Creamy and chocolatey, this overnight oatmeal recipe is a simple yet delicious make-ahead breakfast option for busy mornings. It’s rich in healthy fats, gut nourishing resistant starch, and beneficial bacteria, and it can made in big batches to save time on meal prep.
I usually eat mine plain, but it can also be topped with:
- Fresh berries
- Nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, etc.)
- Chopped nuts for flaxseeds
. . . or whatever sounds good to you!
Easy Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ⅔ cup milk, homemade oat milk, almond milk, water or coconut milk (Coconut milk tends to over-thicken the oats so I recommend a 50/50 mix of coconut milk and water)
- ¼ cup yogurt (We use this dairy-free coconut yogurt and love it, but Greek yogurt is also a good option that makes it super creamy)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 1-2 tbsp liquid sweetener (Maple syrup or honey – a small amount of stevia or monk fruit could be substituted)
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract (Here's how to make your own)
- pinch of salt
- Add oats, chia seeds, cocoa/cacao powder, and salt to a jar. Stir to mix.
- Next, add in the yogurt, sweetener, vanilla, and milk. Stir, then cover the jar with a lid.
- Place the jar in the fridge for at least 6 hours.
- The next morning, add desired mix-ins, then serve.
More Breakfast Recipes To Try
Cheesy Egg Muffins – We eat scrambled eggs pretty often. When my kids start picking at their plates, I know it’s time to make up a batch of these cheesy breakfast muffins, They’re perfect for a sit-down meal or an on-the-go breakfast.
Easy Breakfast Sausage Recipe – Drizzled with maple syrup, this savory recipe is a favorite with my kids.