Tiramisu Overnight Oats

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Say hello to my new favorite breakfast! Layers of rich, coffee-flavored oats nestle between blankets of sweet, creamy yogurt to make these delicious tiramisu overnight oats. This is a lightened-up version of the traditional Italian dessert, and it only takes a few minutes to put together. It makes a great no-bake dessert, too!

dairy free tiramisu overnight oats

What are tirmamisu overnight oats?

These overnight oats borrow all of the flavors from tiramisu. Old-fashioned oats are combined with coffee, cocoa powder, and a few other ingredients and then left to rest overnight in the refrigerator. The oats absorb the liquid to become soft, flavorful, and delicious. After they’ve sat in the refrigerator the oats are combined with layers of creamy vanilla yogurt, which acts as a healthier replacement for the traditional mascarpone cheese. It’s all topped with a dusting of cocoa powder to give you that essence of chocolate as soon as you dig in.

overnight oats ingredients

How do you make tiramisu oats?

This is a super simple recipe that only requires a few minutes to make and 6 hours to rest in the refrigerator. To make the oats you’ll need:

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

You’re going to combine all of the ingredients for the oats in a small mason jar, prep dish, or bowl. Give it all a good shake or stir, cover, and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.

soaked overnight oats

When your oats are ready you’ll want to mix up your yogurt layer. You’ll need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened yogurt (see dairy free recommendations below)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl, then it’s time to start layering. I like to start with a layer of oats, topped with a layer of yogurt, then repeat. End with a layer of yogurt on the top, then give it a nice dusting of cocoa powder. If I’m making this for dessert I’ll add a bit of shaved chocolate and some flaked sea salt just to make it even more decadent.

finished overnight oats

Are these overnight oats dairy free?

Yes, these oats are dairy free and vegan! I make this recipe using dairy free yogurt, but feel free to use traditional Greek yogurt if that’s your thing. Thick, Greek-style yogurt is preferable, but don’t worry if you can only find a traditional style. I use an unsweetened option, and if your yogurt is sweetened you may want to reduce the maple syrup by half so it’s not too sweet. Feel free to mix it up with half of the syrup, taste it, and add more syrup if it’s not sweet enough for you.

Some of my favorite dairy free yogurts are:

protein oats with yogurt

Frequently Asked Questions

Are overnight oats healthy?

It depends on your individual needs. Raw oats are a great source of resistant starch and can help you feel satiated. They also provide fiber, protein, and vitamins, and are touted for contributing to good gut health. Oats do contain a fair amount of carbohydrates though, and may not be appropriate for someone following a low carb diet. Always check with your doctor about your individual dietary needs.

Are these overnight oats made without chia seeds?

Yes! I created this recipe without chia seeds at the request of a few of my readers.

What kind of coffee should I use?

You can use any kind of coffee that you like! I’ve made this with a regular brew, strong espresso, and decaf all with great results. You’ll want to skip flavored varieties here since it could change the overall flavor of the recipe.

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Tiramisu Overnight Oats

Creamy yogurt layers combine with coffee-flavored oats to make a healthier version of the Tiramisu we all know and love. This is delicious for breakfast or dessert and you only need a few minutes to make it.
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Refrigeration time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins


For the oats

For the creamy layer

  • 1 cup unsweetened yogurt see recommendations above for dairy free
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

To Top

  • 1 tsp cocoa powder optional
  • flaky salt optional


Make the oats

  • Combine all of your ingredients for the oats in a small bowl or refrigerator-safe jar.
  • Mix your oats well, cover, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Make the creamy yogurt layer

  • When your oats have rested and you're ready to enjoy them, whisk together all of the ingredients to make the creamy yogurt layer.

Get layering

  • Layer your oats and yogurt in a small mason jar or parfait cup. Start with a couple of spoonfuls of the oats, topped with a spoonful or two of the yogurt. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of yogurt.
  • Top it off with a sprinkle of cocoa powder and a pinch of flaky salt if you'd like. You can also give it a bit of freshly shaved dark chocolate.


Calories: 362kcal
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dairy free, dairy free breakfast, gluten free, healthy, overnight oats


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 3mg
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