This Tiramisu Overnight Oats is going to be your new favorite breakfast!! It's creamy with hints of coffee and chocolate and tastes like one of the most beloved desserts of all time, tiramisu of course…but with a healthy twist.
Whilst it's replicating tiramisu, it's still a healthy breakfast recipe. It's made with wholefoods to keep you full and satiated all morning. It's also perfect for meal prep and can easily be made vegan.
If you've been here for a while, you’ll know I eat overnight oats basically every morning for breakfast. I do love changing the flavors to keep it fun and interesting. Here is the base Overnight Oats recipe I use daily and I’ve also posted a Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor too.
What's great is that you can make the base of the healthy tiramisu overnight oats mixture in advance for a few days. Then all you need to do is layer it up in the morning before you eat it! To be honest, it doesn't have to only be breakfast food. I enjoy this as an afternoon snack or healthy dessert some days too.
If you're looking for the classic tiramisu dessert cake, try my Tiramisu Cups! They’re made the traditional Italian way but served in individual cups.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Rolled oats, its best to use traditional old fashioned rolled oats. You can also use gluten-free oats if you are intolerant. I find instant oats can become a little mushy so I wouldn't recommend them or steel cut oats.
- Chia seeds are great to add in overnight oats for extra nutrients and vitamins. They expand and double in size as they soak up some of the liquid when left. They are high in fiber, protein, and omega 3’s too which are a bonus
- Coffee is of course a signature ingredient in tiramisu. I use an espresso coffee shot from an espresso machine. You can also use American coffee or even instant espresso powder too. Just make sure to add a few more tablespoons of milk if using instant coffee powder. If you're not a fan of coffee flavor, replace with cacao powder for a chocolate flavor
- Milk is the liquid used. You can use any milk of choice, whether it's dairy free or regular milk. I prefer using unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
- Yogurt is used for the creamy layers in place of the mascarpone cheese and cream layer used in tiramisu. I prefer using sugar free Greek yogurt or plant based yogurt as I don't like it too sweet for breakfast. If you like it on the sweeter side, I suggest using vanilla yogurt
- Maple syrup is my preferred liquid sweetener of choice. It's always best to use pure maple syrup. You can also use honey or agave too
- Vanilla extract gives a lovely subtle taste and smell to the tiramisu oats
- Cacao powder is the final layer at the end when dusted on top. I use pure unsweetened cacao powder but cocoa powder or coco powder also works
- Pinch of sea salt always balances out the sweetness
How to make Tiramisu Overnight Oats
This has become my new favourite breakfast obsession and can easily be made in the below simple steps.
- Make a shot of espresso coffee and let it cool while you complete the next step
- In a bowl add dry ingredients of rolled oats, chia seeds and salt
- Add the wet ingredients being maple syrup, vanilla, milk and that coffee shot
- Stir well, cover and place in the fridge overnight
- The next morning, in a glass or jar, add half of the oats mixture and flatten with a spoon
- Next, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and smooth out the layer
- Repeat steps 1 and 2, with a second layer of oats and yogurt
- Serve with a good dust of cacao powder on top
Tips and Tricks
- Stir the tiramisu oats mixture well to remove any chia seed clumps
- If you don't like the texture of chia seeds, blend them into a fine flour before adding them to the overnight tiramisu oats mixture
- If using instant coffee powder instead of an espresso shot, make sure to add a few more tablespoons of milk to the mixture
- Make extra tiramisu oats mixture for meal prep by doubling or tripling the recipe. Then keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days and add the yogurt layers in the morning before you eat it
- If the overnight tiramisu oats mixture is too thick, add a tiny splash of milk and stir before layering it with yogurt
Yes they sure are! Overnight oats are a great healthy breakfast option. High in fiber and protein, oats are grains of superfoods in themself. With the addition of chia seeds, it's packed with nutrients and vitamins. I always prefer to keep them healthier by using unsweetened dairy free milk and limiting the amount of added sugars
You can keep the tiramisu oats mixture in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If they become too thick, add a splash of milk and stir before using. You then add the yogurt layers right before eating
Whilst the name is “Overnight oats” you don't have to wait overnight to eat them. They will be ready to eat after a few hours when you can see the oats and chia seeds have absorbed all the liquid and they’ve softened enough
Yes! Chia seeds expand and double in size as they absorb the liquid from the overnight oats making them soft and sort of jelly like in the center. You can't taste them, however, they have a slightly soft chewy texture if you bite into one
More Breakfast Recipes
- Overnight Weetabix
- Zucchini Corn Fritters
- Healthy French Toast
- Pesto Eggs
- Custard Yogurt Toast (Viral Tiktok Recipe)
I love seeing your creations and remakes, so be sure to rate the recipe, comment and share your Tiramisu Overnight Oats photo on Instagram so I can share the love!
Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 espresso coffee shot (or instant coffee)
- ⅓ cup milk (I've used almond milk)
- 4 tablespoon yogurt (you can use Greek yogurt, plant based yogurt, or vanilla yogurt if you prefer it on the sweeter side)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Cacao powder for dusting
- Pinch of sea salt
- Make an espresso coffee shot and allow to cool slightly while you prepare the rest
- In a container or bowl, add the dry ingredients which are the rolled oats, chia seeds and a pinch of salt
- Now add the maple syrup, vanilla, milk and espresso coffee shot. Stir until well combined, cover and place in the fridge overnight
- The next morning, add half of the overnight oats mixture into a clear glass or mason jar and flatten with a spoon. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt on top and smooth out the layer
- Repeat the above step by layering the remaining overnight oats mixture topped with the yogurt
- Dust the top with cacao powder and enjoy your Tiramisu Overnight Oats!