Indulge in a delightful breakfast with our Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats that is low in added sugar and high in protein! Wake up to a burst of fruity flavors and creamy cheesecake goodness, all in one convenient jar.
It’s a wholesome and satisfying way to start your day, with the added bonus of feeling like you’re having dessert for breakfast. Enjoy a hassle-free morning with this delicious, nutritious, and time-saving recipe!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe!
- It comes together in just a few short minutes, you can combine all the ingredients the night before and throw it in the fridge
- It’s great for breakfast or a snack! Just throw all the ingredients together and it’s ready to go!
- It’s a high protein breakfast that will help you not feel all the heaviness that typically comes with eating oats.
- It’s great for your energy levels! With a combination of high protein and high fibre, it’ll keep your blood sugars regulated so you’ll feel full for long enough.
- If you’re focused on weight loss, this is the perfect breakfast for you! It is a good serving of calories, protein, fibre and healthy fats! All the components needed for a meal.
- No need for added sugar! Many recipes call for sugar (honey, maple syrup, vanilla), but this recipe with the protein powder is perfectly sweet already!
- It also skips the cream cheese and still maintains that cheesecake texture and flavour!
- Protein Powder – You can use any kind that you have on hand. I personally recommend Premier Protein Vanilla Milkshake flavour. With over 30 grams of protein in two scoops it helps keep your energy level up and keep you full for a long time.
- Berries – You can add in any kind of berry that you like! Fresh or frozen, both will work with this recipe. You can also use any type of fruit that you want for this.
- Oats – Use rolled oats for this recipe. Quick or steel cut oats will be too soggy for the recipe, so I’d avoid those.
- Milk – Any type of milk that you want for this recipe will work, whether regular cow’s milk or plant based. I use cow’s milk because I find it gives it a richer taste, and love the added protein, fat, calcium and vitamin D! We absorb the nutrients better from cow’s milk as well, so I highly recommend!
Steps to Make
For more details, see the recipe card below.
This recipe is so quick and easy there aren’t many steps to making it!
In a mason jar (or any other sealed container that you have) add the oats, protein powder and milk. Give it a really good shake to mix all the ingredients together.
Set in the fridge, this should be done overnight, but at minimum 6-8 hours.
Add the fresh or frozen berries to the mixture after one hour in the fridge, this will give them time to thaw overnight and the juices to escape.
Seal the container and leave in the fridge overnight.
When they’re ready to eat, open the container and scoop your yogurt on top. Finish off with some graham crumbs and it’s all ready for you to eat!
Protein Powder: This is an optional, but very important ingredient. I recommend sticking with vanilla flavour for a real cheesecake flavour.
Milk: Any type of milk will work for this recipe, but cow’s milk fat will help have a richer flavour.
Berries: Any fruit will work. If using a water rich fruit (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, etc), add when ready to eat to prevent watered down flavour.
Yogurt: Any yogurt will work, I recommend a creamy vanilla greek yogurt, Oikos extra creamy is amazing for this recipe!
Tip #1: If you want to keep this breakfast lower calorie, higher protein and more nutritious, skip adding the cream cheese. The yogurt adds the same texture and a vanilla will give it that rich cheesecake texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Definitely! If you want to warm it up, make sure that you wait to add the yogurt until after you’ve heated it. If you heat it with the yogurt it could cause it to curdle. Once you heat it, then scoop the yogurt on top.
You can leave it in the refrigerator for up to two days. For optimal freshness and ingredient quality I recommend making the night before.
The beauty of overnight oats is they are so versatile! If you want to increase the healthy fats you can add hemp hearts or ground flax seed. Those will also be great for having additional fibre.
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Berry Cheesecake Overnight Oats (+ Protein!)
- 1 Jar Can use any container that seals tightly to hold your overnight oats.
- 1 Spoon Any spoon to scoop the yogurt.
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries Fresh or Frozen
- 1 Tbsp Crushed Graham Crumbs
- 1/4 Cup Vanilla Flavoured Greek Yogurt
- In a mason jar or container that seals well, add the oats, vanilla protein powder and milk. Seal the jar and shake until all combined.
- Set in the refrigerator for at least 6-8 hours. I prefer overnight. If you take it out after less than this, you may find the oats haven't fully softened. But this is a preference.
- When ready to eat, if you're using frozen strawberries (I prefer this because they are juicier when they thaw), place them in a microwave safe bowl and thaw.
- Layer the fresh or thawed strawberries on top of your oatmeal mixture.
- Scoop the yogurt on top.
- Sprinkle with graham crumbs on top and it's ready to serve!
- This can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days, but I find the texture is best when eaten in 1-2 days.
- Use fresh or frozen berries, you can also use any kind of berries or fruit that you like for the topping.
- You can put the frozen berries on top the night before, but just leave the oat mixture in the fridge for at least an hour before adding to give it time to set.
- Don’t use quick oats, they will be too soggy even within a few hours for optimal texture.