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Chocolatey Brownie Batter Overnight Oats are quick and easy to prep with cocoa, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and milk. Top with banana slices or another favorite topping for a delicious make-ahead breakfast that tastes like dessert! This oatmeal recipe is a great option for a healthy morning meal that will keep you full and satisfied!

 

Brownie batter overnight oats in a small jar topped with banana slices.

 

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats is one of my favorite healthy, meal-prep-friendly breakfast options. These are especially wonderful in the summer, when you don’t feel like eating hot oatmeal. Just like with my Strawberry and Cream Overnight Oats, there’s no cooking needed with this recipe! Instead of heating up the oats on the stovetop or in the microwave, they soak with milk and a few other ingredients. As they absorb the liquid, they become soft, chewy, and delicious.

 

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Super tasty! Dessert for breakfast? Yes, please! These creamy oats taste just like brownie batter served up in a perfectly-portioned, healthy breakfast.
  • Simple ingredients: Made with a handful of basic ingredients, simple brownie batter overnight oats are so quick and easy to whip up. You probably already have most of the ingredients needed in your kitchen!
  • So satisfying: Old-fashioned rolled oats are high in fiber, protein, and complex carbs to keep you satiated all morning long. Plus, this recipe is filled with protein from the protein powder and Greek yogurt and healthy fats from the chia seeds.
  • Perfect for meal prep: With this recipe, all you need is about 5 minutes to prep and you’ll have breakfast ready to go for the next several days.

 

Banana slices topping chocolate oatmeal in jars.

 

Ingredients needed

This brownie batter overnight oats recipe is so easy to make with wholesome, simple ingredients. Here’s everything you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Rolled oats: Using old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe will give you that perfect chewy texture. I love One Degree Sprouted Gluten Free Oats.
  • Cocoa powder: This is what will give these that delicious brownie taste.
  • Chocolate protein powder: My favorite protein powder is Equip Foods. It’s great quality, amino acid profile, texture and has delicious flavor. The chocolate protein makes these overnight oats so chocolatey. Click here and 15% off (not sponsored). Other protein powders that would work include whey, beef isolate or bone broth protein for good quality. Pea or brown rice protein is not recommended and will make the oats gritty.
  • Chia seeds: These will help to thicken up the oats and give them more volume. They also add healthy fats, fiber, and protein.
  • Sea salt: Just a small amount to bring all of the flavors together!
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a boost of flavor.
  • Greek yogurt: Makes these overnight oats perfectly creamy! Use Greek yogurt for some extra protein or plant-based yogurt to keep this recipe vegan and dairy free.
  • Milk: Add in any milk variety you like best.
  • Coffee: Just 2 tablespoons of strong brewed coffee will enhance the chocolate flavor. You can also just stir in some extra milk, if preferred.

 

Nutritional highlights

There are many health benefits to starting your day with chocolate protein overnight oats! Here are just a few:

  • This recipe packs a full 10.5 grams of fiber, to support digestion and balanced hormones!
  • With a whopping almost 40 grams of protein, these brownie batter oats will keep you satiated, balance your hormones and help you reach your protein goals.
  • No added sugar! Chocolate has such a naturally sweet flavor, and depending on the protein powder you use, their will be a little bit of sweetener like monfruit. If there’s no sweetener, add a little bit of honey or monkfruit, if needed.
  • This combo of ingredients is built to support balanced blood sugar, hormones, and keep you full and satiated!

 

How to make this recipe

Healthy brownie overnight oats take just several minutes of prep and then you’ll have breakfast ready for 4 days! Here’s how:

  1. Mix dry ingredients: In a mixing bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Stir in the wet ingredients: Add the vanilla, plain Greek yogurt and preferred milk to the oat mixture. Stir until all ingredients are well combined and there are no lumps.
  3. Assemble and chill: Evenly divide the oats into 4 separate jars or bowls and cover with lids or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours, to allow the oats to soak and soften.
  4. Serve: Enjoy straight from the fridge. Overnight oats should last up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.

 

Brownie batter overnight oats in small jars, topped with banana.

 

Substitutions & Variations:

It’s easy to customize overnight oats and make them your own! Here are some ideas:

  • Make it dairy free: Use dairy-free yogurt and almond or coconut milk for a dairy-free, vegan overnight oats. I like the coconut yogurt, Cocojune. Keep in mind, the protein won’t be as high using dairy-free yogurt varieties.
  • Chocolate Banana Protein Overnight Oats: Add 1 mashed banana to the overnight oat mixture.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats: Swirl in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
  • Toppings: Give these even more texture by adding toppings like unsweetened coconut flakes, fruit, nut or seed butter, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips, and/or granola.

 

Tips & FAQ:

  • Type of oats: We recommend rolled oats for the perfect consistency. You can use quick oats, but they will have a softer, mushier consistency. Steel-cut oats will not work for this recipe, as they will not soften and have a much chewier texture.
  • Use more milk: Depending on the consistency that you like, you can add more milk to the recipe.
  • Make it gluten free: Rolled oats are naturally gluten free; however, to ensure your oats have not been contaminated by gluten in a factory, buy a brand that is labeled certified gluten free.
  • Make it sweeter: If you’d like to make your overnight oats a bit sweeter, feel free to add in 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, honey or another sweetener of your choice. Depending on your protein powder, there may already be sweetener, so skip added sweetener for a more blood sugar friendly oats.
  • Warm oatmeal: You can actually serve these overnight oats warmed up, too! Heat them in the microwave or stovetop for 30 seconds to a minute or two, depending on how warm you’d like them. Once heated, stir and add a bit more milk, as needed.

 

Storing your oats:

Overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container. When you’re ready to enjoy, give them a good stir and add a splash of milk, if you’d like.

 

Chocolate overnight oats on a spoon with a slice of banana.

 

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Brownie batter overnight oats in a small jar topped with banana slices.

Brownie Batter Overnight Oats

  • Author: Alanna
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Chill time: 4 hours or overnight
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Refrigerate
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Chocolatey Brownie Batter Overnight Oats are quick and easy to prep with cocoa, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and milk. Top with banana slices or another favorite topping for a delicious make-ahead breakfast that tastes like dessert! This oatmeal recipe is a great option for a healthy morning meal that will keep you full and satisfied!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups rolled oats, I recommend One Degree Sprouted Gluten Free Oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 servings chocolate protein powder**, I recommend Equip Foods
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt for dairy free
  • 12 cup(s) of your preferred milk* (dairy, almond or coconut)
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, or extra milk

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the vanilla, plain Greek yogurt and preferred milk to the oat mixture. Stir until all ingredients are well combined and there are no lumps.
  3. Evenly divide the oats into 4 separate jars or bowls and cover with lids or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours, to allow the oats to soak and soften.
  4. Enjoy straight from the fridge. Overnight oats should last up to 5 days in the fridge in a sealed airtight container.

Notes

* Use more milk if you prefer a more liquid oat consistency

* Texture and consistency may vary depending upon what protein powder you use. My favorite protein powder is Equip Foods. It’s great quality, amino acid profile, texture and the best natural vanilla flavor. Click here and 15% off (not sponsored). Other protein powders that would work well include whey, beef isolate or bone broth protein for good quality. Pea or brown rice protein like Orgain is not recommended and will make it thick and gritty. If you use a vegan protein powder you will need to add more milk to thin it out.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 403.7
  • Sugar: 3.9
  • Sodium: 636.9
  • Fat: 11.1
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2
  • Trans Fat: .1
  • Carbohydrates: 39
  • Fiber: 10.5
  • Protein: 39.9
  • Cholesterol: 13.8

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