Chocolate as part of a healthy breakfast? These Mocha Crunch Chocolate Overnight Oats make it possible. Nutritious oats are soaked overnight in coffee and cocoa infused milk and topped with chocolate chips and nuts in the morning.
I cannot believe there used to be a day (basically all of my teenage years) where I didn't really eat breakfast. These days are long past and now my day doesn't even start properly before I have coffee and eat something.
Luckily, I've learnt a thing or two about nutritious breakfast foods since my teenage days. However, with running an online business and running after a toddler, I am definitely busier than I ever was as teenager (even though there is no more homework or extracurricular activities).
So my favorite are breakfasts that require minimal prep or can be made ahead. When I discovered overnight oatmeal it was such a revelation to me. No wonder this is already the 6th(!) overnight oats recipe on Leelalicious. (You can see them all here.)
They fit my breakfast requirements perfectly - they can be made ahead and even on the night before they only require minimal prep!
Wondering how to make overnight oats?
Its as easy as stirring together rolled oats (I am a huge fan of Coach's Oats right now) and milk with a little sweetener and add-ins of choice.
For this mocha crunch chocolate version I added cocoa powder, instant espresso and maple syrup for sweetness. After soaking overnight, I just added some chocolate chips and chopped pecans on top of the refrigerator oats.
Simple as that. I am sure this is not the last overnight oats recipe you'll see here. I am constantly coming up with new flavor creations, because for the life of me, I cannot make the exact same thing over and over again. What can I say, my creative juices flow in the kitchen.
Luckily I have this blog and you - my dear fellow food loving friends - to share these creations with. A heartfelt thank you for being here!
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Mocha Crunch Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Add oats, cocoa powder, instant espresso, and maple syrup to a sealable container (like a mason jar).
- Top with milk and stir or shake to combine.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Serve topped with chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
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Yes, overnight oats are a nutritious breakfast option. They provide a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and can be customized with various toppings and mix-ins for added flavor and nutritional benefits.
Avoid adding excessive amounts of refined sugars or unhealthy fats. Opt for natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup and incorporate healthy toppings such as fruits, nuts, and seeds for added nutrients.
Allowing oats to soak overnight softens them and makes them easier to digest. It also helps to develop a creamy texture and allows the flavors to meld, resulting in a delicious and convenient breakfast option.
While chocolate oats can be a tasty treat, it's essential to use dark chocolate or cocoa powder with minimal added sugars. Pairing chocolate with nutritious ingredients like oats, nuts, and seeds can contribute to a balanced and satisfying breakfast.