Chocolate Overnight Oats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Rolled oats are soaked in milk, cacao powder, chia seeds and honey overnight for a creamy, chocolate oatmeal that is a healthy breakfast. They can be prepared ahead of time and you can meal prep enough for the whole week.
5 from 2 votes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 jar)
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 3.2mg1%
Sodium 71.7mg3%
Carbohydrates 78.3g26%
Fiber 10.6g44%
Sugar 42.7g47%
Protein 14.3g29%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 4.5mg25%
Net Carbs 68g136%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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