Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this luscious Biscoff overnight oats. Creamy, flavourful, and delicious, it’s a great healthy dessert alternative!
P.S. I’ve also included a video that you can watch to make this recipe even simpler! Just scroll down a little bit after the image below and you’ll find it! 😉
Watch The Recipe Tutorial Video
Wanna get right into it? Here’s a tutorial video on how to make these Biscoff overnight oats!
In this post you’ll learn:
- Why you will love this cookie butter overnight oats recipe
- Are overnight oats healthy?
- Which oats are the best for overnight oats
- If you can make it in a cup instead of mason jars
- Toppings suggestions
- How to eat overnight oats (warm or cold)
- Storage instructions
- Meal prep, storage, and freezing instructions
- More dessert/breakfast recipes!
- Other lunch/dinner recipes
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- You only need 5 ingredients
- Preparation is done in just 5 minutes
- No actual cooking required, as it’s basically just stirring all ingredients together
- Rolled oats are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber!
- This recipe makes you feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast
- A relatively healthy dessert/breakfast recipe due to the oats used
- Prefer to watch? This recipe includes a short tutorial video that you can find if you scroll up a little bit!
- It’s freezer-friendly
- Perfect for meal prep
- It’s actually vegan! Yes, Biscoff cookies are completely plant-based!
- Naturally gluten free
- Note that there might be cross-contamination which might make oats gluten. This happens when the same mills that have processed other non-gluten-free grains are used. If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, definitely find oats that are clearly labeled as “gluten free oats”.
Is overnight oats healthy?
There are a lot of great health benefits that you can get from eating rolled oats! They regulate blood sugar levels, could lower cholesterol levels, make you feel full longer, and help in digestion. Rolled oats are also rich in nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein (so you don’t even need to add protein powder 😉). And since this recipe uses rolled oats as its main ingredient, you can get all these health benefits too!
I would however go easy on the toppings, especially in this Lotus Biscoff overnight oats. The cookie spread itself does contain quite a bit of added sugar and highly processed oil so I would not recommend having this version every day. However, if you would like an overnight oats recipe that you can definitely have every day for breakfast, try this Frozen Fruit Overnight Oats where I use mixed berries for the toppings! Mixed berries are super high in antioxidants so not only it would taste good, but it’s also really healthy too!
- Rolled oats: The good old fashioned rolled oats which are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- Biscoff cookie spread: Biscoff cookie butter, Lotus Biscoff spread, Lotus Biscoff cookie spread, Lotus Biscoff cookies spread, however you wanna call it. The star ingredient of this recipe. I mean, this is why you came to this post, isn’t it? 😉
- Vanilla extract: A must in this recipe. It really amps up the flavor of the ingredients and adds that sweet vanilla flavor to this recipe!
- Plant-based milk: The secret to creamy overnight oats! I used almond milk but any type of plant-based milk will work!
And two optional toppings:
- Biscoff biscuit: For more speculoos flavor and some crunch.
- Almonds: For that nutty flavor and more crunch!
What Oats Are Best for Overnight Oats?
The good old-fashioned rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. With quick-cooking / quick oats or instant oats, the texture will be not as firm and it gets mushy.
However, if you only have quick-cooking on hand (or if you really want/need to use them up), you can try to only let them sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours. With this shortened soaking time, they won’t get mushy (though the texture will still be different). But fret not, they will still taste delicious!
As for instant oats, I have not tried the trick above. So if you decide to try it, let me know how it went in the comments!
And regarding steel-cut oats, I have not tried it but I don’t think it will work so I don’t recommend it.
Mix: Add the rolled oats, Biscoff spread, vanilla extract, and salt into a small jar. Then pour in the plant-based milk of choice.
Stir: With a spoon, stir all the ingredients well until the Biscoff spread is mixed evenly.
Chill: Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. In this step, the oats will absorb the milk so you get that creamy, pudding-like texture!
Topping time! Sprinkle the crushed Biscoff cookies and sliced almonds as toppings! Remember to only do this just before serving so the biscuits won’t get soggy!
To make things even easier, I’ve also added a short video at the top of this post on how to make this recipe!
Can I make overnight oats in a cup?
Yes, absolutely! You don’t need any fancy, pretty-looking containers like mason jars to make overnight oats. In fact, I made this recipe in a glass cup too so yes, it’s very much possible!
Toppings & Serving Suggestions
In this recipe, I used Biscuiff cookies and sliced almonds as the toppings. If you are looking for more variation, I’ve provided some options below:
- nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio, all kinds of nuts will work here!)
- peanut butter or other nut/seed butter
- coconut flakes for that tropical punch
- cinnamon powder to spice up this overnight oats
- melted Biscoff spread
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of the cookie spread in a microwave for about 30 seconds, until the cookie spread becomes runny!
