I love making my overnight oats super thick so when I wake up in the morning, presto…cookie dough for breakfast! These chocolate chip cookie dough overnight oats have the texture and flavour of cookie dough without any eggs, flour or butter involved!
Sometimes I just use vanilla protein and oats to make this, adding just enough non-dairy milk to create a thick cookie dough consistency. I love using Vega Performance Protein in any of their 4 flavours, especially Berry and Vanilla. For todays creation though I decided to go full on cookie dough and add chocolate chips for a special treat! You could also use raw cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips to up nutrition and and make this recipe sugar-free.
I usually have a green smoothie bowl for breakfast with plenty of superfoods, berries and green vegetables but sometimes I eat this cookie dough. Balance, guys, balance. This is definitely pushing the dessert for breakfast limit but I have a sweet tooth that needs regular attention or it gets a little upset.
Cookie Dough Workout Fuel
I typically eat cookie dough overnight oats before or after my morning training session. The mix of protein and carbs makes a good combination for either pre-workout energy or post-workout recovery. If you’re interested in plant-based workout nutrition, check out these posts for more reading:
- 17 Simple Nutrition Tips for Vegan Athletes
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- Beginner Tips for Eating a Plant-Based Diet
Food Prep Tip
These cookie dough overnight oats work great for food prep. On the weekend, I like to prep 5 jars of the dry ingredients for overnight oats, using different add-ins like various nuts, cinnamon, ginger, unsweetened coconut, raisins, chia seeds and hemp seeds. You can also try a spoonful of cocoa powder for chocolate overnight oats!
As you need them, simply pull a jar from the pantry, top with non-dairy milk and any fruit (or veggies) you want to add and stick it in the fridge. They’ll be waiting for you when you get up in the morning!
Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
I think it’s the Vega Performance Protein that really brings this version of overnight oats to cookie dough level. The texture of Vega protein is perfect for it. I always call super thick overnight oats “cookie dough” oats. To me, the consistency and texture created from Vega protein, quick oats and almond milk seems just like cookie dough, or close enough anyways! Some might argue. But if I can eat “cookie dough” for breakfast or an afternoon snack, hey, why not right?
Peanut Butter Berry Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
One of my favourite cookie dough oat combinations is simply Vega Performance Protein in Berry flavour, quick oats and just enough almond milk to mix it together. Let that sit in the fridge overnight, add a spoonful of peanut butter and dig in! Sometimes I top that with fresh or thawed frozen berries. It’s awesome. You can also add powdered peanut butter to the overnight protein and oat mixture and it comes out like peanut butter berry cookie dough. It’s my favourite.
To make a chocolate version of this cookie dough breakfast, try using Vega Performance Protein in Chocolate flavour or adding a scoop of cocoa powder to the mixture, or both! I also like to add grated zucchini to my chocolate overnight oats for extra volume and nutrition. I usually call these brownie batter overnight oats and make them with chocolate protein, cocoa powder, grated zucchini, oats and almond milk. Add just enough milk so you can mix it all up. After that sits in the fridge overnight, you’ll swear you’re eating brownie batter for breakfast.
To make a carrot cake version of these delicious, thick dough-like oats, use vanilla protein, add a grated carrot, cinnamon and a few tablespoons of raisins to your mixture. I also like unsweetened shredded coconut in this version for added texture and flavour. I like sneaking veggies into my oats when I can and grated carrots or zucchini both work great.
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Overnight Oats Every Day
Ok, I could go on and on about overnight oats. I love them and they are one of my favourite go-to breakfasts. I don’t always make them super thick like this, you can always add more non-dairy milk and enjoy them with more of a traditional oatmeal consistency. I like both! There are so many delicious combinations and ingredients you can add to overnight oats to make them your own.Print
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Overnight Oats
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Total Time: 2 mins
- Yield: 1
- 1 serving (41 g) Vega Performance Protein in Vanilla
- 1/2 cup (40 g) quick oats
- 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips, raw cacao nibs or carob chips
Optional for more “cookie dough” flavour:
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- Add all ingredients to a container and stir vigorously to combine.
- Place in the fridge overnight.
- Wake up in the morning and enjoy
- The chocolate chips, vanilla, baking soda and salt are optional. It may seem a little funny to add sea salt and baking soda to your overnight oats but I find they are key ingredients to creating a true cookie dough flavour!
- Macro Information: To reduce the calories, carbs and fats in this recipe, use 1/4 cup of quick oats and 1 tbsp of chocolate chips, use just enough milk to create a thick dough. This will reduce the macros and calories to 309 calories with 8F/26C/32P.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 469 calories
- Fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 50 g
- Protein: 36 g