Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats are for those who are short on time, but high on healthy appetite and want a filling, nutritious meal. This is creamy, chocolatey and filled with nutritious chia seeds, oats and greek yoghurt.
I’m a pretty boring breakfast eater. I need my whole wheat bread! It’s just too much hassle to think of something to eat when you’re practically a hungry zombie. I’m also not one of those who can suffice with a smoothie and call it breakfast. That’s more of an in-between-snack, in my opinion. So we need filling breakfasts such as bread, porridge or oatmeal.
And sometimes we want chocolate.
Let me help you with that. Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats are filling, a healthy dose of chocolate and has this creamy coconut consistency. You can top it with your choice of berries or fruit, nuts or chocolate. However, I want things to just – get in my belly – in the morning, so I’m eating it as is.
Sometimes we want to eat healthy, filling meals but it needs to be done in a jiffy. What do we do? We do the cooking the day before! Although it’s not much of cooking really, just mixing the ingredients and let it sit.
Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
This recipe is adapted from Wholefully, she has made 8 amazing overnight oats I have yet to try. I made the chocolate coconut overnight oats, because hello, it’s chocolate! I made a few alterations, and this is what I came up with.
Mix – cover – chill – eat.
That’s basically what you need to do. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, cover it with a lid and let it rest in the refrigerator overnight. If you’ll make a habit out of making overnight oats, you might benefit of a overnight bowl with lid but if not, a regular plastic bowl with lid will do. You can eat it after 2 hours, better after 4 and best overnight. So if you can manage to wait, wait.
The chia seeds help thicken the oats, so don’t leave it out. If you do, you might need to reduce the liquid a bit. You can also thicken using ground flax seeds. And why shouldn’t you add these ingredients? They are so healthy and you won’t really notice they are there.
And if you don’t know what to use the rest of your chia seeds – here’s my tips. All these are amazing for breakfast. Especially if you’re a light morning eater, I’d recommend the tropical mango pineapple smoothie.
Eat more chia:
- Protein Chocolate Chia Pudding
- Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Whole Wheat Bread Rolls
- Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
- Green Smoothie with Avocado and Grapes
- Healthy Breakfast Pumpkin Soufflé
- 6 Energy Bites
What’s your breakfast fix?
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Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats
- 3 tbsp greek yoghurt heaping
- 4 oz rolled oats 50g. Norwegian: Bjørn Lettkokte Havregryn
- half can full-fat coconut milk about 2/3 cup
- 1 tbsp chia seeds *
- 1 tsp ground flax seeds optional
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup optional
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp unsweetened flaked coconut heaping (Norwegian: kokosmasse)
- Whisk together. Spoon into a jar with lid. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, preferably overnight**
- Serve, either as is or with coconut flakes, nuts and chopped chocolate.