Dorm Room Recipes: Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats

Dorm Room Recipes: Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats | The Slender Student

You’re in college now and I’m not your mother, so I’m not going to sit here and lecture you on the importance of breakfast. I won’t tell you how it helps you concentrate in the morning, or that eating breakfast increases your chances of achieving daily nutritional adequacy. I won’t explain that those who choose to eat breakfast are more successful in their weight loss efforts. I’m just not going to do any of that. You can call your mom if you want someone to nag you about what you’re eating.

What I will be doing, though, is give you this recipe for cinnamon raisin overnight oats. OO are literally my favorite breakfast during the school year. They’re portable, prepable, delicious, and super filling with just the right combination of protein and complex carbs. This is just one variation, but I suggest you get creative. Maybe some peanut butter banana action?

Dorm Room Recipes: Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats | The Slender Student

Cinnamon Raisin Overnight Oats
Servings: 1| Calories per serving: 408
Fat: 13.2 g (Sat Fat: 3.7 g) | Carbohydrate: 43.3 g | Fiber: 6.1 g| Protein: 31.0 g


1/2 C dry instant oats

1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder

1 T raisins

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 t vanilla extract

1 T reduced fat cream cheese

1/2 packet of Splenda or Truvia

1/4 C nonfat Greek yogurt

3 walnut halves



1. The night before, combine your oats, almond milk, protein powder, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Mix well to make sure all of the protein powder gets incorporated throughout. Refrigerate overnight.

2. Place your cream cheese in a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Add in the Greek yogurt and sweetener and stir well. Cover and refrigerate.

3. In the morning, top your cinnamon oats with the cream cheese “frosting” and a few chopped walnut halves.


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