Cheesecake Overnight Oats

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Cheesecake Overnight Oats with two flavor variations! Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats are packed with nutritious ingredients and lots of protein!

Overhead image of Cheesecake Overnight Oats: peanut butter and strawberry.

Cheesecake Overnight Oats

During college, I was all about quick and easy breakfasts. I rarely (if ever) had time to make a breakfast “meal” on the weekdays.

It was during those crazy college years that I discovered overnight oats. They seriously changed my college life. I began to make overnight oats every single night. I would stick them in my backpack to eat during my first class or somewhere on campus while I was studying.

They were the perfect breakfast: super quick, very filling, and completely convenient!

Process shots-- images of the ingredients in a bowl and then being mixed together.

Cheesecake Overnight Oats ingredients

  • Milk. Whatever milk you enjoy will work great in these cheesecake overnight oats. We prefer to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
  • Oats. The type of oats you use matters; we like oldfashioned oats the best. Steel cut oats don’t soften as well and quick oats become overly mushy.
  • Maple Syrup. This is my favorite sweetener to add to overnight oats.
    • Depending on how sweet you like your breakfast, you can scale the amount added into the oats up or down. I’d recommend at least 1 tablespoon and up to 2 tablespoons for a sweeter breakfast. Liquid stevia (1/4 teaspoon) can be used in place of maple syrup.
  • Vanilla. Vanilla adds a nice flavor to the oats. It’s not entirely necessary, so don’t worry if you don’t have any to add.
  • Salt. Salt helps intensify flavors and balance all the ingredients in these Cheesecake Overnight Oats.
  • Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt. Along with the cream cheese, the Greek yogurt adds that classic cheesecake “tang.” Our favorite yogurt to use in these overnight oats is Honey Vanilla Greek yogurt (made by Greek Gods®; not sponsored). Whatever yogurt you choose to use, make sure you like it plain or you likely won’t love it in these oats.
  • Cream Cheese. All cheesecake has cream cheese, so of course it’s necessary in these overnight oats! Cream cheese is popular in keto and low carb diets because it adds fats and protein to recipes. I find using a cream cheese spread is more convenient and easy to use in these oats. Plus, you’ve got some leftover for bagels.
    • For a low-calorie alternative, add 1 tablespoon sugar free (or regular) cheesecake pudding mix.

Toppings

  • Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats: We leave out the peanut butter and stir in chopped strawberries. In the morning, I also like to top the oats with additional strawberries. Other fun topping ideas: some coarsely chopped white chocolate and/or a broken graham cracker.
  • Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oats: We add peanut butter to the base. I also like to top the oats in the morning with an additional swirl or spoonful of peanut butter. Other fun topping idea: miniature chocolate chips.
    • If you opt to use PB2® instead of peanut butter, you’ll likely want to increase the liquid as well. PB2 absorbs a great deal more liquid than regular peanut butter.

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Recipe notes

  • Overnight oats are eaten cold in the morning. As they soak overnight, they become soft, luscious, and creamy — like a pudding consistency with soft and chewy oats.
  • You can make overnight oats in the morning to enjoy. I actually prefer them this way! Nowadays, I usually make them first thing when I wake up, then I go work out, and enjoy them post workout. (So they’ve sat about 30-45 minutes).
  • For Strawberry Overnight Oats, make sure to use sweet and ripe strawberries. If the berries are overripe or breaking down, they can give the overnight oats an off (even moldy) flavor after sitting overnight.
  • Use room-temperature cream cheese. To avoid chunks in your oats, set out the cream cheese for sufficient time to get to room temperature before using. (Here are some tips to getting the cream cheese to room temperature quickly).
  • Make them thicker. I’m obsessed with creamy oatmeal — the creamier the better! I’d say these overnight oats are fairly creamy (even after thickening overnight). If you’d like them thicker, add in 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds.

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Cheesecake Overnight Oats

5 from 5 votes
Cheesecake overnight oats with two flavor variations! Peanut butter cheesecake and strawberry cheesecake overnight oats. These oats are packed with nutritious ingredients and lots of protein!
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Cheesecake Overnight Oats

5 from 5 votes
Cheesecake overnight oats with two flavor variations! Peanut butter cheesecake and strawberry cheesecake overnight oats. These oats are packed with nutritious ingredients and lots of protein!
Course Breakfast, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine Healthy, Vegetarian
Keyword Cheesecake Overnight Oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 375kcal
Cost $1.45

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oats

  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 3 tablespoons plain cream cheese (from a tub) softened to room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup (158g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup (74g) vanilla Greek yogurt (we like Greek God's Honey Vanilla yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup (55g) old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (See Note 1)
  • Optional toppings: additional peanut butter, miniature chocolate chips

Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 3 tablespoons plain cream cheese (from a tub), softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (158g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup (74g) vanilla Greek yogurt (we like Greek God's Honey Vanilla yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup (55g) old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (See Note 1)
  • 1/4 cup (45g) ripe, fresh strawberries, finely chopped
  • Optional toppings: additional fresh strawberries, 1/2 tablespoon coarsely chopped white chocolate, 1 tablespoon broken up graham cracker

