8 Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats Recipes that are Actually Good for You

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8 Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats Recipes that are Actually Good for You

These aren’t dessert overnight oats… but dessert inspired overnight oats that you can actually eat for a healthy breakfast!

Hi guys,

Overnight oats aren’t anything new, but they stand the test of time and are still a great way to start your day.  You can make them the night before and have a breakfast ready to go in the morning without any thought involved. It’s nice to wake up knowing that you have a healthy breakfast too. As we approach the time of year where life starts to get a little busier (hello school, fall, holidays… yikes… yes…. I just went there) I thought it would be a great time to revisit this healthy fast breakfast.  

Over the years I’ve made a lot of different types of overnight oats for Running in a Skirt… in fact some of them are the most popular recipes on this site.  But it’s the ones that are truly dessert inspired that win me over again and again.  No these are actually dessert overnight oats… but they taste so good you’ll be surprised actually a healthy breakfast.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

8 Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats Recipes

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

This combination is absolutely dreamy!  Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in candy heaven.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats recipe / Running in a Skirt


Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Fresh blueberries and oats come together and my version of a breakfast blueberry pie.

Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats - clean eating breakfast


Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats was actually the first overnight oats recipe on Running in a Skirt  and it is the most popular. This recipe is inspired by the popular ice cream and use it as peanut butter banana flavors  for a perfect dessert overnight oats.

Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats recipe, healthy and easy breakfast with peanut butter/ Running in a Skirt #SpreadtheMagic


Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Celebrate fall with a taste of apple pie in the morning. My version uses grated apple and loads of spices for a fun twist.

 Click over to see the next four dessert overnight oats recipes.—->

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats

Does it get any more summery than this? Fresh peaches vanilla and creamy yogurt make this overnight oats one of my favorites.

Healthy Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats recipe / Running in a Skirt

Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats

Peanut butter in overnight oats go perfectly together and this recipe is no different! Use pantry staples like peanut butter and jelly to make this delicious combination.

Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats recipe with chia seeds!-- Your all time favorite sandwhich in a healthy, easy and delicous breakfast package!


Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

Who doesn’t love Strawberry Shortcake? It’s even better in a healthy overnight oats breakfast.

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats-Easy, healthy breakfast / Running in a Skirt


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin pie overnight oats uses simple canned pumpkin to bring fall flavors to your morning boats. This dessert overnight oats recipe is so simple and so delicious.

Like these Dessert Overnight Oats? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing highlights from my Birthday trip to Hilton Head.

Your turn!

Which one do you want to try first?


I’m linking up my Dessert Overnight Oats recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2020-06-02T17:06:23-04:00 August 29th, 2017|Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Recipe Roundup, Recipes|16 Comments


  1. […] Overnight Oats are a great breakfast idea without a lot of fuss.  I have TWELVE versions on my site which all happen to be dessert-inspired.  Get those recipes HERE. […]

  2. […] thing, then give these a try as well. Aaaaand, if you love dessert for breakfast, try these eight dessert inspired overnight oat recipes from my friend Julie at Running in a Skirt. She is a big overnight oats guru like […]

  3. Miz Helen September 2, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    This is a delicious collection of Overnight Oats, and I know it has to be awesome coming out of your kitchen. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Naomi August 31, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    All of these look DELICIOUS. Seriously, I can’t decide which to try first. Buuuut I’ll probably have to go with peanut butter cup, for obvious reasons.

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law August 31, 2017 at 6:48 am - Reply

    These all look heavenly! I haven’t had overnight oats in forever and I need to change that ASAP!

  6. [email protected] August 29, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    These sounds so tasty. I need to do this more often.

  7. pizzapullups August 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    These all look so delicious! Thanks for the inspiration and new flavor ideas!

  8. Marina @ Happy Healing August 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    OMG. All of these look sooo good. I am usually lazy and just use oatmeal packets but you’ve totally inspired me.

    Hope you have a great day, Julie!

  9. Emily Swanson August 29, 2017 at 9:33 am - Reply

    I always love how you pile the jars so high and top them with such beautiful toppings!

  10. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 29, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I have overnight oats 2-3 times a week. I can’t wait to try the apple pie one after I go apple picking this fall 🙂

  11. Heather @Lunging Through Life August 29, 2017 at 6:58 am - Reply

    So many great choices! Now that I’m back to work, I need to find breakfasts I can have ready to just take to work or eat quickly before the kids wake up!

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