Cinnamon Overnight Oats

This is a variation of our overnight oats base recipe. Cinnamon overnight oats are great for breakfast and can make busy mornings a breeze. We love this cinnamon overnight oats recipe because it has the flavors of a cinnamon roll, but offers way more nutrition!

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Culinary Tips for Overnight Oats with Cinnamon

Want to make a quick and healthy breakfast for the entire week or for the whole family? To speed up prep time, make a big batch in a bowl, then distribute into individual servings.

Do you love cinnamon as much as we do? Use ½ teaspoon.

Don’t worry if the almond butter doesn’t mix in all the way. It will soften as it sits in the refrigerator overnight.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Oats: use old-fashioned or quick oats. Old-fashioned oats create a firm, chewy texture, whereas quick oats create a soft, mushy texture. Do not use steel cut oats, as these have to be cooked.
  • Milk: use regular or dairy-free milk. Don’t have milk? You can also make overnight oats with water, but they won’t taste as creamy.
  • Greek Yogurt: substitute regular plain yogurt. Choose a fat content that works for your overall diet. Choose sugar-free varieties and sweeten to your taste. You can make cinnamon overnight oats without yogurt, but they will not be as creamy and will be lower in protein.
  • Almond Butter: substitute 1 Tablespoon peanut butter to make peanut butter cinnamon overnight oats. Alternatively, substitute 2 Tablespoons chopped, toasted almonds. 
  • Honey: substitute maple syrup or agave nectar to make your cinnamon overnight oats vegan.
  • Cinnamon: substitute pumpkin or apple pie spice.
  • Raisins: substitute any fresh or dried fruit. If using larger dried fruits, such as figs, apricots, or dates, chop into smaller pieces. Sliced banana, diced apples, or fresh raspberries would also all be great on cinnamon oats.

Recipe Variations

Feel free to add other mix-ins or toppings of your choosing: fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds, toasted pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, cocoa powder, toasted nuts, etc.

Make banana cinnamon overnight oats by adding sliced banana in the morning.

Need some overnight oats recipe inspiration?

Use our base recipe as a guide, or check out our favorite overnight oats variations!

Overnight Oats Base Recipe

Blueberry

Banana Nut

Berry

Apple Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana

Chocolate Cherry Almond

Pumpkin Pie

Overnight Oats are a Healthy Breakfast

The first meal of the day can affect how you feel for the rest of the day. A balanced breakfast should contain fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats. The featured ingredients in this healthy overnight oats recipe are oats, Greek yogurt, almond butter, and raisins.

Oats

Oats of any variety are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates. Fiber is important for digestion, satiety, stable blood sugar, good cholesterol, and healthy gut bacteria. Complex carbohydrates are important for steady energy and focus. (1, 2)

Greek Yogurt

Making overnight oats with Greek yogurt creates a creamy texture and taste. Plus, it adds a nutritional boost! Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium, and gut-friendly probiotics.

Almond Butter

Almond butter contains plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy monounsaturated fats. These nutrients help you feel satisfied until your next meal and can support heart health. (3

Raisins

Raisins contain carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. As part of a healthy, balanced diet, raisins may contribute to disease prevention. (4)

Serving Suggestions

Cinnamon roll overnight oats aren’t just for breakfast! Oats with honey and cinnamon can also be a great snack or post-workout treat. Serve hot or cold.

How to Store Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats

Store overnight oats in the refrigerator. They’ll be ready to eat the next morning but can be stored for up to one week. The longer the oats are held in the refrigerator, the mushier they will become.

If storing for more than a few days, add fresh fruit in the morning for best taste and texture. This is especially important for quick-to-spoil fruits like berries.

Want more healthy breakfast recipes?

Check out these healthy base recipes, then adjust flavors to YOUR taste!

Kefir Smoothie Base Recipe

Greek Yogurt Smoothie Base Recipe

Baked Oatmeal Cups Base Recipe

Homemade Granola Base Recipe

Whole Grain Pancakes Base Recipe

Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Prep Time
8 mins
Overnight Time
12 hrs
Total Time
8 mins
 

Cinnamon overnight oats are great for breakfast and can make busy mornings a breeze. We love this recipe because it has the flavors of a cinnamon roll, but offers way more nutrition!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup milk/milk alternative
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
Instructions
  1. Mix oats, milk, yogurt, almond butter, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl. Top with raisins or add them in the morning.

  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Enjoy cold!

Recipe Notes

Don’t worry if the almond butter doesn’t mix in all the way. It will soften as it sits in the refrigerator overnight.

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