Chocolate overnight oats are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make! This dessert oatmeal recipe is made with yogurt, chia seeds, and cocoa powder in a jar. You can add mix-ins like protein powder and peanut butter. It's a quick meal prep breakfast for kids and busy on the go lifestyles. These oats are a healthy dessert option for weight loss, too! #overnightoats #overnightoatmeal #oatmealrecipes #chocolateoatmeal #cocoapowder #cacaopowder #mealprep #healthybreakfast
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk or regular milk
- 1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt or regular yogurt (optional)
- 1 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey, agave, etc)
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Fresh fruit
- Nut butter
- Chocolate chips
- Cacao nibs
- Add rolled oats, milk, yogurt, cocoa or cacao powder, maple syrup, chia seeds, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a jar. Mix ingredients together, then seal with a lid.
- Store oats in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).
- The next morning (or whenever you are ready to eat), remove the lid and stir the oats. If desired, add a splash of milk to thin the consistency.
- Enjoy the oats directly out of the jar or transfer them to a bowl. Add any toppings of your choosing, like fresh fruit, nut butter, chocolate chips, and granola. Enjoy!
- How to store: Overnight oats are best enjoyed within 24 hours. However, you can keep them stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Be sure they are tightly sealed with a lid to maintain freshness.
- Toppings: Serve with any of your favorite toppings. Read the full blog post for the best topping recommendations.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 285
- Sugar: 14g
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 48g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 7.5g
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