birthday cake oats in two mason jars topped with sprinkles

The Best Healthy Birthday Cake Overnight Oats

These birthday cake overnight oats will satisfy your dessert craving while packing in all the nutrition you need for a healthy breakfast!

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birthday cake oats in two mason jars topped with sprinkles

Do you ever want to eat dessert for breakfast but still feel healthy and nourished? If so, then these birthday cake overnight oats are the perfect breakfast for you. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like rolled oats, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and cashew butter, these overnight oats somehow taste eerily similar to your favorite birthday cake. They will keep you full for hours and are immensely satisfying.

birthday cake overnight oats in two mason jars with sprinkle garnish resting on a wooden cutting board

Key Ingredients for Birthday Cake Overnight Oats

Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are packed with fiber and are also a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They have been shown to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in clinical studies and may reduce your risk for heart disease. In other words, they are a fabulous way to begin your morning!

Unsweetened Almond Milk: Just enough to make sure everything combines well and our overnight oats have proper texture!

Vanilla Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and calcium. I strongly recommend you stick with the vanilla flavor as it’s an important part of our birthday cake flavor vibe. I used this brand. Plant-based yogurt would also work well here if you would like to make these overnight oats vegan.

Maple Syrup: Just a small splash. This recipe doesn’t need a lot of added sweetener because of the vanilla yogurt and sprinkles.

Vanilla Extract: What’s birthday cake without vanilla extract?

Almond Extract: I will forever stand by almond extract. I think it is an extremely underrated ingredient for adding dimension and flavor to sweeter recipes and baked goods. Do not skip! Almond extract is crucial to the birthday cake flavor.

Cashew Butter: Adds some healthy fat and protein. Cashew butter is a big part of what makes these oats taste like birthday cake, but you can substitute another neutral nut butter like almond butter if that’s what you have on hand.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are magical. These tiny seeds pack healthy fiber, fats, and protein. They also expand and absorb liquid and flavor, which creates a delightful texture for this recipe.

Sprinkles: Because these are birthday cake overnight oats after all.

jar of birthday cake overnight oats with sprinkle garnish

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Birthday Cake Overnight Oats

These birthday cake overnight oats will satisfy your dessert craving while packing in all the nutrition you need for a healthy breakfast!
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Large Bowl
  • 2 Mason Jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 5 oz container vanilla Greek or plant-based yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp cashew butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp sprinkles (plus more for topping)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir with spoon until well-combined. Divide evenly into two airtight mason jars or other glass containers.
  • Store in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Your delicious birthday cake overnight oats will be ready to enjoy in the morning!

Notes

Storage: Will keep in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To make vegan/dairy-free: use plant-based vanilla yogurt instead of Greek yogurt
Keyword birthday cake, dairy-free, funfetti, gluten free, oatmeal, overnight oats, sprinkles, vegan, vegetarian

Photography by Hope Agresti

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