Make mornings simpler with pre-prepped Cake Batter Overnight Oats. This delicious breakfast is made with rolled oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, and cashew butter. It’s the perfect kid-approved, protein-rich morning meal!
A quick and easy overnight oat recipe
Mornings can be rough. It feels like time moves hyper-fast, and before you know it you have to run out the door to the office or to drop the kiddos off at school. There’s just never enough time for breakfast!
…Until now. With cake batter overnight oats, breakfast has never been easier (or faster). Prep the night before, and then enjoy in the morning for something quick, easy, and totally family-approved.
This is one of those recipes that can be easily multiplied, which makes it perfect for meal prep and setting yourself up for week-long breakfast success.
Packed with rolled oats, chia seeds, almond milk, and cashew butter, this is a high protein breakfast that will keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch time rolls around. It’s like eating cake for breakfast, but it’s healthy!
Start your day off on the right foot and flavor with this delicious meal.
Ingredients needed to make cake batter overnight oats
This is one of my favorite overnight oatmeal recipes for good reason. The ingredients are whole and healthy, the flavors are mouth watering, and easiness of the recipe is just… perfect. Here’s a list of everything you’ll need:
Rolled Oats: These are the star ingredient of this recipe. If you’d like, you can definitely use your favorite gluten-free option.
Chia Seeds: Not only do chia seeds add thickness and texture, they also add protein, healthy carbs, healthy fats, and fiber. They’re a great addition to any meal.
Almond Milk: Overnight oats require a bit of liquid for consistency, which is the perfect excuse to add a splash of almond milk. Any type of milk will work!
Cashew Butter: For flavor, oomph, and all around deliciousness, we’re using cashew butter in these oats. You can certainly use almond butter, or even peanut butter!
Almond Extract: To enrich these oats, add a bit of almond extract!
Salt: Add a dash of salt for flavor! Just a small pinch does wonders for the end result.
Sprinkles: Finally, sprinkles add a dash of fun. I love including them in this recipe for a bright and fun touch.
Note: Before enjoying, add a splash of almond milk for creamier oats!
What you need to create this breakfast
Things couldn’t be simpler with this recipe. You literally only need to “tools,” some sort of wrap, and your measuring cups!
- Large mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Something to cover the batter before placing in the fridge (i.e. plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or beeswax wraps)
For measuring, you’ll need the following sized cups: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make overnight oats
The how-to for this recipe is so simple that I bet you could do it with your eyes closed. Just mix the ingredients and chill! But I know, I know. Though simple, a detailed breakdown is needed. Here it is!
To start, mix the oats, chia seeds, almond milk, cashew butter, maple syrup, almond extract, and salt in a bowl until well combined.
Then, stir in the sprinkles.
Cover the mix and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, ideally letting it chill for 8-10.
Before eating, add a splash of almond milk. And, don’t forget some yummy toppings!
Topping ideas to try out
Recipes with oatmeal don’t have to be boring. Take your cake batter overnight oats to the next level by elevating them with any of these toppings! I love to go with a coconut flakes x berries combo for extra oomph.
- Chia seeds
- Coconut flakes
- Nut butter drizzle
P.S. You can totally add chocolate chips too!
More breakfasts made with oats
Oats are a wonderful way to start your morning. They’re filled with healthy proteins and fats and help fuel you for the day ahead. That being said, here are some more oat breakfasts for you to try this week!
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
- Creamy Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Creamy Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups
- Healthy No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten-free if GF)
- 1 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1 cup almond milk
- 3 tbsp. cashew butter or almond butter
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup sprinkles
*add splash of almond milk in morning for creamier oats
- In a bowl, mix oats, chia seeds, almond milk, cashew butter, maple syrup, almond extract, and salt.
- Stir in sprinkles.
- Cover and place in fridge for at least 4 hours. My recommendation is to leave them in for 8-10 hours
- Refresh with splash of almond milk before eating.
- Add banana, berries, chia seeds, coconut flakes, or a drizzle of nut butter for added yum
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