Birthday Cake Overnight Oats

Whether it’s your birthday or you just love sprinkles, these Birthday Cake Overnight Oats are a fantastic make-ahead breakfast! Cake Batter Overnight Oats are made with wholesome ingredients like old-fashioned oats, chia seeds, flax seeds, Greek yogurt and maple syrup. There’s also a protein boost from collagen peptides.

birthday cake overnight oats

Why Birthday Cake Overnight Oats Are SO Good:

  • They taste like cake batter! My not-so-secret ingredient is almond extract. A little goes a long way, but it really helps create a cake batter vibe.
  • Sprinkles make these overnight oats very kid-friendly. What kid doesn’t love sprinkles?!
  • Birthday cake overnight oats are actually quite a nutrient-dense breakfast, with nourishing ingredients like oats, Greek yogurt, nut butter, chia and flax seeds, and more.
  • They’re low-maintenance, requiring just a few minutes to mix ingredients then will set overnight in the fridge.

Ingredients Needed:

ingredients to make birthday cake overnight oats
  • Oats: Use old-fashioned oats, certified gluten-free if that’s a concern. You can use quick oats in overnight oats, but it changes the liquid/ oat ratio and final texture a bit.
  • Greek Yogurt: adds protein and makes the cake batter overnight oats extra creamy.
  • Chia & Flax Seeds: these seeds add fiber, healthy fats, and helps create the perfect overnight oats consistency.
  • Almond or Cashew Butter: Both are delicious options that help make this breakfast more filling and satisfying.
  • Almond Milk: Feel free to sub dairy milk, oat milk, soy milk, or whatever you prefer.
  • Maple Syrup: adds the perfect sweetness for cake-flavored sweet overnight oats.
  • Vanilla Extract: a little dash of flavoring
  • Almond Extract: really helps create the best birthday cake and cake batter flavor. If you don’t have almond extract, you can sub a little more vanilla.
  • Sprinkles: because they’re obviously of the highest importance when making a birthday cake overnight oats!
  • Collagen Peptides: I don’t typically include these if I’m making them for my kids, but they’re a fantastic way to add protein for myself, without affecting the flavor of the overnight oats.

Step-by-Step Directions

steps making cake batter overnight oats
  1. Combine all ingredients except sprinkles in a wide-mouthed jar. Stir until all ingredients are fully combined.
  2. Wait 5 minutes, then stir again (this helps create clumps of seeds from settling). Transfer to a fridge and let set overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  3. Just prior to serving, stir in the sprinkles. If desired, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and few extra sprinkles and enjoy.

Expert Tips & Variations

  • High-Protein Cake Batter Overnight Oats: Add a scoop of your favorite vanilla or cake batter protein powder to your oats. For an unflavored option, stick with the unflavored collagen peptides I suggest in the recipe. Learn more about collagen here: What is Collagen? Benefits & Side Effects.
  • Seasonal Holidays: change up the sprinkles based on the occasion – multi-color for birthdays, red and green for Christmas, pink and red for Valentine’s Day, etc. Avoiding artificial food dyes? Try these natural sprinkles!
  • Sugar-Free: sub your favorite sugar-free sweetener of choice and use unsweetened Greek yogurt and milk. They also make sugar-free sprinkles you can use, too!
birthday cake batter overnight oats with a birthday candle

FAQs

My oats are too thick/ thin, what do I do?

Change the texture by changing the amount of liquid. I like my oats on the thicker side as a personal preference, but also because it’s easier to adjust the consistency when they’re starting out thicker. Just add a little extra milk in the morning before eating, if your oats are too thick for your liking!

Do you eat overnight oats warm or cold?

Overnight oats are typically eaten cold, but you can enjoy them warm, too. Heat your overnight oats (remove any metal lids!) for 30-60 seconds, then stir. Continue adding 10-15 seconds at a time, then stirring, until your overnight oats reach your desired temperature.

Are overnight oats safe to eat since you’re not cooking the oats?

Yes. You may hear concern over the phytic acid in oats, as it’s sometimes called an “anti-nutrient,” since phytic acid can slightly inhibit the absorption of some nutrients (iron, zinc, and calcium). But this effect is mostly limited to what you’re eating at that current meal.

Additionally, research has shown us that phytic acid is rarely a concern if you’re eating enough and an overall balanced diet.

Check out more info in this article, “Are Overnight Oats Healthy?” from our sister site, Nutrition to Fit.

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Birthday Cake Overnight Oats

breakfast
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Set Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Lindsey Janeiro

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds ground
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt nonfat, plain
  • 1 tablespoon cashew or almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles
  • 6 tablespoons collagen peptides optional

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except sprinkles in a wide-mouthed jar. Stir until all ingredients are fully combined.
    1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon flax seeds, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon cashew or almond butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 2/3 cup almond milk, 6 tablespoons collagen peptides
  • Wait 5 minutes, then stir again (this helps create clumps of seeds from settling). Transfer to a fridge and let set overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  • Just prior to serving, stir in the sprinkles. If desired, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and few extra sprinkles and enjoy.
    2 tablespoons sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 2mg

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