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The BEST Way to Start the Day: High Protein Overnight Oats Inspired by Creamy, Dreamy Tiramisu!
I’ve never been much of a breakfast person – but one thing that helps is making breakfast feel more like a feel-good treat that also happens to be wholesome & filling. After all, it’s hard to resist a Banana Oatmeal Mug Cake or Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie first thing in the morning, & these creamy-dreamy Tiramisu Overnight Oats are no exception!
This recipe is such a fun combination of the go-to breakfast & the iconic Italian dessert! It starts with with a pretty classic overnight oats base made of oats, chia seeds, milk, & Greek yogurt, adding in espresso powder & luscious, velvety mascarpone cheese for dreamy tiramisu-inspired flavor. All you have to do is mix it all up, then the refrigerator does the rest of the work – it’s the ultimate breakfast meal prep!
In the morning, all that’s left to do is grab them from the fridge & enjoy. During their overnight rest, the oats soak up all of the milk & yogurt until they’re perfectly chewy, tender & oh so creamy, while the mascarpone adds the perfect little pop of tangy tiramisu flavor. I love to top the tiramisu overnight oats with a quick layer of mascarpone whipped cream (for even more creamy, fluffy texture!) & a dusting of cocoa powder (the essential tiramisu finishing touch!). It’s absolutely heavenly!
Tiramisu Overnight Oats Recipe Highlights
You’ll love starting your day with these easy overnight oats! They’re…
A TIRAMISU-INSPIRED TREAT. Inspired by the classic Italian dessert, these tiramisu overnight oats are laced with espresso powder & topped with tangy-sweet mascarpone whipped cream. They’re indulgent, creamy, & decadent – just the kind of healthy breakfast recipe that will make you excited to get out of bed!
PROTEIN PACKED. Made with a hearty combination of Greek yogurt & organic whole grain oats, these tiramisu overnight oats are a super satisfying way start to the day. A great recovery meal after a good morning workout!
PERFECT FOR MEAL PREP. The refrigerator does most of the work! Simply mix up the tiramisu overnight oats & by morning the oats will be perfectly tender & so creamy-dreamy. Perfect for breakfast on-the-go!
Dessert for breakfast?! Yes, please! ♡ Read on to learn more about how to make Tiramisu Overnight Oats, or jump straight to the recipe & get cooking!
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are essentially a no-cook method for preparing oatmeal. Soaking raw oats in a liquid like almond milk or Greek yogurt helps soften them the same way cooking does. While overnight oats take a little longer to prepare than classic hot oatmeal, they’re almost entirely inactive – just mix them up, pop them in the refrigerator, & all the magic happens while you sleep. It’s the ultimate breakfast meal prep!
Best oats for overnight oats? ⇢ Quick cook or rolled oats absorb the liquid much faster than a variety like steel-cut oats. My friends at Bob’s Red Mill recently launched their new Protein Oats, which are my current obsession. They’re made with a type of oat that’s similar to classic rolled oats but packs a whopping 9 grams of protein per serving! 💪🏼
Overnight oats have become super popular in recent years since they’re especially wholesome, versatile, & convenient. They’re a great way to start the day because they’re high in satisfying protein & fiber. Plus, their naturally mild flavor is a great blank canvas for fun add-ins, like banana, chocolate, berries, peanut butter, or even tiramisu-inspired mascarpone cheese & espresso powder. Learn More! ⇢ 5 Reasons to Try Overnight Oats, according to our friends at Bob’s Red Mill!
These tiramisu overnight oats are such a fun way to start the day, especially since you need just 9 simple ingredients to make them. Similar to classic overnight oats, this recipe mainly relies on basic pantry staples to create the perfect hands-off breakfast, while a couple special add-ins help create decadent, tiramisu-inspired flavor.
Note: Full ingredients list & measurements provided in the Recipe Card, below.
- Oats – Bob’s Red Mill Organic Protein Oats are my current obsession! Made with a higher-protein variety of oats, they pack an extra punch of protein to start the day. If you already have classic old-fashioned oats on hand, they’ll also work beautifully for this recipe.
