Chocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats

These chocolate overnight oats are healthy, full of protein, and simply delicious! Rich dark chocolate chips are accented with a creamy oat base mixed with milk, yogurt, maple syrup, and cacao powder. This recipe comes together within minutes and is the perfect option for breakfast or a post-workout snack!

jar of oats and chocolate with chocolate chips

These healthy chocolate overnight oats are rich in chocolate flavors that are crunchy with dark chocolate chips. Creamy with a little bit of sweetness, this overnight oats recipe is perfect for anyone looking for an easy and quick breakfast option. Naturally vegetarian with a vegan option, these plant-based oats are simple, yet delicious and filling. Perfect for on to the breakfast.

Why You’ll Love This Overnight Oats Recipe

  • So easy to make: With just a few simple steps, you will have a healthy breakfast ready in no time!
  • Filled with protein: Thanks to the oats, yogurt, and chia seeds, this easy healthy breakfast recipe is filled with protein which means it is the perfect option for a light, but hearty breakfast.
  • Perfect for meal prep: Did you know overnight oats are great for meal-prepping? Make a batch of these oats to last you all throughout the week: a great option for a grab-and-go breakfast.
  • Simple ingredients: Made with a handful of basic ingredients, this oatmeal breakfast recipe is incredibly minimal. You probably already have these ingredients in the kitchen!
Jars of chocolate and oats with chocolate chips

Ingredients You Will Need

This is just a list of a handful of ingredients you will need to make these chocolate overnight oats. The full measurements are listed further down below in the recipe card.

oats (I used old-fashioned roll oats)
chia seeds
cacao powder (you can also use cocoa powder)
non-dairy milk (you can use cashew, oats, hemp, almond, coconut, soy, or macadamia nut milk)
yogurt (either Greek or coconut yogurt can be used for this recipe. To keep things vegan, you can use coconut or any other non-dairy yogurt)
vanilla extract
maple syrup or honey if not vegan
dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark sugar-free chocolate)- to make this vegan, use dairy-free chocolate chips.

cacao powder, chia seeds, oats, vanilla extract, maple syrup, milk, and yogurt

How to Make this Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

  • Add the ingredients to the bowl: First, add the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, cacao powder, and dark chocolate chips to a bowl.
  • Pour the milk: Add the milk on top of the dry ingredients. Then, pour the maple syrup into the bowl.
  • Stir: Stir thoroughly to combine. Next, divide into jars.
  • Chill: Refrigerator for at least four hours.
  • Serve: Remove from refrigerator and serve chilled. Enjoy!
Bowl of oats, cacao powder, chia seeds, yogurt, chocolate chips, and milk
oats, chocolate chips, cacao powder, chia seeds, yogurt, and maple syrup being poured in white bowl

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure to keep the oats in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight. These oats need extra time to absorb milk to become soft and tender.
  • If you don’t have maple syrup as a sweetener, you can use honey or Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener. Agave will work well too for a vegan option.
  • Rolled oats are best for this recipe as they tend to be a bit more tender. We have not tried Instant Oats for this recipe. You may use instant oats but the texture will vary.
  • If you are maintaining a gluten-free diet, then make sure the oats have not been cross-contaminated with gluten. Use gluten-free oats.
  • For a vegan option, use non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, and dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • You may add some fruits like banana, strawberry, or blueberries.
Close view of chocolate oats mixture

FAQS

Are overnight oats healthy?

This chocolate overnight oats recipe is considered healthy because it is loaded with fiber and protein. The perfect staple for breakfast! Oats also contain natural minerals.

Is it bad to eat overnight oats every morning?

It’s always best to consult with your medical provider for any questions about health and food concerns. If you’re looking for a breakfast filled with protein and fiber, then overnight oats are a great option. Depending on what you put in your overnight oats it shouldn’t be “bad” to eat daily.

What do overnight oats taste like?

Overnight oats taste creamy, subtly sweet, and can be quite neutral. Because overnight oats are so versatile, it is easy for them to absorb flavors from the ingredients they’re in. You can get creative and make your overnight oats any flavor you like.

Are overnight oats good?

We think so! There are other options for overnight oats such as fruit, peanut butter, and nuts. Get creative with the add ons so you don’t get bored of having the same breakfast every day.

How long can I keep these overnight oats in the refrigerator?

These chocolate overnight oats will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Do you need chia seeds for overnight oats?

You do not need chia seeds for overnight oats, but if you are looking for some additional protein, fiber, and benefits, then you may want to add the chia seeds for an extra hint of nutrition. Plus chia seeds add on some thickness and pudding-like texture to your oatmeal.

Three jars of chocolate overnight oats
Four cups of overnight oats

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Four jars of oats with chocolate chips

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Four jars of oats with chocolate chips
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly to combine, then divide into jars or cups.

  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.

  • Serve chill for a fast breakfast. Enjoy!

  • Keeps well refrigerated for up to 5 days.

  • Make sure to keep the oats in the refrigerator for at least four hours or overnight. These oats need extra time to absorb milk to become soft and tender.
  • If you don’t have maple syrup as a sweetener, you can use honey or Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener. Agave will work well too for a vegan option.
  • Rolled oats are best for this recipe as they tend to be a bit more tender. We have not tried Instant Oats for this recipe. You may use instant oats but the texture will vary.
  • If you are maintaining a gluten-free diet, then make sure the oats have not been cross-contaminated with gluten. Use gluten-free oats.
  • For a vegan option, use non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, and dairy-free chocolate chips.
  • You may add some fruits like banana, strawberry, or blueberries

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 337IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg

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