These chocolate-covered almond overnight oats taste like dessert, yet are nutritious and filling enough for a weekday breakfast.
It’s no secret that I love overnight oats. After all, they combine my favorite meal, breakfast, with my favorite texture, cookie or brownie batter. After much experimentation, I’ve learned that the key for batter-like oats is 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt and some sort of nut butter. If you like your oats on the thinner side then these oats are not for you.
Originally I wanted to call these almond butter brownie batter oats, but the chocolate flavor is more like that addicitng cocoa dusting on chocolate almonds (if you haven’t tried these yet, step to it! One of my favorite snacks) than brownie-like. However, the texture is totally batter-like, thanks to the Greek yogurt, almond butter, and Sunwarrior protein powder. Now, I’m not an ambassador for Sunwarrior, but it’s by far my favorite protein powder as it’s easy to digest and gives anything you put it in a thicker texture. Plus the ingredient list doesn’t contain anything hard to pronounce or unknown. If you use another type of protein powder, you may need to experiment with the amount as protein powders all absorb liquid differently.
As much as I love peanut butter, the problem with it is how overpowering that peanut butter flavor can be. Especially when you’re trying to get your chocolate flavor on in the morning. Almond butter is much milder and has a slightly more cake-like flavor to it. However, if you have some cashew butter laying around I think that would be AMAZING in these instead! Please let me know if you try it!
I was really worried I wouldn’t have any oats to take a picture of, as my new blog assistant is getting taller and kept trying to get his furry paws on the glass of oats. At one point he lunged, knocking over the oats and the jar of almond butter. Thankfully these oats really are nice and thick, so they didn’t all come spilling out. Even more amazing was the wine glass I used to take the pictures in didn’t break. Looks like I’ll need to find a higher place with good lighting to take pictures from now on 😉
So here’s a toast to dessert for breakfast, you deserve it!
Chocolate-Covered Almond Overnight OatsPrint Recipe
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder (I like Sunwarrior)
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (I recommend 2% or whole)
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 Tbsp creamy natural almond butter
- Optional 1 tsp mini dark chocolate chips
In a mason jar or small container, stir together oats, chia seeds, protein powder, Greek yogurt, and almond milk. Place in fridge overnight. In the morning, drizzle with almond butter and sprinkle on chocolate chips (if using). Enjoy!
Nutrition for recipe (not including chocolate chips): 413 calories, 2 g saturated fat, 41 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 29 g protein