September 26, 2023


Cooking Is My World

Tiramisu Overnight Oats – The Big Man’s World ®

tiramisu overnight oats recipe.

These tiramisu overnight oats are thick, creamy, and taste like the classic dessert! Make a huge batch to have breakfasts prepared for the week ahead! 

tiramisu overnight oats.

We love our coffee and we love our oatmeal, so why not combine them both to make creamy and delicious overnight oats that taste like tiramisu! 

Why this recipe works

Healthy and filling. A portion of these overnight oats will keep you full and hearty, and energised all day. 

Easy to meal prep: Make up to five servings and have breakfast sorted for the entire week ahead. 

Easily made vegan and gluten free: With just a few simple swaps, you can make this oats diet friendly. 

Ingredients needed

  • Rolled oats. Also known as old fashioned oats. While quick oats work, they won’t be as chewy, filling, or satisfying. 
  • Coconut sugar. Adds some sweetness. You can also use sugar or a liquid sweetener, like maple syrup or honey. 
  • Cocoa powder. Dutch processed and unsweetened cocoa powder. For a richer flavor, you can use dark cocoa powder. 
  • Instant coffee. Gives the oats the delicious coffee flavor. Instant coffee dissolves well and leaves nothing gritty. You can also use decaffeinated coffee if you can’t tolerate caffeine. 
  • Milk. I used unsweetened almond milk but any milk works. 
  • Yogurt. Any yogurt works, including Greek or coconut yogurt. I like to use a vanilla flavored one to add sweetness, but any works. 
  • Toppings. For the ultimate tiramisu flavor, add some lightly sweetened cream (or cream cheese) and a dusting of cocoa powder. 

How to make tiramisu overnight oats

Start by adding the oats, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and sugar in a jar or cereal bowl. Add the milk and yogurt and gently stir everything together. Cover the bowl/jar and refrigerate.

Now, several hours later (or the morning after), give the oats a stir and add more milk if needed. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy immediately.

Dietary swaps and variations

  • Make it gluten free. Use certified gluten free rolled oats or quick oats. 
  • Cut the dairy. Replace the milk and yogurt with dairy free counterparts, like non-dairy milk and soy or coconut yogurt.
  • Add protein to it. Like my protein overnight oats, adding a scoop of protein powder will add some satiety and keep you fuller for longer (along with an extra 20 grams of protein). 
  • Add mix-ins. Chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even some cookie pieces are all fantastic additions. 
  • Cut the carbs. Make low carb oatmeal but use the same mix-ins. 

Storage instructions

  • To store: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
  • To make ahead: Make a big batch of the oats in a Sunday night and have breakfast ready for every weekday. 
tiramisu oatmeal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put eggs in overnight oats?

While a traditional tiramisu dessert does have eggs in it, the oatmeal version does not need it at all.

Why use chia seeds in overnight oats?

Adding a tablespoon of white or black chia seeds will add fiber, protein, and also thicken the oats.

Can I warm this up?

To make a warm tiramisu oatmeal, prep it as instructed except double the amount of milk and omit the yogurt. Cook as per microwave or stovetop instructions. Fold through your mix-ins.

tiramisu overnight oats recipe.
  • Add the oats, sugar, cocoa powder, and instant coffee in two small bowls or jars. Add the remaining ingredients.

  • Cover the bowls/jars and refrigerate them for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • When ready to enjoy, give the oats a mix and add more milk, if needed. Add some toppings and enjoy immediately.

TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. 
TO MAKE AHEAD: Make a big batch of the oats in a Sunday night and have breakfast ready for every weekday.

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2mg | NET CARBS: 34g