Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight oats

I’ll be honest with you: I used to be really bad at eating breakfast. I would usually just grab a quick snack on my way to work, and then by the time lunch rolled around I was starving.

Not the healthiest habit, especially when you consider that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But then I discovered overnight oats, and my life was changed forever.

Overnight oats are basically oatmeal that you make the night before, so all you have to do in the morning is grab it out of the fridge and eat it. No cooking is required!

This recipe for creamy cinnamon vanilla protein overnight oats is my absolute favorite. It’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you full all morning, and the cinnamon vanilla flavor is just irresistible.

Ingredients Overview

Ingredients for cinnamon vanilla protein overnight oats includes protein powder rolled oats 2% milk Greek yogurt cinnamon and vanilla

To make this recipe, you’ll need rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, whey protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. You can find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store.

Oatmeal

Oats are a great grain to use for overnight oats because they soak up the liquid and become nice and soft. This gives this recipe a great texture.

Oats are a whole grain that is high in fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Oats have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, and obesity. (1)

Milk

Milk is used in this recipe to add creaminess and thickness. Any type of milk will work, but I prefer to use 2% milk.

Milk is a great source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a thick and creamy yogurt that is high in protein. It’s the perfect addition to this recipe because it makes the oats extra creamy.

Whey Protein

Whey protein powder is used to add protein to this recipe. Whey protein is a complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are used in this recipe for their high fiber content. Chia seeds are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and iron.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is used to add flavor to this recipe. Cinnamon has been shown to have many health benefits, including reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla extract is used to add flavor to this recipe. Vanilla extract is also a good source of antioxidants.

Substitutions

If you are looking for a high-protein, dairy-free option, this recipe has you covered. Just substitute the whey protein with a vegetarian blend and the Greek yogurt for dairy-free yogurt. You can also use any type of milk you prefer, including unsweetened almond milk.

Recipe

Yield: 5

  • 2 & 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2 & 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 & 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 & 1/2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 &1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

The best part of overnight oats is that there’s no cooking required!

To make these overnight oats, simply add the following amount of each in grams.

In one container add the following

  1. 20.0 g of Rolled Oats
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 2 oz of Greek yogurt
  4. 10.0 g of Chia seeds
  5. 1/2 scoop protein powder (Vanilla)
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Servings: 5 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | 6 hours soak time

In the morning, grab one of your jars of oats and enjoy! You can eat them cold or reheat them in the microwave for a few minutes. Top with fresh fruit, nuts, or a dollop of Greek yogurt, if desired.

Nutrition

The Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats recipe is 5 servings each weight about 300 g each. The nutrition will be listed below.

Calories: 300 Carbs: 25 grams Fats: 7 grams Proteins: 30 grams Fiber: 7 grams

Storage instructions

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Conclusion

Thanks for checking out our Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats recipe! This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a high-protein, dairy-free breakfast option.

The oats are packed with protein and fiber to keep you full all morning. The cinnamon vanilla flavor is just irresistible. Be sure to let us know what you think of the recipe in the comments below.

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FAQ

What ingredients are in the Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats recipe?

The ingredients in the Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats recipe are rolled oats, milk, Greek yogurt, whey protein powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

What are the health benefits of the ingredients in this protein overnight oats?

The health benefits of the ingredients in this recipe include high protein, high fiber, and low sugar.

Can I make substitutions to this recipe?

Yes, you can make substitutions to this recipe. You can substitute the whey protein powder with a vegetarian blend, and the Greek yogurt for dairy-free yogurt. You can also use any type of milk you prefer, including unsweetened almond milk.

How long will this recipe last in the fridge?

This recipe will last in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight Oats

Creamy Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Overnight oats

Noah Quezada RDN
This recipe for creamy cinnamon vanilla protein overnight oats is my absolute favorite. It’s packed with protein and fiber to keep you full all morning, and the cinnamon vanilla flavor is just irresistible.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigeration 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Meal prep
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 & ½ cup Rolled oats
  • 2 & ½ cup Milk
  • 1 & ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 & ½ scoop Protein powder
  • 2 & ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 & ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 50 g Chia seeds

Instructions
 

  • In one container add the following:
  • 20.0 g of Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 oz of Greek yogurt
  • 10.0 g of Chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (Vanilla)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
Keyword Easy, High Protein, overnight oats protein

Noah Quezada is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of more than a decade, he has gained extensive experience in helping clients manage their weight through in-person sessions. Noah is also the 2023 President of the Colorado Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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