Chocolate Overnight Oats

This healthy and quick 5-minute make-ahead chocolate overnight oats recipe is simple to make and tastes delicious.

Chocolate overnight oats recipe

Whoever said you can’t eat chocolate for breakfast was wrong. This easy-to-make, chocolate overnight oats recipe is healthy and absolutely delicious. The ingredients needed for these overnight oats are simple everyday basics. You’ll probably find that you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.

Chocolate overnight oats recipe

Overnight oats ratio

When it comes to making the best creamy overnight oats, you’ll need to know the best ratio to use. I found the best ratio for overnight oats is 1:2 one part oats to two parts liquid. Each serving of overnight oats contains 40 grams (½ cup) of oats , 125 milliliters (½ cup) of milk, and 125 milliliters (½ cup) of yogurt . Using this ratio for your oat base, you’ll find it easy to increase the recipe for more servings. This recipe can also be adapted to your particular tastes, if you would rather have a thicker consistency add less liquid, for a runny consistency add more. Now that you have your perfect overnight oats base, it’s time to choose what flavors and toppings to add.

Meal Prep Breakfast

These chocolate overnight oats are a delicious meal prep breakfast, perfect for those busy mornings. Overnight oats only take five minutes to prepare and can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. It’s a refreshing way to kick-start your day, and it’s a breakfast recipe the whole family can enjoy.

Chocolate overnight oats recipe

Benefits of overnight oats vs cooked

Soaking oatmeal overnight is pretty much the same as cooking it, but the process is much longer, slower, and done without heating. Overnight oats are superior to other preparation methods due to the fact that the grains are able to ferment a little before eating. Soaking the oats helps to break down the starches, which allows you to digest the oats easily. It may also help to increase available nutrients in the grain, which contain beneficial bacteria for your gut, which in turn can aid in healthy digestion. Both methods of making oats are beneficial for your health. But it appears that overnight oats win with the nutritional value added by the fermentation process, giving you valuable gut bacteria that your body will thank you for.

Health benefits of overnight oats

Oats are one of the healthiest grains in the world. Their tiny grains are filled with important vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Oats are high in manganese giving you 63.91% of your daily value for every ½ cup of oats. Manganese is an essential mineral required for the body to function properly. It can help the body to form connective tissue and aid in healthy bones; it’s also vital for hair health, and even sex hormones. Manganese is also known to play a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Oats also contain phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc, calcium, and vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B6. Each 1 cup of dried oats, contains 13 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and only 5 grams of fat.

Chocolate overnight oats recipe

How many calories in overnight oats?

As mentioned above, overnight oats are a great source of so many nutrients that our bodies need each day. This chocolate overnight oats recipe contains 426 calories per serving. If you’re looking to save a few calories, you can swap the milk for skimmed milk and use a fat-free yogurt instead. Overnight oats have quite a high fiber content, which may help keep your stomach feeling filled for a longer period of time, so could be beneficial for people who are looking to lose some extra weight.

How long can you store overnight in the fridge?

Overnight oats are a great recipe for people who love to meal prep for the week ahead. Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. The best way to store overnight oats is in individual portions, in a lidded container. I found that jam jars are the perfect size container, you can eat straight from the jar, they're easy to clean and easily stored in the fridge.

Chocolate overnight oats recipe

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Love Food Feed Editors
This beautifully tasty chocolate overnight oats recipe is healthy, naturally sweetened, easy to make and so delicious.
4.3 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1
Calories 426 kcal



  • Into a Mason jar or lidded container add the oats, chia seeds, cocoa powder, milk, natural yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup.
    40 Grams oats, 1 Teaspoon Chia seeds, 1 Teaspoon Cocoa powder, 125 Milliliters milk, 125 Milliliters Natural yogurt, ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla, ½ Teaspoon Maple syrup
    Chocolate overnight oats recipe
  • Stir all the ingredients until well combined.
    Chocolate overnight oats recipe
  • Place the lid onto your container and transfer to your refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
    Chocolate overnight oats recipe
  • The next day remove the lid and add in the chocolate chips, stir, and your breakfast is ready to enjoy.
    15 Grams Dark chocolate chips
    Chocolate overnight oats recipe


Tips & Tricks
If you're looking to save a few calories, you can swap the milk for skimmed milk and use a fat-free yogurt instead.
If you prefer your overnight oats warm, you can pop them into the microwave for a couple of minutes, make sure to use a container that is microwave safe. You can also cook on the hob over medium heat until your desired heat.
You can add extra toppings such as seeds, fruit, or sweeten as desired once it's ready to serve.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 18gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 777mgFiber: 6gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 279IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 492mgIron: 2mg
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