Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats (32g Protein)
This Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats is a delicious high-protein breakfast packed with 32 grams of protein per serving.
It combines protein from the cottage cheese and the protein powder to make it a filling post-workout breakfast.
I never run out of ideas to include cottage cheese on my plate. From cottage cheese ice cream to cottage cheese egg bites, there’s always a way to boost your protein intake in recipes using cottage cheese.
How To Make Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
The goal of this cottage cheese overnight oats is simply to boost the proteins in your breakfast.
You will feel full for hours and build muscles while enjoying the most dreamy oatmeal creamy texture.
Cottage cheese has a strange texture and can be a bit sour, so you need to subtlety combine the ingredients to make a delicious sweet cottage cheese recipe.
You need only a few ingredients to make this easy healthy breakfast recipe.
- Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats or quick oats or a combination of both.
- Cottage Cheese – Feel free to use low-fat cottage cheese to cut down calories and fat.
- Vanilla Protein Powder – I use pea protein powder. It’s natural, wholesome, and contains no sugar or additives but adds a delicious vanilla flavor to the recipe.
- Chia Seeds
- Almond Milk or any non-dairy milk you love
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Syrup, sugar-free syrup, or any sweetener you love.
- In a large mixing bowl, add oats, chia seeds, and protein powder. Whisk to bring all the ingredients together. Set aside.
- In a high-speed blender, add cottage cheese and plant-based milk. Blend on high-speed to create a liquid that has no bits or pieces of cottage cheese.
- Pour the liquid ingredients onto the dry ingredients, and add the vanilla extract and sweetener and stir to combine.
- Cover the bowl with a lid or piece of foil and refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours to thicken.
This recipe can create a range of cottage cheese overnight oats flavors.
For example, try:
- Peanut Butter Protein Overnight Oats – Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter or peanut butter protein powder to the mixture.
- Berries Cottage Cheese Breakfast Oats – Stir 1/2 cup of any berries in the mixture, like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
- Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats – Use chocolate protein powder. Stir in one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder and two tablespoons of dark chocolate chips.
This cottage cheese overnight oats recipe is creamy, with a light sour flavor from cottage cheese.
Serve with some of the below ingredients for extra flavors:
- Berries – banana slices, strawberries, blueberries or raspberries.
- Dollop of Greek Plain Yogurt
- Shredded coconut
- Peanut butter or almond butter
- Sliced almonds or chopped peanuts
If you have some food allergies try the options below.
- Gluten-Free – Use a certified gluten-free oats brand.
- Nut-Free – Replace almond milk for coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk.
- Chia Seed Free – Skip the chia seeds or replace them with the same amount of ground flaxseeds. Removing the chia seeds turns the texture slightly less thick and decreases the fiber and healthy fats.
- Protein Powder Free – If you remove the protein powder, you need to decrease the milk to 3/4 cup, or the texture will be too liquid.
- Low Carb – Use my low-carb overnight oats recipe and add cottage cheese to the mix.
Overnight oats with cottage cheese are the best way to meal prep days of healthy high-protein breakfast. They are ready to eat in the morning, no cooking required.
- Fridge – Store leftovers in an airtight jar or glass mason jar for up to 4 days.
- Freezer – Freeze leftovers in an airtight container and thaw in the fridge the day before.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to your most common questions about cottage cheese overnight oats.
Adding cottage cheese to oatmeal increases the protein content of your breakfast. Therefore, it keeps you full for longer rather than oatmeal itself. Plus, protein slows down the absorption of carbohydrates in oats which keeps your blood sugar level and energy level steady for longer, avoiding a crash of energy in the morning.
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Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
Preparation:Under 10 Minutes
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