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Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats (32g Protein)

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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.

A glass mason jar filled with a cottage cheese overnight oats with berries on top

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.

Cottage cheese is a great alternative to other protein breakfasts like my Protein Pancakes Recipe or Protein French Toast.

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.

Ingredients

You need only a few ingredients to make this easy healthy breakfast recipe.

Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats Ingredient on a large tray with labels.
  • 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
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Maple Syrup, sugar-free syrup, or any sweetener you love.

Preparation

Making Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, chia seeds, and protein powder. Whisk to bring all the ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. 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.
Making Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats
  1. Pour the liquid ingredients onto the dry ingredients, and add the vanilla extract and sweetener and stir to combine.
  2. Cover the bowl with a lid or piece of foil and refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours to thicken.

Variations

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.
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Serving

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

Allergy Swaps

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.

Storage Instructions

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.
A jar of cottage cheese overnight oats with berries on top.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to your most common questions about cottage cheese overnight oats.

Is oatmeal and cottage cheese good for you?

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

This Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats is a delicious high-protein breakfast packed with 32g grams of protein per serving. It combines high proteins from cottage cheese and protein powder to provide a filling post-workout breakfast.
Prep: 10 minutes
Overnight 12 hours
Total: 12 hours 10 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 serving
4.94 from 58 votes

Ingredients

To serve – per jar

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Instructions

  • In a blender, add cottage cheese, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cinnamon, and sweetener and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the remaining dry ingredients: oats and chia seeds.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the dry ingredients and stir to evenly combine.
  • Close container with a lid or plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve the extra day with a drizzle of almond butter, Greek Yogurt and berries.
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Nutrition1 serving
Yield: 2 servings

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 371 kcal (19%)Carbohydrates: 41.3 g (14%)Fiber: 7.9 g (33%)Net Carbs: 33.4 gProtein: 31.7 g (63%)Fat: 9.8 g (15%)Saturated Fat: 1.8 g (11%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.5 gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.7 gTrans Fat: 0.01 gCholesterol: 45.6 mg (15%)Sodium: 451 mg (20%)Potassium: 364.9 mg (10%)Sugar: 6.7 g (7%)Vitamin A: 67.4 IU (1%)Vitamin B12: 0.4 µg (7%)Vitamin C: 12.5 mg (15%)Calcium: 378.4 mg (38%)Iron: 3 mg (17%)Magnesium: 99.2 mg (25%)Zinc: 2.1 mg (14%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    4 Thoughts On Cottage Cheese Overnight Oats (32g Protein)
  1. 5 stars
    These overnight oats are delicious. Will definitely be making these again. Its been moved from my “recipes to try” board to my “healthy favorites” board.

    • @Denise Yes, you can microwave or heat in a water bath to eat these! I usually microwave my overnight oats as I also prefer them heated. Cottage cheese can be heated in lasagne, so it can be heated in overnight oats, too!

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