Overnight Cake Batter Oats

Overnight oats are a regular breakfast for me. They are incredibly easy, and so convenient to put in tupperware for work mornings.

I even eat them on my days off, but the same old almond milk and cinnamon can get a little boring. I’m a really big fan of cake batter flavorings, especially fro-yo! Then it hit me to bring this flavor to my oatmeal. As I was looking in my cabinet, I thought hmmmm what can I do to make it taste like a vanilla cake without adding a lot of fat and calories?

Staring back at me was vanilla chai tea. Briliant!

Once I gathered some “cake like” ingredients, I thought well what’s a cake without frosting and sprinkles? So yes, this oatmeal has that too! Keep reading for a breakfast treat 🙂

For this recipe you will need: 

  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon of lucuma powder- superfood! (if you can’t find omit)
  • 1 vanilla chai tea bag
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 10-14 drops liquid vanilla stevia (you can use plain too)
  • 1 tsp butter extract
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 Tablespoons of nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • rainbow sprinkles

Start by placing your oats and lucuma powder in a glass or container. I use lucuma powder because it is a superfood, used in ice creams internationally to give recipes that “ice cream” taste. Any health food store should have it.

oats and lucuma

Next heat up your water. I use a half cup and steep my teabag, THEN add the almond milk to it.

vanilla chai tea

Add to your glass, mix in the protein powder (I like to add it here because the little bit of heat from the tea dissolves easier), 1/2 tsp of butter extract and 5-7 drops of vanilla stevia.

oats pre overnighted

Place in the fridge overnight to set!

In the morning take out the oats. If you like warm oats, heat in the microwave first. I actually prefer my overnight oats cold.

set oats

The “icing” is super easy. It’s just 3 TBSP of greek yogurt, 1/2 tsp of butter extract, and an additional 5-7 drops of vanilla stevia. Layer it on your oats and then top with sprinkles for fun!

icing on oats

This delicious breakfast dessert comes out around 260 calories and 22 grams of protein! Not too shabby for cake huh?

cake batter oats 1

Nutritional info: 260 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs, 22 grams of protein. 

Happy eating…

XOXO WIth a Cherry On Top,


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  1. Tiffany

    This is awesome. I love overnight oats and this sounds so delicious! Thanks!

    1. Katie

      I love oats too! Once I started “overnighting” them, I ate them more 🙂

  2. Hayley

    Cake batter anything is the best! Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Katie

      It is 🙂 Yum yum

  3. Elizabeth

    Oh my, will be trying this next week!

  4. Paige@FitNotFad

    These look delicious! I keep seeing recipes for “overnight” oats but haven’t tried it yet. Definitely testing this one out this week! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Katie

      They are the best! I won’t do baked oats anymore or on the stove. So much easier this way and taste better

  5. kashmere

    i cant wait to try it! just wondering, your overnight oats seem a bit watery to me can i put less liquids if i prefer the oats to be more thick

    1. Katie

      I don’t like them thick and gummy, yes just use less almond milk

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