Creamy and delicious Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats taste just like dessert, but are a healthy, wholesome breakfast to make in just about 5 minutes and enjoy the next day!
Overnight oats are a favorite breakfast here in the Healthy Fitness Meals kitchen. From chocolate overnight oats to peanut butter banana overnight oats to more unique flavors like almond joy overnight oats, we love all flavors!
These coconut cream pie overnight oats taste just like coconut cream pie because they’re thick, creamy, and perfectly sweet thanks to the actual coconut, coconut milk, and coconut yogurt.
So, take a quick moment out of your day to prep these oats and have a nutritious, yet dessert-like breakfast in the morning!
Why you’ll love this overnight oats recipe
- Quick and easy: Overnight oats make for a very convenient breakfast! Take about 5 to 10 minutes to meal prep this recipe and wake up to a flavorful grab-and-go meal that can be enjoyed throughout the week.
- So delicious: If you love coconut, this recipe is for you! We’re using a blend of ground coconut, coconut milk, and coconut yogurt for a slightly fruity, subtly sweet, nutty, tropical flavor.
- Healthy & satisfying: Oats, coconut, chia seeds, and yogurt are filled with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and plenty of fiber for a well-balanced meal or snack.
Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats are packed with nutritious ingredients and when combined make for a wholesome, hearty, and filling meal with a good balance of fat, protein, and carbs. Here’s everything you’ll need:
- Rolled oats: Old-fashioned rolled oats create the best chewy texture for this easy overnight oats recipe. Steel-cut oats are overly chewy and don’t soften enough; quick oats absorb more liquid, leaving you with less overall texture. Be sure to use gluten-free oats, as needed.
- Coconut: This recipe uses desiccated coconut, which is finely ground coconut, rather than shredded or bigger strips of coconut. This is also usually drier than shredded coconut.
- Chia seeds: Chia seeds provide a boost in protein, fiber, and omega-3s and make this oatmeal super thick and filling.
- Milk: We love coconut milk in this recipe, for obvious reasons, but feel free to use any dairy-free milk. Almond, oat, hemp, cashew, or soy are all great milk options.
- Sweetener: Honey works really well to naturally sweeten the oats and the flavor pairs nicely with the coconut taste. However, if you’d like to keep this recipe vegan, you can use maple syrup or even a bit of Stevia or another preferred sweetener.
- Vanilla extract: For a subtle sweetness and additional flavor.
- Coconut yogurt: We love using coconut yogurt to keep this recipe dairy free and really bring out the incredible coconut taste, but feel free to use any variety you prefer. You could even use a coconut-flavored Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein.
How to make this overnight oats recipe
First, measure all of the ingredients to save yourself some time. Separate everything and have everything ready to be combined.
Next, add all of the oatmeal ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir them together until thoroughly combined.
Cover and allow the oat mixture to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Once the oats are ready, divide them into 4 jars. Add desired toppings and serve.
Recipe notes and tips
Follow these tips to make sure you create the best coconut cream pie overnight oats!
- To keep this recipe vegan, be sure to use dairy-free milk and yogurt. Also, be sure to use maple syrup or another sweetener rather than honey.
- For extra protein, stir a scoop of protein powder into the oats. It can be a plant-based protein. You may also need a little bit of extra milk too.
- We only recommend using old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe.
Frequently asked questions
We always recommend using milk as the liquid to make overnight oats. You can use any kind of milk you’d like such as cow’s milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, etc. For this particular recipe, we really love the flavor and creaminess of canned coconut milk.
Weight loss is dependent upon a person’s overall diet, but oatmeal is beneficial for anyone interested in losing weight. Overnight-soaked oats are very high in fiber, which keeps you feeling satisfied for a longer period of time. They’re also great for digestion.
To keep your overnight oats from tasting bland, we like to add extra flavorings and tasty toppings. In this recipe, we’ve added vanilla extract, honey, and multiple coconut-flavored ingredients. Sometimes we even add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice.
Yes! Usually, overnight oats are eaten cold, which is a great alternative to oatmeal during the warmer months. Overnight oatmeal does not need to be heated, but if you prefer the oats warm, you can heat them up a bit in the microwave for a minute or so before eating them. Just be sure to stir after heating them for the best consistency and you may want to add a splash or so of extra milk.
One of the best things about overnight oats is that they’ll stay good in the refrigerator in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 4 to 5 days. This makes them great for meal prep, portable, and easy to enjoy on the go during busy weekdays. Just be sure to give them a good stir if they’ve been sitting for a couple of days and/or add another splash of milk.
More healthy overnight oats recipes
If you love these coconut cream overnight oats, then you will love the overnight oatmeal recipes below!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Almond Joy Overnight Oats
- Peanut Butter and Banana Overnight Oats
- Healthy PB&J Overnight Oats Recipe
- Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Banana Bread Overnight Oatmeal
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Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 15 oz can coconut milk
- 1/4 cup honey maple syrup, or agave
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut yogurt
- Optional toppings: coconut flakes or fresh coconut chunks
- In a medium bowl, thoroughly combine all of the oatmeal ingredients.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Once the oats are ready, divide into 4 glasses or jars, add desired toppings, and serve.
- Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- We do not recommend quick oats for this recipe.
- Can be made vegan by using maple syrup or another sweetener instead of honey.