Overnight oats is a nourishing and delicious make ahead breakfast to enjoy on busy mornings. This recipe has a little something extra with a rich and creamy layer of blended chocolate chia pudding. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist it! Top it off with fresh juicy berries and chopped pecans or almonds for that crunch.
- 4 Servings
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Calories: 319
- 1 cup oats, regular or quick, dry
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 4 tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
- 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1/2 tp cinnamon (optional)
- berries + nuts
To prepare oats, add dry oats, almond milk, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons maple syrup or date syrup in a medium size bowl. Mix well to combine. Cover bowl and place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
To prepare blended chocolate chia pudding, add 1/2 cup chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, dates, 2 tablespoons maple syrup or date syrup and cinnamon (optional) to a Vitamix or blender. Pulse on high until completely blended and smooth, about 30-45 seconds.
To serve Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats, use a spoon to place 4 equal portions of the oats in 4 separate jars or bowls. Next, divide the blended chocolate chia pudding into 4 portions and layer each on top of the portions of oats. You may have extra chocolate chia pudding depending on your preferred oats to chocolate chia pudding ratio. Serve cold with fresh berries and chopped nuts.
Make Ahead Tips
Overnight oats and blended chocolate chia pudding may both be made 1-2 days in advance and kept covered in the refrigerator before serving.