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Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats

Start off your morning right with these Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats! They are quick and easy to make, high in protein and fiber and full of the BEST warming cinnamon and sugar cookie flavors! This nutritious breakfast is super delicious and meal prep friendly too!

If you love overnight oats for breakfast and anything with warming cinnamon flavors and spices, these Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats are for YOU!

They are a delicious and convenient breakfast option with the classic snickerdoodle cookie flavor but in the form of a healthy overnight oats breakfast dish.

Here’s what we have going on:

An ultra-creamy and smooth oats base with the most incredible cinnamon and brown sugar flavors with pops of refreshing fresh apricots! Yogurt and milk make it super smooth and taste like a rich and creamy dessert.

However, they are a nutritious breakfast that is quick and easy to whip up in 5 minutes with simple ingredients, high in protein thanks to protein powder and high in fiber too! They’re guaranteed to start off your morning right and keep you full and satisfied for hours!

If you love the flavor of snickerdoodle cookies, you’ll have a smile on your face in the morning no matter how early it is when you take your first bite of these Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats!

By the way, I have plenty of high protein overnight oats recipes on this site! Try my Tiramisu Overnight Oats, Birthday Cake Overnight Oats or Salted Caramel Raspberry Overnight Oats!

Closeup of bowl with snickerdoodle overnight oats and a spoon. Apricots behind.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick and easy to make. Just mix everything and place in the fridge to chill. Then add your toppings in the morning and enjoy a healthy breakfast!
  • High in protein and fiber. Oats, protein powder and Greek style yogurt make these overnight oats pack a powerful punch of protein. These overnight oats will keep you full and fuel your morning! They’re also high in fiber thanks to chia seeds and refreshing fresh apricots.
  • Delicious snickerdoodle flavor! These overnight oats have the BEST snickerdoodle flavor with cinnamon and sugar cookie vibes.
  • Meal prep friendly. You can make ahead several servings to enjoy during the week!
  • Filling and amazing creamy texture. Using a whey + casein protein blend, yogurt and creamy style oats results in a satiating breakfast that tastes just like a creamy and rich dessert! 

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

Labeled ingredients for Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats on a wooden board.
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: I used Red Tractor creamy style rolled oats to yield the best thick and creamy texture. Any type of old fashioned rolled oats will work. Use gluten-free oats if needed. 
  • Snickerdoodle Protein Powder: I used PEScience Snickerdoodle Select Protein, which is a whey + casein blend. The flavor is amazing with its brown sugar and cinnamon vibes! Whey + casein protein makes these snickerdoodle protein overnight oats incredibly creamy. However, a vanilla flavored protein powder will work if you add some cinnamon and either apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice. A pure whey, casein or vegan protein powder can be used if you prefer. If using a vegan protein powder, add more milk as it will absorb more liquid than a whey or whey + casein blend. 
  • Ground Cinnamon: To add more cinnamony vibes.
  • White Chia Seeds: To thicken the overnight oats. They absorb liquid overnight during chilling in the fridge. You can use black chia seeds if you prefer.
  • Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt: Or use fat free Greek yogurt or any thick plain yogurt.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk: Or use any other plant-based or regular milk.
  • Sugar-free Maple syrup: To sweeten our overnight oats. I used Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup but you can use a sugar-free pancake or maple syrup instead too. You’re welcome to use regular maple syrup or honey. Alternatively, use a sugar-free brown sugar replacement such as swerve brown sugar, regular light brown sugar or coconut sugar to taste. 
  • Apricots: I like to add a little fruit to my overnight oats and used sliced fresh apricots. Dried apricots can be substituted when they’re not in season. You could also use fresh or canned peaches or any mellow fruit that you like.
  • To Serve (optional): I like to crumble a Lotus Biscoff cookie on top in the morning to add some crunch and top with more sliced apricots. Any type of speculoos cookie or a snickerdoodle cookie will taste delicious. 

Full ingredient list and amounts are in the recipe card below.

