Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways
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With the flavour of a favourite dessert, these Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways are exactly what you need to motivate you to get out of bed: Strong coffee mixed with almond over crunchy Amaretti. Layered with a creamy mix of fat free Greek yoghurt and plant milk with protein powder. And, of course, creamy, nutritious oats. Can you think of any better breakfast?

I’m giving you two versions here: Overnight Tiramisu Protein Oats and warm ones, for those winter days. Or us in Ireland, who might get one day of summer, if we are lucky.

The Inspiration

After my weight loss journey, I really missed Tiramisu. But how do I make it healthy?
Luckily I found that Protein powder, especially my favourite from “MyProtein” (not sponsored or affiliated) adds fantastic creaminess, if pre-mixed with soy milk and stirred into anything that needs a bunch of protein, sweetness and flavour. Using this trick here was perfect to add to both layers of yoghurt and the oats.

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways Ingredients overnight

The Ingredients

Apart from the obvious oats and, in my case, plant based milk for both lower calories and to keep it lactose free, I’m adding banana for fruit content and sweetness.
Chia seeds for extra nutrition and creaminess.

The protein powder for creaminess and sweetness. Extra protein comes from the fat free Greek yoghurt, which also acts similar to mascarpone, when mixed with said powder and soy milk. The protein powder and banana together also mean, we won’t need to add sugar, leading to lower calories.

Now for the cookies: Ladyfingers would be classic, but I felt a bit of added crunch would be lovely. So I chose to use Amaretti as base. They do get soft when soaked with the espresso, but, especially in the warm version, keep a hint of a bite. If you can’t find them, ladyfingers will do just fine.

You could absolutely take this over the top and closer to real tiramisu, ideal as dessert really, but I’ve used almond extract here. Mixed into the espresso, it will add a stunning flavour throughout all the layers.

The ingredients for both versions, cold and warm, are the same. I only use fresh banana for the overnight oats and frozen, because I wanted to use them up, for the warm one.

The Process

Tiramisu Overnight Oats:

Tiramisu Protein Oats Overnight

Warm Tiramisu Oats:

Tiramisu Protein Oats Process warm

First make your espresso or strong instant coffee mix. Add the almond extract to it and stir. That mixture will be divided between all three layers. About 2 tbsp are drizzled over whichever biscuits you are using, lining the bottom of your jar or bowl. This makes either one large portion or 2 smaller. So divide accordingly if you choose 2.

While the biscuits are soaking up all the lovely flavour, mix the protein powder with the soy milk, so it gets really creamy, like custard. Put to the side.

Mash your banana if using fresh. If frozen, just add it to your pot for the oats. Mix oats, unsweetened almond milk, chia seeds, salt and banana. Add 2 tbsp of the espresso mix.

For the warm version, do the same,then slowly heat them in a pot, stirring for about 5 minutes, until creamy.
Then add ½ of the protein “custard” and let it heat through on low heat and soak into the oats a bit more.

For the overnight oats, just stir all of the above together in a small bowl.

Stir the remaining protein and espresso mix into the Greek yoghurt.

Now for the Layering.

The overnight oats:

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways Layering - Overnight

The warm oats:

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways - Warm

Spoon half of the Greek yoghurt mix over the biscuits. Follow up with oats. Add the remaining yoghurt and finish with a dusting of cocoa powder. Garnish with extra Amaretti if you like.

 

Overnight Oats the next day:

(Note: I have 1.5 portions in this jar, because I’m greedy. They will not bubble up as the half jars above would suggest, if seen before this full jar)

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways Overnight

Warm Oats, just now:

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways

Decide you won’t share these and if anyone wants them, they have to try and get past you first.

Meal Prep

The overnight oats will happily keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and only get creamier over time.
The warm version is best eaten right away.

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways

If you’d like other ideas for Oats, try my Cherry Bakewell Protein Oats. Or some addictive Malted Granola Clusters.

Now I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Have you tried this? Did you enjoy it?
What other recipes would you like to see?

If you enjoyed this recipe, please like and share. It helps me a lot. 🙂

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways

Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways

With the flavour of a favourite dessert, these Tiramisu Protein Oats are exactly what you need to motivate you to get out of bed: Strong coffee mixed with almond over crunchy Amaretti. Layered with a creamy mix of fat free Greek yoghurt and plant milk with protein powder. And, of course, creamy, nutritious oats. Can you think of any better breakfast? I’m giving you two versions here: Overnight Tiramisu Protein Oats and warm ones, for those winter days. Or us in Ireland, who might get one day of summer, if we are lucky.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Banana frozen if warm oats, mashed if overnight
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ soy milk
  • ½ cup 0% fat greek yoghurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla or butter popcorn protein powder
  • ½ cup Amaretti or ladyfinger biscuits
  • 1 small cup of espresso or 1 tsp instant espresso powder mixed with 6v tbsp hot water
  • 1 tsp almond extract divided
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • If using instant espresso powder, dissolve 1 teaspoon of instant espresso powder in 6 tablespoons of hot water.
  • Add the almond extract to the espresso.
  • For the overnight oats: In a mixing bowl combine the rolled oats, Chia seeds and a pinch of salt. Add the unsweetened almond milk and. Mix well. Stir in 2 tbsp of the espresso.
  • For the warm oats: Do the same in a pot.
  • Mash a fresh banana for overnight oats. If you are using frozen banana in the warm oats, no need to mash. Add to the oat mixture and stir.
  • Mix the protein powder with the soy milk for a custard like consistency.
  • Fold half of it into the Greek yogurt. Add 2 tbsp of the espresso mix.
  • Lay your biscuits into the bottom of your jars or bowl(s), drizzle with the remaining 2 tbsp espresso mix.
  • For the warm oats: Boil your oats on medium heat for about 5-6 minutes, stirring regularly. When they have soaked up most of the liquid and the banana has melted into the mixture, add the other half of the protein mix and stir. Lower the temperature a bit more and let it warm up very gently, stirring, so the oats absorb more of the liquid and get really creamy.
  • For the overnight oats: Stir in the remaining protein mix.
  • Now start layering: Spoon half the Greek yoghurt mix over the biscuits. Followed by oats. Spoon the remaining yoghurt on top.
  • Finish with a dusting of cocoa powder and maybe more Amaretti.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight for the overnight oats.
  • Serve and enjoy your Tiramisu Oats, whichever version you chose!

Notes

Meal Prep:
The overnight oats will happily keep in the fridge for up to 3 days and only get creamier over time.
The warm version is best eaten right away.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 7gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 43IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 205mgIron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Tiramisu Protein Oats Two Ways
Amount per Serving
Calories
362
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
3
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
290
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
373
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
38
g
42
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
43
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Calcium
 
205
mg
21
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Breakfast, Healthy, High Protein, Low Calorie, Vegetarian
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2 Comments

  1. Henrique Iamarino

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe Sonja!
    I love overnight oats and Tiramisu — as I am an Italian.
    I’ll definitely try it anytime soon.

    Reply
    • Sonja

      Thanks a lot, that’s so kind of you.

      Reply

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