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!
DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS IN A JAR?
When the overnight oats trend hit, it was all the rage to scoop your breakfast out of a ball jar. Heck, I still do. But don’t go out and buy cute little jars just yet. If you have a bowl that you can seal, then you are in perfect shape.
Don’t feel like you have to buy anything extra to make your oatmeal in, bowls can be great as well. I have seen lots of people use the end of a peanut butter jar even!
CAN YOU WARM OVERNIGHT OATS?
Yes! Yes! Yes! I have had readers comment or reach out saying they don’t want to eat cold oats. No one says you have to–promise! Pop them in the microwave in the morning and you are all set! Love them chilled? Great, you just get to eat them about a minute sooner!
HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?
I typically make 3 or so days worth at a time. 3-5 days is the range that they will last and certain ingredients in different flavors impact this. Banana Bread overnight oats are typically not good after 2 or 3 days due to the mashed banana but this chocolate peanut butter overnight oats recipe is good a few days longer. Just keep fruit out of your oats until serving and that should typically help.
WHAT KIND OF OATS DO YOU USE IN OVERNIGHT OATS?
I prefer rolled oats in mine. I find that they soak up the milk perfectly and are nice and soft after sitting overnight. I have seen others suggest steel cut oats for their overnight oats recipe but that is NOT for me. They are to hard and chewy for me. I have found that steel cut oats are best for me I the Instant Pot. (Check out these Banana Bread Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats!)
IF YOU LOVE OVERNIGHT OATS AS MUCH AS I DO, THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES:
- Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats–pie for breakfast is always a great idea.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats–classic sandwich makes a classic breakfast as well!
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats— These are the top recipe on the blog!
- And many more you can find HERE!
*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.