.
- Add dried fruits like craisins or persimmons.
- Almond extract and sprinkles instead of chocolate chips can turn this cookie dough from chocolate chip cookies to sugar cookies!
More Overnight Oat Recipes You’ll Love
Looking for more overnight oats that taste like a dessert? We’ve got you covered with 4 more easy oat recipes!
- PB & J Overnight Oats have all the flavors of childhood in an easy-to-eat breakfast.
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats taste just like homemade banana bread with the added health benefits of oats and chia seeds.
- Blueberry Overnight Oats are like a blueberry muffin in a jar.
- Pina Colada Overnight Oats are the breakfast for when it’s only 7 am but it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
- ½ cup rolled oats 40 g
- ½ cup milk 120 mL
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar 15 g
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds 7 g
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Assemble: Add all ingredients to a jar and stir to combine. Seal shut with a lid.
- Refrigerate: Set in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight, or until oats are soft.
- Serve: Serve chilled straight from the jar!