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!
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!
- 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
- In a small jar, add all ingredients except chocolate chips.
- Stir well.
- Add chocolate chips on top.
- Cover with lid.
- Let sit in refrigerator overnight.
- The next morning, simply stir and eat!
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.
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.
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. 🙂