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a jar of vegan chocolate overnight oats with chocolate chips

Chocolate Overnight Oats

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  • Author: Kaylie Grace
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


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 


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Overnight Oats

  • 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

Optional Toppings

  • Fresh fruit
  • Nut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cacao nibs
  • Granola


  1. 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.
  2. Store oats in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  3. 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.
  4. 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