If you’ve been here for awhile you know how much I love Overnight Oats. If you’re new, welcome to my world of overnight oats. I absolutely love how easy they are to make and how filling they can be. Your nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective in your reaching your health goals and optimizing your health. These Birthday Cake Overnight Oats may seem indulgent but you truly can have your cake and eat it to with this easy to make recipe.
Birthday Cake Overnight Oats Ingredients
If you are an overnight oats lover, you likely already have all these ingredients on hand. Let’s break down what you need for these overnight oats and any swaps I recommend.
Rolled Oats. There are many oats that work for this, I think Quaker even makes an oat for overnight oats now. I personally just grab rolled oats from Thrive Market or even Old Fashioned Oats at my grocery store whenever I remember.
Chia Seeds. I find chia seeds help to firm up my overnight oats. You could swap in flax meal, more almond butter or just omit if you don’t mind it a little on the soupier side, completely up to you.
Maple Syrup. Any sweetener works here, I live in Upstate NY so the maple syrup is plentiful. If you are looking for a lower sugar option, stevia or monk fruit extracts would work great. Other options include: honey, molasses, brown sugar and cane sugar.
Milk. I always use what I have on hand and I had oat milk on hand when I made these. Use whatever milk you want I just suggest using an unsweetened variety if you can.
Vanilla Extract. You could also sub in almond extract or even butter extract if you have either to give it a more baked taste.
Almond Butter. Use whatever nut/seed butter you have on hand. It is not necessary as I made these once without it on accident and it still tasted great.
Sprinkles. If you want a more vibrant look and crunchy taste from your sprinkles then feel free to add them when serving, otherwise mix them in. You can use any type of sprinkle it’s mostly to give it a great look and reminiscent taste of birthday cake.
Salt. Only a pinch! It is not necessary but I find it just helps give a bit more punch to these oats.
Protein Powder. I have made these without protein powder but then they are not as satisfying. I prefer an unsweetened/unflavored variety (Affiliate Code: SASSY) but I had a few friends test it out with flavored protein powders and they said it still turned out great.
How To Make These Birthday Cake Overnight Oats
These are pretty easy even for the beginner to make but let’s break it down so that it is a no brainer for you this week or for many weeks to come.
Step 1: In a 2-cup glass jar, combine all ingredients, close and shake to mix up. If using protein powder may be best to add protein powder to milk and shake then add remaining ingredients. Alternately you can mix these in a bowl and then transfer to an airtight container.
Step 2: Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. This may only take 2 hours to set but I like to make them the night before and grab them to go in the morning.
Step 3: Enjoy cold or microwave for 30-60 sec. I personally like them cold but I know some people just want their oats warm and that’s a-okay!
Step 4: Top with toppings of choice. I love adding Greek Yogurt and extra sprinkles but feel free to add things like sliced almonds, coconut flakes, granola, etc.
How To Serve These Birthday Cake Overnight Oats
Quick weekday breakfast. Many of my clients want easy, portable and tasty breakfast options that they can grab & go. These oats should be added to your breakfast rotation.
Topped with Greek Yogurt. It’s kind of like frosting on top of the cake! Then sprinkle a few more sprinkles or if your prefer almond slices or even coconut flakes and if you’re really up for it add a candle and blow it out to celebrate a tasty meal or snack.
For a post-workout snack. With the protein to carb ratio being 1:2 it’s a great option for a post workout meal or snack especially for those that struggle to eat enough throughout the day to fuel their performance. (Make sure you add the protein powder in, this one’s my favorite)
Other Recipes You May Like
If you like these, make sure to check out my other delicious overnight oat recipes. If you ever have a request for a flavor feel free to contact me!
Okay, I could go on and on about my love for overnight oats but instead I will leave you with this tasty recipe.Print
Picture Funfetti but make it breakfast and make it simple and high in protein. These overnight oats are easy to make and make you feel like you’re having cake for breakfast.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1–1/2 tsp chia seeds
2 tsp maple syrup or stevia extract
2/3 cup milk of choice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp almond butter (sub any nut/seed butter)
1 Tbsp rainbow sprinkles
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup unflavored protein powder, optional
Toppings ideas: Greek yogurt, almond slices, sprinkles, sliced fruit, berries, etc
In a 2-cup glass jar, combine all ingredients, close and shake to mix up. If using protein powder may be best to add protein powder to milk and shake then add remaining ingredients.
Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Enjoy cold or microwave for 30-60 sec. Top with toppings of choice.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 529
- Fat: 17g
- Carbohydrates: 66g
- Fiber: 9g
- Protein: 30g
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