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Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats is a quick and easy high-protein oatmeal breakfast recipe with chocolate chips and peanut butter perfect for meal prep.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Convenience: They’re incredibly easy to prepare, requiring minimal effort the night before. You simply mix the ingredients in a jar or container, refrigerate overnight, and breakfast is ready when you wake up.
  • Customization: You can tailor them to suit individual tastes by adding various fruits, nuts, seeds, sweeteners, or spices. The possibilities are endless, allowing for creativity in flavors and textures.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Oats are a great source of fiber, which can aid digestion and help keep you feeling full. By adding ingredients like fruits, nuts, yogurt, or chia seeds, you can increase the nutritional value by incorporating essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
  • No Cooking Required: Particularly appealing during warmer months or for those who prefer not to cook in the mornings, overnight oats are enjoyed cold, straight from the fridge.
  • Meal Prep Friendly: They are perfect for meal prep. You can make several portions at once, storing them in individual containers for a grab-and-go breakfast throughout the week.
  • Texture and Taste: Some people love the texture of soaked oats. The creaminess and softened texture after soaking overnight create a pleasant eating experience.
  • Time-Saving: For busy mornings, having a ready-to-eat, nutritious breakfast waiting in the fridge can save valuable time and energy.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar


Achieving the desired consistency for overnight oats involves finding the right ratio of oats to liquid and understanding how different ingredients affect the texture. Here’s how to achieve various consistencies:

  1. Oats to Liquid Ratio: If you prefer thicker oats, use less liquid; for a runnier consistency, add more liquid.
  2. Type of Oats: Rolled oats are commonly used for overnight oats. They absorb liquid but maintain some texture. For a smoother consistency, use quick oats or blend rolled oats before soaking.
  3. Liquid Choice: Experiment with different liquids like dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, or even yogurt. Each type of liquid can affect the final consistency and taste.
  4. Soaking Time: Longer soaking times, like overnight, result in softer, creamier oats. If you prefer a slightly chewier texture, reduce the soaking time to a few hours.
  5. Mix-ins: Ingredients like yogurt, mashed fruits, nut butters, or chia seeds can thicken overnight oats. If you find your oats are too thick, adding more liquid before serving can help loosen the consistency.
  6. Adjustments: If your oats are too thick, add more liquid (milk, yogurt, or even water) and give them a good stir before serving. If they’re too runny, add more oats or chia seeds to absorb excess liquid.
  7. Refrigeration: The consistency of overnight oats can change slightly during refrigeration. Check the oats before consuming and adjust as needed by adding more liquid if they’ve thickened up too much.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar

How Long They Will Last

Properly stored, overnight oats can last in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. However, their shelf life can vary depending on the ingredients used and storage conditions.

Here are some tips for maximizing the shelf life of overnight oats:

  1. Refrigeration: Always store overnight oats in the refrigerator in an airtight container or a sealed jar. This prevents exposure to air and helps maintain freshness.
  2. Ingredients: Ingredients like fresh fruits or dairy can affect the oats’ shelf life. If your oats contain perishable ingredients, it’s best to consume them within 2-3 days.
  3. Texture Changes: Over time, oats may absorb more liquid or soften further. Check the consistency before consuming and adjust by adding a splash of milk or yogurt if needed.
  4. Storage Conditions: Keep the oats in the coldest part of the refrigerator to maintain freshness. Avoid leaving them at room temperature for an extended period, especially if they contain dairy products.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar

Substitutions and Additional Mix In Add-ins

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Pecans
  • Chia Seeds
  • Granola
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cranberries
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Almonds
  • Flaxseed
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats in a glass jar
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Cookie Dough Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Overnight Oats is a quick and easy breakfast recipe with chocolate chips, vanilla, and peanut butter perfect for meal prep. 
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip overnight oats, cookie dough overnight oats, healthy overnight oats
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 404kcal


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup milk Any milk. I used almond milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or nut butter
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate chips
  • 1/3 scoop vanilla protein powder Optional; 7-10 grams
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add all of the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a small jar or Tupperware container.
  • Place in the fridge overnight.
  • Adjust and add more milk if you prefer a less thick mixture.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips before serving.


You can also divide the peanut butter serving in half. You can add half of the peanut butter to the jar with the other ingredients prior to placing the jar in the fridge overnight. Add the remaining peanut butter immediately before serving. 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 17g
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 24th of March 2022

What I’m earth is butter extract?? I’ve never heard of such a thing. Can’t wait to try the recipe otherwise


Thursday 24th of March 2022

It’s exactly that, butter Extract. Use butter and your judgement if you prefer.

Beauty Blog

Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Hello, This is Priyansh Shrivastava, Your article is very Nice, thanks for sharing...


Thursday 23rd of July 2020

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Purna Jain

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

This looks delicious thanks for sharing I will try it soon


Tuesday 21st of July 2020

I can't wait to hear what you think.


Saturday 11th of July 2020

I’ve tried for years to find an overnight oat recipe I like. They would always turn too thick, too blah, just no flavor. This recipe is so different. The thickness is perfect, the protein kept me full for so much longer, and GENIUS move adding butter extract. I will always use your basics now every time I want to make overnight oats, even if I change the flavors up. 100% recommend ?


Sunday 12th of July 2020

Wonderful. I'm glad you liked them!


Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Wow - this is fantastic! I used 2 TBS of powdered peanut butter rather than regular peanut butter for ease of mixing. I'll probably up the amount for the next one because I love peanut butter taste.


Tuesday 21st of January 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!