Cheesecake overnight oats are an easy and healthy breakfast or snack that’s perfect for meal prep. Filled with fiber rich carbs, 15 grams of protein, and with the yummiest creamy texture, you are going to love this simply nutritious breakfast!
Overnight oat recipes are often loaded with added sugar and lower in protein, making them often counterproductive to feeling energized and satiated in the morning. A well-balanced breakfast that has plenty of protein is important to managing cravings throughout the day, balancing blood sugar and helping you feel full and nourished.
This healthy overnight oats recipe is the perfect choice to achieve your goals of feeling your best. Pair a jar of these oats with kale and mushroom or spinach and red pepper egg bites, or air fryer sausage patties for max protein intake!
Why you’ll love cheesecake overnight oats
- Made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!
- Well-balanced macronutrient profile that’s high protein at 15 grams, 32 grams of carbs and 9 grams of healthy fats, making it a pretty close to perfect breakfast!
- Perfect make-ahead breakfast for busy mornings. These taste great for several days after you make them, so are perfect for meal prepping.
- Delicious sweet and savory cheesecake flavor that is not too sweet and tastes great with a variety of fresh fruit toppings.
- 2 cups of oats – you can use either quick oats or rolled oats, but I do not recommend steel-cut oats, as they can remain a little tough. I personally love using good old-fashioned oats versus the quick oats, which tend to get a bit soggier. Although quick oats are a great option if you wish to make fast batch that will be ready within an hour. Rolled oats take longer to soften, but quick oats only take an hour or two.
- 1 cup Cottage cheese or nonfat plain Greek yogurt. I prefer cottage cheese for a tangier flavor that reminds me more of cheesecake, but feel free to sub in Greek yogurt instead. I do not recommend using regular yogurt, as it will bring down the protein content significantly.
- 4 tablespoons of cream cheese. I used whipped cream cheese in my recipe, however you can use regular soft cream cheese.
- Approximately 8 -12 ounces of milk of choice. Feel free to use plant based milk such as soy milk or oat milk. For my recipe I used regular cow’s milk (lactose free) because it has a good dose of protein.
- Vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweetener of choice. I used stevia, but feel free to use honey or pure maple syrup.
- Toppings of choice. Fresh berries, or crumbled up graham crackers, chopped nuts or even peanut butter will all enhance the delicious flavors of this amazing recipe!
Easy step-by-step directions
Start by portioning ½ cup of oats into 4 mason jars or any other type of airtight container. I recommend using ½ pint or 1 pint jars, with a wide mouthed opening.
In a blender of food processor, add the cottage cheese, cream cheese, 8 ounces of milk, vanilla and spices, as well as the sweetener of your choice. Blend till well incorporated, and taste to ensure the level of sweetness is to your liking.
Add equal amounts of cream cheese blend to each jar. Stir vigorously until well incorporated, making sure to dig down into the bottom of the jar so that all oats get well mixed.
Once the oats are nice and mixed into the cream cheese mixture, add an additional 1-2 ounces of milk and stir well. The added milk will ensure the oats get well hydrated and tender. You don’t want dry overnight oats!
Place the lid on the jar and store in the fridge overnight, or for best results, at least 4 hours. Remember, if using quick oats, they will be ready in as little as 1 hour.
To avoid adding a ton of excess calories, stick to topping your cheesecake overnight oats with fresh strawberries or raspberries, and maybe some graham cracker crumbs. You can stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter and maybe some mini chocolate chips to make a slightly more decadent treat.
Just keep in mind that this is meant to be healthy snack or breakfast, not dessert, so try to avoid loading up the jar too high. If you want dessert, than just enjoy yourself a regular piece of cheesecake! 🙂
This recipe base is pretty versatile and you can customize it several different ways to suit your personal preferences! Have fun and enjoy this delicious healthy make ahead breakfast recipe!
Overnight oats can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you want another easy breakfast option, try my overnight oats with protein powder, which has over 20 grams of protein! If you love eating breakfast but are often too rushed to eat something delicious and healthy, give these cheesecake overnight oats a try! They will completely transform your morning, making it easier to get out of the house and stay on track throughout the day!
If you enjoyed this recipe, please consider leaving a comment and rating. I always appreciate the feedback. Enjoy!
High Protein Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Blender or Food Processor
- Mason Jars
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup cottage cheese or Greek yogurt
- 4 tablespoon cream cheese preferably whipped or softened cream cheese
- 12 ounces lowfat milk or nondairy milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- stevia about 8-10 drops, or use sweetener of choice
- Portion out ½ cup of oats into 4 mason jars or any other type of airtight container.2 cups rolled oats
- In a blender of food processor, add the cottage cheese, cream cheese, 8 ounces of the milk, vanilla and spices, as well as the sweetener of your choice. Blend till well incorporated. Adjust level of sweetness as needed.1 cup cottage cheese, 4 tablespoon cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, stevia
- Add equal amounts of cream cheese blend to each jar. Stir vigorously until well incorporated, making sure to dig down into the bottom of the jar so that all oats get well mixed.
- Once the oats are nice and mixed into the cream cheese mixture, add an additional 1-2 ounces of milk and stir well.
- Place the lid on the jar and store in the fridge overnight, or for best results, at least 4 hours. If using quick oats, they will be ready in as little as 1 hour.
- Top with fresh fruit or other toppings of choice and enjoy!