Get your chocolate fix for breakfast with these deliciously creamy (and healthy!) Chocolate Overnight Oats. This overnight oat recipe is made with rolled oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, almond milk, and a little Greek yogurt!
You know what makes Monday’s worth getting up for? These Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats. Are they good for you, you ask? You bet your bippy they are. They are packed with fiber, protein and a bowl of these overnight oats will keep you going all day long. Which reminds me, I have been hungrier than a hungry hungry hippo in the past three weeks than ever before. Has that ever happened to you?
I have been traveling quite a bit over the last month and I feel like that has attributed to my hunger. Hear me out. I went to a bachelorette party in Washington. It wasn’t your normal bachelorette party. I went alpine hiking with 12 amazingly strong women and it was the single most physically challenging thing I’ve ever done. We hiked 6,000ft in a day and I slid down a mountain and had to save myself with an ice ax. It’s like my metabolism boosted itself into a frenzy.
After Washington, Team Fit Foodie hung out in the Boundary Waters. It was an amazing trip where you have to rely on your physical body to survive. Needless to say, I haven’t been able to satisfy my hunger since those two trips. I’ve been intentionally eating larger breakfasts and trying to keep sustenance in my bag at all times.
These Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats are just the breakfast I need to feel satisfied all day long. These easy overnight oats taste like chocolate ice cream. No joke! I could eat it all day, every day. They are creamy, easy to make, and perfect for meal prep breakfast. We can attribute the creaminess of these oats to the Greek yogurt! If you are vegan, leave out the greek and add more almond milk. If you are all about the dairy, overnight oats with yogurt are a dream come true.
Now, Let’s look at the ingredient line-up.
Ingredients for Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats
Chocolate Overnight Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk unsweetened
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- First, mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Then add wet ingredients and mix again.
- Place in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve cold.
- Top with greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.
Tips & Notes
**It should stay good refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
**Depending on how thick you like your overnight oats, you may add a splash of almond milk before serving.
**Nutrition facts are without the toppings.
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It was delicious! I didn’t add any yogurt and use honey over vanilla. It was like a dessert for breakfast!
(there’s 69 reviews, and I’m basically messing it up, but whatever)
I halved the recipe so I could make one for myself(the card says it serves two.) I halved everything else, but then forgot to halve the yogurt and mixed it in. Oops! I only noticed that is was a bit liquid-y after I had mixed it in. Will it still turn out well?
Anyways, it was quick and easy to prepare. I’m doing it so I can have a quick breakfast before school, so can I reheat it? It’ s awfully cold where I live.
This is such a great recipe. I use non-dairy yogurt, and I love to add a half teaspoon of cinnamon and fresh blueberries to top it off. So yummy!
These are our go-to overnight oats recipe. Actually, all of yours are and these of course are the kid’s favroite! Perfect!
Omg! Since the cocoa wasn’t actually cooked I was skeptical whether it’d mix well or not. But wow this tastes sooo good. I added half a tablespoon of Nutella as an additional treat. Thank you!
Love the Nutella add!
Prepared this last night and just ate it. Really yummy. I was so tempted to lick the bowl clean! Great recipe. Thanks!
Do you use plain greek yoghurt or sweetened?
Either work! We usually use plain.
Love this recipe! Adding banana slices or strawberries in the morning is delish!
I have not made this yet but was wondering; when I clicked on the cocoa link tib took me to a Cacao product on Amazon. Clarify please which to use then? And can the amount of Chia seeds be cut down? I have diverticulitis and have a problem with eating seeds and nuts.
How is a serving weighed? 8 oz?
Hello, just wondering what the saturated fat count is? I’m unsure on how to work this out.
Could you use quick oats?
Yes you can!
Hi, is it still healthy if I use 2% milk instead of the other milk? Also can I just make this in the morning or does it really need to soak overnight?
You can use any milk you like! And this recipe needs to soak for at least 2 hours so that the oats become chewy and edible. It’s best if you let them soak overnight!
How much fat in grams is in this recipe?
Hi Kristen! I just updated the recipe card! It has 7 grams of fat per serving.
Such a great prego snack + My husband loves it!
So happy I tried this recipe, chia seeds make all the differenice!
Was out of maple syrup, so I used raw honey, I didn’t have vanilla extract and still just absolutely delightful!
I was a little skeptical because there was very little sugar being added but I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be making this over and over again. Please note I ran out of rolled oats and used quick oats, and I may have accidentally added more salt than listed, and I used soy milk instead of almond milk but it was wonderful!
Can I swap out the rolled oats for Coach’s Oats (Cracked n’Toasted Oats) 1:1 ?
Could you use quick oats in this recipe?
Yes! You can use quick oats 🙂
Do you warm it in the microwave in the morning?
Oh man…I would take chocolate in my oats ANY day! Your version of overnight oats looks so mouthwatering! I’m going to be trying the recipe ASAP!