Start your day with this tiramisu overnight oats and you’re bound to have the best day ever! They’re easy to prepare, taste like a dream, have a much-needed caffeine kick and keep you full for hours – what more could you ask for?
There are few things in life that satisfy me more than waking up to breakfast that’s already been made. As a single woman I don’t wake up to breakfast in bed, I have to take care of myself, so the next best thing: overnight oats.
Overnight Oats are the perfect meal-prep breakfast, you can make so many different variations, add whatever you want, make them high-protein and in this case, even add sneak in some caffeine!
Not only am I a fan of overnight oats, but I’m a massive fan of tiramisu! One of my favourite recipes ever is this Healthy Tiramisu.
The combination of coffee, vanilla cream and cocoa is honestly just absolutely incredible and I’m obsessed. I would have it every day if I wasn’t so busy trying to come up with other recipes that aren’t tiramisu.
So yes, there are many reasons why I love these tiramisu overnight oats, and once you try it, you’ll be hooked just like me!
Traditionally overnight oats are simply made in a bowl or a mason jar – which is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast. I often do it this way, but when I have a little extra time in the morning I like to make my tiramisu overnight oats look as good as they taste (you do eat with your eyes, after all).
If you don’t want to do the extra few steps to make an overnight oat “cake”, you can just make it like a normal, average person and make them in a bowl, jar or lunchbox.
So, without further ado – let’s make some tiramisu overnight oats!
Ingredients and Substitutions
You will only need seven ingredients to make these hella thick and creamy overnight oats.
Please see the recipe card further down on the page for the full measurements of the ingredients as well as how to make it!
- Oats: I recommend using whole oats or rolled oats, I use gluten-free oats.
- Chia Seeds: This helps to thicken and stabilise the oats. You could also use milled flax seeds.
- Black Coffee: Obviously to make tiramisu overnight oats actually taste like tiramisu, you’ll need to add some coffee! You can mix some instant coffee or espresso powder with boiling water or use filter coffee. If you prefer to use decaf coffee you can definitely do so.
- Liquid Sweetener: This is optional, but recommended to make your oats a bit sweeter. You can use maple syrup, agave, coconut nectar, sugar-free syrup, coffee syrup or any sweetener you like.
- Yoghurt: This helps to thicken the oats and make them super creamy! I don’t have dairy, so I use plant-based yoghurt – you can use any yoghurt you have on hand.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: To make these overnight oats a bit higher in protein and tastier, I like to add some vanilla protein powder to the yoghurt for my topping. You could omit this and just use some plain yoghurt with sweetener or vanilla yoghurt. I use plant-based protein powder.
- Cocoa Powder or Cacao: The last crucial ingredient for tiramisu is an element of bitter chocolate, just a dusting on top – it’s delicious!
How to make Tiramisu Overnight Oats
There are a few different ways in which you can prepare these overnight oats depending on your situation and the time you have available. Each method tastes the same, it’s pretty much just the presentation that is different.
Please see the recipe card further down on the page for step-by-step instructions and a video to follow along with!
Tiramisu Overnight Oat “Cake”
If you have a bit of extra time in the morning, this method is for you! This is my personal favourite method because I love the way it looks (it’s the one in the pictures you see on this page). It involves two bowls, some clingfilm and a couple of extra steps, but doesn’t it look cute!?
Start by combining all the ingredients for your coffee oats. Next, grab a wet bowl and a sheet of clingfilm and place the clingfilm inside of the bowl. Don’t worry too much about how you insert the clingfilm, once you add the oats it will take the shape of the bowl you are using. Cover the oats with any overhanging clingfilm and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove the oat cake from the bowl and flip it onto a plate. Combine your yoghurt and protein powder and spread this on top, then dust with some cocoa powder.
Regular Overnight Oats
I call this the “regular” overnight oats method because it is the method most commonly used.
Prepare your tiramisu overnight oats base by combining the ingredients in a bowl. This is the bowl that will go in the fridge overnight. Now, you can prepare your yoghurt topping by combining the yoghurt and protein powder, then spread it on top of the oats. Dust on some cocoa powder, and refrigerate overnight.
On-the-go Overnight Oats
This method is the one for you if you have no time in the morning and need a breakfast that you can grab out of the fridge and eat on your way to work or school or wherever it is that you are going.
You prepare it the same way as the “regular overnight oats” method (see above), except you make it in a jar or a lunch box.
And there you go! I hope you enjoy your tiramisu overnight oats!
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Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- 2 Bowls
- 60 g Rolled Oats (½ cup)
- 1 tbsp Chia Seeds or Milled Flax Seeds
- ⅓ cup Black Coffee
- 1 tbsp Liquid Sweetener maple syrup, agave, coconut nectar, sugar-free syrup etc.
- ½ cup Dairy-Free Yoghurt
- ⅓ cup Dairy-free Yoghurt
- ¼ cup Vanilla Protein Powder
- 1 tsp Cocoa or Cacao Powder
- Add your oats, chia seeds, black coffee, syrup and yoghurt to a bowl and mix until combined.
- Place some clingfilm into a bowl (see video) and then transfer the oats into the clingfilm. *see notes for alternative methods.
- Refrigerate the oats for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- In the morning, remove the oats from the cling film and place it on a plate.
- Combine your yoghurt and protein powder and mix until smooth. Spread it onto your oats and then dust on some cocoa powder.