Home > Breakfast > Cheesecake Overnight Oats Cheesecake Overnight Oats June 1, 2020 | 43 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Cheesecake Overnight Oats with two flavor variations! Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats are packed with nutritious ingredients and lots of protein! 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! 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 old–fashioned 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. 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. Other on-the-go breakfast recipes Granola Bars with miniature chocolate chips Peanut Butter Overnight Oats tastes like a Reese’s cup! Chocolate Banana Muffins with Greek yogurt Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies reader favorite recipe Chocolate Muffins bakery style FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Cheesecake Overnight Oats 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe 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! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Cheesecake Overnight Oats 5 from 5 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe 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 IngredientsPeanut Butter Cheesecake Overnight Oats2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional3 tablespoons plain cream cheese (from a tub) softened to room temperaturePinch of salt2/3 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 oats2 tablespoons maple syrup (See Note 1)Optional toppings: additional peanut butter, miniature chocolate chipsStrawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional3 tablespoons plain cream cheese (from a tub), softened to room temperature2/3 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 oats2 tablespoons maple syrup (See Note 1)1/4 cup (45g) ripe, fresh strawberries, finely choppedOptional toppings: additional fresh strawberries, 1/2 tablespoon coarsely chopped white chocolate, 1 tablespoon broken up graham cracker InstructionsPEANUT 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 NotesAs 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 FactsServing: 1serving | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12.3g | Fat: 21.7g | Cholesterol: 56.3mg | Sodium: 298.7mg | Sugar: 29.6g DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.