Chocolate, coconut, and almond come together in this simple breakfast recipe that you can make ahead and have breakfast ready on the go. Almond Joy Overnight Oats are a hearty and healthy way to start your day!
Overnight Oats are by far one of my favorite breakfasts. They make rushed mornings a breeze because they are ready to grab and go in the morning.
You can make enough jars for the whole week in about 15 minutes. Nothing compares to the convenience. When you are on the go, having to do one more thing is not always going to happen, but when you are hungry, you are hungry. Gotta eat!
I am quite the coconut fanatic. I was always a fan of Almond Joy bars. The gooey coconut surrounded by rich dark chocolate and topped with an almond was the perfect combination. Now that I have my own version of the bars (link to Almond Joy Bars), I decided it was time to take Almond Joy to the breakfast table.
When people see the word ‘chocolate,’ they often automatically think unhealthy, but that is not the case at all. There is so much that it can do for you–especially its mood boosting qualities, right?! Needless to say, our bodies are nourished by chocolate!
If you are an Almond Joy fan like me, then you will love these Almond Joy Overnight Oats! So dig in to chocolate, almond and coconut goodness!
Love overnight oats? Check these other Overnight Oats recipes out!
There are so many flavors to choose from–promise there is one for everyone!
*Photos updated Dec. 20, 2018.
- 1/2 cup rolled or steel cut oats regular or gluten free
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 T ground flax
- 1 T sliced almonds
- 2 T shredded coconut unsweetened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp 100% pure maple syrup
- 1 drop of almond extract
- dash of sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a jar or container that can be sealed.
Stir well and seal.
Store in the refrigerator overnight.
Serve cold or warm up in the microwave to serve hot.
Optional garnish: mini dark chocolate chips.
Almond extract can be super strong. I advise putting the smallest amount possible or it can be a bit too much.