Cinnamon raisin overnight oats basically taste oatmeal raisin cookie in breakfast form. My favorite way to enjoy overnight oats is hands down with yogurt added. It not only adds protein, but it also gives it the BEST thick and cream consistency! If you’ve been afraid of overnight oats or haven’t tried them with yogurt, give these a try! The raisins plump up overnight and add the best little pop!
What is overnight oatmeal?
Overnight oats are basically just oatmeal soaked overnight in the fridge making an easy breakfast! Some people like to warm it up, but I honestly prefer it cold especially with the yogurt. You can prep multiple ahead of time so you have an easy breakfast ready to go for you all week!
What you need to make cinnamon raisin overnight oats + substitutions:
- Rolled oats- I love using rolled oats for overnight oats! They soak up the yogurt so well and add a bit more texture than quick oats would give!
- Greek yogurt- I used the plain Fage 5% yogurt! I also love their 2%, Siggi’s vanilla or even dairy free would work here. Just use whatever you buy and you love!
- Cashew milk- Feel free to substitute with another milk like almond, soy, oat, dairy or whatever you prefer! You can also easily use water here since you get the creamy goodness from the yogurt.
- Ground flaxseeds- I love the texture or ground flax and I feel like they don’t get as jelly-like as chia seeds. But you can also substitute with chia seeds as well! Adds some wonderful nutrients to this easy yogurt overnight oatmeal.
- Raw honey- You can use 1-2 tsp depending on sweet you like yours! You could also start with 1 tsp and then top with an extra drizzle if you want it sweeter. You could also use maple syrup or brown sugar. Perfect addition to these cinnamon raisin overnight oats.
- Raisins- Raisins obviously make it cinnamon raisin, but you can use any dried fruit or fresh fruit! Dates, dried cranberries, or any fresh fruit.
- Cinnamon– I just love cinnamon in any baked recipe. This just adds a nice little touch!
- Sea salt- I don’t make anything without salt. It’s what helps bring the flavor out in a recipe.
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Alright, let’s get to making the recipe! Enjoy!
Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cups plain greek yogurt
- ⅓-½ cup cashew milk or milk of choice
- 1 tsp ground flax seeds
- 1-2 tbsp raisins
- 1-2 tsp raw honey per your tastebuds
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- In a mason jar, tupperware, or something with a lid, mix together all ingredients except the 2nd tbsp of raisins. I like to reserve the 2nd tbsp for topping, but you can totally mix it in if you prefer!
- If you like it a little sweeter, add 2 tsp honey. I typically do 1. If you like your oats thicker, do ⅓ cup milk, if you like them a little on the thinner side, use ½ cup milk!
- Store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, top with banana, peanut butter, raisins, or whatever you want. Enjoy!