Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

These Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats are easy, creamy and delicious. With plant-based Greek yogurt for creaminess and topped with caramelized walnuts, it’s like dessert, but healthier. It is one of our go-to recipes for weekday breakfast. If you love cinnamon rolls, you’re bound to love this overnight oats recipe!

Two jars filled with cinnamon roll overnight oats, sticky walnuts and cinnamon sticks.

We love cinnamon rolls but we also love healthy food. Especially when it comes to breakfast, we pretty much always want to have a healthy, nourishing breakfast. It goes without saying that cinnamon rolls aren’t the healthiest breakfast option out there. That doesn’t mean you can’t still have those same delicious flavours, but made healthy. This recipe for Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats kind of feels like you are having dessert for breakfast, while it’s actually pretty healthy. It’s also very adaptable, as you can choose to add in some fruit or seeds to make it even more healthy. Overnight oats are also a huge time saver when it comes to preparing breakfast. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and store in the fridge overnight and the next morning you’re pretty much good to go. The caramelized walnuts are done in under 5 minutes, and you can even choose to make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container or jar. And trust me when I say those couple of minutes are really worth it, the sweet and sticky caramelized walnuts really take this recipe to the next level. And they also make for a delicious snack!

The Ingredients

The ingredients for the cinnamon roll overnight oats recipe on a wooden table.
  • Rolled oats – you want to make sure you’re using rolled oats, not instant oats. They are more suitable for overnight oats as they have more texture.
  • Walnuts are a delicious addition to this recipe and provide your body with some healthy fats.
  • Maple syrup – used to make a delicious sweet and sticky glaze for the caramelized walnuts.
  • Plant-based Greek yogurt – Adds extra protein and makes the Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats super rich and creamy.

Cooking Tips

  • We highly recommend using unsweetened plant milk. You can use any type of plant milk, however we prefer using soy milk as it is high in protein in comparison to most other plant milks and because it has a neutral flavor profile.
  • As already stated above, we recommend to use rolled oats, not instant oats.
  • When caramelizing the walnuts, make sure you don’t take the caramelization too far. This will result in the walnuts tasting bitter and possibly even burnt. Thirty seconds up to a minute of caramelizing the walnuts with the maple syrup is always safe.
Caramelized sticky walnuts in a black skillet.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add in your fruit of choice – you can add fresh fruit such as berries, orange, apple or banana.
  • Use other nuts – switch things up and use hazelnuts, pecans or almonds instead of walnuts.
Two jars filled with cinnamon roll overnight oats and walnuts with an orange cloth in the background.


Two jars filled with cinnamon overnight oats and caramelized walnuts with walnuts and cinnamon sticks in the background.
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One jar filled with cinnamon roll overnight oats with caramelized walnuts.

Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Sjors
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats are easy, creamy and delicious. With Greek yogurt and topped with caramelized walnuts, it’s like dessert, but healthier.


  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) plant-based milk
  • 2 tbsp plant-based (Greek) yogurt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional

For the caramelized walnuts:

  • 1/5 cup (20 grams) raw walnuts, roughly chopped 
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon 


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a jar with a lid. Stir, then close with the lid.
  2. Refrigerate overnight. 
  3. The next morning, place a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Toast the walnuts for about 2 minutes. Add the maple syrup and stir. When the syrup evaporates and turns sticky, remove from heat. Add the cinnamon and stir. 
  4. Top the oats with the walnuts.


Nutritional facts are estimates. If you want to be sure about the nutritional facts, be sure to check your product labels.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Refrigerate
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 411kcal
  • Sugar: 12,8g
  • Sodium: 0,3g
  • Fat: 20,7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2,6g
  • Carbohydrates: 37,8g
  • Fiber: 5,3g
  • Protein: 15,6g

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