- dried fruits (raisins, dried cranberries, dates, etc)
- seeds (flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc)
- plant-based yogurt for extra creaminess
Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?
To serve, you can serve it either warm or cold.
When warm, it will taste a bit more like oatmeal. If you want it warm, microwave it for about 30 seconds until it is warm enough for your liking. Be sure to only add the crushed Biscoff biscuits (and any other toppings) after microwaving so that they won’t get soggy!
In the colder months, I usually serve it at room temperature. I would just take it out of the fridge right after I wake up, go on to wash up, and once I’m ready for breakfast, it would be about room temperature!
How to Keep Overnight Oats
To keep overnight oats fresh, store them in the fridge in an air-tight container such as in mason jars or in covered glasses. These overnight oats last for up to 5 days.
Meal Prep, and Freezing Instructions
Meal prep: You can make this recipe ahead of time for up to 5 days.
However, if you want them fresh, you can portion out the dry ingredients (the rolled oats and the Biscoff spread) in small jars and the wet ingredients (the almond milk and vanilla extract) in a separate container. Then only pour the wet ingredients the night before you want to consume them.
Freezing: This recipe will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months when stored without the toppings! To thaw, let it sit in the fridge overnight. Be sure to reserve some of the crushed Biscoff biscuits to be added later on as toppings so they don’t get soggy!
Freeze it immediately after you mix all the ingredients together (but without chilling it in the fridge). This way, the oats will only soak up the milk when it is being thawed, to prevent overnight oats from absorbing too much moisture and getting a bit soggy/mushy as a result.
They can be stored in an air-tight container of covered glasses in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months!
No, I wouldn’t recommend doing so. The vanilla extract really amps up the flavor of the other ingredients and adds that sweet vanilla flavor to this recipe!
That being said, you can still make this recipe without vanilla extract. It will not taste as rich but in a pinch, it will still be fine without vanilla extract.
Yes, you can! I recommend subbing it with oat milk or coconut milk. However, any kind of plant-based milk will work here.
I find it sweet enough without maple syrup but if you’re feeling like having something extra sweet, then yes sure! I would go with 1/2 teaspoon first, and then add more according to taste.
Looking for more Dessert/Breakfast Recipes?
For another healthy dessert recipe, try this 3-ingredient Oreo Overnight Oats recipe which kinda tastes like McFlurry!
Or Some Quick Lunch/Dinner Ideas?
Biscoff Overnight Oats
- ½ cup rolled oats (45 grams)
- 1 Tablespoon Biscoff spread (20 grams)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 grams)
- ½ cup almond milk (115 ml) or sub with other plant-based milk
- 1 Biscoff biscuit , crushed
- 2 Tablespoons chopped almonds (from about 10 whole almonds), sliced
- Add: Add the first three ingredients (rolled oats, Biscoff spread, and vanilla extract) into a small bowl or a jar. Then add the plant-based milk.
- Stir: With a spoon, stir all the ingredients well until the Biscoff spread is mixed evenly.
- Chill: Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
- Topping time! (Optional): Crush 1 Biscoff cookie and thinly slice the almonds. Sprinkle on top just before serving so the Biscoff biscuit won’t get soggy!Also feel free to drizzle some melted Biscoff spread on top! To get that runny consistency, melt Biscoff spread by heating it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Do not swap the rolled oats with quick-cooking or instant oats. The texture will not be as firm as they will turn out mushy.
- If you only have quick-cooking oats on hand (or if you really want/need to use them up), you can try to only let them sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours. This way, the texture will still be different but they won’t get mushy and they still remain tasty.
- Note that I have not tried the trick above using instant oats.
- You can use other types of speculoos cookie spread if Biscoff cookie spread isn’t widely available where you live.
- Do not omit the vanilla extract.
- The vanilla extract really amps up the flavor of the other ingredients and adds that sweet vanilla flavor to this recipe!
- You can make these overnight oats Biscoff either in the classic mason jars or in a cup like what I did here. You can even make it in a bowl. The point is the container doesn’t matter as long as you follow the steps correctly!
- Store your overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- If you want to meal prep, make it ahead for up to 5 days.
- If you want to make it fresher, you can portion out the dry ingredients (the rolled oats and the Biscoff spread) in small jars and the wet ingredients (the almond milk and vanilla extract). Then only pour the wet ingredients the night before you want to consume them.
- You can also store this in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- I recommend freezing it right after you mix all the ingredients together (but without chilling it in the fridge). This way, the oats will only soak up the milk when it is being thawed.
- If you freeze it after it has been left in the fridge overnight, it will be a bit softer but it is still delicious!