Chocolate overnight oats- Creamy mushy no-cook oats with the goodness of chocolate. We have a secret ingredient that will make this chocolatey breakfast treat infinite times irresistible.
What is overnight oats?
Overnight oats is basically a no-cook breakfast treat. You can make several versions of this easy make-ahead breakfast. Like most overnight oats recipes, this recipe uses rolled oats. And as the title suggests, we are going to make a very chocolatey version of this healthy breakfast treat.
✓ Rolled oats– In this recipe, we will use old-fashioned rolled oats. You can also use quick-cooking oats in place of these. In case you are looking for gluten-free overnight oats, make sure your oats are certified gluten-free.
✓ The liquids– When we say overnight oats, it involves mixing the oats with a liquid of choice. We then let this sit overnight, so that the oats absorb all of the liquid. For our chocolate overnight oats, we will be using almond milk. You can also use any nut milk of choice. Even diluted coconut milk will work well here.
✓ Nut butter– For that extra creamy texture, we will be adding some good old peanut butter. Almond butter works well too.
✓ Cocoa- Good old cocoa powder is enough to weave its magic into this decadent treat. You can use whatever you have on hand. Dutch-processed cocoa will work too.
✓ Coconut oil- I love the flavor of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil. Just a teaspoon of this gives such a huge flavor boost to any dish! While this is entirely optional, its highly recommended!
✓ Maple syrup- The sweetener here. You can substitute this with raw cane sugar or agave or regular sugar in a pinch. Adjust the sweetness as per your liking and preferences.
✓ Aromatics- Apart from the regular Vanilla, I have used cardamom too. Believe me when I say the combination of cocoa and cardamom is simply marvellous.
✓ Toppings– I prep these overnight oats in a jar and let them sit in the fridge. In the morning, I scoop all of it out onto a bowl and add some toppings to make them more nutritious. For this chocolate overnight oats, my go-to toppings are berries. You can also add nuts, chia seeds and other seeds too.
And finally, our secret ingredient to making the best chocolate overnight oats
Sea Salt- Yes! You read that right. Adding a pinch of sea salt to any chocolate treat will make it so so so many times better! You have to trust me on this. Just go ahead and add that salt.
Meal Planning and Prep Work
Overnight oats are great to include in a regular meal plan. Because these keep well for upto a week in the fridge, you can prep these over the weekend and you will have a week’s worth breakfast ready.
I use Mason jars to prep my overnight oats. You can also use any fridge-friendly containers. While prepping these in multiple batches, try not to add nuts and seeds. Instead, add the nuts and seeds as a topping in the morning. This way, the nuts and seeds will be crunchy and add a great texture.
In terms of prep work, this recipe literally calls for just pulling out stuff from the pantry. And this just takes 5 mins. After that, it is just add everything into a bowl, mix and transfer to a jar.
In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, almond milk, cocoa, maple syrup, cardamom powder, and sea salt along with the vanilla. Whisk well using a balloon whisk. Now add the oats and stir well. Transfer to a clean glass jar. Let it sit in the fridge overnight. Garnish with berries before serving. Enjoy it as a chilled breakfast.
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Vegan Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Mixing bowl
- 2 tablespoon Crunchy unsweetened peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder
- 2 c Almond milk
- 2 tablespoon Maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
- ½ teaspoon Sea salt
- ¾ c Rolled oats
- 4 to 5 Hulled strawberries
- 2 tablespoon blueberries
- In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, almond milk, cocoa, maple syrup, cardamom powder and sea salt along with the vanilla.
- Whisk well using a balloon whisk.
- Now add the oats and stir well.
- Transfer to a clean glass jar.
- Let it sit in the fridge overnight.
- Garnish with berries before serving.
- Enjoy it as a chilled breakfast.