Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats – The delicious flavors of a cinnamon bun in an easy to make, overnight breakfast treat. Sweetened with brown sugar, flavored with cinnamon and packed with raisins.
What I love about overnight oats:
- You can eat them hot or cold
- They are so easy to put together and are so simple to serve for breakfast. You (and kids!) can just grab it out of the fridge and go!
- Oats help to keep you feeling fuller longer.
- Oats have a lot of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.
- There are so many flavor options!
I have a few other overnight oat recipes on my blog. Try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats, or my Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. Also, try my latest oats recipes - Maple Peach + Pecan Overnight Oats - they're so good too!
How to Make Cinnamon Bun Overnight Oats
This is the best part - they are so easy. I mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl - so the oats, cinnamon, raisins, salt and chia seeds. In a another smaller bowl I whisk together the cashew milk, yogurt, vanilla and brown sugar, until it's really smooth and the yogurt has been mixed in evenly.
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix together. Done with prep!
At this point you can add the whole thing to a container with a lid (or just mix it in there to begin with) and then refrigerate overnight. From there, portion it out as you want to.
Or portion it into individual jars with lids and refrigerate like that so you have one person servings ready to go.
Eat hot or cold. I liked it both ways and I like some whipped cream on when they're cold - it feels really dessert like.
Also, if you'd rather switch out the brown sugar for something like maple or honey, I'm sure it would work perfectly - just sweeten to your preference.
Also, let's not talk about the raisins, ok? I get overruled in my house over raisins. When I make actual cinnamon buns, I make half with raisins and half without for me. My most popular cookie recipe is Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Anyone else dislike raisins out there?
Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oats
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ⅓ cup cashew milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar ((or other sweetener, to taste))
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup sultana raisins
- In a large bowl, mix together the liquids.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
- Either portion the oats into jars and add lids, or place entire portion in a large container and add a lid. Refrigerate overnight.
- Top with whipped heavy cream, if preferred. You can eat these oats hot or cold.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
I loved this recipe! I'm an avid cinnamon over-user (according to everyone else in my family) so naturally I was drawn to this one...
All the goodness of oatmeal with all the sweetness of a cinnamon bun. Yum!
I would like to include this recipe in a post about my favourite oatmeal recipes, could I link to you? I would love to use a photo to capture the goodness you've crafted here.
Okay, off to delve into the rest of your blog now! Have a great day,
Thank you for the recipe it's great and tastes really good. It says this makes 4 servings but doesn't give a single serving size. What is a serving size?
A quarter of this recipe would probably amount to about 3/4 to 1 cup of the total mixture.
Thanks for your comment, I'm a cinnamon lover too 🙂
Yes you can definitely use this photo with a link back, thanks so much for asking and for sharing my recipe.
Have a great day!
My new favorite overnight oats recipe, and since I opt to omit the raisins, adding a 1/4C of chopped walnuts has been a nice add.
I omit the raisins when I make if for myself too, I'll try walnuts next time! Thanks for commenting Rebecca.
thank you, for the Recipe. 🙂
I made that in a hot Version, as a Porridge an instead of Oats I used 5-Grain Flakes. I made a vegan Version and that was really delicious. 🙂
That's great Yvonne, thanks letting me know a vegan version worked out, and I'm glad you liked the recipe!
This recipe is amazing! I cannot wait to share this with friends who also love overnight oats. I substituted soy milk for cashew milk because that’s what we already have at our house and used an almond milk vegan yogurt for the Greek yogurt and this recipe is a total win. Thanks for sharing
That's great Megann, I'm glad those substitutions worked for you! Thanks for taking the time to comment and rate, I appreciate it 🙂
Can you substitute the cashew milk?
Yes, you can substitute any non dairy milk you like!
You can also use cows milk if you prefer 🙂
How do u work out the calories per serve thanks
I've updated the recipe card to show the calories per serving, according to the online calculator that I use. Hope that helps!
Hi, are the chia seeds necessary in this recipe? I'm not a big fan of their texture.
No, you can skip them if you don't like them. They do soak up quite a bit of liquid though so I would recommend cutting back the liquid by a little bit - maybe about 1/4 - 1/3 cup or so? If you try it, let me know how it works out 🙂
Do you have the rest of the macro information for this recipe? I was looking for protein, carbs, and fat content. Thanks!
I've updated the recipe card to show more nutrition information, including carbs, fat, and protein. Keep in mind for my overnight oats recipes the nutrition information can change a bit, mostly depending on what type of yogurt you use - some have a lot more protein than others 🙂 Enjoy and thank you for commenting!
This sounds yummy. You mentioned that they can be served hot or cold. How do you recommend heating it and for how long?
I heat mine in the microwave for about 30 seconds at a time, stirring. I find it kind of sputters a bit so stirring often is a good idea. It should only take a minute or two total to warm them 🙂
If I wanted to add protein powder, how much would you suggest? And would I need to add more liquid?
I think this depends on how much protein powder you're wanting to add and when you're adding it. If you're adding one scoop into one serving of the oats after they have sat overnight, I wouldn't think you'd need to add much extra liquid. If you're wanting to a add a scoop per serving before letting everything sit in the fridge then I think the protein powder would contribute to soaking up the liquid so in that case I might add a few tablespoons or a quarter cup of extra liquid.
I haven't done this but I do use protein powder for other things so that would be my guess. If you try it please comment or email me about how it went. Thanks! Jacqueline
The picture advertised..it looks like a nice caramel colour. I am curious as to why mine is more of a milk colour. Only thing I omitted was the raisins. Either way excited to try it!
These photos are quite old and I didn't know much about photo editing then, as a result they have quite a yellow cast to them. I hope you enjoyed the oats 🙂
This post is on my list to update this year for photography!
Can regular raisins or golden raisins be used instead of sultana raisins?
Yes, use whatever raisins you prefer in this recipe 🙂
This was amazing, so creamy & delicious! The cinnamon flavor was very delicate. I think you could safely double the cinnamon. I think this recipe is good for 2-3 servings, not 4. I usually use 1/2 cup of rolled oats per serving. I will be making this again.
Thanks for the feedback, Linda, I'm happy you like this recipe!
This recipe looks amazing , I haven’t tried it yet . I do have a question . I’m not a fan of Greek yogurt , I don’t care for the tangy taste . Can regular yogurt be substituted ??
Hi Stella, yes for sure you can substitute regular yogurt for the Greek yogurt. I think vanilla yogurt would probably work as well, but the sweetener might need to be adjusted. I hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know 🙂
I actually haven't tried these yet, but mine just went in the fridge a bit ago. Like a ding dong, I bought a bag of thick cut oats instead of rolled oats. I'm guessing I'll need to keep them in the fridge much longer??
Hi! I use half-large flake oats when I make my overnight oats. They are still ready after sitting in the fridge overnight. I hope yours went ok!