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These creamy Oreo overnight oats are a tasty breakfast recipe for anyone who is a fan of cookies and cream. With only 3 ingredients, this is a simple & quick recipe that anyone can make.
Overnight oats are always a quick and easy breakfast option. Plus, there are so many varieties of flavors to try.
- These Oreo oats taste like you’re eating dessert for breakfast, without being overly sweet.
- This recipe takes only 5 minutes to prepare in advance, making it a great meal prep idea for busy mornings.
- They are made with only 3 ingredients. All of the Oreo flavoring and sweetness comes from the Oreos themselves. No extra sugar is added.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Oreos: Use regular Oreos for this recipe. You don’t need to remove the filling. For a fun variation, try using a flavored Oreo, such as mint Oreos or chocolate Oreos.
- Oats: Use rolled oats or old fashioned oats. These will create the perfect texture for overnight oats. Avoid quick or instant oats which will end up too soggy. Steel cut oats will also not work as their texture is too tough.
- Milk: Whole (3.25%) milk will make the creamiest oats. However, you can use any type of milk you like. For a non-dairy alternative, use oat milk or almond milk.
- A small bowl to mix the ingredients together in.
- Airtight serving containers, such as small mason jars, to store and serve the oats in.
Step 1: Soak the Oreos in the milk for a couple of minutes. Once they are soft, mix them with a fork until they have fully dissolved.
Step 2: Stir in the oats. Divide the oats into two airtight serving containers and refrigerate overnight.
- In the fridge: Overnight oats will last for up to 5 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. However, they will taste freshest if they are consumed within 2 to 3 days.
- In the freezer: Freezing overnight oats is not recommended. Freezing will significantly change both the taste and texture.
- To make the Oreo oats sweeter: These oats have a subtle Oreo taste. They are not overly sweet, but if you prefer sweeter oats, you can dissolve an extra 1 to 2 Oreos in the milk. You can also add ½ a tablespoon of granulated sugar.
- Sometimes overnight oats can become thicker after stored in the fridge. If this happens, add a splash of milk to the oats right before serving.
- For a bit of crunch, top the oats with Oreo chunks before serving. Don’t stir in extra Oreo chunks before storing the oats otherwise they will become soggy.
All overnight oats recipes are flexible and easy to customize however you like. Here are some ideas for optional add-ins that pair well with these Oreo ones:
- Fruit: Banana slices, blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
- Seeds: Pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax seeds.
- Chocolate: Chocolate chips, chocolate shavings, chocolate sprinkles or a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
- Protein: Add a scoop of vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter protein powder.
- Creamy add-ins: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter.
Yes. Oreo is the brand name for cookies and cream, but the flavor is practically the same.
Yes. Oreos are vegan. For a fully vegan recipe, use almond milk instead of cow’s milk.
These Oreo overnight oats taste like Oreos without being overly sweet. If you want them to be sweeter, add an extra 1 to 2 Oreos and up to ½ a tablespoon of granulated sugar.