Chocolate Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a great way to meal prep ahead of time. They are an excellent source of whole grains, fiber, and protein to help keep you satisfied. Start with 1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative. If you prefer a thicker or thinner final product, just adjust your amount of liquid accordingly.

These Chocolate Overnight Oats have a rich and creamy chocolate flavor. With such a decadent flavor, why reserve this treat for only breakfast? Enjoy these Chocolate Overnight Oats as an afternoon snack or evening dessert.  

Serves 1
Serving size:
1½ cups
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
0 minutes
Total time:
5 minutes + overnight


  • 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or rolled oats work best) 
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk-alternative (1%, skim, almond, etc.) 
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds 
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder  
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips 
  • Optional: sliced fruit


  1. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food-safe jar or food storage container.
  2. Mix until well combined. 
  3. Seal and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
  4. Top with chocolate chips or optional fruit before serving. 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information based on recipe made with unsweetened almond milk

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