- Chia seeds – For an awesome dose of nutritious antioxidants & omega-3 fatty acids that help boost your energy for the day. I always use Bob’s Red Mill chia seeds!
- Milk – Use whatever you love here! Dairy milk & non-dairy milk or plant-based milk (almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc.) all work great. The oats soak up the milk until they’re soft & tender – any variety does the trick!
- Greek yogurt – A dollop of yogurt adds an extra punch of protein! I always use plain Greek yogurt because I keep it on hand, but vanilla yogurt works great too.
- Sweetener – Just a touch of pure maple syrup & pure vanilla extract help cut through the tanginess of the yogurt & mascarpone cheese. If you prefer to use a sweetener like honey or agave, go for it!
- Espresso powder – Essential for tiramisu! One iconic characteristic of traditional tiramisu is that it’s made by soaking lady finger cakes in espresso. Rather than adding more liquid to the tiramisu overnight oats in the form of brewed coffee, I use espresso powder to help recreate that classic tiramisu flavor. If you don’t have espresso powder on hand, instant coffee powder also works great!
- Marscapone cheese – This super soft & velvetty Italian cow’s milk cheese is another staple in tiramisu! Its rich, mildly sweet, fresh & buttery flavor balances the whole dessert & gives it its classic creamy texture. You’ll use it in two ways for this tiramisu overnight oats recipe – first, mix it into the overnight oats & then make a mascarpone whipped cream topping by whipping the cheese with heavy cream, Greek yogurt, maple syrup & vanilla.
Bob’s Red Mill Protein Oats
These new oats are changing the breakfast game here at the PWWB House! Made with a specific high-protein variety of whole grain oats (no extra add-ins!), Bob’s Red Mill Organic Protein Oats offer 9 grams of plant-based protein per serving – 50% more protein than regular whole-grain oats! 🙌🏼
This has been super helpful to me, as protein intake helps support my strength goals at the gym. 🏋🏻♀️ These protein oats have made it especially easy to refuel with the muscle-building protein I need after a morning workout. I’m totally obsessed, especially as a gal who struggles with eating breakfast consistently!
How to Make Overnight Oats That Taste Like Tiramisu
You will LOVE how easy it is to make this tiramisu overnight oats recipe – it’s as simple as mixing everything together & letting it rest in the fridge while you sleep. That’s my kind of breakfast meal prep! 🙌🏼
Full Recipe Directions, including step-by-step photos, are included in the Recipe Card, below.
Mix the tiramisu overnight oats. Combine the milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, espresso powder, & a few tablespoons of mascarpone cheese in a large bowl, mixing well to combine. Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the oats & chia seeds. Why? ⇢ Yogurt & mascarpone cheese can be a little clumpy. Whisking them with the liquid ingredients first ensures the liquid mixture is super smooth, making it easier for the oats to soak up.
Chill. Cover the mixture & keep it in the fridge, ideally overnight, until the oats absorb most of the liquid & soften. They’re ready to eat once the oats are tender enough to chew. How many hours needed for overnight oats? ⇢ At least 2 hours, but 8-10 hours is ideal! The longer the tiramisu overnight oats sit, the creamier they get.
Optional Overnight Oats Topping: Marscapone Whipped Cream. I can’t resist finishing things off with a little extra something special. This mascarpone whipped cream uses many of the same ingredients as the overnight tiramisu oats, so it’s really easy to make when you prep your overnight oats!
How to Make Marscapone Whipped Cream. ⇢ Using a hand mixer, whip heavy creamy with mascarpone cheese, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, & vanilla extract until the mixture is nice & smooth with medium peaks. Store it in an airtight container & chill it alongside the tiramisu overnight oats.
Trust me, it’s SO exciting to wake up knowing tiramisu protein overnight oats are waiting for you in the fridge! 🤩
When you’re ready to eat breakfast, simply transfer a cup of the oats to a bowl or Mason jar, then top with the mascarpone whipped cream & a light dusting of cocoa powder for the perfect tiramisu finishing touch!
