Looking for a quick, healthy and protein-packed breakfast? This viral Weetabix cheesecake recipe might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Overnight oats has been our go-to breakfast for years now. But, thanks to TikTok, its had a total upgrade. ‘Protein Weetabix cheesecake,’ as it’s known on social media, is the viral breakfast sensation that offers an arguably tastier alternative to oats.
While TikTokers might customise the recipe with ingredients like Biscoff and Mini Eggs, the basis of the recipe is surprisingly simple. The main ingredients – Weetabix, milk, yoghurt and protein powder – are probably things you already have in your fridge or cupboard.
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The tag #overnightweetabix has over 53 million views on TikTok. But what’s everyone so excited about?
High in protein
Many of the videos underneath the tag claim the recipe contains up to 40g of protein. The NHS recommends that the average adult needs 50g of protein per day, so 40g in one meal is impressive. Upping your protein intake can be useful if you’re regularly strength training and looking to build muscle.
It tastes… like cheesecake
Overnight Weetabix has also become so popular because (clue is in the name), it supposedly tastes like cheesecake. And who could say no to cheesecake for breakfast?
Lots of fibre
But is it actually good for you? We asked nutritionist Kimberley Neve to explain: “Weetabix is a great option for breakfast! It’s high in fibre and low in sugar (unless you get the flavoured versions) so it will keep you satisfied all morning,” she says. “The high-protein element of the new trend is the Greek yoghurt or protein powders that people add.”
“Greek yoghurt is a really great breakfast food because it’s high in protein and has extra benefits like calcium too. Protein powders are an option but not necessary in the diet – it’s always better to get protein from real food, but there’s no harm in adding protein powder to a meal or snack.”
Overall, Neve says that Weetabix cheesecake is a good breakfast option, depending on what toppings you add. “Many videos show quite high-sugar toppings that would be better replaced with fruit,” she says.
Low effort prep
Like overnight oats, protein Weetabix cheesecake needs to be prepared the night before you’re planning on eating it and left in the fridge. But the good thing is it only takes a few minutes to prepare, so it’s a pretty low-key breakfast.
Here’s how to make the viral recipe…
- 2 Weetabix
- 125ml milk of your choice
- 160g greek yoghurt (or thick yoghurt in a flavour of your choice)
- 15g protein powder
- Toppings of your choice (e.g. Biscoff, maple syrup, Nutella, fruit)
How to make TikTok’s Weetabix cheesecake
- Place two Weetabix in a plastic or glass container and crush them with your hands or a fork.
- Add milk and mix it into the Weetabix. Set aside.
- Add your yoghurt to a separate bowl and mix with protein powder.
- Spread the yoghurt mixture on top of your Weetabix to form a second layer.
- Add your toppings.
- Leave to set in the fridge overnight.
You can find more recipes and nutritional advice on the Strong Women Instagram page.
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