High-Protein Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats

January 31, 2022

A delicious, sweet, and healthy breakfast has never been this easy. Introducing my high-protein Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats, which legitimately taste like a sugar cookie in a bowl, if I do say so myself. They’re sweet, they’re creamy, and if I didn’t know any better, I’d think I was waking up to the taste of a bakery-fresh sugar cookie for breakfast. The best part is, this recipe is refined sugar-free (as well as gluten-free and optionally vegan-friendly), so you can have your cookie and eat it too!

 

The other day, I was reading through blog comments and found so many requests for more quick and healthy breakfast ideas. And while I have recipes like my Blueberry Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, Pumpkin Pie Overnight OatsHash Brown Egg Cups or my Healthy Banana Date Drops, I knew I needed to come up with something that tasted like dessert, but had all of the nutritional benefits that you need for breakfast. Hence, my Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats were born!

These sweet, creamy oats are truly the perfect breakfast to whip up anytime. Essentially, you add your ingredients to a bowl, whisk them together, and refrigerate them overnight. Then, when you’re ready to eat them, simply pull them out of the fridge and top with your toppings of choice. It couldn’t be any easier!

As a mom of two rambunctious boys, I know how hard it can be to have to worry about **one more** thing in the day, and sometimes, breakfast can be that thing. I mean seriously, some days even making coffee is difficult enough!

I love this recipe because it takes the stress out of figuring out what to make for breakfast. Instead of having to scramble in the mornings, I can simply reach into my fridge and pull out overnight oats for myself and the boys. If I want to add toppings, I can, and if I don’t have time, then they’re delicious as-is.

This recipe, on its own, makes about two servings, however this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled! This is the perfect meal-prep breakfast, and can easily be adapted to meet your family’s needs. 🙂

What You Need to Make These Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats

  • Rolled Oats: Oats are the star of this recipe, after all! If you are sensitive to gluten, make sure you are using gluten-free rolled oats.
  • Vanilla Protein Powder: Protein gives us long-lasting energy to power through our days! I like using vanilla protein powder here, to really bring out that cookie flavor. Pick your favorite one and swirl it into this recipe!
  • Vanilla Extract: If you know me, then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of using vanilla extract in all of my sweeter recipes, and this one is no different! It really does add the perfect flavor, and makes a huge difference.
  • Almond Extract: Almond extract is how we’re goin to make these oats taste exactly like a cookie – don’t knock it until you try it!
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup will add sweetness without the refined sugars that can make us crash mid-morning.
  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk: I recommend using unsweetened vanilla almond milk in this recipe, because the vanilla flavor is perfect here (if you couldn’t tell) and almond milk is my favorite! However any other non-dairy vanilla milk should work perfect, too. 
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt: I like using nonfat greek yogurt, because it’s high in protein and low in lactose, making it a great option for those like me who are sensitive to it. If you’re vegan or dairy-free, you can use any thick non-dairy yogurt instead!
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds add protein and Omega-3’s to this recipe, helping us cover our nutritional bases!
  • Sea Salt: A little pinch of sea salt helps to balance out the sweetness!
  • Toppings: If you want to add-in any toppings, I recommend using sliced bananas, slivered almonds, almond butter, blueberries, or even blackberries. Yum!

 

How to Make These Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats

  • Start by whisking together the oats and protein powder in a medium sized bowl.
  • Next, add in the vanilla extract, almond extract, maple syrup, almond milk, yogurt, and chia seeds. Stir to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Then, grab your mason jars and divide the mixture evenly between the two jars. If you’re doubling this recipe, then do the same with 4 jars!
  • Place the lids back on your mason jars and place them in the refrigerator for a minimum of six hours.
  • In the morning, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy!

Storing Instructions for These Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats

I recommend storing your overnight oats in single-serving jars; that way, they’re ready for you to grab and go in the mornings! I love storing mine in the “Weck” brand jars, but any mason jar or airtight jar will work perfectly!

When kept in the fridge, these overnight oats should stay fresh for anywhere from 5-7 days.

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx

High-Protein Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
SERVES 2 Servings
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A delicious, sweet, and healthy breakfast has never been this easy. Introducing my high-protein Sugar Cookie Overnight Oats, which legitimately taste like a sugar cookie in a bowl, if I do say so myself. They're sweet, they're creamy, and if I didn't know any better, I'd think I was waking up to the taste of a bakery-fresh sugar cookie for breakfast. The best part is, this recipe is refined sugar-free (as well as gluten-free and optionally vegan-friendly), so you can have your cookie and eat it too!

Ingredients

For the Overnight Oats:

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Teaspoons Chia Seeds
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt

For the Toppings:

  • Sliced Bananas
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Almond Butter
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  • Start by whisking together the oats and protein powder in a medium sized bowl.
  • Next, add in the vanilla extract, almond extract, maple syrup, almond milk, yogurt, and chia seeds. Stir to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  • Then, grab your mason jars and divide the mixture evenly between the two jars. If you're doubling this recipe, then do the same with 4 jars!
  • Place the lids back on your mason jars and place them in the refrigerator for a minimum of six hours.
  • In the morning, add your toppings of choice, and enjoy!

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