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Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Cookie dough overnight oats are a healthy and delicious option with just 8 ingredients. Best of all, overnight cookie dough oats can be made in advance and ready to take on the go or enjoy at home.

two mason jars with cookie dough overnight oats topped with bananas and chocolate chips

I love everything cookie dough, and always have. I mean, who wouldn’t love chunks of cookie dough in ice cream, and even oatmeal?

Don’t we all want an edible oatmeal cookie dough recipe?

These chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats feature a blend of vanilla protein powder, pb2, chocolate chips, graham crackers and vanilla greek yogurt for the cookie dough flavor.

Like my high protein overnight oats, cookie dough oats are bursting with protein, thanks to the protein powder and greek yogurt.

A high protein breakfast is great and will help keep you fuller throughout the day. Plus, it’s a great post-workout meal and recovery option if you do a morning workout.

Protein for runners is a huge piece of the recovery puzzle, so check that post out to learn your needs.

Now that I’m pregnant and still fairly active, protein is an essential component of each meal and snack I make.

It’s so important for not only muscle maintenance and growth, but blood sugar regulation, hormones, immunity, mood and more.

Plus, it just generally makes me feel so much better, and represents some gentle nutrition during this pregnancy.

Here’s what you need for these healthy cookie dough overnight oats.

Scroll down to the FAQ section for some fun variations and modifications.

ingredients for chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats

I also like to add chia seeds to thicken things up and get some extra micronutrients in there.

If you’re not feeling chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats, leave the chocolate chips out, or sub with sprinkles or extra graham crackers.

We don’t need too much Pb2 but it really does give a dough-like flavor with a tad of peanut butter. So good! I love PB2 in recipes, like this high protein granola and easy pb2 cookies.

mason jar with milk, oats, chia seeds, yogurt to make cookie dough overnight oats

Making these overnight oats with cookie dough flavors couldn’t be easier, which is why it’s my jam.

I love doing them in mason jars since they stand upright and take up a little less room in the fridge and you can shake them. But, you can just mix everything in a tupperware or regular glass too!

You’ll just mix all of the ingredients together and let it sit in the fridge overnight.

If you want it for an afternoon snack, mix it at least 3 hours before you want to enjoy.

two mason jars with cookie dough overnight oats and graham crackers and bowl of chocolate chips on side

Honestly, I usually try the mixture now even though it’s watery to see if it’s to my desired sweetness.

It will firm up and get creamy once you put it in the fridge!

I put some graham crackers in the mixed mason jar, and I also add some on top when I take them out of the fridge so they add a nice and crunchy element.

overhead veiw of mason jar with cookie dough overnight oats, topped with chocolate chips

I also love topping with banana slices to bring everything together.

Peanut butter, banana, chocolate, cookie dough = amazing.

two jars with overnight oats cookie dough and chocolate chips on table

Recipe FAQ

Can you use plain greek yogurt instead of vanilla?

Yes, if you want to reduce the total sugar content in these cookie dough overnight oats, you can use plain greek yogurt instead and add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. And you’ll still get more flavor with the vanilla protein powder.

Do you have to use protein powder?

Absolutely not. While the protein powder does greatly increase the protein content in these oats and provide a little dough-y flavor, they are not absolutely essential for completion. You could also use an unflavored collagen protein for additional protein, thought it’s not a complete source of amino acids.

Is this cookie dough oats recipe gluten free?

To keep these overnight oats gluten free, make sure to use certified gluten free oats, as well as gluten free graham crackers. I love the Enjoy Life chocolate chips because they are gluten free!

overhead veiw of mason jar with cookie dough overnight oats, topped with chocolate chips and banana slices

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Yield: 2

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Cookie dough overnight oats are a healthy and delicious to your sweet tooth in the mornings. Overnight cookie dough oats can be made in advance and ready to take on the go or enjoy at home.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 scoop (2 T) vanilla protein powder
  • 1 T PB2
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 c milk of choice
  • 1 T chia seeds, optional
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 graham cracker, crumbled
  • 1 T mini chocolate chips
  • 1 T maple syrup, optional (I didn't need any, but if you like it sweeter, you can use)

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or Tupperware container, combine the oats, protein powder, PB2, salt, milk, and chia seeds. Stir until well-combined, or place the top on the container and shake until ingredients are mixed and no lumps remain.
  2. Once shaken thoroughly, mix in the greek yogurt until well combined. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to eat, top with chocolate chips and/or crumbled graham cracker and enjoy!

Notes

1. If you chose to omit protein powder, you can use collagen powder.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 390Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 22gProtein: 23g

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