Chocolate Monkey Overnight Oats Recipe
Quick, healthy and chocolatey breakfast oats on the go
These delicious chocolate banana overnight oats are a favourite of the Chocoholic Nutritionist – it’s like having Chunky Monkey ice cream for breakfast! The recipe is super simple to prepare and is loved by both adults and kids. Prepare it together the night before for a speedy breakfast of champions.
Makes 1 serving
What you need:
1/3 cup quick oats or gluten-free oats
3 tbsp seeds (chia seeds, ground flax seeds and/or hemp hearts)
1/2 cup milk or milk alternative
½ cup vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Coconut (optional for garnish)
How you make:
In a medium mason jar (or any to-go container) combine oats, seeds (chia seeds, ground flax seeds and/or hemp hearts), yogurt and cocoa powder. Stir well. Prepare a few jars at once to save time. Top in the morning with fresh banana slices and a sprinkle of coconut or cocoa powder. You can also swap the banana for fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.
Per serving (using 1% milk)
97 g Carbohydrates
22.4 g Protein
20.8 g Fat
23.2 g Fibre
We hope you enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats! You might also enjoy these Dairy Free Overnight Oats, or Overnight Oats with Prunes and Pears.
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About Andrea Holwegner
CEO, Registered Dietitian, Counseling Practice Director & Professional Speaker
Andrea the «Chocoholic Nutritionist» is founder and CEO of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. since 2000. She is an online nutrition course creator, professional speaker and regular guest in the media. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education....Read more
I love the idea of overnight oats, and having breakfast ready for me when I wake up. I would recommend ONE tweak to this recipe, however — it needs a liquid! The first time I tried it, I followed the recipe exactly and when I pulled it out in the morning, the mixture was quite hard. It tasted OK, but it definitely didn’t have the ‘pudding’-like texture I was expecting (and hoping for). The next time, I added 1/2 cup of almond milk into the mixture the night before, and it made a HUGE difference in the texture. I might even add 3/4 cup the next time, to make it even smoother.