Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats are where it’s at.  It’s been quite a while since I created an overnight oats recipe.

So I am bringing you these cookie dough overnight oats.  Imagine eating breakfast that tastes like a warm, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!  Can breakfast get better than that?

It actually does get better!  This post also includes a giveaway from MightyNest!  You can win your own overnight oats making supplies to make overnight oats.

I have my own and I love them!  Theses supplies would be perfect for making your own cookie dough overnight oats!

The 1/4 liter weck jars are airtight so they are perfect for overnight oats.  You can even take them on the go or to work without worrying about spilling.  Here is the list of products up for grabs in the giveaway:

Silicone Suction Lid ( for keeping things airtight)

Stainless Steel Measuring Cups (for measuring out the oats)

Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons (for measuring out the spices and seeds)

Conical Strainer (if you choose to soak your oats)

1/4 Liter Weck Jars (for making individual sized overnight oats)

Lemon Reamer (for adding a burst of lemon into your oats)

Bamboo Mixing Spoon (for mixing everything well in the jars)

Organic Tea Towel  (for wiping hands)

Kilner Jar (large) (for storing the dry oats)

Coconut Oil (to add flavor and healthy fats to your oats)

Kilner Jar (small) (to store smaller dry items like chia seeds)


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Know Your Oats

There are many different types of oats.  Let me break them down for you.

Oat Groats – Also known as grain kernel, these are the oats right after they have been harvested and the inedible hulls have been removed.  Oat groats take the longest to cook and need to be soaked prior to using in overnight oats recipes.

Steel Cut Oats – Steel cut oats are made when you cut groats into smaller pieces.  Doing this helps them cook a little faster.  I prefer the texture of steel cut oats in my overnight oats recipes.

Rolled Oats – When you steam oat groats, they can be rolled into rolled oats.  Rolled oats also go by the name old fashioned oats.

Quick Oats – Quick oats are rolled oats that are steamed longer so they take very little time to cook. I would not recommend quick oats for overnight oats recipes.  They would get too mushy.

Source: Whole Grains Council

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Now onto this new and delicious overnight oats recipe!  You can use steel cut oats or rolled oats depending on the texture you like.  Steel cut oats will retain a crunch, while rolled oats will make a smoother, more traditional oatmeal.

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Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Prep Time 5 min Serves 1 serving     adjust servings

The perfect healthy breakfast for on the go. As an added bonus, it tastes like an oatmeal cookie!


  1. Mix all ingredients in a jar. Cover and store in the fridge overnight. I make up to 5 of these at a time for easy breakfasts all week! Enjoy!


Recipe Notes

In the morning, you can heat and eat warm, or you can eat cold. This is delicious either way. It's important to mix all the ingredients very well before placing in the fridge. I make 5 of these at a time for easy and healthy breakfasts all week! Enjoy!

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by MightyNest, but all opinions are my own. 

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76 thoughts to “Cookie Dough Overnight Oats”

  1. Is there a healthy version of chocolate chips?? Love chocolate so may be an issue. Dark chocolate? But isn't dark still high like regular in sugar grams?
    1. You can get dark chocolate chips with a high percentage of cacao. That will have less sugar. If you want no sugar, you can use cacao nibs.
  2. These were very good, I must say! They definitely tasted like cookie dough - I was amazed! However, they were a little too sweet (for me personally) for breakfast. I may just have it for dinner instead since that's when my sweet tooth hits hard! It seems like a perfect breakfast for a weekend, though! My husband gobbled it up. Thanks, Melissa! Will definitely be making it again!
  3. I can't participate if I'm from Spain, right? T.T Whyyyyy! I can never participate in giveaways :( But well, thanks for everything anyway xD :)
  4. I just had my first serving of steel cut oats yesterday, and loved them! I was surprised at the difference in the amount of water/milk used for one serving of them vs the rolled oats, which brings me to my question: your recipe calls for the same amount of steel cut or rolled oats, and the same amount of liquid...just wondering if that's going to work the same with both oats. Thanks!
    1. Honestly, I usually eyeball the milk. If the mixture looks thick in the morning, I add more milk. I usually make mine with steel cut oats and this amount of milk works out fine.
  5. I am about to put this together now! I just bought a box of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabars to keep in my truck for emergencies. Any chance you might be able to create a homemade version of those?! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes, Melissa!
  6. I have some diverticuli of the colon so have never tried chia seeds since berry seeds cause attacks. Do people tolerate chia seeds better or should I leave them out?
    1. Thanks Laura! They will melt a little. You can always add them after if you prefer. I get the vanilla beans on Amazon. I love using them in raw desserts. A little goes a long way. Here is the link to the brand I like.

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