These double chocolate overnight oats are a decadent yet healthy breakfast treat! You can make them in 10 minutes and have breakfast meal prepped for your week.
Allergy & Diet Note: this recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
About This Recipe
These oats use cocoa powder and chocolate chips for double the chocolate flavor. Depending on how sweet you like your oats, you can also add more or less maple syrup to dial up (or down) the sweetness.
The best part of these oats is that they can be made in only 10 minutes and enjoyed for days. This is an easy recipe to meal prep and ensure that you'll have hearty and satisfying breakfasts for your week. Note: this recipe makes 4 servings but you can also adjust it to make more or less.
The full recipe is at the bottom of this page, but here's a quick overview of what you'll need & how to make it:
- 3 cups oat milk (or any type of milk)
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 4 - 6 tablespoons pure maple syrup (or honey)
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Popular additions & substitutions:
You can substitute your preferred sweeter for syrup: honey, agave, etc. Depending on how sweet you like your oats you can also add more (or less) sweetener.
Old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cook or steel cut oats) are best for making overnight oats. As the oats sit overnight they will soak up the milk and turn your oatmeal into a creamy, thick texture.
Add 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter to turn these into tasty chocolate peanut butter oats (also a favorite)!
How to Make Chocolate Overnight Oats
STEP 1: In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Add 4 - 6 tablespoons of maple syrup (or honey), depending on how sweet you prefer your oats.
STEP 2: Spoon the oats into small jars or Tupperware and place the lid on. This recipe makes 4 servings (I like to divide my oats into 4 serving-size jars for convenience).
STEP 3: Let the oats sit for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight. Add your favorite toppings (like nuts, berries, chocolate chips, maple syrup etc.) before serving. Overnight oats are typically served cold. Store your oats in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Tips for This Recipe
What Type Of Milk to Use:
You can use any milk (dairy or non-dairy) for this recipe. I prefer to use oat milk because it tends to be creamy and pairs perfectly with the oats in the recipe.
Don't forget to add your favorite toppings when it's time to eat your oats. Popular options include: nuts, fruit (strawberries, bananas, blueberries), chocolate chips or maple syrup.
Take Your Oats to Go:
Store your oats in serving-size containers so that you can quickly grab them to eat or take with you in the morning. This recipe is perfect to grab and bring to work or eat while out and about if you're in a rush (just make sure to keep them cold if you don't plan to eat them for a while).
How to Store Overnight Oats:
Overnight oats are most easily stored in serving-sized jars or Tupperware containers. But you can also store them in a single, large airtight container if you don't have serving-size ones on hand. You can store your oats in one large batch and portion them out when ready to serve.Print