Chocolate Overnight Oats

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This chocolate overnight oats recipe is sinful, decadent and delicious, perfect for chocolate lovers out there.

Just like most other overnight oats recipes, this one is great for meal prep, and needs just 5 simple ingredients to put together.

The wicked chocolatey goodness is sure to appeal anyone and everyone, and if that’s not enough, you can customize it and add your toppings of choice too!

chocolate overnight oats in a bowl

What I Love About the Recipe

Not only is this a great breakfast for chocolate lovers, but the fact that making overnight oats is just a 5 minute process at max, is what I love the most about it.

It is a great make ahead breakfast that works for the entire family, and can be eaten cold too, which is another big win in my books.

Once you eat overnight oats, there’s no going back- it is a promise.

Chocolate Overnight Oats Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 5 minutes 
  • Set time: 8 hours 
  • 1 serving

Ingredients For the Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

You’ll need just 5 pantry staples to make chocolate overnight oats.

Chocolate Overnight Oats Ingredients
  • Old-Fashioned Oats: The base of the recipe, providing texture and heartiness.
  • Milk: Hydrates the oats, creating a creamy consistency overnight.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: Infuses the oats with a rich, chocolatey taste.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: Enhances the chocolate flavor for double the deliciousness.

How to Make Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

To make this delicious gluten free meal prep breakfast, here’s what you’ll need to do.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to the Jar

In a jar that can seal, add in the following order

  1. Milk
  2. Oats
  3. Brown sugar 
  4. Cocoa powder 

Step 2: Stir Everything

Using a spoon, stir the mixture to get it started. Seal with the lid and give it a good 30-second shake.

Step 3: Refrigerate Overnight

Place in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.

Step 4: Eat Overnight Oats Cold or Warm in Microwave

Remove and microwave for 30 seconds for a warm serving or leave cold for those hot summer mornings.

Step 5: Top with Chocolate Chips

Top with chocolate chips for that extra boost of sweet caffeine!

Tips & Tricks to Make Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Ready to give this easy chocolate overnight oats recipe a try? Here are some more tips and tricks to help you out!

  • To add some more flavor to the chocolate overnight oats, add a dash of vanilla extract into the mix too.
  • A ripe mashed banana can also be a great addition to this overnight oats recipe. Don’t forget to team it up with some chia seeds and a dash of vanilla extract to add some extra flavor.
  • You can store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • You can also freeze overnight oats if you want it to last longer. Just remember to let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then have it in the morning.
chocolate overnight oats served in a bowl

Can I Make These Chocolate Overnight Oats Vegan?

You sure can!

Just swap the regular milk in the recipe with unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or any other non dairy milk of your choice.

To lend some more creaminess to the overnight oatmeal dish, you’ll also want to add a dash of coconut cream.

How Can I Make Overnight Oats Healthy?

To make healthy chocolate overnight oats, you’ll need to make a few tweaks and ingredient swaps.

You can skip adding the sugar and use a natural sweetener instead. Pure maple syrup, coconut sugar and date syrup are all great choices.

You can also add some chia seeds to the overnight oats. Chia seeds pack in a ton of nutritional benefits, and they lend the dish a perfect pudding-like consistency.

If you want the chocolate overnight oats to be more protein rich, you can add some chocolate protein powder or just regular protein powder into it.

If you don’t have either of these, you can add a nut butter of your choice. Almond butter and peanut butter are both good choices, and if you have some chocolate peanut butter at hand, even better.

Not up for peanut butter too? Some Greek yogurt can do the trick. Just remember to reduce the amount of milk you’re adding to get the overnight oats to the right consistency.

And if you’re looking for a vegan healthier swap, you can add some non dairy milk and non dairy yogurt.

What Other Toppings Can I Add?

I’ve used chocolate chips as the topping for these chocolate overnight oats, but you can also experiment with other toppings to add a bit of a fun factor.

Coconut flakes and chopped nuts are both great options.

You can also top the overnight oats with some fresh fruit, specifically fresh berries, which taste delicious when paired with the chocolate flavor.

More Recipes to Try

If you enjoyed making these double chocolate overnight oats, and are inspired to try to some more healthy breakfast recipes, here are a few you might want to check out.

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Chocolate Overnight Oats

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 13 minutes

This chocolate overnight oats recipe is sinful, decadent and delicious, perfect for chocolate lovers out there.

Just like most other overnight oats recipes, this one is great for meal prep and needs just 5 simple ingredients to put together.

The wicked chocolatey goodness is sure to appeal to anyone and everyone, and if that's not enough, you can customize it and add your toppings of choice too!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, and milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

How to Make Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

To make this delicious gluten-free meal prep breakfast, here's what you'll need to do.

Step 1: Add Ingredients to the Jar

In a jar that can seal, add in the following order

Milk

Oats

Brown sugar 

Cocoa powder 

Step 2: Stir Everything

Using a spoon, stir the mixture to get it started. Seal with the lid and give it a good 30-second shake.

Step 3: Refrigerate Overnight

Place in the refrigerator overnight or for 8 hours.

Step 4: Eat Overnight Oats Cold or Warm in Microwave

Remove and microwave for 30 seconds for a warm serving or leave cold for those hot summer mornings.

Step 5: Top with Chocolate Chips

Top with chocolate chips for that extra boost of sweet caffeine!

Notes

Tips & Tricks to Make Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Ready to give this easy chocolate overnight oats recipe a try? Here are some more tips and tricks to help you out!

  • To add some more flavor to the chocolate overnight oats, add a dash of vanilla extract into the mix too.
  • A ripe mashed banana can also be a great addition to this overnight oats recipe. Don't forget to team it up with some chia seeds and a dash of vanilla extract to add some extra flavor.
  • You can store overnight oats in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • You can also freeze overnight oats if you want it to last longer. Just remember to let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then have it in the morning.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1008Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 159gFiber: 12gSugar: 99gProtein: 34g

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