cinnamon overnight oats are the perfect way to start your day. filled with healthy fats and high in protein, it will keep you full and energized all morning long!
besides being easy to make, this overnight oats recipe can be prepped ahead of time to enjoy all week! you can set yourself up for a healthy breakfast to keep you energized and focused.
the coffee not only adds a boost of energy but is a delicious flavor that compliments the cinnamon.
the vanilla collagen protein powder keeps you feeling satisfied while also thickening up the texture of the cinnamon overnight oats.
one of my favorite parts of this recipe is that you can customize it to have any toppings you want! i love to add granola for an extra crunch and fresh fruit to keep it nice and refreshing.
main ingredients in this recipe
benefits of the ingredients
below i will lay out the different benefits and nutritional value from ground flaxseeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds. these are all in this overnight oats recipe and serve a purpose!
ground flax seeds
flaxseeds have been linked to tons of health benefits such as improved digestion (we love that), high in fiber and omega-3s.
omega-3s are known as a good fat and to have heart healthy benefits. flaxseed may also lower blood cholesterol and therefore, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.
hemp seeds contain high levels of antioxidants, healthy fat (such as omega-3s and omega-6s), and high in both fiber and protein.
these little brown seeds are a complete protein help keep you satisfied!
chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, fiber, omega-3s and a little bit of protein! this nutritious ingredient serves another purpose in this recipe!
the chia seeds create a gel-like consistency when wet so they help to thicken the overnight oats while they sit in the fridge overnight.
frequently asked questions
i find that letting them sit overnight products the best result, flavor and texture. HOWEVER, if you must you can let it sit for 4-5 hours before eating.
you don't! it just adds another level of flavor but it is not necessary to make this recipe.
the best protein powders for this recipe is either an unflavored or vanilla protein powder. anything else like chocolate, strawberry, etc would be too overpowering.
yes! this recipe is vegan if you use a vegan friendly protein powder.
store in a mason jar / sealed container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
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healthy cinnamon overnight oats with coffee
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tbsp chia seeds
- ½ tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp ground flaxseeds
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp coffee
- add all of the dry ingredients into a mason jar
- add the almond milk and coffee then mix until fully combined
- once combined, put into the fridge to soak overnight
- after soaking, remove from the fridge and top with your favorite toppings! i like to add fresh fruit and granola but you could also add nuts, seeds, nut butters and anything your heart desires.