Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats

People always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and as much as that’s true for me, that may not be your truth and that’s okay!

But if you’re like me, then there’s nothing better than starting your day with chocolate! Yum!

Chocolate for breakfast? Hook me up!

I’ve included nutritional content at the end, both just the base and with the additional toppings. You may look at that content and think “no way”, but you’ll see there’s quite a jump between the base how I served it, mostly because of the banana. You could easily omit, only have half, split it, or use a different fruit like strawberries.

Always remember, just because it has fat doesn’t mean it’s unhealthy; the fat in this is healthy Omega’s. You might balk at the carbohydrates but remember that includes fiber – and just the base of this recipe has 50% of your daily suggested intake. Yes, there’s sugar in it, but it’s all natural.

So let’s get to the details!!!

INGREDIENTS (base)

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients in a mason jar or other sealable container and shake until well combined.
  2. Place in fridge to set overnight.
  3. Eat on its own or add sliced fruit, nuts, yogurt, etc.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (base)

  • Calories 384
  • Fat 8.5 g
  • Carbs 67 g
  • Fiber 15 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Protein 10.5 g

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (includes banana, 1 tbsp hemp hearts, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 3 dark chocolate wafers)

  • Calories 644
  • Fat 14 g
  • Carbs 119 g
  • Fiber 21.5 g
  • Sugar 40 g
  • Protein 16 g

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