Bowl with Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats, apricots and protein powder tub behind.

How to Make Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats

  1. Make the oats base. In a medium bowl, mason jar or meal prep container, mix together the dry ingredients. Then add the wet ingredients and mix again until smooth and creamy.
Unmixed oats base ingredients in a bowl.
  1. Stir in the apricots. Gently stir in the apricots.
Sliced apricot in bowl with oats base.
  1. Chill. Smooth the top out with the back of a spoon. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for the best creamy texture.
Bowl with overnight oats base with cinnamon.
  1. Enjoy! In the morning or when ready to eat, crumble the Biscoff cookie on top and top with a sliced apricot. Then enjoy!
Bowl with snickerdoodle protein overnight oats topped with crushed Biscoff cookie and sliced apricot.

Full detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.

Cook’s Tips

  • Use a high-quality protein powder. PEScience Select protein powders are made with high quality ingredients and are delicious! I adore their Snickedoodle Select Protein, which is what I’ve used in these snickerdoodle protein overnight oats. Their protein powders also tastes great in various baked oat recipes. Use my referral link to save $10 dollars on your first order with them!
  • Adjust the amount of milk. To suit your consistency preference, use more or less depending on how creamy and thick or runny you like your overnight oats. You can also always stir in more milk in the morning if they become too thick for your liking before adding the toppings.  
  • Meal prep and make ahead tips. Double, triple or quadruple the ingredients amounts if you’d like to make multiple servings. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and divide evenly into bowls with lids, mason jars or meal prep containers. Refrigerate for up to 4 days. If they thicken too much over the days, stir in more milk before topping with the Biscoff cookie and sliced apricot before eating.
  • Cover the bowl with foil or cling wrap. If using a bowl that doesn’t have a lid, cover by tightly wrapping a small sheet of aluminum foil or cling wrap around the rim. This is fine if you’re making 1 serving the night before eating. If you’re making multiple servings for meal prep, use any container with a lid to ensure that the overnight oats will still taste fresh after the first day.
Closeup of bowl with snickerdoodle overnight oats and a spoon.

Variations

  • Use vanilla protein powder. Add ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, or a sugar-free brown sugar replacement such as Swerve brown sugar to yield a snickerdoodle flavor. You can also add a teaspoon of almond butter.
  • Make it vegan/dairy-free. Use a vegan/dairy-free protein powder (not whey or casein), oat or nut milk and a dairy-free Greek or thick Greek Style yogurt such as coconut yogurt by Cocobella or something similar. Alternatively, a vanilla or plain yogurt by Kite Hill brand (almond milk and soy yogurt) can be used too.
  • Use other fruit. Some ideas are sliced banana, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
  • Not a fan of fruit in your overnight oats? Simply leave them out. 
  • Top with nuts. I love topping these overnight oats with snickerdoodle flavored almonds by Blue Diamond instead of the Biscoff cookie sometimes. However, any type of nuts such as roasted pecans, hazelnuts, almonds etc. will all taste fantastic with these snickerdoodle protein overnight oats!
  • Omit the protein powder. If omitting the protein powder, you can add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon almond butter.
  • Use soy milk. Unsweetened soy milk will give these snickerdoodle protein overnight oats an even higher protein content. 
Bites eaten from bowl with Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats and apricots behind.

FAQs

What oats are best for overnight oats?

Old fashioned rolled oats. Steel cut oats aren’t the best option as they need a longer soaking time to soften. They also have a denser and chewier texture in overnight oats. Quick cooking/instant oats will dissolve in the liquid due to their small size and become soggy. 

Can overnight oats be frozen?

They can be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed overnight in the fridge before eating. 

What are overnight oats good for?

They’re good for meal prep if you don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. All you need is five minutes to mix everything the night before and then just grab and go in the morning! They’re also good for a satiating snack or dessert.

Can overnight oats be heated?

Although they are meant to be eaten cold, you can heat up your overnight oats in the microwave if you prefer to eat them warm. 

