Cookie Dough Overnight Oats are a simple and delicious solution for a balanced breakfast or on-the-go snack. With ingredients like chia seeds, almond butter, and Greek yogurt, this sweet, nutritious breakfast treat only tastes like a guilty pleasure!
Overnight oats are a super versatile meal with endless possibilities. If you want to try more yummy flavor combinations then you have to try my Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats!
Want cookies for breakfast? That was the fantasy growing up. We are adults now so Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats are the next best thing! It's basically low calorie cookie dough meets oatmeal (or oatmeal cookie dough?) and it's a match made in heaven.
When I had to commute, I loved making overnight oats the evening before work. It became somewhat of a ritual. With a base of oats, I grabbed whatever ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry to whip up something tasty for the morning.
Having a bowl of cooke dough oats with a side of coffee right at sunrise is the best! I always felt ready to conquer the day after eating such a healthy and balanced breakfast!
Convenience! If you are not a morning person, Chocolate Chip Cookie Overnight Oats are a great idea. The best part of overnight oats is that you can "set it and forget it!"
After you put the combined ingredients in the fridge, it's just a matter of waiting. Overnight (or over the span of at least 8 hours) the oats absorb the milk and soften. The other flavors also get a chance to settle in, making for a soft, flavorful breakfast in the morning.
The hardest part is remembering to make it but that takes just minutes. And if you plan, this is an ideal way to make sure you don't have to think about breakfast in the morning. Given the fact that so many people skip the most important meal of the day, it is a great way to ensure you eat.
If it is already portioned in a mason jar or Tupperware container, you can literally grab it and go!
Overnight oats are definitely good for you. During the soaking process, the starch is broken down, making it easier for the oats to absorb nutrients. They are full of protein, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. That fiber prevents you from getting hungry for up to 5 hours. Also, if you want added protein, add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter and make these into peanut butter cookie dough overnight oats 🙂
And because they are soaked for an extended amount of time, overnight oats are very easy for the body to digest. Due to that soft, mushy texture, your buddy can easily absorb all of those good nutrients.
In addition, while the oats are soaking overnight, they begin to ferment. The fermentation process yields healthy gut bacteria which supports colon health and digestion.
I would not use quick or instant oats for Cookie Dough Overnight Oats. They would probably break down completely during the soaking process, leaving you with mush. Learn from my mistakes; old fashioned oats are best!
After I assemble the Cookie Dough Overnight Oats in a large bowl, I portion them out equally amongst 4-5 mason jars. In order to "cook" them overnight, I set them in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
After this point, you can eat them at any time! I have found that overnight oats can last in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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