We all love cinnamon rolls, and the idea of recreating that irresistible flavor in other recipes is simply tantalizing. These Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats, give you that delicious cinnamon roll flavor in a much much healthier package.

This recipe is packed with cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds, a touch of coconut milk, and skim milk. To add the perfect touch of sweetness, I personally include chunks of ripe banana in my recipe. However, if you’re not a fan of bananas or prefer a lower-calorie option, you can sweeten it with stevia instead. Get ready to indulge in a delicious and nutritious experience with my Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats!

If you follow weight watchers, this recipe costs 8 points per serving.

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 Why you should try this Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

This simple recipe takes about 5 minutes to prepare, then it’s into the fridge overnight. Come back in the morning and you will have a healthy and satisfying breakfast. Thanks to the high fiber content of oats, you’ll stay full throughout the morning, keeping those mid-morning snack cravings at bay. What’s more, this recipe is incredibly flexible, allowing you to experiment with different sweeteners, toppings, and even types of milk. Let your creativity soar as you customize your Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats to your liking.

Ingredients in cinnamon roll overnight oats

Ingredients in Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

  • 1 cup (80g) rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) coconut milk (for topping)
  • Optional: Stevia powder to taste
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoons (14g) chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) nuts of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon (2g) ground cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract

A Note on the Ingredients

  • Rolled oats: These provide the base for the oats and add a hearty texture.
  • Skim milk: It adds a creamy consistency to the oats while keeping them light.
  • Vanilla extract: A touch of vanilla enhances the flavor and adds a delightful aroma.
  • Ground cinnamon: A generous amount of cinnamon gives the oats that irresistible cinnamon roll taste.
  • Banana (for sweetness): Adding chopped banana pieces provides natural sweetness and complements the cinnamon flavor. Alternatively, stevia powder can be used as a low-calorie sweetener.
  • Chia seeds: These tiny powerhouses pack a punch of protein and add a crunchy texture to the oats.
  • Coconut cream (1 tablespoon): A dollop of coconut cream can be used to create a swirl on top, mimicking the appearance of a cinnamon roll.
  • Optional: Stevia powder can be used as an additional sweetener if desired.
  • Nuts (1 tablespoon): Choose your favorite nuts, such as a mix of cashews and pistachios, to add a delicious crunch to the oats.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding or substituting ingredients according to your preferences.

Instructions for making Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

  • Combine rolled oats, half of the ground cinnamon, chia seeds, and optional stevia in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle vanilla extract over the mixture.
  • Pour in skim milk, stir well, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Divide the mixture into two glass jars and place sliced bananas at the bottom.
  • Pour the oat mixture over the bananas, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon, and create a spiral topping with a spoon.
  • Add nuts and stir before serving.
  • Enjoy chilled or warmed in the microwave.
banana slices in clear bowl
mixing spices for cinnamon roll overnight oats in white bowl

Variations and substitutions

When it comes to substitutions and changes in this recipe, the non-negotiable ingredients are the oats and cinnamon. However, there is room for customization.

  • You can swap the skim milk for any plant-based milk like soy, coconut, almond, and more.
  • Similarly, the sweetener can be substituted with a touch of honey or maple syrup, which adds a delicious flavor.
  • As for the chia seeds, they are optional, allowing you to include them or leave them out according to your preference.
  • When it comes to the nuts, you can replace them with a dollop of peanut butter for a creamy twist.
  • And if you’re feeling adventurous, a few drops of chocolate can bring an extra touch of excitement to the recipe.
  • Feel free to experiment.

Tips and Tricks Section for Making Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

  • Choose a glass container with a lid: It doesn’t have to be fancy; a simple mason jar works perfectly. Using glass is important because it won’t absorb strong flavors, ensuring a fresh taste every time.
  • Allow enough soaking time: Give your oats a minimum of 4 hours to soak, but you can even leave them overnight or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator. This ensures that the oats become soft and absorb all the flavors.
  • Mix in a variety of sweet spices: To add depth to your overnight oats, experiment with different sweet spices. Try freshly grated nutmeg, cardamom, or even a pinch of ground cloves.
  • Get creative with toppings: Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with various toppings. Add fresh fruits, chopped nuts, a drizzle of nut butter, or a sprinkle of seeds for extra texture and flavor. The possibilities are endless, so have fun and customize your oats to your liking.
  • Enjoy cold or warm: Overnight oats can be enjoyed straight from the refrigerator for a refreshing and chilled breakfast. However, if you prefer warm oats, simply heat them in the microwave or on the stovetop until they reach your desired temperature. Either way, they will be a delightful and nutritious start to your day.

If you are looking for more healthy breakfast ideas, take a look at these easy weight watchers breakfast recipes.

And if you can’t get enough overnight oats, be sure to try these pumpkin latte overnight oats.

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Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats

By: Drizzlemeskinny
Servings: 2
Prep: 5 minutes
chilling time: 4 hours
cinnamon roll over night oats in clear bowl on stone cutting board
Get ready to whip up this delectable Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats in less than 5 minutes and indulge in a nutritious and satisfying breakfast experience.


  • 1 cup (80g) rolled oats
  • cup (360ml) skim milk
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) coconut milk (for topping)
  • Optional: Stevia powder to taste
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 tbsp (14g) chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp (28g) nuts of your choice
  • 1 tsp (2g) ground cinnamon (divided)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, half of the ground cinnamon, chia seeds, and optional stevia. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Sprinkle the vanilla extract over the oat mixture.
  • Pour in the skim milk and stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Stir well and place the mixture in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours to allow the oats to soak and the flavors to blend together.
  • Divide the mixture into two glass jars. Place the sliced bananas evenly at the bottom of each jar.
  • Divide the oat mixture between the two jars, pouring it over the banana slices.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ground cinnamon over the top of each jar for added flavor.
  • Using a small spoon, create a spiral-shaped topping on the surface of each jar of oats, resembling a cinnamon roll. Start from the center and work your way outward.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Before serving, give the oats a good stir to ensure everything is well mixed.
  • Enjoy your delicious Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats straight from the refrigerator or warm them up in the microwave if desired.


  • Makes 2 generous servings
  • 8 weight watchers points per serving
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contribute to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Serving: 361gCalories: 441kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 16gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 5.5mgSodium: 80mgFiber: 11gSugar: 23gCalcium: 302mgIron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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