Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Heather Dessinger

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Four jars of overnight oats with strawberries on top/

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!

Overhead view of chocolate overnight oats on kitchen counter
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Easy Chocolate Overnight Oats Recipe

Creamy, chocolatey and rich in healthy fats, these chocolate overnight oats are a simple and delicious make-ahead breakfast recipe.
Course Breakfast
Keyword gluten-free, dairy optional
Prep Time 6 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 426kcal
Author Heather Dessinger



  • 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.


Calculations are based on dairy milk,  cacao powder and maple syrup as a sweetener. Salt is not factored into the estimate. 
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Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 406mg | Iron: 4mg
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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world. 

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