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Chocolate Overnight Oats

5 from 1 vote
Created by Mariam E.
Want to have dessert for breakfast? That’s what these Chocolate Overnight Oats are! A filling and delicious breakfast, this overnight oats recipe is not only easy to make but they’re quite good for you.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 2 4-oz servings
4-oz servings


  • ½ cup chocolate milk of your choice
  • 2 tbsps. chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1-2 tbsps. maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt optional


  • Place all the ingredients into a medium bowl.
  • Stir thoroughly to combine.
  • Cover with food plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve as suggested in the picture, in the cute 4 oz glass jars. Or in any other cup or bowl that you prefer. Top with additional chocolate chips or chocolate shavings and fresh fruits, such as strawberry or raspberry.
  • Store overnight oats in the fridge, without topping, for up to 3-5 days.


  • Store overnight oats in the fridge, covered for up to 5 days. 
  • Make sure to break apart any clumps in your chia pudding before transferring it to the fridge. You want the chia seeds to be able to absorb the liquid.
  • Chia seeds don’t have any taste to them on their own and take on the flavor of the liquid it is in. In this case, your chia pudding will taste like chocolate thanks to the chocolate milk.
  • You can use white or black chia seeds.
  • You can easily scale this recipe up to multiple servings.
  • If you don’t like the texture of chia seeds, you can blend the ingredients together before setting them in the fridge.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg
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