This recipe for cookie dough overnight oats is a delicious, healthy, and easy breakfast that you can take with you on the go. This tasty cookie dough-inspired treat is made with rolled oats, chia seeds, greek yogurt, chocolate chips, almond butter, and cinnamon. It’s the perfect way to start your day or enjoy it as an after-dinner dessert. Enjoy all of the flavors of cookie dough without any guilt – it will leave you feeling energized and satisfied!
Healthy cookie dough overnight oats
Today, I’m sharing another yummy overnight oats recipe that I think you will all enjoy!
I’ve been on a huge cookie kick lately and have been looking for ways to enjoy cookie dough… just not with all the sugar and processed ingredients. This cookie dough overnight oats recipe is the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent.
The rolled oats provide fiber, while the chia seeds are packed with healthy fats and essential vitamins. Greek yogurt adds protein and probiotics to keep your gut healthy. Adding a few chocolate chips and almond butter gives the cookie dough flavor, plus some added protein and antioxidants. Finally, adding a pinch of cinnamon provides a yummy sweetness and adds anti-inflammatory properties.
This cookie dough overnight oats is a must!
Meal prepping cookie dough overnight oats is simple and requires just a few ingredients.
Here’s a bit more about what I used:
- Rolled Oats: The base of overnight oats! Rolled oats provide the chewy texture that cookie dough is known for. Choose gluten-free rolled oats, if needed. You’ll need 1.5 cups.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Adding 3 tablespoons to your overnight oats helps boost the nutritional value of this breakfast plus contributes to a thick cookie dough texture.
- Brown Sugar: For a cookie dough flavor, I used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. You can use less if you want it to be less sweet.
- Cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon adds a nice hint of sweetness to the cookie dough overnight oats.
- Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds creaminess to the recipe. I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt but feel free to use whatever kind you have on hand.
- Almond Butter: Almond butter adds a nutty cookie dough flavor and creaminess. I used 2 tablespoons of creamy almond butter. You can also use peanut butter or sun butter as a substitution.
- Vanilla: A teaspoon of vanilla extract adds a nice cookie dough flavor.
- Milk: Milk helps to make the cookie dough oats creamy. I used almond milk, but you can use whatever kind of milk you have on hand. You’ll need 2 cups.
- Chocolate Chips: The cookie dough flavor would not be complete without chocolate chips! I used 2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips. To keep this recipe dairy free, use dairy-free chocolate chips like the ones from Enjoy Life.
- Salt: A pinch of salt helps to balance out the sweetness in cookie dough overnight oats.
Kitchen tools required
Here’s a bit more information about what I used to make these overnight oats.
- Large Bowl
- Mason Jars (optional)
For measuring, you will need 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon.
How to make chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats
In a large blending bowl, combine oats, chia seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Then, whisk in the milk mixture of almond butter, yogurt, and vanilla before stirring in mini chocolate chips.
Allow everything to settle inside your refrigerator for at least 4 hours or, even better, overnight!
Top off with crunchy granola bits together with nut butter and sliced almonds for an extra delightful flavor.
To serve these oats, consider storing the oats in regular 16 oz. mason jars or any other container of your choice. That way, it’s easy to grab to eat in the morning before work. Plus, it would be pre-portioned for you.
Below are some common overnight oats questions. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post!
Which oats are best for overnight oats?
I don’t recommend using steel-cut oats as they will not absorb the liquid properly and could result in a less-than-desirable texture. I would also not use quick oats, as they tend to become too mushy when soaked overnight.
Can I use gluten-free oats?
Absolutely! Just make sure to double-check the package label for any additional ingredients not included in this recipe. I like to use gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats from Bob’s Red Mills.
Can I add in other ingredients?
Definitely! Feel free to add in other ingredients such as:
- Shredded coconut
- Dried fruit
If you are looking for a more cookie-dough-inspired flavor, mix some cookie butter into the oats before refrigerating them overnight.
Can I use other types of milk instead?
Yes! Feel free to use whatever type of non-dairy milk you prefer. For example, almond milk, cashew milk, or even oat milk will work nicely. You can also use regular dairy milk if that’s what you prefer.
What kind of toppings can I add to my overnight oats?
Topping your cookie dough overnight oats with crunchy granola, fresh fruit, nut butter, and sliced almonds is a great way to add some texture and flavor.
Additionally, you can add in some additional mini chocolate chips for that cookie dough flavor!
Why are my overnight oats so gummy?
If your cookie dough overnight oats are gummy, it could be because you used too many chia seeds in the recipe. Chia seeds absorb a lot of liquid, and it’s best to use them in moderation.
If you find that your oats are still too gummy, you can try adding in an extra 1/4 cup of milk to help balance out the texture.
How many servings will I get out of this recipe?
This cookie dough overnight oats recipe yields 3 servings. However, you can easily double or triple the recipe to accommodate more people or if you’re prepping ahead of time for multiple days.
This cookie dough overnight oats recipe is best enjoyed the same day it’s made. However, these will last up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Make sure to store them in an airtight container for optimal freshness.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Here are some of my favorite overnight oats recipes you should make next. Enjoy!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Overnight Oats
- Creamy Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Cake Batter Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats
All recipes by Erin Morrissey and Photos by Sierra Inn
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, chia seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- Then whisk in milk, almond butter, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix in mini chocolate chips.
- Let sit in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Top with granola, nut butter, sliced almonds, etc.
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