Chocolate Overnight Oats is a healthy, no-cook breakfast. You can make the oats ahead of time and make enough to meal prep for a week.
Overnight oats are my current new love. They only take a few minutes to prepare and the flavor possibilities are endless.
Rolled oats are soaked in milk overnight which softens the oats. They don’t taste the same as cooked oatmeal, but they do taste soft and creamy. You can add fruits, sweeteners, nut butters, yogurt and more.
The chia seeds are optional but they make the oatmeal so much creamier. Trust me. I tried making overnight oats with and without and the texture is noticeably thicker and creamier with the seeds.
I prepped enough for a week’s worth this past Sunday in less than 30 minutes. And now I get to eat chocolate for breakfast!
Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (see note)
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup nonfat milk you can use any milk
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (see note)
- 1 -2 tbsp honey or to taste
- 1 tbsp chia seeds optional
- In a glass jar, add all ingredients. (To determine the amount of milk to use, I found that 1/2 cup was just the right amount to cover and soften all the oats, but with very little liquid leftover the next morning. I like my oats this way but if you prefer runnier oats with some liquid leftover, I suggest adding 2/3 cup milk.) Mix everything together with a spoon until combined. You can taste and add more sweetener as needed. Since I add fresh fruit to mine in the morning, I prefer to keep the sugar level low.
- Seal jar and store in refrigerator for at least a few hours, but preferably overnight. Eat the next morning as is or with fresh fruit. You can also prepare up to a week's worth ahead of time.
- I like the Bob's Red Mill old fashioned or extra thick oats.
- You can also use cocoa powder but it's not as nutritious as cacao.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.