Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats are the most delicious way to start off your morning! Quick, easy, and satisfying – it’s a creamy lemony and vanilla treat to start your day off right.
In my humble opinion, overnight oats are the perfect breakfast. They’re super quick, convenient, and filling.
Quick: The fact that you can make them the night before is key in my household because when morning dawns all I have to do is pull them out of the fridge and they’re ready to go.
Convenient: You can mix your oats up in a reusable container or mason jar and take it with you to work, or pop in it your kid’s backpack for school.
Filling: It’s oatmeal; of course it’s filling! Plus, there’s not too much sugar or additives in this recipe so it won’t cause a big sugar crash halfway through the morning. Lemon Cheesecake for breakfast with NO sugar crash? I’m in!
I know I seem passionate about the whole overnight oats thing, but believe it or not, I’m new to the game. When they first started getting popular I was turned off thinking about cold oatmeal. I couldn’t bear the thought – but these oats are creamy and dreamy!
Plus, if you still can’t bear the thought of cold oats, you can heat them up in the microwave. I know, I too was shocked when I realized I could do that.
Ingredients for Lemon Cheesecake Overnight Oats
These lemon cheesecake oats only require a handful of ingredients and about 5 minutes to make! Now that’s a fast breakfast (fast is my favorite kind of breakfast).
What you’re going to need is some old-fashioned oats*, almond or cashew milk, lemon curd, cream cheese, honey, and vanilla. I use my homemade lemon curd recipe, which I honestly think should be on hand at all times. 😉 It doesn’t take too long to make a batch and it tastes incredible. If all you have on hand is store-bought, that’s fine too!
*I don’t recommend using quick oats for this recipe as soaking them overnight will make them mushy.
How to Make Your Overnight Oats
Now here comes the fun part. All you have to do is combine all of your ingredients and throw it in the fridge to work its magic. Overnight, the oats will soak in all of the flavors and get that creamy texture we all love!
I will say, overnight oats are a little bit chewier since the oat stays more intact, so if you want your oats to be a bit softer then pop them in the microwave for a minute or so before enjoying them. They’ll still taste great warmed up!
Toppings for your Oats
I’m a fan of mixing textures, so I’ll often top my oats with crushed graham crackers or nilla wafers. My kids go wild for those! You can also use toppings like chia seeds, raspberries, blueberries, lemon zest, or really whatever strikes your fancy.
I hope you love this overnight oats recipe as much as my family and I do. I think it’s so nice to have a rotation of super quick and easy breakfasts for hectic mornings.
When we have our meal already prepared, we can spend even more time enjoying it together.
Hungry for more?
Here are both lemon and breakfast meal prep ideas for you – let me know what you try!
- Lemon Mousse Dessert Cups
- Slow Cooker Berry Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Freezer Oatmeal Cups
- Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Overnight Apple French Toast Bake
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup milk almond milk or cashew milk
- 2 tablespoons lemon curd
- 1 ounce cream cheese softened
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- topping of choice if so desired: crushed graham crackers or nilla wafers chia seeds, raspberries, blueberries……
In a bowl or small mason jar combine all ingredients except for toppings. Cover and refrigerate overnight. May warm in microwave if desired.
I don’t recommend using quick oats in this recipe as soaking them overnight will make them mushy.