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Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats

These cookies and cream overnight oats are the perfect healthy dessert for breakfast recipe! This high protein oatmeal recipe uses simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast meal prep. This recipe is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and whole foods plant based.
cookies and cream overnight oats
cookies and cream protein overnight oats with cookie and cream layers

I am so excited to share today’s Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats. Cookies and cream is one of my favorite flavors of all time and oatmeal is my favorite breakfast food. Therefore it only makes sense that I create a cookies and cream oatmeal recipe! These oats taste just like an Oreo, and the recipe is so easy you’ll be making them daily.

Best Plant Based Protein For Overnight Oats:

The key ingredient to these cookies and cream overnight oats just happens to be the very thing that makes them high in protein. If you know me then you know how much I love PlantFusion protein powders.

PlantFusion is my go-to for so many reasons. First, their flavor is superior to any other plant based protein. For example their cookies and cream flavor that I used in this recipe tastes just like a an Oreo cookie. I love all of their flavors, but this particular flavor has to be one of my top picks. It’s impossible not to love cookies and cream!

The second reason I am obsessed with all things PlantFusion is because they use simple and clean ingredients. Whenever I am buying anything that has been processed it is very important to me that it is made with real healthy ingredients. Thankfully PlantFusion has their Purity Promise which states their products are: free of dairy, soy, rice, eggs, nuts, fish, tree nuts, shellfish, artificial flavors and colors, and are gluten-free, vegan, and NON-GMO.

Last, but not least is what is included in PlantFusion protein powders. For example the Cookies and Cream Complete Protein used in this recipe is packed full of nutrient dense ingredients. It has added digestive enzymes, algae, superfoods, and is full of amino acids.

You may be thinking with all these ingredients the powder may be grainy. However PlantFusion protein is incredibly smooth and cream – perfect for this cookies and cream oatmeal! As always my PlantFusion discount code: “NATURALVEGAN” gets you 25% off your entire purchase!

cookies and cream overnight oats mixed up with oreos in the back

How To Make Creamy Cookies And Cream Overnight Oats:

The key to making these overnight oats cookies and cream flavored is incorporating the creamy aspect. Although the PlantFusion protein powder adds the classic Oreo flavor, these oats still need the creamy aspect.

The creamy aspect is actually very simple. First, make sure you are using the right type of plant based milk. Whenever I am making overnight oats, my go-to is always unsweetened soy milk. I like soy milk for this cookies and cream oatmeal especially, because I find the flavor to be less overpowering.

Next is the creamy filling aspect that give these Oreo oats the familiar look. This part of the recipe is super important, because it adds to the flavor and not just the look. The creamy filling is simply just plant based yogurt. I strongly recommend using a quality coconut yogurt. I’ll leave my brand suggestions towards the end of this post.

oreo overnight oats with cookies topping and cream filling

Why Make These Cookies And Cream Overnight Oats For Weight Loss:

Meal prepping healthy breakfasts can be one of the best healthy habits to pick up for sustainable weight loss. Overnight oats are one of the most simple and best breakfast recipes to meal prep for weight loss. However I see a lot of overnight oats recipes that are loaded with calorically dense ingredients. These are not good for weight loss. However there’s a couple tricks to making these cookies and cream overnight oats for weight loss.

First, add chia seeds! Chia seeds can expand up to 12 times their original size. Therefore when you add chia seeds to your oats and add lots of water, you will become more full all while eating less calories. You will want to add a lot of water (you will almost feel like you’re adding too much). Make sure to stir it well. I like to make mine and then set aside and stir again after 15 minutes.

Next add flaxseed. Flaxseed works a lot like chia seeds and hold more liquid and is high in protein. Flaxseed also contains an incredible amount of nutrients. These nutrients are good for heart health and can balanced blood sugar levels.

Last, but not least, make sure that you are making foods you actually enjoy eating! It’s never worth sacrificing the foods you like to lose weight (unless of course your health is at serious risk). That’s why recipes like this cookies and cream overnight oatmeal are perfect. You will feel like this is dessert for breakfast, because it is so good!