How long do overnight oats last? ⇢ Tiramisu protein overnight oats will last 5 days in your fridge – a whole week’s worth of breakfast! 🙌🏼 I always like to portion the oats into individual Mason jars so they’re easy to grab on my way to or from the gym. For best results, be sure to store the oats separately from the mascarpone whipped cream, waiting to combine the 2 components just before digging in.
I can’t wait for you to try these Tiramisu Protein Overnight Oats! They’re a dreamy morning treat & a wholesome, hearty way to start your day – truly the best of both dessert & breakfast!
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I’ve never been much of a breakfast person, but one thing that really helps is prepping breakfasts that are more like feel-good treats that just so happen to be totally wholesome & filling too. These Tiramisu Overnight Oats completely fit the bill!
Inspired by the flavors & textures of creamy-dreamy tiramisu, these lightly sweetened overnight oats are laced with toasty espresso & have the littlest bit of tang from Greek yogurt & mascarpone cheese. After an overnight rest in the refrigerator, the oats get deliciously creamy, soaking up all of that tiramisu-inspired flavor.
For an extra-special finishing touch, I top the tiramisu oats with a quick mascarpone cream & a light dusting of cocoa powder. Then, simply grab & go – meal prep breakfast at its finest!
These oats are naturally gluten-free & vegetarian, plus they’re very easily adaptable based on the staples you keep stocked in your pantry. Be sure to check out the blog post, above, for plenty more tips & guidance to get you started. ♡ Happy cooking!
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Protein Oats or classic old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup milk of choice (dairy, almond milk, oat milk, etc.)
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- 2–3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee
- for serving: mascarpone whipped cream (below), cocoa powder
for the mascarpone whipped cream:
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- optional: 1-2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (see Recipe Notes)
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Mix the overnight oats: To a large bowl, add the milk, Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese, maple syrup, vanilla extract, & espresso powder or instant coffee. Whisk to combine well. Add the oats & chia seeds & stir well to combine.
- Prep the mascarpone whipped cream: To a second large bowl, add the heavy cream, mascarpone cheese, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, & vanilla extract. Whisk to combine well, breaking down the yogurt & mascarpone cheese a bit. Fit a hand mixer with the whisk attachment, then whip on medium-high speed until medium peaks form, 3-4 minutes.
- Chill: Transfer the overnight oats & mascarpone whipped cream to separate airtight containers. Cover & set in the refrigerator to chill until the oats have absorbed most of the liquid & are tender enough to chew easily, at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Serve: To serve, transfer ¼ of the tiramisu overnight oats mixture (approx. 1 cup) to a small glass or jar. Spread ¼ of the mascarpone whipped cream mixture (approx. 2-3 tablespoons) over top. Finish with a light dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy!
- Jess’ Tips & Tricks:
- Bob’s Red Mill Protein Oats: I am obsessed with Bob’s Red Mill’s new Protein Oats, which pack an incredible 9 grams of plant-based protein per serving & they’re made with just one ingredient: oats! If you’re protein-conscious, I highly recommend giving them a try. If you do not have them on hand, you can also make this tiramisu overnight oats recipe using classic old-fashioned rolled oats instead.
- Greek yogurt: I always make this tiramisu overnight oats recipe as written, using plain Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup, & vanilla extract. If you prefer, feel free to use your favorite vanilla Greek yogurt, in which case you can omit the additional maple syrup & vanilla extract. I also always use one of the single-serve 5.3-ounce cups of yogurt, which is just over ½ cup, so I fold any remaining yogurt into the whipped cream. If you don’t have any remaining yogurt, feel free to omit from the whipped cream.
- Serving suggestions: I like to serve these tiramisu overnight oats in a small jar or glass. I spoon 1 cup of oats into an 8-ounce glasss/jar, then top with a little whipped cream & finish with a dusting of cocoa powder – pretty!
- Storage: Tiramisu overnight oats & mascarpone whipped cream will keep, stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. For best results, store the oats & cream separately.
Recipe and Food Styling by Jess Larson, Plays Well With Butter | Photography by Rachel Cook, Half Acre House.