Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats

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*

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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.

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats

Yield: 1 serving


    Step 1:
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2-4 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/16 tsp Salt
  • Step 2:
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbs - 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1 tbs Raw Almond or Walnut Butter


  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!


**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!  🙂

22 comments on “Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Overnight Dessert Oats

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

  2. 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!

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      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

  3. 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 🙂

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      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 😉

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

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  8. 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!

    • 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!

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  10. 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.

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

  12. Jess……can the whey protein be subbed with the brown rice and still turn out ok? I haven’t used the protein powders enough to know.

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