Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

Hi there! I’m a little late on my usual weekly post (sorry!) because work has been CRAY. I just love that new year hustle and bustle (read: panic, meltdowns, and nonstop fires to put out). Ah yes, the fun and fantastic world of consulting! But I digress, let’s talk about something much more fun: like these Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats! 

In my last post I talked about the need to take a little hiatus from dairy and get back to simple, whole foods. And given my mini vent session above plus my resolution to eat better this month, this favorite recipe has been a go-to recently. This is an old favorite, so I’m actually surprised I haven’t shared it yet! This recipe is simple and so delicious. But feel free to substitute ingredients that work best for you! In place of the brown sugar you can use agave, honey or maple syrup. And if almond milk isn’t your thing, this works great with regular milk or coconut milk too! You may even want to add berries or nuts – go nuts!

A handful of ingredients + a couple minutes of prep time gets you a delicious and filling breakfast that you can easily add to your breakfast rotation. Try it this week! You may already have all the ingredients :)


How to make it

This recipe makes two servings so divide all the ingredients in half.

Then into two containers add the rolled oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and chia seeds.

Top with the almond milk, then stir well to combine. 

Cover, then refrigerate overnight. Grab and go the next morning! (Optional – top with more brown sugar and cinnamon.)

Tired of the usual breakfast routine? Try this healthy Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats recipe - you need just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes prep!

Overnight Oats

Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

Tired of the usual breakfast routine? Try this healthy Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats recipe - you need just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes prep!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 8 oz mason jars


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk


  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar


  • Divide each ingredient in half.
  • Then into two containers add the rolled oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, and chia seeds. Top with the almond milk, then stir well to combine.
  • Cover, then refrigerate overnight.
  • Grab in the morning for an easy breakfast. If desired, top with additional brown sugar and cinnamon.


You can substitute the brown sugar for granulated sugar, agave, honey, or maple syrup.
You can substitute regular milk or coconut milk for the almond milk.
Keyword oatmeal, overnight oats, oats, easy breakfast, make ahead breakfast, meal prep


42 thoughts on “Snickerdoodle Overnight Oats

  1. I just printed this out and having for breakfast next week. I think I might try some coconut sugar for the brown sugar just to see how it tastes. Thanks for another great recipe.

    On a side note, I love your updated pic!!!

    1. Hi Nicole, for 1 serving see below. Hope this helps!
      249 calories
      43g carbs
      6g fat
      9g protein
      191 mg sodium
      14 g sugar

    1. Good question! You can do it either way. I tend to just grab out of the fridge in the morning and eat it as is. If you’d prefer it warm, i would just pop it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

      1. OK I don’t get this we were trying to have my son drink this in addition to his regular breakfast and it’s watery and gross and you can’t eat it with a spoon are you drinking this?

        1. Hi Jennifere, sorry it didn’t turn out well! When I make this with these exact measurements it’s not runny. Perhaps next time try with less milk. I’ll consider updating my recipe too, thanks for your feedback :)

  2. I’m new to this overnight oatmeal thing – after being refrigerated overnight, is the consistency of the oatmeal similar to that of cook oatmeal? Thank you!

    1. Hi Erin! Yes it is definitely a similar consistency to cooked oatmeal, but cold of course :) Hope you enjoy it!

    1. Hello Diane, yes you can! Just keep in mind that steel cut oats aren’t processed the way rolled oats are, so it will definitely have a very different texture. It won’t be as mushy as rolled oats, in fact it will be chewy and nutty, but I like that texture sometimes :) Hope this helps. xx

    1. Hi Suzanne, thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments! Hope you give it a try, it’s one of my personal favorites :)

  3. What size container, like a small mason jar, can’t tell by your pic, as the photo is taken from above. This sounds yummy.

  4. Snickerdoodle flavor is not just cinnamon and sugar, so this is kind of disappointing. I’m sure it’s super tasty, but not a snickerdoodle.

  5. Hello Nikki this may be a stupid question but what are rolled oats? I have regular old fashion oats will it still work with those?

    1. Hi Savanna, that’s not a stupid question at all! Rolled oats are actually the same thing as old fashion oats :) Rolled oats/old fashioned oats are flat and flakey. They absorb more water and cook faster than steel-cut oats. I just wanted to make sure that people don’t use those instant packets of quick cooking oats! Bon appetit :)

  6. Hi there quick question how long can you leave these in the fridge? I like to meal prep and was wondering if i prepped these how long would i be able to leave them in the fridge?

    1. Hi Sierra, great question! These can be stored in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator. Just keep in mind the oats will continue to soften the longer they sit — which might be a bonus if you like your oatmeal on the super-creamy side. Hope this helps!

  7. I thought 1 cup of milk for one serving was a little but too much. It made the texture a little runny. A different recipe I used just called for 1/2 cup of milk for 1/2 cup of oats and the texture was good. But overall I loved them! The taste is great. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. I followed this recipe to the T with the exception of the brown sugar. Substituted it with Agave. When I checked it in the morning it was runny. As stated I followed recipe. Is 1 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk too much? I added more oats & will see if the consistency is better tomorrow. Anyone else that used this recipe have the same result?

    1. Hi Nancy, I’m sorry it was too runny! It may be the substitution of agave to brown sugar that made it more watery? I’m really not sure, but when I use this recipe exactly as is, it’s never runny. Perhaps try it with a little less milk next time. I hope that fixes it!

  9. Hello, I’m just wondering how many calories are in one oatmeal that is In the snickerdoodle overnight oats. If you could tell me that would be awesome thank you very much!

    1. Hi Robin! This recipe has about 500 calories in the whole thing, and serves 2 people roughly. Do one serving is about 250 calories. Hope this helps and that you love the recipe!

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