Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats recipe - Desserts with Benefits

I swear, every night for the last two weeks I have made a bowl of these Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats so I can have breakfast all ready for me in the morning.

No joke.

Each morning, I (strangely) wake up in a good mood because I know what’s waiting for me just six feet away (yes, my dormroom is tiny).  I jump off my bed and run to the fridge.  When I open the door I feel like my life is too good to be true.  I mean, it’s dessert…  for breakfast!

*faints with joy*

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal - Desserts with Benefits

And to me, there is nothing better than the sound of “dessert for breakfast.”

Wait, yes there is:  the flavor of this dessert!  I mean breakfast!

It really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie, just crumbled up and pre-dunked in milk.  This is so decadent, so sweet and so sinful tasting, I feel like it can’t even be in the “breakfast” category.  But then I remember what it’s made of:  all healthy, whole and natural ingredients.  As if it couldn’t get any better, this oatmeal is high fiber and unbelievably filling.  Aka, you won’t get struck with another sugar craving until hours later… or at least that was the case for me, as I’m the kind of person who seems to have a 24/7 desperate need for sugary-sweet food.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Oatmeal - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats (no sugar added, high fiber, gluten free, vegan)

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: one serving

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats (no sugar added, high fiber, gluten free, vegan)



  1. In your serving bowl, add the Step 1 ingredients and give it a stir (add the optional ingredients if you wish)
  2. Add the Step 2 ingredients in the order shown and give another stir (I like to top the oatmeal with nut butter in the morning). Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, enjoy the next day!


*I used 5 stevia packets (I told you I'm a sweet tooth!) but you can use whatever natural sweetener you like, such as erythritol, sucanat or even maple sugar.

**If you want to stay fuller for longer (and enjoy creamier oats), add a scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder and a little extra Almond Milk :)

This recipe is: no sugar added, high fiber, gluten free and vegan!

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats recipe - Desserts with Benefits

I may or may not have made this for an entire week straight…

Okay, I did.  I bet you will too!  :)

Labels: Almond-Butter, Breakfast, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, No-Bake, Oats, Protein-Powder, Raisins, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Walnuts

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Comments (18)

  1. The Blissful Baker: April 17, 2012

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to try!!!

  2. Ppprmint: April 17, 2012

    After reading your post last night, I knew I had to try this! Off to the kitchen I went…I had everything except oatmeal and almond butter but I replaced these with oat bran and sunflower butter. I used two packs of Stevia (a little too sweet for me) but it was super yum…just like you said…not that I doubted, but I did want to be convinced, ;P Thanks, this one is a keeper!

  3. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 17, 2012

    Aw thanks! Nothing makes me happier than to know someone enjoyed it :)
    Too bad it was on the sweet side, though… I think I need to get my taste buds checked :O

  4. Genevieve: April 19, 2012

    I made this last night and ate it for breakfast this morning, and I loved it! I think the mix-ins are key – the raisins got nice and plump overnight, and I loved the almond butter. I also added some cacao nibs to offset the sweetness a bit (I went with the lower amount of stevia – a mix of powder and liquid drops, and it was a bit on the sweet side for me, so I would probably reduce the amount next time). Thanks for the recipe :)

  5. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 19, 2012

    The cacao nibs are a great idea, I might go buy some now!
    Besides the sweetness level, I’m glad you liked it :) I guess you can tell I’m QUITE the sugar fiend 😉

  6. Ariane: April 21, 2012

    Oh my goodness, I have been making this for breakfast the last couple days and don’t plan on stopping for a while! This is very yummy!

  7. Christina Bauer: April 21, 2012

    DEFINITELY making this tonight to have tomorrow! Can’t wait! I made overnight oats for the first time using sunflower seeds and dried cranberries, and have been craving an oatmeal raisin cookie version ever since! Thanks Jessica!

  8. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 21, 2012

    Well that makes both of us 😉 Glad you like it!

  9. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 21, 2012

    Mmmm sunflower seeds and cranberries! That sounds delicious (maybe with some pecan butter?)
    Yes. I need to try that. And thank YOU too :)

  10. Christina Bauer: April 22, 2012

    WHAT is pecan butter? That sounds pretty darn good. I’m mixing this up right now!

  11. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits: April 22, 2012

    Thanks for reminding me, I gotta make mine too! :)
    Pecan butter is only the most amazing nut butter (after peanut butter of course) ever! Except I’ve only seen it at Whole Foods and it’s pretty expensive so you always have to wait for a deal :( I found it on amazon for a TINY bit cheaper:
    But I did the math, it’s about 89 cents for 2 tbs. I guess you can always make your own for A LOT cheaper:

  12. Christina Bauer: April 22, 2012

    Oh how beautiful! I’ll have to see about getting some. I LOVE pecans, so this would be even better! Thank you! Oh, and the oatmeal is TO DIE FOR. Instead of nut butter though, I added a tbsp of flaxseed meal for the omega-3’s :)

  13. Rachel: January 9, 2014

    I just recently found your blog and I love it! You use healthy ingredients to make delicious desserts perfect! I tried this oatmeal OMG I thought it was having dessert this morning! I might have to actually make this for dessert one day!! Thanks for all the amazing recipes. I have a question: How do you create recipes/experiment? In terms of making a recipe such as a healthier pie how do you begin experimenting and replacing ingredients? I really want to make my own much healthier dessert recipes but I’m not sure where to begin. Any tips? Thanks so much! Please keep creating amazing recipes!

  14. dessertswithbenefits: January 10, 2014

    Awww thanks so much Rachel 😀 I’m so glad you like the blog AND the oatmeal!!
    Food is on my mind about 23 hours a day, I even dream about it, so recipes are pretty easy to think of for me. Also, I have a never ending list of recipes to try in my bookmarks, Pinterest and FoodGawker favorites. I also follow a billion other bloggers who post AMAZING recipes every day. Inspiration will always be on those websites.
    I experience a lot of trial and error when I bake (for example, it took me 9 trials to bake a good-tasting red velvet cake)
    Here are my favorite healthy baking tips:
    -Replace white sugar and corn syrup with date sugar, coconut sugar, pure maple sugar, sucanat, erythritol, stevia extract, honey, pure maple syrup and organic agave nectar.
    -Replace butter/oil with unsweetened applesauce, pumpkin puree, mashed banana, mashed avocado, plain greek yogurt, grapseed oil and/or coconut oil (if you don’t have high cholesterol or a risk for heart disease, you can still use butter but PLEASE get organic and grass-fed butter!)
    -Use whole grain flours like oat flour, brown rice flour, sorghum flour, whole wheat pastry flour, quinoa flour, buckwheat flour, almond flour, coconut flour, etc.
    Hope this helps!

  15. Inez: July 20, 2014

    Oh my goodness.. This was so good! I will definitely be making it again for breakfast soon :) perhaps I’ll make it again tonight lol.

  16. dessertswithbenefits: July 21, 2014

    Aww thank you so much for letting me know how the recipe worked out for you :)
    I’m so glad you liked it!!
    And yes, you totally should make it again 😉

  17. Renee: October 15, 2014

    Um…Yum!!! Made this last night and LOVED it! Thanks for helping me switch things up! Passed it on to my coworkers this morning!

  18. dessertswithbenefits: October 15, 2014

    Yay I’m so glad you liked the recipe!! These dessert oats are DEFINITELY my favorite thing to wake up to in the morning 😉
    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe :)

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