Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats...it's like brownie batter for breakfast but with lots of health benefits! I love preparing overnight oats. There are so many ways to make them and so quick and easy to prepare. I love this as a breakfast item, especially right now after having baby boy #2! Nursing a newborn and the intense hunger calls for a quick and easy breakfast that's ready to go and one of those breakfasts is these chocolate chia overnight oats.
What you need for these Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats:
- Rolled Oats. You can use quick oats as well, both work great!
- Chia Seeds. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and is considered a complete protein (have all 9 of the essential amino acids).
- Ground Flaxseed. Also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Almond Butter. A great source of protein and good fats.
- Milk of choice. I used fat free milk but you can use any plant-based milk to make it vegan.
- Cocoa Powder. Gives it the flavor of brownie batter!
- Extras: vanilla, maple syrup, granola (I used my Homemade Coconut Almond Granola), bananas, nuts, berries, dried fruits. Get creative and make it like your own breakfast sundae!
Products I use:
I like to get one of my glass storage jars and mix the ingredients up in individual servings if I am going to be on the go OR mix it in a food storage container and take it out when I'm ready to eat!
Other breakfast recipes you may enjoy:
- 3-Ingredient Chia Seed Berry Jam
- Blueberry Chia Pudding
- Healthy Everyday Berry Smoothie
- Homemade Coconut Almond Granola
- Churros Energy Bites
Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
- ¾ cups rolled oats
- 2 tbsps chia seeds
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- ½ tsp ground vanilla; or 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsps maple syrup
- 1 cup milk of choice; add in more in the morning if needed
- 2 tbsps cocoa powder
- In food storage container, mix the dry ingredients to ensure no clumps form.
- Add in the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Close lid and store in the fridge for at least 4 hours, overnight is preferred!
- Eat cold in the morning (or for dessert!). Get creative and add your choice of toppings to make it like your own breakfast sundae!
- Optional toppings can include walnuts, bananas, hemp seeds, chocolate chips.
- I have tried this with almond milk, oat milk, and soy milk and found that I needed to add an extra ¼-1/2 cup extra milk. You can also add it in the morning before you eat!