Instructions

  • PEANUT BUTTER VERSION: Place the peanut butter, vanilla extract, soft cream cheese, salt, almond milk, yogurt, old fashioned oats, and maple syrup in a small bowl, mason jar, or plastic container. Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated; this can take some time and patience to make sure the cream cheese is sufficiently mixed in. Taste the mixture and add any additional maple syrup if desired.
  • STRAWBERRY VERSION: Place the vanilla extract, soft cream cheese, salt, almond milk, yogurt, old-fashioned oats, and maple syrup in a small bowl, mason jar, or plastic container. Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated; this can take some time and patience to make sure the cream cheese is sufficiently mixed in. Taste the mixture and add any additional maple syrup if desired. Gently mix in the coarsely chopped strawberries.
  • CHILL: Cover and refrigerate overnight or until sufficiently cooled and thickened (Sometimes I'll even make them in the morning, get ready, and then go eat them -- they are great even after 30 minutes in the fridge).
  • ENJOY: Enjoy these softened oats, cold and straight out the fridge garnished with any optional toppings as desired.
  • Store overnight oats in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

As written, these overnight oats are intended to be quite creamy. If you'd prefer them thicker, add a few tablespoons of additional oats and/or 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds.
Note 1: Scale up or down to personal preference -- you may not even want any sweetener! Two tablespoons maple syrup is what we prefer in these oats. Alternatively, use 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia drops for a zero- calorie sweetener.
The below nutritional information is for the strawberry cheesecake version. There are 537 calories in the peanut butter cheesecake overnight oats.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12.3g | Fat: 21.7g | Cholesterol: 56.3mg | Sodium: 298.7mg | Sugar: 29.6g

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  1. 5 stars
    You simply had me at the PB. And, the overnight action! I’m definitely going to try this out tonight. My boys (and myself) would devour this.

        1. I don’t warm it up, but you certainly can! Overnight oats are a totally different taste and texture than hot oatmeal, so it’s just different. But warming it up makes it more similar to hot oatmeal 🙂

  2. I am a HUGE breakfast person, but if I have something every morning for a week or so, I get really burnt out on it. So I’m always looking for quick and delicious breakfasts, and this looks absolutely perfect! Peanut butter AND cheesecake for breakfast? Yes, please. 🙂

  3. I’ve never made overnight oats but I see them everywhere – do the oats absorb the flavors really that much more?

    oh and ps this looks delish lol

    1. Thanks Christine! Yeah, I think the oats absorb the flavor a lot, but it’s a whole different experience with oats. Instead of hot they are cold and they have a whole different texture. You’ll have to give them a try and see if you like them! My husband’s not a huge fan of them, but I can’t get enough!

  4. This sounds really excelent! I must try it out. Oats are so healthy and I would love to give them a new twist and make them delicious, too.

  5. I used to make overnight oats for breakfast while I was in college, too. Super convenient! I only tried adding lemon zest, but chocolate and peanut butter? That sounds like perfection! Can’t wait to try this 🙂

  6. I love overnight oats! They are such an easy and healthy breakfast. My favorite is to make them in an almost empty jar of PB!

    1. Oh that is such a good idea! I bet that makes them even more peanut butter flavored! Thanks for the great idea Cate 🙂

  7. I’m on a major oatmeal kick, but usually I just grab an instant oatmeal pack, I need to get on the overnight oats train — I’m sure that packaged stuff has all kinds of preservatives and words I can’t pronounce. Love this!

  8. This looks so good!! I def have to try to make overnight oats because I am in college and it seems like a great go to!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. This looks like a great recipe to have on hand for busy weeks. I love the idea of waking up to a delicious breakfast already made!

  10. 5 stars
    These are the BEST overnight oats I’ve ever had. I’ve already shared this recipe with some friends, my sister, and my mom. We are all loving these oats. Thanks for the recipe

  11. Is there any taste/texture difference between the quick oats and the old-fashioned ones? I love the idea of overnight oats, but I admit I don’t like prepping meals for later (as opposed to right away). Thanks!

    1. So basically quick oats are old fashioned oats that have been pressed a little bit thinner than rolled oats. So in cooking, they cook more quickly, but retain less of their texture. For overnight oats, they absorb liquid quicker, but again have less texture. When I am in a pinch I make overnight oats with quick oats and they are ready to eat almost immediately! I like the texture a bit more with old-fashioned ones though, and taste I never notice the difference! Hope that helps 🙂

  12. I’m so glad you were able to make it work! I definitely like making several at a time too, especially when we are a family of 4! Enjoy:)

  13. 5 stars
    Have made these following the recipe to a t twice now and they are AMAZING! I’m wondering however if they could be pulled off with Pb2 (powdered Pb) instead of the regular peanut butter to bring the fat and calorie content down a bit? ?

  14. This was pretty good and filling. I ended up using PB2. I also did half applesauce and half Greek yogurt. Needed more almond milk as it was really thick.

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