If you're a cookie butter lover, you must try these Biscoff overnight oats! With added protein, they're delicious, nutritious and fun, and sometimes you just need a sweet breakfast that tastes like dessert!
This recipe is not sponsored by Biscoff, I just really love their cookies and cookie butter!
Why you'll love this recipe
- This is a delicious tasting protein packed breakfast! Oats mixed with Greek yogurt, protein powder, almond milk, hemp hearts and tasty Biscoff cookie butter! It's sweet but not too sweet, it's a little indulgent but nutritious too.
- It's a great prep-ahead breakfast. The recipe is written for two servings but can easily be doubled for a quick grab and go ready breakfast like these baked oats. Super easy to make, it doesn't require any cooking.
- Oats are a great source of fiber, they're rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Read more about the benefits of oats here.
What is Biscoff?
Lotus Biscoff is a delicious Belgium crunchy, crumbly cookie with a very specific taste. It tastes caramelized, brown sugar-y and cinnamon-y. Also known as speculoos. Biscoff cookie butter tastes exactly like the cookies but with the texture of peanut butter. These cookies are delicious dunked in coffee and tea, and you might know them from flying as they're a popular choice given as a snack by airlines.
Key Ingredients and Variations
- Old fashioned oats rolled oats. These are the very best kind for overnight oats, they get soft but still have a little bite. Quick oats would work too for this recipe but you wouldn't need to add as much milk with it. Some people prefer thicker than thinner overnight oats and it's really a personal preference. I tried to keep this recipe right in the middle.
- Greek yogurt: this ingredient adds protein, probiotics, texture and moisture. I use non-fat, you can use low-fat, full-fat, vanilla or plain. I haven't tested it with non-dairy yogurt but it should work.
- Almond milk: I chose almond milk because it's pretty neutral and the recipe already has multiple sources of dairy from the yogurt and protein powder (if you use whey). You can use any milk of choice.
- Vanilla protein powder: I use whey protein powder, it's my favorite but choose whichever you love the most. The portion might be a little more or less than recommended in the recipe, but ¼ cup seems pretty perfect for two servings.
- Hemp seeds or hearts: they're very nutritious, high in protein, healthy fat and good for digestion. The taste is pretty neutral too. Chia seeds would work for this recipe, but reduce the portion of it as it will soak up a lot of the liquid when sitting overnight.
- Biscoff cookie butter: this is the key ingredient to the taste of these overnight oats. You can use any brand (Trader Joe's has one), and you can warm it up slightly (15-20 seconds in the microwave) if it's too thick, to mix it in easily.
- Cinnamon, vanilla and salt: they balance the recipe but you can skip the vanilla if you don't have any on hand.
- Biscoff cookies: I use one cookie per serving which isn't a lot of calories, and it adds crunch and the signature taste of a Biscoff also known as speculoos. Don't add them until right before eating so they stay crunchy.
How to make Biscoff Overnight Protein Oats
- I prefer to mix both portions in a single bowl and then divide them in two either right away or when ready to eat, it's easier to mix.
In a bowl, stir together all the ingredients except the topping ones until combined. Cover then place in fridge overnight or for 5 hours minimum.
Once ready, stir well and divide into two servings. Top with crumbled Biscoff cookies and a drizzle of cookie butter. Enjoy!
More Breakfast Recipes To Try
- Chocolate Chip Baked Oats Without Banana
- Breakfast Burrito Bowls
- Crustless Quiche With Asparagus, Ham and Goat Cheese
- The Best Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes
- Use a medium bowl to mix it all together, it's a lot easier to stir and get everything well combined.
- Add less milk if you prefer your overnight oats not too wet or vise-versa, this recipe is right in the middle. You can always add a little more milk after they've sat overnight too, right before eating.
- If you eat gluten free, make sure to double check that the oats you're using are certified gluten free as they can sometimes be cross-contaminated with wheat.
- If you use chia seeds in your mixture, be aware that they soak up a lot of liquid and you might need to add a little more mik.
- You can customize your toppings too like adding a chopped nuts, fruits like banana or berries.
Frequently Asked questions
I think this particular mixture is great cold but you can absolutely warm them a bit in the microwave if you wish.
It's a personal preference but I don't think it's necessary as the cookie butter and cookies are sweet enough to me. But if you need a little more, you can add a tad of maple syrup, honey, brown sugar or sugar substitute of choice.
Technically no but they're definitely more tender the longer they sit. They're usually ready to eat after 5 hours minimum.
Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best for this recipe, they get the best texture. Instant would work but reduce the amount of milk a bit, but steel-cut need to be cooked or pre-cooked or they can tough and chewy.
Biscoff Overnight Protein Oats
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup almond milk unsweetened, plain or vanilla, or any milk of choice
- ⅔ cup non-fat Greek yogurt or low-fat, plain or vanilla
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon more or less to taste
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts shelled hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons Biscoff cookie butter or any cookie butter
- In a medium bowl, stir together all the ingredients except the topping ones (cookies and extra cookie butter) until nicely combined. Cover then place in fridge overnight or for 5 hours minimum.
- Once ready, take out of the fridge, stir well and divide into two servings. Top with crumbled Biscoff cookies and a drizzle of Biscoff cookie butter. Enjoy!
- You can warm up the cookie butter for 15-20 seconds in the microwave to drizzle it if you wish. Place it in a microwavable-safe dish.