Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats

I’ve been periodically making overnight oats here and there for the last couple of years…but I always kept forgetting about them. Or, what was probably really happening is that I would think of eating overnight oats when it was already breakfast time…and by then it was too late to make any! However, if you want convenience in the morning when it comes to your breakfast…and especially if you like oats to fill you up and give you sustained energy, you’re going to love this recipe!

chocolate almond butter overnight oats

These chocolate almond butter oats are filling, healthy, and taste good, too! Feel free to play around with the ingredients and make it ‘your own.’ I’m basing my own recipe off of several I found around the internet and just kept adjusting it until I was happy with the taste!

Make a few jars on Sunday night and you’ll have breakfast DONE for multiple days! Add some fresh fruit and you’ll have a complete breakfast!

Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup oats (rolled or steel cut)
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 T maple syrup*
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp mini chocolate chips
  1. In a small jar, add all ingredients except chocolate chips.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add chocolate chips on top.
  4. Cover with lid.
  5. Let sit in refrigerator overnight.
  6. The next morning, simply stir and eat!
*I've tried making this with less maple syrup, but it was just too plain with me. Feel free to reduce the amount, but I like it best with 1 full tablespoon. (I don't eat a lot of added sugar, otherwise, so this doesn't bother me.)

You could also heat this up before eating, but I actually kind of like it cold, especially as the weather starts to get warmer outside.

overnight oats stirred up
All stirred up in the morning and ready to eat!

I buy Simple Truth unsweetened almond milk from Kroger these days…but feel free to make your own, as well. It’s very easy! I show you how in this blog post: Homemade Almond Milk.

And that’s it!

See how easy it was? And the best part is that if you line up several jars along the counter, you can make several servings of these all at one time.

(I use these glass canning jars and have the reusable storage caps to go with them.)

And don’t think you can only eat overnight oats for breakfast. These would also make for a great ‘snack on the run’ to throw into a cooler when you’re out and about. Just stir and eat! Doesn’t get much easier than that. 🙂

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Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats

  1. This was so so good! I tried it with cow’s milk but I want to try it with almond milk. Do you buy plain almond milk or vanilla? And does Krogers almond milk have a pretty good ingredient list? Thanks!! Off to make more of these overnight oats! 🙂

    1. So glad you liked it, Christy!! I love these oats, too! I buy the plain, unsweetened almond milk. While the ingredient list isn’t “perfect” (compared to making almond milk at home), it’s good enough for me…AND…much simpler than making it at home. 😉 ha

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