These Tiramisu Protein Overnight Oats are one of my favourite healthy make ahead breakfast recipes for busy mornings when I’m craving something sweet.
I love overnight oats because I can make a huge batch, throw them into the fridge and have a healthy breakfast all week long. And for days I’m feeling particularly indulgent, this tiramisu protein overnight oats recipe fits the bill. The hallmarks of a good tiramisu are mascarpone cheese, lady fingers, chocolate, and of course, coffee. Yes, you could enjoy all of these things separately for breakfast, but together, in an Instagrammable mason jar, it just feels so right.
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Why This Recipe Works
I never knew I loved coffee so much until I became a mom. I’m now officially obsessed with coffee. And for days when drinking my coffee is just not enough, I like to find ways to eat it too. Introducing my tiramisu protein overnight oats, a crazy delicious healthy make ahead breakfast recipe that feels super indulgent and yet is a sinch to pull off. I also love this recipe because it’s
- Perfectly balanced with carbs, fat and protein
- SO easy to make – only requires 2 steps!
- A simple way to get your caffeine kick in for the day!
Cottage Cheese – This might sound like an odd ingredient to add into overnight oats but trust me….if you can puree it down to a smooth consistency, it adds a creamy texture while also packing in protein!
Lady Finger Cookies – These sweet little cookies/biscuits add a great crispy texture to break up the consistency of the oats. You can buy these cookies at any grocery store or if you’re feeling fancy there are so many homemade recipes online!
Brewed Coffee – What is a tiramisu recipe without coffee? This recipe requires only 1 cup of brewed coffee, so use it as your morning coffee kick or add this tiramisu protein overnight oats recipe into your daily morning routine for some extra caffeine.
How to Make This Recipe
Step 1: In a bowl, combine the oats, almond milk, mascarpone, pureed cottage cheese and maple syrup, to taste. Let sit in the fridge overnight.
Step 2: The next morning, quickly dip the lady fingers in the coffee and layer half of them into the bottom of of some mason jars. Add a dusting of cocoa and a layer of the overnight oats. Repeat with another layer of the cookies, cocoa and oats, and finish with cocoa powder. Enjoy cold or at room temperature.
I highly recommend using a food processor or blender to combine the cottage cheese to give it a creamy and smooth consistency!
And of course, you can’t forget the coffee. A quick dip for my lady finger cookies in some coffee yields just enough of a bitter bite to compliment the uber creamy overnight oats mixture. These tiramisu protein overnight oats prove that you can eat cake for breakfast and feel DAMN good about it.
This recipe only requires 1 cup of brewed coffee which provides ~95 mg of caffeine
Thanks to the protein packed cottage cheese in this recipe, these overnight oats have ~14 grams of protein per serving!
I personally like to make mine the night before just so it’s fresh and doesn’t feel super mushy. But if you like to meal prep, I recommend storing overnight oats in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Now loves, let me know- what would your dream overnight oats flavour combo be? Do you love tiramisu as much as I do? Have you tried these tiramisu protein overnight oats? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Tiramisu Protein Overnight Oats | Healthy Make Ahead Breakfast Recipe
- 8 lady finger cookies halved
- 1 cup brewed coffee
- Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
- In a bowl, combine the oats, almond milk, mascarpone, pureed cottage cheese and maple syrup, to taste. Let sit in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, quickly dip the lady fingers in the coffee and layer half of them into the bottom of of some mason jars. Add a dusting of cocoa and a layer of the overnight oats. Repeat with another layer of the cookies, cocoa and oats, and finish with cocoa powder. Enjoy cold or at room temperature.
Updated on July 24th, 2023
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.