Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!  How is your week going so far?  Mine has been good, just very busy.  Yesterday was one of those days that I worked and worked and worked, yet didn’t seem to get much crossed off my to-do list.  Things just took longer than they should have…like making over 100 granola bars for my clients for National Nutrition Month – I know, who knew March was National Nutrition Month?  I didn’t until last week.  (Apparently it is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day too…) I will gladly participate in this day 🙂

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So in honor of keeping with the nutrition theme for the first day of March, I’ve got a great recipe for you today!  I am all about simplicity when it comes to the mornings (I set my coffee the night before, set out my clothes and work bag, wash/curl my hair the night before, etc.) so I don’t run around like crazy and end up forgetting something.  This breakfast recipe is perfect to prep ahead the night before and is all ready to go in the morning for a quick bite at home or at the office.  

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I love the quality ingredients in this recipe that help to keep me full for hours.  My usual smoothie does not keep me full as long and I usually end up needing a mid-morning snack.  But not with this recipe! I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite instagrammers/bloggers – Powercakes. Here is her original post.  

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I changed the recipe based on the ingredients I had on hand and my preferences.  

Adapted recipe for dark chocolate overnight oats:

1 cup raw oats 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder 

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 tablespoon honey 

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 

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Mix all the ingredients together and store in the fridge overnight.

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I spooned mine into an almost empty jar of peanut butter for easy transport to work in the morning.  

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It tastes just as good in a bowl!

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And even better with unsweetened coconut on top!

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I actually ended up dividing this portion in two because it is so filling!  I hope you will give it a try!  Dark chocolate for breakfast is A-Okay in my book everyday!  Have a great day you guys!

Questions:

  1. Favorite make-ahead breakfast recipe?
  2. Do you like overnight oats or do you prefer your oatmeal cooked?
  3. Favorite way to eat peanut butter?

4 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

  1. wow this looks so good!!! I cant wait to make it!! I love peanut butter and chocolate anything so thats probably my favorite combo. I also love peanut butter and honey on apples!

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