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Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats

Start your morning right with this make-ahead breakfast. These cinnamon overnight oats are high in protein and fiber.

It‘s a sweet, healthy treat that will fill you up for the day to come.

Mornings can be so hectic. Between hitting the snooze button a gazillion times and trying to get ready for work, there‘s barely enough time for breakfast.

The next thing you know, you‘re rushing out the door. With a growling tummy.

So, you hit the drive-through, grab a coffee and doughnut. You promise yourself that this will be the last time.

But tomorrow rolls around. And you‘re at the drive-through…yet again.

cinnamon protein overnight oats

These Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats are the perfect solution. They‘re creamy and have a warm cinnamon taste.

And the raisins and maple syrup add natural sweetness. You‘ll be in breakfast heaven.

They‘re so yummy and filling. Your only regret will be that you didn‘t try them sooner.

overnight oats being eaten

Benefits of Making Overnight Oats

There are so many benefits to making overnight oats. The most obvious one is this: No worrying about what to make for breakfast.

Just make your overnight oats the night before. And boom! Your breakfast is waiting for you in the morning…one less thing to cross off your morning To-Do List.

And you won‘t be spending hours in the kitchen to make them. All it takes is 5 minutes.

Simply place your ingredients in a jar, mix well, and place it in your fridge. These glass jars should do the trick.

Don‘t have time to sit down for breakfast? That‘s okay.

Just grab a jar and eat on the go. Easy peasy.

They‘re also quite nutritious.

For starters, they‘re packed with fiber and protein. So, they‘re sure to keep you full until lunch.

They‘re also good sources of iron. So, they help keep your energy levels up.

As an added bonus, they‘re rich in calcium. So, they‘re good for your bones.

They also have a ton of potassium. And this is important for good blood pressure.

protein overnight oats with cinnamon pin

How to Make These Protein Overnight Oats Vegan?

These overnight oats are vegetarian. But you could easily make them vegan.

To do this, simply replace the Greek yogurt with your favorite vegan yogurt. This could be soy milk yogurt, almond milk yogurt, or coconut milk yogurt.

Also, make sure you use a vegan vanilla protein powder like this one here.

Which Oats Should You Use?

There are so many varieties of oats you could use. Ideally, you want to use the one with the highest fiber and protein content.

Why? The more protein and fiber in your oats, the fuller you‘ll be.

Whole Oat Groats: These oats are closest to the real thing. They are just oats that have been harvested, cleaned, and had their inedible hulls removed.

A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber. You can find them at your local grocery store, or you can get them here.

Steel Cut Oats: These oats are what you get after you cut your groats into a few pieces using a metal blade.

A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. You can find them at your local grocery store, or you can get them here.

Scottish Oatmeal: This is what you get after grinding your groats with a stone.

A 100-gram serving contains 11 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. If you‘re having trouble finding them at your local grocery store, you can stock up on some here.

Regular/Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: These oats are what you get after you steam or roll your oats into flakes. Doing this helps the oats cook faster.

A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. You can easily get these at your local grocery store or get some here.

Quick or Instant Rolled Oats: These oats are what you get when you roll them thinner and/or steam them longer.

A 100-gram serving contains 12.5 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber.

high protein cinnamon overnight oats

How to Make High Protein Cinnamon Overnight Oats

These overnight oats are super easy to assemble. It will take you approximately 5 minutes, and you‘ll have breakfast for the days to come!

You‘ll Need:

  • rolled oats
  • raisins
  • chia seeds
  • vanilla protein powder
  • Greek yogurt
  • almond milk
  • vanilla extract
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • salt

Step-by-step Instructions

Get a food container and add in all the ingredients.

cinnamon oat ingredients in a glass container

Mix them as well as you can. Then cover and leave in the fridge overnight or for 8 hours.

overnight oats mixture in a glass container

Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top before serving.

cinnamon on protein overnight oats

How Long Do Overnight Oats Last?

These Overnight Oats should last in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To keep your food fresh longer, just be sure to store it in airtight food storage containers like these, or airtight jars like these.

spoonful of jar oats with cinnamon

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cinnamon protein overnight oats

Cinnamon Protein Overnight Oats

A quick, flavorful, and sweet breakfast. These protein overnight oats will fill you up for the day to come. They're vegetarian and gluten-free.
4.48 from 34 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Course High Protein
Cuisine American
Servings 1 jar
Calories 438 kcal


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt


  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Top with a little bit of cinnamon when serving.


Serving: 1jarCalories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 32gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 8.2mgSodium: 207mgFiber: 9.6gSugar: 22g
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