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

Looking for the best overnight oats?  Dive into my 8 Overnight Oats Recipes that all are all dessert-inspired but still healthy enough to actually eat for breakfast!

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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 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 and fast breakfast idea with my 8 Overnight Oats recipes.  

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.  These really are the BEST overnight oats recipe on the interwebs.

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


The Best Overnight Oats

Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats

This combination is absolutely dreamy!  Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in candy heaven.  This Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats is reminiscent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a healthy package.

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. You’ll love the creamy greek yogurt making this one of the best overnight oats recipes.

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 like peanut butter banana flavors for a perfect dessert overnight oats.  This is one of my top 8 overnights oats recipes.

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 of Apple Pie Overnight Oats uses grated apple and loads of spices for a fun twist.

Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats

Does it get any more summery than this? Fresh peaches vanilla and creamy yogurt make this Peach Cobbler 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 goes perfectly together and this recipe is no different! Use pantry staples like peanut butter and jelly to make this delicious combination.  This Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats is crazy simple to make and by far one of the best overnight oats.

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

Tips for Making Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are easy to make!  I have step by step instructions in all my recipes but here are a few easy to follow tips and tricks.

  • You can make overnight oats overnight or even a few hours before eating.  The oatmeal just needs enough time to soak up the liquids.
  • Store your overnight oats in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • If you don’t like cold oatmeal you can easily heat these up for a minute in the microwave.
  • Add your toppings on after the oatmeal soaks overnight so they don’t get soggy too.


What is the best oatmeal for overnight oats?

Old-fashioned Oatmeal is the best kind of oatmeal for overnight oats.  Any brand will work but THIS ONE is a favorite of mine.  You will want to avoid any quick-cooking or 1-minute oatmeal.  It will get too soggy and leave you with no texture to your oatmeal.


Best jars for overnight oats?

I love making and storing my overnight oats in classic mason jars.  They are easy to store and clean.  This one is my favorite!


8 Overnight Oats Recipes

Here are those 8 Overnight Oats recipes again in an easy to click format.

  1. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
  2. Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats
  3. Apple Pie Overnight Oats
  4. Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats
  5. Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
  6. Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats
  7. Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats
  8. Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats


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Your turn!

Which one do you want to try first?

By | 2020-07-29T16:57:01-04:00 August 29th, 2017|Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Recipe Roundup|17 Comments


  1. […] Love overnight oats?  Try these 10 Dessert Inspired Overnight Oats that are Actually Good for You! […]

  2. […] 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. […]

  3. […] 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 […]

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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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