Chocolate Overnight Oats

5 from 3 votes

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These Chocolate Overnight Oats are a healthier breakfast idea that really tastes like a dreamy dessert. My 🫙 overnight oat recipes have been a huge hit on social media, so I hope you give them a try. This recipe makes one portion, but you can absolutely meal prep for a few days and keep it in the fridge so you can grab and go in the 🌞 mornings. These are meant to be eaten cold, but if you want to warm them up with some extra milk, you are more than welcome to.

Why You’ll Love Chocolate Overnight Oats

The family will go nuts for these Chocolate Overnight Oats. They’re heavenly, rich and 🍫 chocolatey but also totally nourishing and wholesome! These are nice and creamy, and I love having a 🫙 jar chilled from the fridge for a fresh breakfast. They’re also so quick to put together, so you can have a bunch prepped and ready to go in the ❄️ fridge for a quick breakfast that tastes delicious and will fuel you for the day.

How to Prepare Chocolate Overnight Oats

🫙 Into a mason jar, add rolled oats, maple syrup, cocoa powder and almond milk.

🥄 Give everything a really good stir.

❄️ Put the lid on, and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or until thick and creamy.

🍫 Top it off with shaved dark chocolate on top and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 💪

Amp up the protein in this recipe by adding vanilla protein powder. You may have to add a touch more milk so it’s not too thick.

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Variations and Substitutions for Chocolate Overnight Oats

  1. You can make these 🍫 Chocolate Overnight Oats dairy-free by using your favorite non-dairy yogurt and milk.
  2. Amp up the 💪 protein in this recipe by adding in vanilla protein powder. You may have to add in a touch more milk.
  3. You can use whatever sweetener you prefer, such as 🍯 honey, agave syrup, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener you prefer. You could also omit it completely if you prefer.
  4. Top this with crunchy granola, cacao nibs or chopped nuts.
  5. Add even more flavor with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Best Served With

  • Serve these Chocolate Overnight Oats with a bowl of fresh 🫐 fruit and cottage cheese.
  • Serve for breakfast with eggs or another breakfast protein, such as turkey bacon or my Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe.
  • Serve with a spoonful of 🥜 peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew.

Common Questions

CAN I USE OLD-FASHIONED OATS INSTEAD OF QUICK-COOKING OATS?

I used quick-cook oats in this Chocolate Overnight Oats recipe, but I don’t see why you can’t use old-fashioned oats. The texture might be slightly thicker, so I would soak them a bit longer to make sure they soften, preferably overnight.

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT TYPE OF SWEETENER?

Absolutely! You can use maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar, or any other sweetener you prefer.

CAn I make this recipe dairy-free?

Yes, you certainly can by simply using your favorite non-dairy milk and yogurt in this recipe.

what other toppings can i add?

Have fun experimenting with toppings such as chopped nuts, cacao nibs, granola, dried fruit, or fruit and berries.

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats

The family will go nuts for these Chocolate Overnight Oats. They're heavenly, rich and chocolatey, but also totally nourishing and wholesome! These are nice and creamy and I love having a jar chilled from the fridge for a fresh breakfast.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup rolled oats , I use quick cooking
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon maple syrup , honey or agave work as well
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa , cacao powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar and stir well. Use a bowl if you don’t have a mason jar.
  • Give it a really good stir and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  • Feel free to prep ahead and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 200mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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8 Comments

    1. Hi Lydia, that’s a very personal question, depending on your diet. I like this dish because it has fiber, a bit of protein, and satisfies my sweet tooth without a ton of sugar.

  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious flavor. Mine were a little runnier than yours which might have been careless measuring. I also added just a slash of vanilla.
    Thanks for a great recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    This is an excellent and super easy recipe – I’ve made it 3 times now for my husband and me & we love it! I make 4 servings at a time in a mason jar and it’s great for busy mornings. Thank you for this great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This so great! I eat this as snack, I found pretty 8oz jar.
    I orepare a few at a time and they last almost a week in the fridge.
    Or even have all the dry ingredients mixed and add milk a few hours before serving.
    I am pre-diabetic and love chocolate but sugar is not welcome in my body…
    Sometime if I have a craving I only eat a couple of spoonful!
    Thank you
    Monique