Ingredients For This Cookies And Cream Oatmeal:

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • Unsweetened soy milk
  • Plant based yogurt
cookies and cream oatmeal mixed up topped with oreo cookies

How To Make This Cookies And Cream Protein Oatmeal:

Making this cookies and cream protein oatmeal is very simple. First, you’ll want to add all the dry ingredients together. Add the soy milk and mix. You will want it to be almost too watery. I like to mix mine and then let it sit for about 15 minutes, and then mix again. This helps the chia seeds not be so clumpy.

Allow to chill overnight. The next day create you layers with the vegan yogurt. Top with crunchy cookies and enjoy!

the healthy vegan breakfast with plantfusion complete protein

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can You Make Oreo Oatmeal Without Oreo’s?

Since this Oreo oatmeal is a healthy oatmeal recipe, I left out the Oreos. How do you get that signature crunch in this recipe? Cacao nibs! I love adding cacao nibs to my overnight oats, because it holds a nice texture. However it’s not the hard bitter crunch that cacao nibs typically have. If you’ve ever had a fresh cacao pod before it’s very similar to that.

What Makes This Cookies And Cream Overnight Oats Healthy?

This cookies and cream oatmeal recipe is:

  • OIL-FREE
  • GLUTEN-FREE
  • VEGAN
  • REFINED SUGAR-FREE
  • HIGH PROTEIN
  • HIGH FIBER

What’s The Best Brand Vegan Yogurt For These Cookies And Cream Overnight Oats?

The cream layer in this cookies and cream overnight oats recipe is just vegan yogurt. You may be thinking that this will not achieve the Oreo flavor. However if you choose the right brand I can assure you that you will get the perfect cream filling. Here are my brand recommendations:

  • Harmless Harvest
  • Kite Hill
  • CocoJune

These three are my go-to when it comes to unsweetened vegan yogurt. They all have a pure taste and simple ingredients. They blend perfectly with the flavors of these cookies and cream overnights to create an Oreo oatmeal!

the oatmeal with vegan dark chocolate and creamy layers

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cookies and cream overnight oats

Cookies and Cream Overnight Oats

These cookies and cream overnight oats are the perfect healthy dessert for breakfast recipe! This high protein oatmeal recipe uses simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast meal prep. This recipe is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and whole foods plant based.
4.78 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Wait Time: 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup soy milk you may need to add a bit more or less (I eyeball this)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt of choice

Instructions
 

  • Begin by combining all your dry ingredients together except the charcoal powder. Mix the soy milk and vanilla in and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • After letting rest for 15 minutes stir again. This helps the chia seeds not clump up when resting overnight.
  • Place in the fridge to chill overnight. The next day build up your layers with the vegan yogurt. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword cookies and cream, high protein vegan recipe, oreo, Plantfusion
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cookies and cream overnight oats vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free

14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Perfect healthy breakfast for my picky eaters. I keep searching for tasteful ideas, and this one is great, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Such a unique recipe! My kids LOVED this for breakfast today!

  3. 5 stars
    What an absolutely delicious treat! Love the inclusion of cacao nibs for an even more chocolate-y flavor. Thanks!

  4. 5 stars
    overnight oats with oreo? OMG say no more! this was super easy to make and soooo tasty

  5. 5 stars
    Oh, I love how you combined healthy aspects to this absolutely delicious dessert breakfast. Perfect start to the active day!

  6. 5 stars
    OMG, this is epic!! Also, your spoon is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 5 stars
    A true breakfast dessert. I loved that not only was it delicious but had super healthy ingredients.

  8. 5 stars
    These cookies and cream overnight oats are the perfect breakfast! I was so happy when I found this recipe, and I was even happier when I found out it was healthy! The recipe is creamy and tastes just like an oreo, or cookies and cream ice cream. 10/10!

  9. 5 stars
    These cookies and cream overnight oats are delicious – it tastes like just having dessert for breakfast! I love that you’ve used PlantFusion protein powder instead of actual cookies for added nutrition.

  10. 5 stars
    This is my kind of breakfast! So healthy, but tastes like dessert!

  11. 5 stars
    Iโ€™m making this for the weekend again. Amazing and hits the spot

  12. 5 stars
    These oats turned out amazing! So so good!

  13. 5 stars
    I call this a dessert and breakfast meal in one, never thought of having cookies & cream for the morning. Enjoying overnight oats more.

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