This simple recipe for how to make Chocolate Overnight Oats will give you more time in the morning with a healthy, filling breakfast already made! Creamy, fudgy, and packed with protein.
One of my favourite go-to breakfasts is this recipe for healthy chocolate overnight oats. I love that I can prep all of the ingredients the night before, pop it in the fridge and it is ready to go in the AM.
The chocolate overnight oats protein count is pretty nice too. We’re talking 20 grams of protein power! Boom.
This is a brilliant option for those who are crunched for time in the morning.
I use whatever nut butter I have on hand. If you want chocolate peanut butter overnight oats, you can have it! Lately, I have been using almond butter due to the Costco sized jar in my fridge.
INGREDIENTS FOR OVERNIGHT OATS
- nut butter – I use almond butter or peanut butter
- maple syrup
- Greek yogurt
- cacao powder
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE OVERNIGHT OATS
This healthy breakfast recipe is super easy to whip up. Firstly, whisk together the wet ingredients.
Then stir in the cacao powder and the oats.
Be sure to use gluten free oats if you have gluten sensitivites.
Mix it all together well and pop it into the fridge. It takes an hour to set but is best if you leave it overnight – hence the name!
This breakfast is hearty, packed with protein, and a great option for those rushed mornings when there is no time for fiddling around with cooking.
FAQ’S ABOUT OVERNIGHT OATS
Are overnights oats healthy? Yes, overnight oats are healthy. Of course this all depends on the recipe but these Chocolate Overnight Oats features all healthy, whole food ingredients.
Are overnight oats good to lose weight? Again, overnight oats recipes are all different and have different ingredients. This particular recipe isn’t really a low calorie option but it is healthy and will keep you full until lunch for sure.
What oats are best for overnight oats? Generally, I would say old fashioned oats are the best option when making overnight oats. You can use quick oats if that is all you have but they tend to soak up the liquids faster and can have less texture than the old fashioned variety.
MORE HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES
- Oat Bran Breakfast Bowl with Seeds & Almond Butter
- Sweet Potato Hash with Eggs
- Creamy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie
- Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies – Gluten Free
- Gluten Free Quinoa Flour Pancakes
- Eggs with Avocado & Sweet Potato “Toast”
Originally published April 21, 2014. Updated January 19, 2021.
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Chocolate Overnight Oats
- In a medium bowl whisk together the first five ingredients – the almond butter, vanilla, maple syrup, milk, and Greek yogurt. Whisk until smooth.
- Stir in the cacao powder, oats, and sea salt and mix well to combine.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour or leave overnight.
- Enjoy cold from the fridge.