Biscoff Overnight Oats

This summer I fell head over heels for overnight oats and am in the midst of making just about every flavor I can image. I had leftover Biscoff cookies and cookie butter after making a Biscoff cake and cookie butter cupcakes, so I thought “why not make biscoff overnight oats?”

Brown sugar and cinnamon are the two main flavors that make Biscoff cookies so delicious. They also happen to be two of my favorite things to add into my overnight oats. It seemed like a match made in heaven!!

image of biscoff cookie butter overnight oats made in cute mason jars

Getting the Ratios Just Right in These Biscoff Overnight Oats

Oatmeal can be a divisive topic. Most people prefer their oatmeal one of two ways. Either thick like paste, or thinner and a bit wetter. I’m going to be honest with you, I like my oatmeal a bit “wetter.”

However, that’s not how this recipe is formulated. I created this recipe to make a thicker oatmeal once it comes out of the fridge. This way everyone is happy in the end!

People who like a thicker oatmeal can eat it straight out of the fridge and anyone who wants it a bit thinner can add a splash of milk or water.

image of milk being poured into jar of biscoff overnight oats

The proper ratio of liquid to oats varies based on a lot of factors. For instance, I love adding chia seeds to my oats because they’re a great source of fiber, omega-3s and protein. But they absorb a ton of water!

Usually I stick to a 1:1 ratio of oats to water or milk, but I use 2/3 of a cup of water in this recipe because of the chia seeds.

How Far in Advance Do You Need To Make These Biscoff Overnight Oats?

Despite their name, overnight oats don’t actually have to sit in the fridge overnight.

However, they do need a bit of time to soak up the water or milk and soften. If I forget to make my overnight oats ahead of time, I find they only need about 3 hours to soak before they’re ready to go.

image of cookie butter overnight oats topped with biscoff cookies

They’re definitely a bit thinner when they soak for less time though.

Letting them sit overnight not only helps them fully soften, it also gives the flavors a chance to develop.

Long story short, an overnight soak is ideal but not necessary if you are short on time.

Can Overnight Oats Be Eaten Warm?

Not everyone can get behind the idea of eating uncooked, cold oats. And I get it, if you haven’t tried overnight oats before it does seem like an odd concept.

But trust me on this one, cold overnight oats are absolutely delicious and have an amazing texture. They’re also an incredibly refreshing breakfast on a warm day.

With that be said, you can eat overnight oats warm. They can be heated just like any other bowl of oatmeal. Pop them into the microwave and heat in 30 second intervals until they’re warm.

Substitutions & Swaps

While I love this recipe for cookie butter overnight oats just the way it is, I know some of you might not have all of these ingredients on hand!

image of ingredients in a bowl to make biscoff overnight oats

Below are some swaps and substitutions that can be made in this recipe:

  • Rolled Oats – This recipe turns out best with rolled or old-fashioned oats. You can use quick oats if that’s all you have, but you should reduce the amount of milk to 1/2 a cup.
  • Chia Seeds – If you don’t have chia seeds, you can omit them from this recipe. They absorb a lot of liquid though, so you will need to reduce the amount of milk to 1/2 cup to get the right consistency.
  • Brown Sugar – This recipe uses brown sugar which gives it great flavor! I prefer using light brown sugar, but you can use dark too! You can also use honey or any sweetener you like in its place.
  • Ground Cinnamon – A bit of ground cinnamon adds a wonderfully warm flavor! There really isn’t a substitute for it in this recipe.
  • Vanilla – The vanilla extract in this recipe is optional but it really helps enhance the other flavors in these oats.
  • Cookie Butter – Cookie butter packs these oats with flavor and makes them nice and thick. It’s the star of the show in this recipe but you could use peanut butter or nut butter in its place.
  • Milk – I prefer making these oats with milk but you can also use water or any dairy free milk.

Customizing These Overnight Oats

One of the best things about cookie butter overnight oats is that they are totally customizable to your dietary preferences!

In addition to the substitutions discussed above, you can easily make these overnight oats vegan, gluten-free or low-sugar. Below are some specific swaps for these Biscoff overnight oats:

  • Vegan substitutions: Biscoff cookie butter is naturally vegan! In addition to it, use plant-based milk or water and maple syrup for sweetener.
  • Gluten-free substitutions: Use gluten-free oats and Trader Joe’s GF cookie butter
  • Low Sugar substitutions: Skip adding the brown sugar or use stevia or monk fruit sweetener instead.
image of a mason jar overhead filled with cookie butter overnight oats and topped with whipped cream, chopped up biscoff cookies and some granola

Tips for Making The Best Biscoff Cookie Butter Overnight Oats

  • Make your oats in a sealable container like a mason jar!
  • Double this recipe or make multiple jars to last the entire week.
  • These biscoff overnight oats stay good in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • If you like your oatmeal a bit thinner, I suggest adding a splash of water or your favorite milk before eating.
  • Top your overnight oats with chopped up Biscoff cookies and a dollop of whipped cream to take them to the next level.

Let Me Know What You Think!

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image of a jar of biscoff overnight oats topped with whipped cream and biscoff cookies

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Biscoff Overnight Oats

image of biscoff cookie butter overnight oats made in cute mason jars

These biscoff overnight oats are the ultimate breakfast! They come together in a few minutes and taste just like a biscoff cookie!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

Biscoff Overnight Oats

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned or rolled oats (50 grams)
  • 2 tsp chia seeds (7 grams grams)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (20 grams)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (3 grams)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract - optional (4 gram)
  • 2 Tbsp Biscoff Cookie spread (30 grams)
  • 2/3 cup milk of your choice (160 grams)

Optional Toppings:

  • chopped up Biscoff cookies
  • whipped cream
  • cinnamon dusting

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 cup rolled oats, 2 tsp chia seeds, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract and 2 Tbsp of biscoff cookie butter.
  2. Pour in 2/3 cup milk then give the oats a good stir to mix the ingredients together.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  4. When you're ready to eat the oats, remove from the fridge. You’ll see that the oats absorbed a lot of the liquid, so you might want to add a little more water or milk of your choice before eating.
  5. If desired, top with chopped up biscoff cookies, whipped cream and/or a dusting of ground cinnamon.
  6. These biscoff overnight oats keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Notes

How To Make the Best Biscoff Overnight Oats:

  • Make your oats in a sealable container like a mason jar!
  • Feel free to double this recipe or make multiple jars to last the entire week.
  • These biscoff overnight oats stay good in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • If you like your oatmeal a bit thinner, I suggest adding a splash of water or your favorite milk before eating.
  • Top your overnight oats with chopped up Biscoff cookies and a dollop of whipped cream to take them to the next level.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 516Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 22mgSodium 187mgCarbohydrates 82gFiber 8gSugar 29gProtein 14g

Let me know what you think!