Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats means pie for breakfast! These simple overnight oats are packed with goodness and tastes like one of my favorite pie flavors!
It's that time. Back. To. School.
Yikes. How did this happen? Where did summer go? How am I going to get back into a routine, etc. etc. ETC.!
Friends, you know I always have you covered with these two perfect words: Overnight Oats. There is a reason these are my most popular recipes on the blog.
They are so simple and so practical during the week. Breakfast is literally made and ready the second you wake up for work or school or wherever you have to head in the morning. Grab your jar and hustle out the door. You are all set!
I have made just about every flavor of Overnight Oats under the sun and I am very upset with myself that it took so long for me to create this Coconut Cream Pie version.
I mean, Coconut Cream Pie is my second favorite pie, only being beaten by Pumpkin Pie. This was a big miss on my part not having coconut overnight oats so I hope you will forgive me for the wait on such a creamy, irresistible breakfast. It's a dream come true!
Your favorite milk is really fine in overnight oats so choose what you like the flavor of best. We always have almond milk in the house but don't always have coconut milk.
And when it comes to regular milk, I feel like every time I grab the carton it's gone or it has gone bad so maybe it's just my luck!
I have learned a few things since I have pretty much been making overnight oats on repeat since I first got hooked. Thought I would answer a few questions while I have you here–I am sure the drool worthy oats is really what you are here for but stick around, you may learn a thing or two!
I typically make 3 or so days worth at a time. 3-5 days is the range that they will last and certain ingredients in different flavors impact this. Banana Bread overnight oats are typically not good after 2 or 3 days due to the mashed banana but this chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe is good a few days longer. Just keep fruit out of your oats until serving and that should typically help.
I prefer rolled oats in mine--I find that they soak up the milk perfectly and are nice and soft after sitting overnight. I have seen others suggest steel cut oats for their overnight oats recipe but that is NOT for me. They are too hard and chewy for me. I have found that steel cut oats are best for me I the Instant Pot. (Check out these Banana Bread Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats!)
When the overnight oats trend hit, it was all the rage to scoop your breakfast out of a ball jar. Heck, I still do. But don’t go out and buy cute little jars just yet. If you have a bowl that you can seal, then you are in perfect shape. Don’t feel like you have to buy anything extra to make your oatmeal in, bowls can be great as well. I have seen lots of people use the end of a peanut butter jar–that would be perfect for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!
Yes, Yes, Yes! I have had readers comment or reach out saying they don’t want to eat cold oats. No one says you have to–promise! Pop them in the microwave in the morning and you are all set! Love them chilled? Great, you just get to eat them about a minute sooner!
One last thing, I get a LOT of questions about what containers I use to make my overnight oats.
I use these Ball Jars. I prefer the wide mouth. They only end up filled about half way for a serving. Weck Jars are amazing as well! I love both.
Other recipes to try:
- BANANA BREAD OVERNIGHT OATS
- CINNAMON ROLL OVERNIGHT OATS
- PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE OVERNIGHT OATS
- PUMPKIN PIE OVERNIGHT OATS
- TRIPLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS
- VANILLA COLD BREW COFFEE OVERNIGHT OATS
- PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS
- CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER OVERNIGHT OATS
Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar that can be sealed tight.
- Stir well to combine.
- Seal jar and refrigerate over night or at least 4 hours.
- Serve warm or cold and with desired garnishes such as toasted coconut flakes, fresh berries or even sliced almonds!