Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats

by Christin Gillespie

This decadent Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats is the perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. It’s made with raw cacao powder, coconut yogurt, shredded coconut, and rolled oats, for a chocolate bar inspired breakfast treat. All the flavors you’re craving in one wholesome plant based breakfast bowl.

A small white bowl filled with chocolate coconut oatmeal topped with coconut yogurt cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

The combo of rich chocolate and tropical coconut is something that you can’t beat! This is a slightly over the top breakfast, but it’s so delicious.

In this chocolate overnight oats recipe, we will be preparing the oats the day or night prior to the day that it will be enjoyed. Thus, this overnight oats recipe is perfect for those busy mornings, since with this breakfast, you can just grab and go!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Overnight oats take no time to make, just 5 minutes.
  • This breakfast is loaded with rich chocolate and tropical coconut, so it tastes like a delicious candy bar treat.
  • It’s a vegan overnight oats recipe.
  • Plus, it’s a gluten-free overnight oats recipe.

Key Ingredients

  • Rolled OatsRolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are the best kind of oats to use for overnight oats, because they absorb the liquid the best. However, if you only have quick oats on hand, you can use them too!
  • Cacao Powder: To make the oats chocolatey! If you don’t have cacao powder, you can use cocoa powder or even vegan chocolate protein powder.
  • Shredded Coconut: Is there anything better than chocolate and some shredded coconut? YUM!
  • Maple Syrup: Just a little to sweeten the oats. You can also sub the maple syrup for coconut sugar.
  • Coconut Milk: I love using coconut milk in this recipe, because it adds a tropical, creamy flavor. However if you don’t have any coconut milk, feel free to use any milk that you have on hand.
  • Coconut Yogurt: To keep the recipe smooth and creamy, I used coconut yogurt. I typically use plain coconut yogurt in my overnight oats recipes, but you can use vanilla if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, or feel free to use any dairy-free yogurt.
  • Chia seedsChia seeds are a good source of protein and help with absorbing the liquid.
  • FlaxseedsFlaxseeds are loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich in dietary fiber, and you can’t even taste them. They are completely optional, so no problem if you don’t have them…yet!
1/2 cup of rolled oats, chia seeds, cacao powder, shredded coconut, and flaxseeds in a glass bowl, coconut yogurt and maple syrup in a glass bowl, and coconut milk in a glass bowl, all sitting on a white marble counter.

How to make Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are probably the easiest and fastest breakfast to make. Thus, they’re the perfect breakfast for when you’re on the go. All it takes is few easy steps to prepare this Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats.

  • Mix the wet ingredients. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and maple syrup until well combined.
  • Add the dry. Stir in rolled oats, shredded coconutchia seeds, and flaxseeds.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer to a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy: Once ready to serve feel free to add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
A glass mixing bowl comprised of non-dairy milk, rolled oats, maple syrup, shredded coconut, cacao powder, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and  coconut yogurt, mixed together on a white marble counter, with a 1/2 cup of rolled oats on the side.

Tips for making this overnight oats recipe perfectly

Overnight oats are easy to make, but be sure to follow these tips to ensure a breakfast treat.

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • Be sure to mix together the wet ingredients, before adding in the dry ingredients.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.

Overnight Oats Toppings

The toppings to this overnight oats recipe is what makes this a delectable breakfast. I decorated my breakfast oats with extra coconut yogurt, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of melted dark dark chocolate. Nonetheless, you can top your breakfast bowl with whatever suits your fancy!

A small white bowl filled with chocolate coconut oatmeal topped with coconut yogurt cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Substitutions

  • If you don’t have flaxseeds, you can double the amount of chia seeds, or completely omit.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • This overnight oats recipe calls for thick coconut yogurt, I recommend the Culina brand. However, you can use any non-dairy yogurt for this recipe.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.

Overnight Oats FAQs

ARE OVERNIGHT OATS HEALTHY?

Overnight oats are a wonderful breakfast option! They’re loaded with fiber and give you lasting energy throughout the morning. The addition of chia seeds and flaxseeds in this recipe also provide some extra nutrients and essential minerals for you.

HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?

Typically, overnight oats last for 4-5 days in the fridge, however they’re best to be enjoyed within a couple of days, since the oats will become softer in texture.

DO YOU EAT THEM HOT OR COLD?

However you want! Overnight oats are typically enjoyed cold. However, if you’re not a fan of cold breakfasts, then just pop them into the microwave or add them to the stove to heat them up, after they soak overnight.

A short glass jar, filled with chocolate coconut pie overnight oats, sitting on a white marble counter, with a lid in the background.

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A small white bowl filled with chocolate coconut oatmeal topped with coconut yogurt cacao nibs, shredded coconut, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Sitting on white marble counter, with a spoon in it.

Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats

  • Author: Christin Gillespie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This decadent Chocolate Coconut Overnight Oats is the perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. It’s made with raw cacao powder, coconut yogurt, shredded coconut, and rolled oats, for a chocolate bar inspired breakfast treat. All the flavors you’re craving in one wholesome plant based breakfast bowl.


Ingredients

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Optional toppings


Instructions

  • Add the wet ingredients. In a medium bowl, mix together coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and maple syrup until well combined.
  • Add the dry. Stir in rolled oats, shredded coconutchia seeds, and flaxseeds.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer to a glass jar or container and place in fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Enjoy: Once ready to serve feel free to add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a softer texture.
  • You can use cacao powder, cocoa powder, or even vegan chocolate protein powder in this recipe.
  • Use any of your favorite non-dairy milk. I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can certainly use almond or cashew milk.
  • Include your favorite non-dairy milk yogurt in this recipe. I used coconut yogurt for this recipe, but you can use your favorite yogurt.
  • For preparation, mix this recipe in large bowl, because it’s easier to stir.
  • Begin by mixing the non-dairy milk, coconut yogurt, maple syrupcacao powder, shredded coconutchia seeds, and flaxseeds in a large bowl, before adding the oats. This ensures that there is no clumps in your overnight oats.
  • Flaxseeds are optional and can be replaced with more chia seeds.
  • Top with any of your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 356kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Protein: 10g

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