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Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats

Bowl with snickerdoodle protein overnight oats topped with crushed Biscoff cookie and a sliced apricot.

Start off your morning right with these healthy Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats! They’re quick & easy to make, high in protein + fiber and DELICIOUS! 

  • Author: Lavina
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Refrigerating Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 40 grams / ½ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (use gluten-free if needed, I used Red Tractor Creamy Style Rolled Oatsnote 1)
  • 20 grams / ≈ ¼ cup Snickerdoodle Protein Powder (or vanilla flavored, I used PEScience Snickerdoodle Select Proteinnote 2)
  • ¼ TSP ground Cinnamon
  • 6 grams / ½ TBSP White Chia Seeds (or use black chia seeds)
  • 100 grams Fat Free Greek Style Yogurt (or use fat free Greek yogurt or any thick plain yogurt)
  • 79ml / ⅓ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk (or any other plant-based or regular milk of your choice)
  • 15ml / 1 TBLS Sugar-free Maple or Pancake Syrup (such as Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup, or use regular maple syrup)
  • 50 grams / 2-3 pieces fresh Apricots – pits removed, sliced (or use other fruit of choice – note 3)
  • To Serve (optional): 1 Lotus Biscoff Cookie (or other speculoos cookie) – crumbled, 1 sliced apricot

Instructions

  1. Make the oats base: In a medium bowl, mason jar or meal prep container, combine the oats, protein powder, chia seeds and ground cinnamon. Mix to combine. Add the Greek style yogurt, unsweetened almond milk and maple syrup and mix again to combine until smooth and creamy.
  2. Stir in the apricots: Gently stir in the sliced apricots. Smooth out the top using the back of a spoon.
  3. Chill: Cover (note 4) and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for the best creamy texture.
  4. To Serve: In the morning or when ready to eat, crumble the Biscoff cookie on top and top with a sliced apricot if desired. Then enjoy!

Notes

  1. Old Fashioned Rolled Oats. I use Red Tractor creamy style rolled oats which yields an ultra-thick and creamy texture. You can use any type of old fashioned rolled oats you like. Avoid using steel cut oats as they need to be soaked longer to soften and have a denser and chewier texture. Quick cooking/instant oats are not ideal either as they tend to dissolve in the liquid since they are so small and will become soggy.
  2. Snickerdoodle Protein Powder. If you don’t have a snickerdoodle flavored protein powder, use vanilla protein powder, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon coconut sugar, or a sugar-free brown sugar replacement such as Swerve brown sugar. You can also add a teaspoon of almond butter. If using an unflavored protein powder, do the same but add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. If omitting the protein powder, you can add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon almond butter for some protein. A pure whey, casein or vegan protein powder can be used. If using a vegan protein powder, add more milk as it will absorb more liquid than a whey or whey + casein blend.
  3. Apricots. Feel free to use any other fruit you love. Some ideas besides apricots are sliced banana, peach, strawberries, blueberries, etc. You’re welcome to use dried apricots if you like.
  4. Cover with foil or cling wrap. If using a bowl or container that doesn’t have a lid, cover the bowl by tightly wrapping a small sheet of aluminum foil or cling wrap around the rim. This works fine if making 1 serving the night before consuming. However, if you’re making multiple servings for meal prep, use any container with a lid such as a bowl, mason jar or meal prep container to ensure the overnight oats will still taste fresh after the first day.
  5. Meal prep/make ahead tips. Combine and mix all the oats base ingredients in a large bowl. Then divide evenly into bowls with lids, mason jars or meal prep containers. Refrigerate for up to 4 days. Top with a crumbled Biscoff cookie and sliced apricot just before eating. If the overnight oats thicken too much, feel free to stir in a little milk first until your desired consistency is achieved.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving (whole recipe)
  • Calories: 383
  • Sugar: 11.3g
  • Sodium: 289mg
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.7g
  • Fiber: 10.5g
  • Protein: 33.7g
  • Cholesterol: 29mg

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