Overnight Oats just got even better with chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! Wholesome Triple Chocolate Protein Overnight oats and chocolate for breakfast!
Someone pinch me. Please.
It’s Wednesday afternoon. I’m sitting on the couch and I’m staring at my whole world. I just can’t believe this is true, real. This is my life. And suddenly all the years of pain, loss, and agony are gone. Wiped away completely.
And all because of you, Samuel Noah.
This precious angel is ours, OURS. I want to tell you everything. I want to share him with everyone I meet. I will, but that post will take much more time and I want to make sure the first time you meet him is perfection obviously.
Just know we are home and we are so happy.
I cannot begin to thank you all for your support, love and prayers throughout this journey from loss, miscarriages, fertility treatments and then adoption. The heartache and the loss never made sense until the moment I laid eyes on Sam. I was meant to be his mommy. And he was meant to be our everything.
I will bring you so much more of his birth story (including pictures!), the anxiety, the tears, all of that soon, but for now, all I can say is thank you . Thank you so very much. xoxo
Naturally the introduction to our son must come with one of my very favorite recipes. So overnight oats are a no brainer of course! Once we get in a groove here, there will be plenty of these bad boys in the fridge so I won’t have to think about fixing breakfast in the morning at all.
You all know my obsession with these. Check out the list of flavors I have over on the Overnight Oats Recipes page if you are newer here or if you just need some new ideas for other flavors!
There can never be too much chocolate in your protein overnight oats
I obviously decided that double chocolate was not enough on this one. And to be fair, there is a way for you to make this quadruple chocolate, but that may just be a bit overdoing it—or the name ‘quadruple chocolate’ doesn’t quite roll of the tongue quite the same, ha. True story!
Anyway, the chocolate comes at you in the form of cacao, chocolate chips and chocolate protein powder. Single, double, triple action! Feeling crazy?! You could add some cacao nibs–oh and even some chocolate almond milk (or any other milk you like, that’s just what we use.)–now we are just getting out of hand!
As for protein powder, any chocolate protein powder is fine. I like to use pea protein and Bob’s Red Mill has one that I use a lot. There are so many out there so find the one you like and go with it!
To be honest, the oats, milk, and chia seeds already pack in a lot of protein so the powder is icing on the cake–the chocolate cake that is! So tonight, save yourself some extra time in the morning by throwing these oats together and then you will be all set to have chocolate for breakfast ready to go in the morning!
HERE ARE SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT OVERNIGHT OATS:
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 these protein overnight oats should be ok a few days later if you just add the banana before serving.
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. 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!)
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.
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!
A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THESE PROTEIN OVERNIGHT OATS:
- Can these protein oats be made vegan? Absolutely! Make sure you have a plant based protein powder and use a nut or seed milk. That should do the trick as all the other ingredients are plant based as well.
- Do I have to add protein powder to these overnight oats? Nope! Protein powder just isn’t for everyone and I get that. Plus, it can be pricy. So just skip it if you would like.
- Chocolate Chips make everything better! Am I right, or am I right? They are great in this recipe and we are really hitting home with the chocolate for breakfast so make sure to add at least a small amount of them, ok?!
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 Banana Protein Overnight Oats
- 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!
- Maple Pecan Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- And many more you can find HERE!
- 1/2 c rolled oats
- 1/2 c plus 2 T unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 1 T cacao powder
- 1 T chocolate protein powder
- 1 T dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tsp pure maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Dash of sea salt
In a small jar or bowl mix together all ingredients well to combine.
Seal closed and chill overnight or at least 4 hours.
If too dry when ready to eat, add another tablespoon or so of milk.
Eat warmed or straight from the fridge!