Rich and Creamy Tiramisu Overnight Oats recipe with milk, maple syrup, and a shot of espresso makes for a perfect make-ahead healthy recipe which serves both as a healthy dessert, a healthy breakfast for a kick-ass morning.
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Tiramisu Overnight Oats Ingredients
This easy, rich, creamy, and delicious Tiramisu Overnight oats is made with whole milk, rolled oats, a shot of espresso, pure maple syrup, chia seeds, softened cream cheese, and pure vanilla extract.
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How to Make Tiramisu Overnight Oats
- In a large mixing bowl combine whole milk, a shot of espresso or strong brewed coffee, Pure Maple Syrup or Honey, old-fashioned rolled oats, and chia seeds.
- Stir well until combined. Divide it into small glasses.
- Add in cream cheese. I like to soften the cream cheese with some milk. Just to make it smooth.
- Spoon the softened cream cheese to the glasses. Spread into a smooth layer.
- Dust with cocoa powder and serve chilled.
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do overnight oats need to be overnight
There is nothing set in stone that overnight oats need to be overnight. If you prefer chewy oats you can have it immediately. But you got to wait for at least 4-5 hours to allow the oats to get soaked and become hydrated.
tiramisu overnight oats no yogurt
Yes you can always skip yogurt. In this recipe for Tiramisu Overnight oats, I've actually skipped yogurt. Instead of yogurt, I've used cream cheese. Both have a tarty taste. Oats and chia seeds soak in yogurt or cream cheese making it hydrated.
overnight oats without milk or yogurt
If you are lactose intolerant or vegan then you might be looking for a way to avoid milk or yogurt.
As a replacement of milk or yogurt you can use almond milk or oat milk or coconut milk along with any nut butter that you like or have at hand.
When I'm looking for a dairy-free alternative for Tiramisu overnight oats, I like to replace whole milk with almond milk or oat milk or coconut milk.
And when it comes to using nut butter almond butter is my go-to. I tend to avoid peanut butter for its fat content. And, if you are allergic to nut then you can use sunflower-seed butter.
Alternative to Chia Seeds
If you don't like chia seeds or don't want to use it for any reason you can replace it with flax seeds. Both are equally healthy and adds a chewy texture to overnight oats.
What not to add in overnight oats?
- Instant Oats - Instant Oats are okay when you are in a time crunch. But when it comes to overnight oats, Instant Oats are a big no no. Instant Oats will get super soggy if you leave it sitting in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
- Steel-Cut Oats - Steel cut oats may be a healthier choice if you are conscious about diet. But, when it comes to overnight oats, steel-cut oats don't absorb moisture and won't be hydrated enough the next morning. You'll be left with hard and gritty oatmeal which is definitely what you want the next morning.
- Berries - Berries like strawberries or blueberries when added to overnight oats, gets mushy and they release color into the oatmeal. Making it an unattractive mess of blue and red the next morning.
- Water - Although water is an easy replacement. But it shouldn't be your first choice for overnight oats. Why? Milk adds protein and more richness to the oats making it taste fuller and wholesome.
Is overnight soaked oats healthy?
Soaked overnight oats are so healthy. They are a high source protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates breaks down slowly and helps you stay full for a longer time. I generally make soaked overnight oats and use it as my pre-workout fuel. It helps me workout for a longer duration making me feel less tired.
What is the secret to overnight oats?
- 2:1 Milk and Oats Ratio - Always add twice as much milk as oats. You can use coconut milk or oat milk or rice milk or anything that you like.
- Spices - For a better taste use ground cinnamon, nutmeg or a pinch of ground cardamom.
- Salt - A pinch of salt is a secret to the most delicious overnight oats. But you don't have to use it for tiramisu overnight oats.
How many days can overnight oats soak?
Overnight oats can soak in the refrigerator for 1-3 days. But they are still safe to eat on day 4 and 5.
One of the best ways to make Overnight oats is to make them on Sundays for the busy work-week ahead.
But if you wait for more than 7 days in the refrigerator, make sure you smell it. If you find any acidic smell or sour smell you should discard it right away.
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Tiramisu overnight oats recipe
- 2 cup whole milk
- ½ cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
- 4 teaspoon maple syrup or honey
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 8 teaspoon chia seeds
- 2 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1 tablespoon milk to combine cream cheese
- cocoa powder to serve
- In a large measuring cup, combine milk, coffee, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Divide the mixture among four jars of airtight containers.
- Stir oats and chia seeds into each container. Make sure the oats are covered in liquid.
- Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours or at least 12 hours.
- In a separate bowl combine cream cheese with milk. Whisk until smooth. You can add another tablespoon of maple syrup if you want.
- Spoon the mixture over the oats. Spread into a smooth layer.
- Dust cocoa powder and serve chilled.