Did you know that tiramisu means “pick me up” or “cheer me up”? If tiramisu overnight oats are on the breakfast menu, I would certainly jump out of bed in a flash. This healthy and delicious combination of coffee-soaked overnight oats topped with tiramisu-inspired Greek yogurt layers and a generous dusting of cocoa will cheer you up for sure. An easy meal-prep-friendly breakfast that’s packed with fiber, protein and caffeine, making it an all-around delicious start to your day. Dessert for breakfast anyone? Yes, please!
If you like this recipe, make sure to check out my German waffles, whey pancakes, and oat milk rice pudding as well.
- Oats – Rolled oats work best for this recipe.
- Coffee – A shot of good quality espresso adds some great flavor to the oats. You can use a strong brew of your choice or even decaf if you wish. Instant coffee works as well, simply prepare a strong coffee following the packet’s instructions.
- Greek yogurt – A thick Greek yogurt gives the overnight oats the mascarpone-like richness and creaminess. You can substitute it with quark.
- Milk – Full-fat milk adds richness to the oats but you can also use a lower fat version or plant-based milk, especially oat milk.
- Maple syrup – The syrup not only sweetens the dish but adds depth of flavor. You substitute it with other sweeteners of your choice including sugar, honey, or golden syrup.
- Vanilla – Vanilla extract gives the greek yogurt extra flavor. You can substitute it with vanilla essence, paste, or fresh vanilla beans.
- Almond butter – Creamy almond butter adds another classic tiramisu flavor to these overnight oats as well as extra protein. You can omit these for a nut-free dessert or use a crunchy version to add more texture to your oats.
- Cocoa – I generous dusting of dutch processed cocoa powder as a great chocolate flavor to this recipe. Alternatively, you can use raw cacao or cocoa powder.
- Meal prep: Double or triple batch the overnight oats and Greek yogurt layer for a week of tasty tiramisu. All that’s left to do is to add a generous layer of cocoa powder in the morning.
- Make sure the coffee has cooled down before adding it to the oats and subsequently to the Greek yogurt or it will impact their consistency.
- Don’t fill the mason jar to the brim as the oats will expand a bit.
- For a quicker version, use quick oats or creamy scotch oats instead of rolled oats and warm coffee if you don’t have time to soak them overnight. Soak them for a minimum of 3 hours.
- Serve it as a healthier dessert option. The classic Italian dessert typically features amaretto in the soaked ladyfinger layer. Simply add 1/4 tsp of amaretto to the oats alongside the coffee if you’d like to serve it as a dessert later in the day.
- Sugar-free: Substitute the maple syrup with monk fruit or stevia for a sugar-free version.
- Dairy-free / vegan: Use your favorite plant-based milk – oat milk works really well – and choose a plant-based yogurt to make this recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
- Nut-free: Simply omit the almond butter.
- Gluten-free: Choose gluten-free labeled oats.
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Tiramisu Overnight Oats
Dessert for breakfast is always a good idea. Tiramisu overnight oats are quick and easy to make and a must-try if you love oats, coffee, and chocolate.
Soaked Oat Layer
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup espresso cooled
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp almond butter smooth
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Greek Yogurt Layer
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cocoa dutch-processed
- Make an espresso or strong coffee. Place it in the fridge to cool down.1/4 cup espresso
- In a small bowl, thoroughly combine all oat layer ingredients apart from the espresso.1/2 cup rolled oats, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract
- To make the yogurt layer, mix the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup in a separate small bowl.1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp maple syrup
- Add the coffee to the oat layer mixture and combine it well. Set aside for 30 minutes.1/4 cup espresso
- To layer the tiramisu in a mason jar, start by adding half of the oat mixture to the bottom of the jar. Add half of the flavored yogurt and add the remaining half until you have 4 layers.
- In the morning, by using a small sieve, add a generous dusting of cocoa powder. Enjoy!1/2 tsp cocoa
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Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 17gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 6gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 3mg
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Will the oats thicken as they soak? They seem quite runny.
Definitely. The oats will expand and you’ll end up with a creamy consistency. Make sure you’ll leave some space in the jar for them to expand.
How long will tiramisu overnight oats last in the fridge?
They will last up to 3 days in an airtight jar in the fridge.